Chief Executive Officer
As the Chief Executive Officer of KickApps, Alex is responsible for building a world class technology, marketing, business development, finance and operations team with the goal of enabling web publishers and marketers to drive deeper customer relationships, and grow, engage and monetize online audiences. Its SaaS platform consists of a suite of applications that include social networking, user-generated content, programmable social video players, drag-and-drop widget building, WidgeADs and many others that are tightly integrated with robust media moderation, member management and reporting. Before joining KickApps, Alex was President and Chief Operating Officer of JumpTV, a leading Multi-Cultural Internet Protocol Television Network. Prior to JumpTV Alex spent eight years at AOL most recently as the Vice President of Product Marketing for AOL's Audience business where he and his team were responsible for re-launching the AOL Portal and delivering an entire suite of web-based applications including AOL's Video Player, Video Portal, Streaming Video advertising platform, AIM and AIMpages social networking service. Alex holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the Albers School at the University of Seattle.
Director, Consumer Marketing
Valerie Brown is the Director of Consumer Marketing for Bravo. She has served as part of the team since the company was acquired by NBC Universal in May 2004. In her role, Valerie is responsible for the advertising and promotion of Bravo's original series on platforms that include broadcast, print, radio, out of home and digital media. She began her career in digital research at Media Metrix (now Comscore Media Metrix) and moved to entertainment at Universal Music Group, followed by the Trio Network. During her time at Bravo, she has forged consumer-driven marketing partnerships and content promotions with major digital media firms such as Yahoo, Myspace, Facebook and foursquare.
Director, Digital Marketing
Del Monte Foods
Doug Chavez leads Digital Marketing at Del Monte Foods. Under Doug’s leadership Del Monte has created a comprehensive consumer engagement strategy for Del Monte brands, such as Del Monte®, Contadina®, College Inn®, Meow Mix®, Kibbles 'n Bits®, 9Lives®, Milk-Bone® and Pup-Peroni®.
Prior to Del Monte, Doug was Director of Ad Solutions at Yahoo! leading monetization strategy for Yahoo!'s Communications properties — Mail, Messenger, Flickr and Groups. Prior to Yahoo!, Doug was Senior Director at Tribal DDB – Chicago. Under Doug’s leadership the business achieved double digit growth and guided the team to win a Cyber Lion at Cannes — a first for the agency — for the “Lincoln Fry” campaign. Doug has received a number of industry awards including a Cannes Cyber Lion, Yahoo!'s Big Idea Chair, and a London International Award.
Chief Revenue Officer
Bill is responsible for advertising sales and mobile commerce at SessionM. Prior to joining SessionM, Bill was at WildTangent where he managed a global ad sales organization, launched a leading in-game ad platform, and built a network of game publishers and developers reaching over 150 million monthly unique users. Bill has been a pioneer of new advertising models that have fueled award-winning campaigns for major global brands like Unilever, P&G, and Levi’s. Prior to WildTangent, Bill was Director of West Coast Sales at News Corporation’s News Digital Media (now Fox Interactive Media). He is a graduate of Georgetown University and lives in Connecticut with his wife and two daughters.
Director, Media and Interactive Integrated Communications, Sparkling BBU
Coca-Cola North America
Linda Cronin is the Media and Interactive Integrated Communications Director for Coca-Cola North America. Her team is responsible for the strategy, planning and development of interactive and offline communications including social media campaigns for Sparkling (Carbonated) Drinks.
Linda has a total of 10 years with the Coca-Cola system. Her experience includes local media and promotions, market asset management, national sales and most recently shopper marketing. During a hiatus from Coca-Cola Linda worked at the International Humanitarian Agency CARE. At CARE she was responsible for rebranding the organization to the current I Am Powerful positioning and developed a comprehensive Media and Marketing Alliance department.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Chris Cunningham co-founded appssavvy, an activity advertising technology company focused on native display, and serves as Chief Executive Officer. His and appssavvy’s vision has pioneered a new advertising model through its native, activity-based advertising platform, adtivity, focused on people’s activity.
The vision of native, activity-based advertising has established Chris as a recognized thought leader. He frequently speaks at industry conferences and forums, including ad:tech, IAB, iMedia, and 4A’s events, and comments on the latest developments in the digital ad industry live on CNBC and Bloomberg TV, or in leading publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and USA Today. For insight into Chris’ unique perspective, read The New York Times’ Corner Office.
