Strategic, On-Trend Sessions for E-Retailers of All Sizes
IRCE’s agenda is a step above the rest. Our agenda is structured in a way that allows you to easily flow between track and workshop sessions throughout the day, providing you with the ability to design your own personal conference experience. IRCE offers two full conference days with various tracks (June 6 and June 7), with pre- and post-conference workshops on June 5 and June 8. These in-depth workshops take the audience through multiple sessions of insight and information on a specific topic.

Tuesday, June 05, 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

    Speaker(s)
    Bernardine Wu
    Chief Executive Officer
    FitForCommerce

    Bernardine Wu is founder and chief executive officer of FitForCommerce, a boutique consultancy that helps hundreds of brands and retailers through digital, e-commerce and omnichannel strategies, technology and innovation, and organizational optimization. Her early career and focus on investment diligence began at Accenture and Wall Street....

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    Tuesday, June 05, 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

      Speaker(s)
      Scott Kincaid
      Vice President, User Experience
      Usability Sciences

      Scott Kincaid started in the usability industry more than 20 years ago. During his career, Scott has spent more than 15 years working for Usability Sciences, a research consulting company in Dallas. There, he has worn many hats including researcher, operations manager, sales engineer, and executive. Previously, he worked...

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        Fahim Naim
        Founder
        eShopportunity

        Fahim Naim is the founder of eShopportunity, an e-commerce strategy consulting firm. Prior to eShopportunity, he was a category manager at Amazon and managed one of the largest retail categories nearly doubling the business during his tenure. Fahim has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and spent seven...

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        Tuesday, June 05, 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM


        Tuesday, June 05, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

          Speaker(s)
          Richard Hastings
          Macro Strategist
          Seaport Global Securities

          As macro strategist for international investment bank Seaport Global Securities, Richard Hastings monitors trends in domestic and international markets; energy and weather; demographics and housing. New ideas in information technology, IoT and artificial intelligence– especially Amazon – are some of his most frequent themes. Richard is well-known for his warnings...

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            Kevin Richards
            Ventura Web Design

            An early Internet entrepreneur, Kevin Richards opened his first digital business in 1990. He founded Ventura Web Design & Marketing, a full-service agency that has helped clients generate more than $1 billion in revenue, in 1997. In his 24 years of experience, Kevin has worked with more than 1,000...

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            Tuesday, June 05, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

              Speaker(s)
              Scott Kincaid
              Vice President, User Experience
              Usability Sciences

              Scott Kincaid started in the usability industry more than 20 years ago. During his career, Scott has spent more than 15 years working for Usability Sciences, a research consulting company in Dallas. There, he has worn many hats including researcher, operations manager, sales engineer, and executive. Previously, he worked...

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              Tuesday, June 05, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM



              Tuesday, June 05, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

                Speaker(s)
                Caleb Light
                Vice President, Sales
                Power Practical

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                Kelly Fedio
                Founder, Owner
                One Savvy LIfe

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                Tuesday, June 05, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

                  Speaker(s)
                  Daniel Alarik
                  CEO & Co-Founder
                  Grunt Style

                  During Daniel Alarik’s time in the U.S. Army, he deployed twice, spent three years as a drill sergeant, and trained more than 2,000 soldiers. After leaving active duty, his pride in that service led him to launch Grunt Style, an apparel company selling patriotic shirts and more, with a startup...

                  Steve Weiss
                  Founder & CEO
                  MuteSix

                  Steve Weiss is a lifelong entrepreneur, having started his first successful venture at age 16 in his high school's computer lab. Over the last three years, he’s built MuteSixinto a performance marketing powerhouse serving e-commerce clients including such as the National Hockey League, Adidas Outdoors, Sole Society, MeUndies, Rinse and...

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                  Tuesday, June 05, 10:55 AM - 11:20 AM

                    Speaker(s)
                    Joanna Alexander
                    Senior Consultant, User Experience, Technology SME
                    FitForCommerce

                    Joanna Alexander brings 20 years’ e-commerce experience to her role as senior consultant and user experience and technology subject matter expert at FitForCommerce. Joanna focuses on product development, process orchestration and the online user experience to help retailers develop and execute customer-centric and omnichannel strategies. She has supported a wide...

