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Brené Brown

Researcher, Founder, and CEO

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.

Caroline Taylor

Vice Presidet and CMO

Caroline Taylor is Vice President and CMO for IBM Global Markets. Based in London, Caroline leads the teams responsible for marketing and communications strategy and execution across seven geographical regions of the world...

Bob Hoffman

Author, Speaker & Advisor

Bob is an author, speaker, and advisor. He is one of the most sought-after international speakers on advertising and marketing. Time, Inc calls Bob “fabulously irreverent.”...

Gene Hammett


Gene Hammett studies HyperGrowth companies to understand challenges and opportunities in quick growth. He consults with companies to develop new strategies for their personalized path to growth...

Steve Huffman

Co-Founder & CEO

Steve Huffman is the co-founder and CEO of Reddit, the "front page of the internet" and fourth most visited site in the U.S. He is also the co-founder and former CEO of Hipmunk, the popular online travel company...

Blas Maquivr

President of Chocolate CBU

Blas is president of the Chocolate Category Business Unit (CBU) for Mars Wrigley Confectionery. He leads the strategic development and delivery of some of the world’s most beloved and delicious brands, from M&M’s® and SNICKERS® to DOVE®/GALAXY®...

Jason White

Global Head of Marketing

Jason started his career in New York City learning the fundamentals of marketing at Saatchi & Saatchi and BBDO where he led campaigns for Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble and M&M Mars...

Olivier Francois

Chief Marketing Officer

Olivier François is Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Head of FIAT Brand. He also was named to the Group Executive Council (GEC) for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA), in September 2011...

Mary Yee

Vice President of Marketing

In 2013, Mary joined the PlayStation Marketing team to help develop the launch strategy for PlayStation 4, which went on to become the global sales leader this console generation...

Nick Street

VP of Global Integrated Marketing

Nick Street was appointed the VP of Global Integrated Marketing in October 2016 and is responsible for leading the global marketing initiatives across product, brand and action sports...

Christoph Gorder

Chief Global Water Officer

Christoph Gorder joined charity: water in 2012 to lead the organization's global water investments in 24 countries. Since its founding in 2006, charity: water has raised over $250 million and provided clean water to over six million people...

Phil Epps

Vice President, Global Brand Director

Phil Epps is Vice President, Global Brand Director, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. In this role Phil is responsible for all elements of the global brand business strategy and resulting global marketing mix components.

Tim Nolan

Executive Creative Director

Tim Nolan was named Executive Creative Director, A+E Networks in 2016. He oversees marketing creative for all of A+E brands globally, including A&E, History, and Lifetime...

Scott Moffitt

Chief Brand and Beverage Officer

Scott Moffitt joined Keurig Green Mountain (Keurig) as its Chief Brand and Beverage Officer. In this role, Scott leads the beverage business unit as well as brand marketing for the Keurig® system and its extensive portfolio...

Melissa Gallagher

Vice President of Marketing

Melissa Gallagher joined Freshii as the Vice President of Marketing in October 2016. Prior to joining Freshii, Melissa was a Partner and Vice President at Karo Group, where she oversaw the Subway restaurants marketing strategy and execution.

Ryan Cummins

Co-Founder & Vice Chairman

Ryan Cummins is the Co-Founder & Vice Chairman of Omaze, an online fundraising platform that makes giving fun and easy by offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences and exclusive merchandise in support of critical causes...

James Boettcher

Custodian of Culture and Chief Idea Officer

With humble beginnings of acquiring a failing gelato shop in the midst of a recession with $1800 in his pocket, James’ disruptive vision for doing business differently, he has charted a course for Fiasco's business model and led to its success...

Kaaren Whitney-Vernon

SVP, Branded Entertainment

Kaaren Whitney-Vernon is SVP, Branded Entertainment of Shaftesbury. Shaftesbury is in the business of storytelling and creating deep, dynamic fandoms. She is a sought after speaker and a visionary for the future of marketing...

Lincoln Stephens


Lincoln Stephens is a former Advertising Account Management Executive (Carol H Williams, Martin Retail, and TraceyLocke) turned activist, muckraker and social entrepreneur. He's worked with top brands such as Frito Lay, Quaker, Pepsi, Cadillac...