In 2012, he was named as one of the “Most Important People in Mobile Advertising.” In 2010 and 2011, he served as co-chair of the IAB Social Media Committee and was a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award. Today, appssavvy has more than 40 employees in four offices across the U.S. and is recognized as a great place to work by Crain’s New York Business’ Best Places to Work in NYC—an honor won in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Co-Founder and President of Strategic Alliances
Jory Des Jardins co-founded BlogHer, Inc. in 2005 with Elisa Camahort Page and Lisa Stone, and serves as the company’s President of Strategic Alliances and lead evangelist to top revenue partners. With Jory’s leadership, BlogHer has developed its own distinctive, brand of strategic partnership, helping to facilitate constructive dialogue between some of the world’s major brands and women who are social media leaders and their readers.
Jory frequently gives private presentations and training sessions to Fortune 500 companies and their internal and external strategy teams, bringing community insights and case studies directly to companies and agencies that are navigating the social media space. Leveraging her prior experience in both print and online media, Jory works within brand teams to deconstruct media models and to develop messaging and campaigns that resonate with bloggers, blog readers and brands.
BlogHer’s integrated sponsorship model, which combines live events and media channels, has grown to revenue of eight figures trailing for the past two years, during which BlogHer, Inc. was named among the AlwaysOn OnMedia Top 100 for 2011 and Global 250 for 2010, and as one of America’s Most Promising Start-ups by BusinessWeek. BlogHer’s flagship site, BlogHer.com, was named one of the Top 100 Websites for Women by Forbes in 2010.
Jory is BlogHer’s representative on the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Board of Directors, and serves on the advisory board of start-ups FeedBlitz and Juno Baby. Jory also represents BlogHer at public speaking engagements, having keynoted such events as ad:tech Chicago and the Marketing to Moms Conference, and spoken on panels at events for the IAB, ANA, AMA and WOMMA and at Web 2.0, SXSW Interactive, BlogWorld Expo, the Monaco Media Forum, Girls in Tech and CES.
Prior to co-founding BlogHer, Jory helped high-technology start-ups Pluck and Rojo develop the models to launch successful blog syndication initiatives and served as producer as Third Age transitioned from traditional web destination to a network of bloggers.
Together, BlogHer co-founders Lisa, Elisa and Jory have been named among the most influential women in Web 2.0 and technology by Fast Company (2008, 2009 and 2010), Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year semi-finalists (2010) and among the seven most powerful people in new media by Forbes Magazine (2009). In 2011 they were jointly awarded the PepsiCo Women’s Inspiration Award and in 2008, the Anita Borg Institute Social Impact Award. Jory lives in the Bay Area with her husband Jesse and their baby daughter.
Rahim Fazal, CEO and Co-Founder of Involver, is a three-time entrepreneur. While still in high school, Rahim co-founded a web-hosting company and negotiated its sale for $1.5 million while taking his Senior Year final exams. He then started a web services platform business and eventually took it public, becoming one of the youngest directors ever of a publicly traded company in the United States.
Rahim completed his MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business, the top ranked business school in Canada. In recognition of his prior achievements, he was the youngest student in the school’s 80-year history to be accepted without a prerequisite undergraduate degree. He is a frequent and popular speaker to high school and college students across the U.S. and Canada. He is also an advisor to the Extreme Entrepreneurship Education Corporation in New York City.
Rahim was named one of America’s “Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30” by Inc. Magazine in 2008, and one of the “Top 25 Digital Thought-Leaders” by iMedia in 2009.
Quincy Jones Productions
Adam Fell is currently the Vice President of Quincy Jones Productions, where he’s served for the last four years. In his role there he has overseen projects on behalf of Mr. Jones including the recent We Are the World 25 for Haiti, The 2009 Bermuda Music Festival, the 2008 Beijing Olympics and various others. He is currently working on Quincy’s new album Q: Soul Bossa Nostra which will be released May 25, 2010; the launch of Quincy’s line of Audemars-Piguet Signature Millenary Timepieces; the Opening Ceremonies of the Shanghai World Expo; The Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland; and the launch of Quincy’s new line of co-branded product with Harman International. Before Quincy Jones Productions, Adam was one of the founders of Zag.com, a full-service automotive purchase provider.