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                    Tuesday, June 05, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

                      Speaker(s)
                      Jeff Cohen
                      Partner Business Development
                      SellerLabs

                      Jeff Cohen is the director of business development at Seller Labs. As a 14-year-veteran of e-commerce, he has managed the retail websiteTextbooks.com, PlasticSurgeon.com and Campusbooks.com. Founded in 2013, Seller Labs was built out of internally-developed technology, used to manage a multi-million dollar Amazon business selling books, CDs, DVDs, sporting...

                      Joe Jaconi
                      Co-Founder, Chairman
                      Tech Armor

                      Joseph Jaconi co-founded in 2012 Tech Armor, a mobile accessory manufacturer with more than 12 million units sold in 40 countries. He developed new brands outside of consumer electronics beginning with the Avery and May line of fashion jewelry including custom work from outside designers. Launching the brand through its...

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                      Tuesday, June 05, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

                        Speaker(s)
                        RYAN DEWARD
                        PRESIDENT
                        UNIQUE TRUCK EQUIPMENT

                        Ryan DeWard is president of Unique Truck Equipment, which provides tools for the trucking industry. Under his leadership the company has grown through its multi-channel marketing strategies, utilizing best practices and continually expanding its e-commerce footprint. After working in accounting, finance and banking earlier in his career, Ryan joined...

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                        Tuesday, June 05, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM


                        Tuesday, June 05, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM


                        Tuesday, June 05, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM


                        Tuesday, June 05, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM



                        Tuesday, June 05, 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

                          Speaker(s)
                          Jeff Cohen
                          Partner Business Development
                          SellerLabs

                          Jeff Cohen is the director of business development at Seller Labs. As a 14-year-veteran of e-commerce, he has managed the retail websiteTextbooks.com, PlasticSurgeon.com and Campusbooks.com. Founded in 2013, Seller Labs was built out of internally-developed technology, used to manage a multi-million dollar Amazon business selling books, CDs, DVDs, sporting...

                          Mike Brown
                          Founder
                          Death Wish Coffee

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                          Tuesday, June 05, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM



                          Tuesday, June 05, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

                            Speaker(s)
                            Cherri Newbury
                            President & Co-Founder
                            DiscountCoffee.com

                            Cherri Newbury is president and co-founder of DiscountCoffee.com, launched in 1996. Cherri's retail journey began in the early 80’s, when she was personally recruited out of the University of Missouri by the head of a growing startup: Sam Walton. Today, DiscountCoffee.com is celebrating its 20th year and it's...

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                            Tuesday, June 05, 1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

                              Speaker(s)
                              Todd Morris
                              Founder, Chief Executive Officer
                              Brickhouse Security

                              Todd Morris is founder and chief executive officer of Brickhouse Security, which sells security systems including video cameras and GPS trackers. He founded the company in 2005 after a 15-year career in the software industry. Prior to Brickhouse Security, Todd headed business development at Intellisync (acquired by Nokia) and MapQuest....

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                              Tuesday, June 05, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM



                              Tuesday, June 05, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

                                Speaker(s)
                                Charles Purles
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                                SweatBlock

                                As the entrepreneurial mind and CEO behind SweatBlock, the number-one antiperspirant product on Amazon, Chase Purles has utilized his 17 years of marketing experience to grow the company’s revenue by ten-fold in five years. With past work with successful companies such as Fusion-io, acquired by SanDisk; and Altiris, acquired by...

                                Krish Iyer
                                SHIPSTATION

                                Krish Iyer is a shipping and supply chain executive who has nearly 17 years of industry experience with companies including FedEx, Pitney Bowes, Neopost and now ShipStation. An expert in cross border e-commerce, international fulfillment, and supply chain technology, Krish is currently the director of strategic alliances for ShipStation, where...

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                                Tuesday, June 05, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Bernardine Wu
                                  Chief Executive Officer
                                  FitForCommerce

                                  Bernardine Wu is founder and chief executive officer of FitForCommerce, a boutique consultancy that helps hundreds of brands and retailers through digital, e-commerce and omnichannel strategies, technology and innovation, and organizational optimization. Her early career and focus on investment diligence began at Accenture and Wall Street....

