ECOM WORLD SPEAKERS

Come and hear from the world’s most successful DTC brand founders, CEOs, and CMOs, as well as top industry authorities and the brightest minds in ecommerce. They’ll reveal some of the practical strategies and exclusive secrets that the biggest businesses (including their own) use to grow and profit.

Nik Sharma

CEO, Sharma Brands
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Nik Sharma

CEO, Sharma Brands

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Widely known as “The DTC Guy” on the internet, a Forbes 30 Under 30 member, AdWeek’s Young and Influential and a resource brands and investors turn to for growth, Nik Sharma is a 24-year old DTC investor, advisor, and operator who has both assisted and led revenue growth at multiple organizations, including Hint Water and VaynerMedia.
Prior to entering the world of commerce, he worked on social media campaigns for A-list celebrities including Pitbull, Priyanka Chopra, MAGIC!, to natively increase distribution, as well as, increase fan interaction and engagement for the purpose of driving album sales.
Today, Nik works alongside brands and publishers to execute ROI-positive campaigns through cohesive digital strategies using paid, earned, and owned media properties.

Noel Mack

Chief Brand Officer, Gymshark
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Noel Mack

Chief Brand Officer, Gymshark

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After specializing in creative music production, producing a platinum-selling record and working with many iconic, contemporary artists, Noel Mack fell in love with the marketing side of the industry and building brands.
As the Chief Brand Officer for the UK's fastest-growing company, Gymshark, he is responsible for all things 'brand marketing' globally, with a particular focus on marketing to the 'Digital Native' through social media, influencer marketing, creative and PR.

Michele Romanow

Co-Founder & President, Clearco
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Michele Romanow

Co-Founder & President, Clearco

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Tech titan, Michele Romanow is a serial entrepreneur who started six companies before her 35th birthday.
A "dragon" on the Canadian hit TV show Dragons' Den (Canada’s Shark Tank), Michele is the Co-Founder of Clearco, a performance financing company that’s invested $2 billion into 5,000+ ecommerce and SaaS companies to date. She previously co-founded SnapSaves acquired by Groupon and was the Co-Founder of Buytopia.ca.
A prolific investor, she was recently named Fortune’s 40 under 40, a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women and Canada’s Angel Investor of the Year.

Shaan Puri

Founder & Host, My First Million Podcast
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Shaan Puri

Founder & Host, My First Million Podcast

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Web Smith

Founder, 2PM Inc.
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Web Smith

Founder, 2PM Inc.

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Founder of 2PM Inc, a company that serves as media source, consultancy, and holding company for interests in and around the ecommerce industry.
Web previously co-founded DTC brand Mizzen + Main.

Ezra Firestone

CEO, Zipify Apps & BOOM! by Cindy Joseph & Founder, Smart Marketer
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Ezra Firestone

CEO, Zipify Apps & BOOM! by Cindy Joseph & Founder, Smart Marketer

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Ezra Firestone has been recognized by Shopify and Entrepreneur Magazine as a leading ecommerce expert and a refreshing voice in the entrepreneurial community. He has founded multiple 7- and 8-figure brands (generating over $111.6 million in the past 5 years), and shares his personal and professional insights through Smart Marketer and Zipify Apps.
An outspoken proponent of “people over profit,” he leads a team of 113 employees while traveling the world educating business owners on how to build brands with integrity and purpose. Most recently in 2019, Ezra partnered with Shopify to create their premier course on Facebook Advertising.

Tanya Malan

Director of User Experience & Ecommerce, Bonobos
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Tanya Malan

Director of User Experience & Ecommerce, Bonobos

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Tanya Malan is a Design Director based in Brooklyn, New York. She is passionate about creating conversion-driving front-end experiences that focus on the user.

Daniel Beauchamp

Head of Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality, Shopify
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Daniel Beauchamp

Head of Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality, Shopify

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Daniel Beauchamp is the Head of Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality at Shopify. His day job involves working with his team to figure out how spatial computing will change the way people shop, and how Shopify can bring this technology to over 1.75 million merchants on its platform.
In his spare time, he loves working on crazy VR experiments, especially around hand tracking.

Mirella Crespi

Founder & CEO, Creative Milkshake
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Mirella Crespi

Founder & CEO, Creative Milkshake

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Mirella Crespi is the Founder of PixelHaus, the go-to agency for female-focused brands. Mirella and her female-led dream team have successfully created, launched, and scaled a wide range of DTC brands marketing to women around the world.
By leveraging the powerful combination of performance design and innovative media buying strategies, they take brands from ideation to full-funnel execution.
Mirella has also founded the user-generated content platform, Creative Milkshake and a global conference for women in ecommerce, SheCommerce.

Josh Snow

Founder & CEO, Snow Teeth Whitening
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Josh Snow

Founder & CEO, Snow Teeth Whitening

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Josh Snow is the Founder & CEO of SNOW Cosmetics, known for its millions of teeth whitening fans, shared by the likes of Kim Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres, and Floyd Mayweather. With a focus on brand growth and enterprise value development, he leads a portfolio of brands that generate revenues in excess of $250 million per year.
Josh is also an avid teacher at The Fleischer Scholar’s Foundation, as well as, a Co-Founder of Powerhouse, a mastermind of ecommerce brands, collectively generating billions of dollars in annual Shopify revenue.