Chief Marketing Strategist
Bob Gilbreath is Chief Marketing Strategist at Bridge Worldwide, one of the nation’s largest digital advertising agencies and part of WPP. Bob leads the Strategic Planning team within the agency, advising clients such as Procter & Gamble, ConAgra Foods, Kroger, Luxottica and Abbott. He is the author of The Next Evolution of Marketing: Connect with your Customers by Marketing with Meaning, which was released by McGraw-Hill in October 2009 (www.marketingwithmeaning.com). His writing has been featured in Brandweek and Entrepreneur, he has spoken at Harvard Business School and appeared on ABC News. Bob joined Bridge Worldwide after leading a dramatic turnaround of the Mr. Clean brand at Procter & Gamble. He was recognized by Advertising Age as one of the Top 50 marketers of 2004. He received his MBA in marketing from the NYU/Stern School of Business and his BA in Economics from Duke University.
Director, eBusiness Strategy
Tim is Director of eBusiness Strategy for WellPoint Healthcare, one of the largest managed care companies in the U.S. with over 30 million members. His primary duties include: development of social media strategies, evaluation of companies for acquisition or partnership and use of health care data to improve wellness of WellPoint's members.
Prior to WellPoint Tim spent much of his career in corporate marketing and Internet positions. Starting with Value Health in the early 90's, Tim was responsible for marketing & communications of the consulting and software development divisions of the company that grew from a 6-person startup to IPO and ultimate sale for $1.3 billion.
In 1997 Value Health was sold and Tim became Webmaster for Aetna where he sheparded their movement into ecommerce. During his time at Aetna, Web activity went from a few visitors per month to over 2 million, carrying out transactions from physician profiling, investor relations to 401k transactions. Tim was part of the original team who developed www.intellihealth.com, one of the first health information portals. His work on Aetna's employee intranet was also featured in the landmark book The Cluetrain Manifesto.
In 2001 he became Senior Vice President of Sales and Product Development for Fiserv, a Fortune 500 financial services company. During his tenure, sales of consumer equity lending and geographic information system (GIS) product lines grew over 400% to $500 million.
While not at work, Tim is a lecturer on media and technology at Columbia University, member of the Yale University biofuels program, and board member of the Marketing Executives Networking Group. He has published three books on the science of Ergonomics and is a contributing author to Fine Wood Working Magazine. Tim holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Communications from The University of Hartford and Bachelors in Journalism from Boston University.
Co-Founder and Chairman, SocialMedia.com
Co-Chair, IAB Social Media Committee
Seth Goldstein is Co-Founder and Chairman of SocialMedia.com, a platform that helps publishers socialize their ads. The company has integrated its technology with many large social media sites including Facebook and MySpace, in support of major brands such as P&G and Nestle. Seth is an active member of the advertising community and considered a thought leader on social media.
Seth has helped to create and invest in a number of pioneering businesses over his career, starting in 1995 when he founded SiteSpecific, one of the first Internet advertising agencies. SiteSpecific pioneered a number of Internet marketing practices that continue today, including interactive banners and pay-for-performance campaigns.
In 1998, Seth joined Flatiron Partners as Entrepreneur-in-Residence. In 2002, he created Majestic Research, which leverages proprietary data to create next generation equity research for Wall Street. As an angel investor, Seth has advised a number of successful web services including del.icio.us (Yahoo!) and Etherpad (Google). Over his career, Seth has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Economist, and has spoken at leading industry events around the world.
General Manager, Brand and Advertising
GE Appliances & Lighting
Paul Klein is General Manager of Brand and Advertising at GE Appliances & Lighting and is also responsible for consumer communications, market research, exhibits and industrial design.
He joined GE in 1980 in manufacturing with assignments in military and energy businesses and then worked in the Robotics and Vision Systems Department. In 1985, he transferred to Louisville, KY in a production operations role at Appliances. Paul continued in productivity positions until he moved into Product Management in 1992.
From 1995 to 2000 Paul was based in Brussels, Belgium leading Product Management and Marketing for the Europe, Middle East and Africa appliance business, where he helped establish and grow the operation. Paul then returned to Louisville to take on his current role. As head of advertising he launched the GE Profile “Style marries Innovation” and GE Monogram “What’s cooking in the kitchen” advertising campaigns that continue today and in 2007 launched the GE Café brand.