                                  Matt Baer
                                  General Manager, Vice President, Home
                                  Walmart

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                                    James Kelly
                                    Co-Founder
                                    Jagerita Holdings

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                                    Mike Ewasyshn
                                    Service Lead, Marketplaces
                                    ROI Revolution

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                                    Tuesday, June 05, 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM



                                    Tuesday, June 05, 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Elizabeth Schmidt
                                      Director, Digital Marketing

                                      Chicago native Elizabeth Schmidt is a new media expert specializing in brand marketing, using digital strategies across social commerce platforms. Formerly head of communications at theAudience and strategy lead at Disney, Elizabeth built a number of successful campaigns. The team workflows, proprietary tools and campaign strategies she developed led to...

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                                      Tuesday, June 05, 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM


                                      Tuesday, June 05, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Fahim Naim
                                        Founder
                                        eShopportunity

                                        Fahim Naim is the founder of eShopportunity, an e-commerce strategy consulting firm. Prior to eShopportunity, he was a category manager at Amazon and managed one of the largest retail categories nearly doubling the business during his tenure. Fahim has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and spent seven...

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                                        Tuesday, June 05, 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Dara Meath
                                          Vice President, Retail Systems
                                          Camuto Group

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                                          Wednesday, June 06, 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM



                                          Wednesday, June 06, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Kelli Durkin
                                            Vice President of Customer Service
                                            Chewy.com

                                            Kelli Durkin is VP of Customer Service at Chewy. In her position, she oversees an award-winning customer service department that provides an exceptional level of service to Chewy customers. Kelli has been with Chewy almost since day one, having been the fourth person hired when the company launched in 2011. She...

                                            Ryan Lane
                                            Founding Owner
                                            Dream Beard

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                                              Ian MacDonald
                                              Director and General Manager
                                              Silver Star Brands (formerly Miles Kimball)

                                              Ian is the Director and General Manager of Walter Drake, where he leads online marketing, catalog marketing and merchandising strategies. Before moving into the newly created GM role, Ian was the Director of e-commerce across the Silver Star Brand’s portfolio, including Miles Kimball, Walter Drake, Easy Comforts, As We Change,...

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                                                Amy Vener
                                                Lead, Retail Vertical Strategy
                                                Pinterest

                                                Amy Vener leads Pinterest's retail strategy and helps partners understand how to best use the Pinterest platform to achieve a competitive advantage within their industry. She works across product and marketing organizations to have a holistic view on how Pinterest can best meet the needs of retailers. Amy's career was...

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                                                Wednesday, June 06, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Caitlin Flemming
                                                  CRM Manager
                                                  Paul Fredrick

                                                  Caitlin Flemming is the CRM Manager-Email for Paul Fredrick, a menswear e-commerce retailer, which provides smart style for the male business professional. At Paul Fredrick, Caitlin plays an integral part in customer retention for the brand by better understanding the customer’s shopping patterns through developing relevant promotions and harnessing effective...

                                                  Scott Drayer
                                                  Vice President of Marketing
                                                  Paul Fredrick

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                                                    Stefany Zaroban
                                                    Director, Research
                                                    Internet Retailer

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                                                      Bradford Smith
                                                      Head of Operations
                                                      Jay Group

                                                      Brad Smith has been an operations guy in multiple growing retail businesses. He supported the back office during hyper-growth at Skullcandy, where the business more than doubled every year. He also built the sales operations at Audio Design Experts (a high-end audio accessories brand) and Anovos (a licensed premium costume...

                                                      Sandro Roco
                                                      Director of Strategic Initiatives
                                                      Bombfell

                                                      Sandro Roco is the director of strategic initiatives at Bombfell and is generally a very confused and curious guy. After graduating with a degree in chemical engineering from Villanova University, he began his career at a nuclear power plant in southeast PA. He then moved to New York to help...

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                                                        Erin Jordan
                                                        Lead, Retail Technology Practice
                                                        Walker Sands Communications

                                                        Erin Jordan leads the retail technology and commerce practice at Walker Sands Communications, a public relations and digital marketing agency for business-to-business technology companies. As an account director at Walker Sands, Erin leads data-driven PR and marketing strategies for companies across e-commerce, manufacturing, CPG, supply chain and logistics. In 2013,...

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                                                        Wednesday, June 06, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                          Kelly Milazzo
                                                          Vice President, Operations
                                                          Toad & Co.