Jeremy Epstein


Jeremy Epstein, CEO of Never Stop Marketing, works with some of the leading and most innovative companies in the blockchain/decentralization space including OpenBazaar and Zcash.

Cole Mason

VP, Market Innovation

Passionately leading Arcane’s Market Innovation team, Cole blends marketing insights with technology, which allows the Digital Marketing team to build informed, integrated, and sustainable digital strategies...

Michael Chase

Chief Marketing Officer

Michael was named by Forbes as one of the Top 100 Most-Followed #CMOs on #Twitter and one of the Top 100 Influencers of CES and SXSW. 

Michael is considered by many as a Modern-Day Polymath. He’s a Hybrid...

Josh Steimle


Josh Steimle is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur. He has written over 300 articles for publications like Fortune, Time, Forbes, Inc., Mashable, TechCrunch, and Entrepreneur, and is the author of Chief Marketing Officers at Work...

John Hall


John is the Author of bestseller Top of Mind. He Co-founded Influence & Co., the largest creator and distributor of expert content to digital media and has been called “one of the most powerful people in media who you’ve never met” by Inc...

Pam Moore

CEO / Founder

Pam Moore aka "Pam Marketing Nut" is the CEO & Co-Founder of Marketing Nutz, an agile, social media and digital marketing training and consulting company that specializes in personal branding, conversion optimization and helping business leaders...

John Rampton


John Rampton is an entrepreneur, investor, online marketing guru and startup enthusiast. He is founder of the online invoicing company Due. John is best known as an entrepreneur and connector. He was recently named #2 on Top 50 Online Influencers...

Leonard Kim

Managing Partner

Leonard Kim is recognized as a top marketer by Forbes, a top digital and youth marketer by Inc., and a top personal branding expert by Entrepreneur. His TEDx talk, Why You Should Let Your Fears Guide You, has been covered by dozens of publications...

Joe Belliotti

Head of Global Marketing

Joe Belliotti is the Head of Global Music Marketing for The Coca-Cola Company. His role is to create global music content, platforms, partnerships and strategies for brands across the company's portfolio...

Afdhel Aziz

Founder and Chief Purpose Officer

Afdhel Aziz is one of the world's leading experts in marketing innovation. He was most recently Director of Absolut Labs in the USA, and is currently the Founder and Chief Creative Office of Conspiracy of Love...

Ryan Collis

Senior Director of Marketing

Ryan Collis is the Senior Director of Marketing for Mountain Dew, where he leads all consumer engagement and commercial execution for the $7 Billion brand, which is the number one flavored carbonated soft drink in the U.S....

Dave Welch

Head of Communications and Community Relations

Dave Welch is the Head of Communications and Community Relations for Resignation Media, which owns and operates the website theCHIVE.com. His primary role is to activate one of the most engaged audiences on the Internet to “party with a purpose"...

Bruce Linton


Bruce Linton is the founder and CEO of Canopy Growth Corporation, a diversified cannabis company that, under Bruce's leadership, has expanded into global markets through two consumer-facing brands, Tweed & Bedrocan Canada...

Jess Hilton

Vice President, Client Partnership

Over the past decade Jess has applied a philosophy of ‘responsible disruption’ with her clients, ensuring that marketers are applying best practices while considering cutting-edge options.

Austin Wright

SVP, Strategy

Austin began his experience in customer engagement at the age of 12 selling snow removal insurance door-to-door. From that first policy to now, one truth has stayed paramount; you must KNOW your customers in order to GROW your customers.

Tyler Williams


Tyler Williams is the Fungineer for online retailer Zappos.com. No official schooling, accomplishments, or achievements were required to earn this title since there are no titles at Zappos.

Matthew O’Neil

Sr. Director Brand & Media

Matt oversees all aspects of the Cowboys brand; including all branding, marketing, and advertising; all content creation including TV production, radio, internet, social media, and print publications.

Cathy Tull

SVP, Marketing

The LVCVA is the destination marketing organization for Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. Cathy oversees all marketing, advertising and sales efforts.

Chris Kneeland


Chris spent over a decade applying his marketing acumen to several Fortune 100 brands. Client side at John Deere and The Home Depot, and as S.V.P at Rapp in Dallas TX working with brand leaders at Macy’s, Albertson's, and Best Buy.

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