Paul has served as President of the Louisville Elfun Society, a GE volunteer organization supporting the local community as well as serving for six years on the board of ‘The Family Place’ an agency treating abused children and is now on the executive committee of the board of ‘Actors Theatre of Louisville’. He regularly supports branding initiatives for local companies.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, and an MBA from Bellarmine University in International Marketing.
Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Analytics and Accountability
Luane Kohnke leads R/GA’s growing analytics practice worldwide, which supports clients across multiple industry verticals, including CPG, technology, financial services and online retail. Her team provides web, social media and advanced statistical approaches for measuring, optimizing and monetizing clients’ marketing programs.
Prior to joining R/GA, Luane co-led the 40+ person strategic services practice at Wunderman NY and managed the print production team. Before Wunderman, she worked on both the agency and client sides for companies such as Grey Direct, Prudential Financial, AT&T and Chase Manhattan. Her extensive experience in consumer insights, marketing information, strategic planning and statistical analysis was honed over several decades in client and agency settings.
Luane worked on a PhD in criminal justice at SUNY Albany and holds a B.A. in sociology and political science from Valparaiso University, graduating with high honors and distinction.
Chief Marketing Officer, Salesforce Marketing Cloud
Michael Lazerow is a serial entrepreneur whose last company, Buddy Media, was acquired by Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) for $745 million. He currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer of the Salesforce Marketing Cloud for Salesforce.com.
Marketing Cloud unites the capabilities of Buddy Media, the world’s #1 social marketing solution, with the world’s #1 social analytics solution, Radian6, and the world’s #1 cloud computing CRM provider and 5th largest software provider, salesforce.com. It is the world’s only unified suite for social marketing, empowering businesses to make better decisions in marketing, sales, and service.
Michael and wife Kass founded Buddy Media in 2007, which pioneered a new category of software-as-a-service—the social media management suite—that became a must-buy for the world’s largest brands and agencies. Before Buddy Media, Michael founded Student Advantage, University Wire, Lazerow Consulting and GOLF.com, which was purchased by Time Warner’s Time Inc. in January 2006.
Michael is widely recognized as one of the most innovative leaders in digital media and marketing. His byline has appeared in Fortune, Advertising Age, Dow Jones’ AllThingsD, Fast Company and Inc., among other publications, and he is a frequent guest on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, the BBC, and other broadcast outlets.
Michael is active in many non-profit organizations, including Charity: Water, Cycle for Survival, and Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. Michael believes in living without fear and uses his two near-death experiences as a cardiac surgery patient to inspire others to do the same (VIDEO: http://bit.ly/lazerowfear).
He graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. and M.S. in Journalism in 1996. Michael lives online at http://www.facebook.com/lazerow, http://www.twitter.com/lazerow, and http://www.michaellazerow.com.
Director, Global Digital Strategy
Andrew Markowitz's group leads a global digital strategy group across GE with a focus on driving stakeholder connection and conversion. That includes instituting first-class digital capabilities in areas including search, content social media and customer engagement, as well as training and development to help businesses gain marketplace understanding.
Prior to GE, Andrew worked at Kraft Foods, Inc., where he was Director, Digital Services, leading a Center of Excellence for all digital activity including: digital strategy, on-line media, creative agency relationships, social media marketing, search engine marketing, and standards and training. In this role, he led efforts to create scalable best practices by providing thought leadership in the management and development of a wide range of on-line marketing principles, a pipeline of emerging media opportunities and leading the digital medium towards accountability for Kraft brands.
He joined Kraft Foods in 2000 as the e-Commerce marketing lead for both the Desserts and Post Cereals businesses. Prior to joining Kraft, he worked at Send.com, the on-line gift company, as well as Dentsu Corp., Ammirati & Puris and Lintas.
He is a frequent industry speaker and was recently named as one of the iMedia 25: Internet Marketing Leaders and Innovators.
Andy graduated from Indiana University.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Wenda Harris Millard is President and COO of MediaLink LLC, a leading strategic advisory and business development firm that provides critical counsel and direction to the media, advertising and entertainment industries and to companies and investors that interact with those sectors.
Before joining MediaLink, Wenda was Co-CEO and President, Media for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. She joined MSLO after three years as a member of its Board of Directors. Before MSLO, Wenda was Chief Sales Officer at Yahoo. Prior to Yahoo, she was Chief Internet Officer at Ziff Davis Media and President of Ziff Davis Internet. Wenda was also a founding member of the executive team at DoubleClick, where she served as Executive Vice President responsible for establishing the DoubleClick brand and overseeing the operations of DoubleClick Media. She has also served as President and Group Publisher of SRDS, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Family Circle and Executive Vice President/Group Publisher of Adweek, Mediaweek and Brandweek magazines.