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                                                          Matt Rhodus
                                                          Director, Industry Principal, Retail Vertical
                                                          Oracle Netsuite

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                                                            Guido Campello
                                                            Chief Executive Officer
                                                            Cosabella

                                                            Born and raised in Miami, Guido Campello graduated from the industrial design program at Design and Architecture Senior High in 1999 and New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2003 with a degree in Urban Design & Planning. He commenced his design career in interior finishes and renderings...

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                                                              Ken Cassar
                                                              Principal Analyst
                                                              Slice Intelligence

                                                              Ken Cassar is the principal analyst at Slice Intelligence, where he oversees Slice’s research agenda; identifying and contextualizing e-commerce industry trends from Slice’s panel of 5 million U.S. online consumers. Previously, he was senior vice president for analytic solutions at Nielsen, where he collaborated with clients to help them...

                                                              Lauren Freedman
                                                              Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy, Chief Merchant
                                                              Astound Commerce

                                                              Lauren Freedman is senior vice president of digital strategy and chief merchant for the e-tailing group, an Astound Commerce company. In this role, she is building a global strategy practice for the full-service digital agency, consulting with clients on the customer experience while also developing thought leadership through consumer research...

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                                                                Danny Gavin
                                                                Vice President, Director of Marketing
                                                                Brian Gavin Diamonds

                                                                Danny Gavin has developed a reputation as someone who is highly motivated and provides results. He is a persistent and creative problem-solver who utilizes his extensive experience to strategically develop cutting-edge Internet marketing and social media campaigns. Having successfully piloted multiple significant web development projects, Danny is able to scale...

                                                                Michael Ward
                                                                Owner/Founder
                                                                Best Costume & Toy Deals

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                                                                Wednesday, June 06, 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                  Justin Sessink
                                                                  Manager, E-Commerce Program Development
                                                                  Meijer

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                                                                    Jon Azrielant
                                                                    Director of Marketing
                                                                    Richline Digital/Jewelry.com

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                                                                    Lily Varon
                                                                    Research Analyst
                                                                    Forrester Research

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                                                                      Derek O'Carroll
                                                                      Chief Executive Officer
                                                                      Brightpearl

                                                                      Derek O’Carroll is CEO of Brightpearl, the largest omnichannel retail management platform, and co-author of an upcoming book about Omnichannel Retail Excellence. Derek joined Brightpearl from Symantec where he held leadership positions across their Enterprise, Small Business and Consumer divisions for 10 years. Most recently, he served as SVP of...

                                                                      Scott Palmer
                                                                      Chief Operating Officer
                                                                      Spikeball Inc.

                                                                      Scott Palmer is the Chief Operating Officer at Spikeball Inc., a manufacturer, distributor and online retailer of sporting goods equipment. Spikeball sells its products through their online platforms, catalogs and retailers such as Dick’s Sporting Goods and REI. In 2015 Scott and the Spikeball team were featured on Shark Tank...

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                                                                        Hil Davis
                                                                        Chief Executive Officer
                                                                        BeautyKind

                                                                        After receiving his undergraduate degree from Rhodes College and graduate degree at The Culinary Institute of America, Hil Davis became an equity research analyst covering restaurant, retail and luxury goods companies. While studying the men’s luxury market, he noticed no one was delivering quality custom clothing or personal service at...

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                                                                        Wednesday, June 06, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                          David Kalt
                                                                          Chief Executive Officer & Founder
                                                                          Reverb.com

                                                                          David Kalt is founder and CEO at Reverb.com, the online marketplace for buying, selling, and learning about music gear. David started Reverb.com shortly after purchasing well-known musical instrument shop, Chicago Music Exchange, and growing frustrated with the process of buying and selling guitars online. Prior to that, he co-founded online...

                                                                          Eric Roth
                                                                          Managing Director
                                                                          Lazard Middle Market

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                                                                          Wednesday, June 06, 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                            Stuart Rose
                                                                            Managing Director
                                                                            Tully & Holland

                                                                            Stuart Rose, Managing Director at Tully & Holland, serves as head of the firm’s Multichannel Merchant Group and is a member of the firm’s Consumer Group. Joining T&H in 2005, Stuart’s investment banking experience includes merger & acquisition and corporate advisory services for clients in the retail and direct...

                                                                            Tom West
                                                                            Chief Executive Officer
                                                                            Springbox

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                                                                            Wednesday, June 06, 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                              Mark Roberti
                                                                              Founder and Editor
                                                                              RFID Journal

                                                                              Mark Roberti is a journalist with 30 years’ experience covering business and technology. He founded RFID Journal, which provides news and analysis about radio frequency identification, and the RFID Journal Live annual conference and exhibition. Prior to launching RFID Journal in 2002, Mark was a senior writer at the Industry...

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                                                                                Rachel Tipograph
                                                                                Chief Executive Officer & Founder
                                                                                MikMak.tv

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                                                                                Thursday, June 07, 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM

                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                  Alon Cohen
                                                                                  President, Co-Founder
                                                                                  Houzz

                                                                                  Alon Cohen is the president and co-founder of Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, bringing together both professionals and homeowners via mobile, local and social tools. Alon and his wife and co-founder, Adi Tatarko, started Houzz out of challenges that they faced during their own remodeling process....

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                                                                                  Thursday, June 07, 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                    Mariah Chase
                                                                                    Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                    Eloquii

                                                                                    Mariah Chase has served as the chief executive officer of Eloquii since late 2013, the pioneering e-commerce destination for contemporary fast fashion in sizes 14 to 28. Under Mariah’s leadership, Eloquii has delivered exceptional sales growth, moved from clicks to bricks, entered into partnerships such as Stone Fox Bride and...

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                                                                                    Thursday, June 07, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                      John Allen
                                                                                      Ivory Ella

                                                                                      John Allen, 25 years of age, is a Temple University graduate from the class of 2015. John received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the School of Media and Communications. Always having an entrepreneurial mindset John grew up watching Shark Tank with his Dad hoping to someday...

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                                                                                        Jason Boyce
                                                                                        Co-Founder & CEO
                                                                                        Dazadi

                                                                                        Jason Boyce co-founded Dazadi.com, retailer of sports and outdoor equipment in 2002, and has been acting CEO since 2004. Jason served in the Marine Corps and prior to cofounding Dazadi.com, worked as an account executive at Johnson & Johnson. In 15 years, Jason has had experience in raising capital, designing...

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                                                                                          Kate Keenan
                                                                                          Director of Digital Marketing and Analytics
                                                                                          Erin Condren

                                                                                          Kate Keenan is a results-driven digital marketing professional with over 10 years of strategic marketing experience in the digital & eCommerce space. Kate brings her strong background in KPI reporting & analysis, email & display marketing and revenue planning & growth to her current role as the Director of Digital...

                                                                                          Michael Mothner
                                                                                          Founder, Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                          Wpromote

                                                                                          Michael Mothner is the founder and CEO of Wpromote, a full service online marketing firm with extensive expertise in digital commerce solutions that works with a wide range of companies. A thought leader in the online community, he is a frequent speaker and writer on the industry. He...

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                                                                                            Fareeha Ali
                                                                                            Director, Research Strategy
                                                                                            Internet Retailer

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                                                                                            Thursday, June 07, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                              Dan Greenberg
                                                                                              Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder
                                                                                              Sharethrough

                                                                                              Dan Greenberg is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sharethrough, the largest independent native advertising platform. Sharethrough is a software company that powers in-feed native ads for premium publishers and enables marketers to programmatically distribute branded content at scale. He has been at the cutting edge of digital advertising since 2005,...

                                                                                              Scott Trepanier
                                                                                              Global Brand Communications Director
                                                                                              COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR CO.

                                                                                              Scott Trepanier currently serves as the global brand communications director at Columbia Sportswear. In this role, he oversees Columbia's advertising, media, public relations, content marketing, entertainment marketing and social media efforts. He also leads a team with global responsibility for internal, employee communications across the Columbia Sportswear Company portfolio of...

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                                                                                                Thornton May
                                                                                                Futurist, Executive Director, Dean, IT Leadership Academy

                                                                                                Thornton May is a futurist, educator and author with extensive experience researching and consulting on the role and behaviors of “C” level executives in creating value with information technology. Thornton combines a scholar’s patience for empirical research, a stand-up comic’s capacity for pattern recognition and a second-to-none gift for storytelling...

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                                                                                                  Felipe Araujo
                                                                                                  Director, E-Commerce
                                                                                                  Diane von Furstenburg

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                                                                                                  Graham Cooke
                                                                                                  Co-Founder & CEO
                                                                                                  Qubit

                                                                                                  Graham Cooke is the Chief Executive Officer at Qubit, a builder of technology enabling companies to offer personalization at scale. In 2010, after five years at Google, he founded Qubit to help companies develop intelligent understanding of their website visitors. Qubit can precisely match a visitor with...