Wenda has received numerous industry awards including being named in 2012 one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Advertising in the Last 100 Years”; the 2011 Oracle Award from Springboard; the 2009 ad:tech Lifetime Achievement Award; the 2007 John A. Reisenbach Award for Distinguished Citizenship; the 2006 “Advertising Person of the Year” Silver Medal Award from the AAF and the 2005 Matrix Award for “Women Who Change the World”. Advertising Age also acknowledged her as a “Digital Media Master” — one of the 20 most influential executives in interactive media. She was the subject of a profile by Tom Brokaw as part of NBC’s “Women to Watch” series.
Chief Executive Officer
Tom Phillips joined Dstillery, formerly Media6Degrees, as Chief Executive Officer in October 2009. Dstillery pioneers new ways to create brand value for marketers by extracting signals from a broad array of customer data. Tom was founding publisher of Spy magazine in 1986, the original media chief for Starwave Corporation in 1993 (creators of ESPN.com, NFL.com, ABCnews.com and NBA.com), and CEO of Deja.com in 1998. After a stint as a venture partner at Insight Ventures, he joined Google in 2006 and managed media platforms and the DoubleClick integration before establishing the Search & Analytics team to pioneer new uses of Google data on behalf of major advertising clients.
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
Ben Plomion is Manager of communications and public affairs for GE Capital, one of GE's four operating segments. He supports the development and delivery of the GE Capital story and aligns internal, external and public affairs communications. Ben leads a number of digital initiatives across gecapital.com, Paid Search, Search Engine Optimization and social media.
Prior to this role, Ben was enrolled into GE Capital’s Experienced Commercial Leadership Program, which prepares MBA graduates and experienced professionals for GE leadership roles in marketing and sales. Ben rotated in Communications, Marketing and Business Development roles across Real Estate, Aviation Services and Consumer Finance.
Before joining GE, Ben was Business Development Manager for Schlumberger where he stroke partnerships with European Corporate accounts. From 2000 to 2003, Ben served as Marketing Manager for Schlumberger where he led all marketing activities for UK and Ireland.
Ben has an MBA from McGill University (Canada) and BA from ESC Toulouse. He is fluent in French and has lived in six countries over the last 10 years.
Twitter Contact: @gecapital
Beth Reilly leads Digital Marketing for Kraft Foods’ U.S. Grocery and Snacks Businesses as well as for Kraft Canada. In this role, she leads all digital activity including digital strategy, on-line media, creative agency relationships, social media marketing, mobile and standards and training. Under her leadership Kraft Foods has developed a comprehensive consumer engagement strategy for Kraft Foods brands, such as Kraft Dinner, Miracle Whip, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese and the Kraft Desserts Scale brands.
Beth joined Kraft Foods in 2003 in brand management where she led brands like Good Seasons Salad Dressing and Miracle Whip. She has also led content planning and development for Kraft Foods’ successful food&family CRM program.
Prior to joining Kraft Foods, Beth worked on the McDonald’s Global Happy Meal Program, at Universal Studios in Corporate Marketing and Partnerships and at Leo Burnett Worldwide in Client Service on Blue Chip brands like McDonald’s, Kellogg’s and The Walt Disney Company.
In addition to her work at Kraft Foods, Beth serves on the Associate Board for Common Threads, helping to educate children on the importance of diversity, nutrition and physical well-being through cooking and the arts.
Americas Digital Marketing Leader
Bob Rinderle is the digital marketing lead for GE Healthcare in the Americas.
Since joining GE in August 2009, Bob has led strategic efforts to create a Digital Center of Excellence for GE Healthcare, and to identify best-practices for digital alignment and optimal customer engagement strategies across GE Healthcare’s highly matrixed, highly regulated, international enterprise.
Prior to joining GE, Bob spent his career in progressive roles with well-known advertising agencies. A senior marketing executive, he has created traditional and digital programs that drive visibility, value and outsized results for blue chips brands including CareerBuilder, Coors Light, Corona, MGM Grand, Sea-Doo, and [yellow tail] wine. Most recently Bob was Vice President, Director of Interactive Marketing for Cramer-Krasselt, with responsibility for overseeing digital strategy and digital production.