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                                                                                                  Thursday, June 07, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                    Edward Wong
                                                                                                    Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                    Smart & Final

                                                                                                    Ed Wong is senior vice president of supply chain and chief information officer at Smart & Final, a $4.5 billion grocery retailer with more than 300 stores. Prior to joining Smart & Final, Ed spent six years with IBM as a partner in its Global Business Services division, in the...

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                                                                                                      David Sasson
                                                                                                      President, Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                                      OverstockArt.com

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                                                                                                        Chris Innes
                                                                                                        Chief Operating Officer
                                                                                                        Steelhouse

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                                                                                                        Thursday, June 07, 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                          Sam Sisakhti
                                                                                                          Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                                          UsTrendy

                                                                                                          Sam Sisakhti is the founder and CEO of UsTrendy. He was named Boston Magazine's Most Promising Innovator and Mass High Tech's Next Generation of Entrepreneur. UsTrendy serves as an online fashion marketplace to over 20,000 sellers from 100 countries. Sam was also listed on the Power 30 under 30 list...

                                                                                                          Taylor Offer
                                                                                                          Chief Executive Officer & Founder
                                                                                                          FEAT Socks

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                                                                                                            Cooper Smith
                                                                                                            Director, Research
                                                                                                            L2

                                                                                                            Cooper is a research director at L2 Inc., a Gartner company that benchmarks the digital performance of consumer brands. He joined L2 in 2017 to lead the firm's research and strategy work around Amazon. Cooper has additional client experience advising brands about the state of retail and has published research...

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                                                                                                              Ben Petersen
                                                                                                              Marketing Manager
                                                                                                              Blade HQ

                                                                                                              Ben Petersen is the Marketing Manager at online knife retailer, Blade HQ. He’s a storyteller at heart with a background in radio, journalism and film production. Ben has spent the last 7 years selling pocket knives on both the B2C and D2C sides of e-commerce. His everyday carry consists of...

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                                                                                                                Chris Goward
                                                                                                                Founder, Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                                                WiderFunnel

                                                                                                                Chris Goward founded WiderFunnel in 2007 with the belief that marketing agencies should prove their value. He developed the LIFT Model and Infinity Optimization Process, conversion optimization strategies, and is the author of the book, "You Should Test That!" Chris launched his first digital marketing consultancy in 1994, then led...

                                                                                                                Mike Moussa
                                                                                                                Associate Vice President, E-Commerce
                                                                                                                FLG Sports

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                                                                                                                Thursday, June 07, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

                                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                  Forest Bronzan
                                                                                                                  Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
                                                                                                                  Email Aptitude

                                                                                                                  Forest Broznan is co-founder and chief executive officer at Email Aptitude. With nearly 15 years of enterprise email leadership, he has led strategy and program overhauls for some of the world’s biggest brands, and is an inventor of multiple pending patents. At Email Aptitude, Forest plays a central role in...

                                                                                                                  Michael Kaselitz
                                                                                                                  Director, E-Commerce
                                                                                                                  Peter Millar

                                                                                                                  Mike Kaselitz has spent sevenyears leading e-commerce, driving results and providing customers with excellent online experiences at Peter Millar. Before getting into e-commerce Mike split his time between business development and program management....

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                                                                                                                    Brian Smith
                                                                                                                    Vice President, Marketing
                                                                                                                    User Testing

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                                                                                                                    David Bakey
                                                                                                                    Director of Marketing
                                                                                                                    Harry's

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                                                                                                                    Thursday, June 07, 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

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                                                                                                                      Marshall Rule
                                                                                                                      President
                                                                                                                      SCOTTeVEST

                                                                                                                      Marshall Rule is President of SCOTTeVEST. While he currently runs day to day operations for the entire business, his background is in Marketing. He was previously a Promotions Director for three Boise, Idaho radio stations and the VP of Marketing for SCOTTeVEST. SCOTTeVEST is currently using television advertising to drive...

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                                                                                                                        Carter Perez
                                                                                                                        Vice President, Sales, Americas and Australia
                                                                                                                        SLI Systems

                                                                                                                        As vice president of sales for the Americas and the Australia-Pacific region at SLI Systems, Carter Perez's focus is on helping retailers accelerate their e-commerce business by turning shoppers into buyers, increasing average order value, and driving more traffic to their websites. Carter has spent the past 15...

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                                                                                                                          Eugene Zelek
                                                                                                                          Partner
                                                                                                                          Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

                                                                                                                          Gene Zelek focuses on marketing law, with an emphasis on pricing and channel management, including lawful resale price setting, differentiated pricing and distribution and retail relationships. For almost 30 years, he has helped design, implement and enforce more than 300 successful minimum resale price (MRP) and minimum advertised price (MAP)...

                                                                                                                          Todd Myers
                                                                                                                          Vice President, Sales
                                                                                                                          Wüsthof-Trident of America

                                                                                                                          Todd Myers is vice president of sales for Wüsthof-Trident of America, bringing 20 years of leadership experience within cutlery and the housewares industry. He started his career in purchasing and human resources management in the lumber industry and joined Wüsthof as a territory sales representative in 1998. Todd also served...

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                                                                                                                          Thursday, June 07, 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

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                                                                                                                            Courtney Manuel
                                                                                                                            Assistant Marketing Manager, eTail Strategy, Development
                                                                                                                            Guthy-Renker

                                                                                                                            Courtney Manuel manages and oversees the online marketplaces, most notably Amazon, for Guthy-Renker, a direct-response marketing company. She’s led the development of campaigns, consumer relations management and process operations, helping to identify and streamline inefficiencies. With a passion in influential beauty marketing, Courtney has helped form the strategy on how...

                                                                                                                            Rick Backus
                                                                                                                            Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                                                            CPC Strategy

                                                                                                                            Before co-founding CPC Strategy in 2007, Rick Backus worked with a price comparison site, PriceGrabber.com. Today, Rick is focused on growth opportunities and keeping CPC Strategy ahead of its competitors by constantly evolving and improving the online experiences of clients. ...

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                                                                                                                              Sarah Rogers
                                                                                                                              Performance Manager
                                                                                                                              CPC Strategy

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                                                                                                                              Whitney Greken
                                                                                                                              Director of E-Commerce Marketing
                                                                                                                              Envelopes.com/BIGNAME Commerce

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                                                                                                                                Brendan Witcher
                                                                                                                                Principal Analyst
                                                                                                                                Forrester Research

                                                                                                                                Brendan Witcher is principal analyst at Forrester, serving eBusiness and channel strategy professionals. He is a leading expert on e-commerce business, consumer behavior and technology trends in the digital engagement space. He is a noted authority on technology developments that affect both online and offline commerce industries, as well as...

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                                                                                                                                Friday, June 08, 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

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                                                                                                                                  Zak Stambor
                                                                                                                                  Editor, Online Marketing
                                                                                                                                  Internet Retailer Magazine

                                                                                                                                  Zak Stambor is editor, online marketing, of Internet Retailer magazine. He also oversees Internet Retailer’s digital marketing coverage that appears in Internet Retailer magazine and on InternetRetailer.com, as well as in Internet Retailer’s “Best Digital Marketers in E-Commerce” report, a four-part data-centric series that examines online retailers’ use of...

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                                                                                                                                    Don Davis
                                                                                                                                    Editor in Chief
                                                                                                                                    Internet Retailer

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                                                                                                                                    Friday, June 08, 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM

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                                                                                                                                      Randy Kohl
                                                                                                                                      Director of Content and Digital Strategy
                                                                                                                                      Gorilla Group

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                                                                                                                                        Josh Levine
                                                                                                                                        Chief Experience Officer
                                                                                                                                        Cake & Arrow

                                                                                                                                        Josh Levine's career in e-commerce spans 20 years. As chief experience officer at Cake & Arrow, Josh leads the company's award-winning multidisciplinary design program and is responsible for company strategy, creative vision and user experience. Under Josh’s creative leadership Cake & Arrow has built successful initiatives for companies such as...

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                                                                                                                                        Friday, June 08, 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

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                                                                                                                                          Jeff Smith
                                                                                                                                          Chief Marketing Officer
                                                                                                                                          LiveRamp

                                                                                                                                          Prior to joining LiveRamp, Jeff Smith led marketing at Nielsen as part of the global product leadership team, where he accelerated growth domestically and internationally by helping advertisers, agencies, and media companies understand and influence consumers' path to purchase. He has a strong track record building and scaling world-class, revenue-focused...