Bob is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. You can find him on Twitter at @bobrinderle, or on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/bobrinderle.
Director, Client Services
Cary is a marketing expert and online media pioneer. Throughout his 20-year career he has crafted insightful marketing strategies and produced award-winning brand, product and direct marketing programs. Working in digital marketing since 1995, he has deep experience in viral marketing, social networking, website development, media planning, content optimization, game development, online advertising, SEO and SEM. His work experience includes a range of blue-client clients and an impressive list of agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Ammirati & Puris, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Anderson & Lembke, Organic and EVB.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Deep Focus (a part of Engine USA)
Ian Schafer, CEO and Founder of Deep Focus (a part of Engine USA), is one of advertising’s most influential voices in interactive marketing and social media. Prior to founding Deep Focus in 2002, Ian was Vice President of the New Media division of Miramax Films.
Deep Focus is the digital agency for the social age, boasting a client roster that includes brands such as Pepsi, Microsoft, WellPoint, Pernod Ricard, and NestléPurina.
Under Ian’s guidance, Deep Focus has been lauded for its expertise and excellence at using digital media, technology, creative, and communications strategies to create engaging, value-driven experiences that get people talking. The Emmy® Award-winning firm has been responsible for many memorable, award-winning efforts over the years including AMC’s MadMenYourself and has been the recipient of numerous distinctions, including several IAB & Webby Awards and a Cannes Gold Lion. In 2011, Deep Focus also launched the Moment Studio, a creative newsroom for branded content.
Named a ‘Media Maven’ by Advertising Age and one of Adweek’s “Young Ones”, and “Best CEO Social Media Presence” by the Shorty Awards, Ian has been featured in Wired, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Adweek, Advertising Age, USA Today, New York Magazine, Variety, CNN, Fortune and The Hollywood Reporter. Ian also sits on the executive board of the Social Media Advertising Consortium, the Global Advisory Board of Global Social Media Week, and is a co-founder of the Technology, Advertising & Startup Council.
Naveen Selvadurai is co-founder of foursquare, a mobile-service which helps people connect with people and places around them. Prior to this, he was Lead Architect at Socialight and was a Senior Software Architect with the Global Digital Business group at Sony Music Entertainment. In this role, he oversaw and developed various applications that dealt with content management and distribution of mobile products and was the lead developer of Sony's Music Box mobile application. Before Sony, he consulted for New York-based Run Tones and has enjoyed software engineering stints at Sun Microsystems and Lucent Technologies. Naveen holds a Master's degree in computer science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
President, Managing Partner
Cory Treffiletti is President and Managing Partner for Catalyst:SF (www.catalystSF.com). He has been a thought leader in interactive marketing and advertising since 1995, both launching and developing a number of successful interactive agencies as a senior executive with i-Traffic, Freestyle Interactive, Real Branding and Carat Interactive/Carat Fusion. In addition, Cory is a serial entrepreneur and business owner having launched marketing efforts for IUMA (formerly a division of eMusic), Sharkle (a division of ViTrue) and others. He has worked with some of the world’s top brands, including BMW, Kodak, Western Union, Warner Bros., and Electronic Arts. Cory is frequently asked to speak at agency and publisher summits and conferences while also authoring a weekly (Wednesday) column for Mediapost (http://blogs.mediapost.com/spin/) as well as a daily Blogger at www.treffiletti.com.
Chief Executive Officer
Bryan Wiener is CEO of digital agency 360i. Under his leadership, 360i has earned a spot on Ad Age’s coveted “Agency A-List” and Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies” roster, helping clients like Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, Diageo and NBC Universal engage their target audiences across the ever-changing digital landscape. Mediaweek has named Bryan a Top 50 person in media two years running for his visionary leadership within the industry and recently named him a Media All-Star.
Bryan’s background includes a series of senior management positions at Net2Phone Global Services, a pioneer in VoIP communications technology. Prior to that, he served as General Manager at TheGlobe.com and Director of Business Development at Standard and Poor’s. Bryan is Vice Chairman of the AAAA Digital Board and serves on the AAAA National Board of Directors and the IAB Agency Advisor Board. He is also an advisor to NYU’s Media & Entertainment Student & Alumni Associations.
Bryan holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU and a BA in History from Syracuse University.
Follow Bryan on Twitter at @bwiener.