                                                                                                                                          Lora Loesch
                                                                                                                                          Director, Digital Finance, Paid Marketing
                                                                                                                                          Finish Line

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                                                                                                                                          Friday, June 08, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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                                                                                                                                            Stephan Spencer
                                                                                                                                            Co-Author
                                                                                                                                            "The Art of SEO"

                                                                                                                                            Stephan Spencer is an internationally-recognized search engine optimization expert and author. He is the co-author of "The Art of SEO," the author of "Google Power Search" and the co-author of "Social eCommerce." Stephan founded Netconcepts in 1995 and grew it into a multi-national SEO agency before selling it in...

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                                                                                                                                            Friday, June 08, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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                                                                                                                                              Ronald Dod
                                                                                                                                              Chief Executive Officer, Partner
                                                                                                                                              Visiture, LLC

                                                                                                                                              Ronald Dod is a partner and CEO of Visiture, LLC. After founding Grey Umbrella Marketing, an internet marketing agency which focuses on SEO, he merged the business with Visiture to create a full-service search marketing offering for e-commerce. With a passion for helping e-commerce business owners and marketing professionals...

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                                                                                                                                                Gene Alvaez
                                                                                                                                                Vice President and E-Commerce Analyst
                                                                                                                                                Gartner Inc.

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                                                                                                                                                Friday, June 08, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

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                                                                                                                                                  Craig Smith
                                                                                                                                                  Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                                                                                  Trinity Insight LLC

                                                                                                                                                  Craig Smith founded optimization agency Trinity Insight in 2006. The company provides optimization and digital marketing services to hundreds of retailers’ and brands’ digital properties. Trinity is a member of the Inc 5000 for the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. ...

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                                                                                                                                                    Brett Curry
                                                                                                                                                    Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                                                                                    OMG Commerce

                                                                                                                                                    Brett Curry is the CEO of OMG Commerce and the lead strategist at e-commerce agency Classy Llama. Brett built his first marketing agency in 2003 and launched his first successful SEO campaign in 2004. He now leads a team of SEM and SEO professionals serving the e-commerce community...

                                                                                                                                                    Ezra Firestone
                                                                                                                                                    Co-Founder
                                                                                                                                                    Boom! by Cindy Joseph

                                                                                                                                                    Ezra Firestone is a partner in BOOM! by Cindy Joseph and the company'’s head of digital marketing. He owns a network of e-commerce brands and regularly consults for companies across the U.S and Canada. Ezra is also the founder of Zipify, a Shopify app-creation company. ...

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                                                                                                                                                      Julie Schmitt
                                                                                                                                                      E-Commerce Operations Manager
                                                                                                                                                      TOPS Products

                                                                                                                                                      Julie Schmitt has more than 20 years’ experience in integrated marketing and e-commerce. She taught herself HTML and programming in Notepad in the early days of the World Wide Web, and has since worked across departmental lines to bring new initiatives in lead management, e-commerce and product information management to...

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                                                                                                                                                      Friday, June 08, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

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                                                                                                                                                        Josh Levine
                                                                                                                                                        Chief Experience Officer
                                                                                                                                                        Cake & Arrow

                                                                                                                                                        Josh Levine's career in e-commerce spans 20 years. As chief experience officer at Cake & Arrow, Josh leads the company's award-winning multidisciplinary design program and is responsible for company strategy, creative vision and user experience. Under Josh’s creative leadership Cake & Arrow has built successful initiatives for companies such as...

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                                                                                                                                                        Friday, June 08, 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

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                                                                                                                                                          Lori McDonald
                                                                                                                                                          President & CEO
                                                                                                                                                          Brilliance Business Solutions

                                                                                                                                                          Lori McDonald is president and CEO of Brilliance Business Solutions (www.BrillianceWeb.com), a Milwaukee-based company that provides web commerce and content services with a focus on helping B2B companies realize the untapped potential of the web. After graduating from Purdue University in Computer-Electrical Engineering, Lori worked at NASA-Johnson Space Center...

                                                                                                                                                          Matt Collins
                                                                                                                                                          Executive Creative Director
                                                                                                                                                          Gorilla Group

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