John Sculley

Former Chairman & CEO, Apple
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John Sculley

Former Chairman & CEO, Apple

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John Sculley was the youngest Pepsi-Cola CEO and led the brand Pepsi to become the largest selling consumer-packaged good in the US.
In 1983, he was recruited by Steve Jobs to be Apple's CEO and his partner. During his time at Apple, the Macintosh Desktop Publishing Powerbook, the leading notebook computer, was launched. By the end of his decade as Apple's CEO, the Macintosh had become the largest selling hardware personal computer in the world.
Since leaving Apple, John has mentored and invested in many successful consumer-facing companies in addition to Misfit Wearables. These include HotWire, MetroPCS, Rally Health, MDLIVE and more.

Steven Borrelli

Founder & CEO, Cuts Clothing
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Steven Borrelli

Founder & CEO, Cuts Clothing

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Steven Borrelli is the Founder and CEO of Cuts Clothing, one of the fastest-growing ecommerce businesses in the fashion space.
He created Cuts in 2016 when he found himself struggling to find the perfect t-shirt that had enough quality to be worn professionally at work yet also enough style for a night out. No matter where he looked, nothing fit the bill, so he took matters into his own hands by creating something new, a product you could be proud to wear anytime, anywhere without sacrificing comfort.
In just five years, the company has grown exponentially and now includes hoodies, polos, bottoms, accessories, and more.

Sarah Grosz

Head of Influencer Marketing, MuteSix
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Sarah Grosz

Head of Influencer Marketing, MuteSix

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Sarah Grosz is the Head of Influencer Marketing at MuteSix. A college dropout who was fired from her first job, she is a bold, energetic risk-taker whose untraditional path has led to over a million dollars for brands in trackable revenue.
She manages a 10-person team and plays a fundamental role in leading the influencer and TikTok strategies for some of today’s most profitable DTC companies like Highline Wellness, Theragun, Snibbs and Bev.
Sarah’s success and value as a leader can be attributed to her spontaneous approach to life and an unparalleled drive to rise above and move forward. She has an insatiable hunger for knowledge and is continuously learning new techniques and tools - staying a step ahead of the industry and putting herself at the forefront of trends that catapult businesses to the next level.

Taylor Sicard

Co-Founder & CMO, Win Brands Group
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Taylor Sicard

Co-Founder & CMO, Win Brands Group

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Taylor Sicard is the Co-Founder & CMO of Win Brands Group, a modern holding company that specializes in buying and building brands that matter. Founded on the belief that it’s easier to scale your business together rather than doing it alone, Win owns and operates a portfolio of exceptional, customer-focused brands including Homesick, QALO, and Gravity.
Prior to co-founding Win, Taylor was an early employee at Shopify and has advised some of the fastest-growing and biggest platforms and brands in the DTC space.

Sharon Gai

Director of Global Key Accounts, Tmall & Alibaba
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Sharon Gai

Director of Global Key Accounts, Tmall & Alibaba

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Sharon Gai started her career in ecommerce at a Fortune 500 systems integrator, enabling SMBs to conveniently order computer hardware online. She was part of Alibaba’s globalization initiative in the Alibaba Global Leadership Academy, which strived to internationalize Alibaba’s domestic business units.
In her tenure as a Category Manager in Tmall, China’s largest ecommerce platform, she worked with FMCG brands from large customers to emerging internet-viral brands in crafting their digital marketing and online ecommerce strategy in China. She currently serves as the Director of Global Key Accounts in the Tmall Overseas team, enabling global brands to leverage Alibaba’s overseas ecommerce platforms.
Sharon has an Honors Bachelor's Degree from McGill and a Masters of Science from Columbia.

Sean Riley

Chief Executive DUDE, DUDE Products
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Sean Riley

Chief Executive DUDE, DUDE Products

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Sean Riley is best known for the DUDE Wipes revolution against toilet paper, poop puns & no BS start-up tips.
DUDE Wipes went from a spare bedroom in his apartment to getting a Shark Tank deal with Mark Cuban, to being the first start-up ever to disrupt toilet paper aisles nationwide.

Nabil Malouli

VP of Global Ecommerce, DHL, Advisor & Speaker
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Nabil Malouli

VP of Global Ecommerce, DHL, Advisor & Speaker

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Nabil Malouli is a global multi-disciplinary innovation leader combining corporate executive experience, startup advisor & investor, and consultant & speaker. He is the VP of Global Ecommerce at DHL where he leads the innovation, strategy and product development of its ecommerce solutions.
He was formerly VP of DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation where he oversaw the development of innovative solutions to support Fortune 500 companies doing business globally.
He has deep practical experience on solutions related to new technologies enabling customer centricity, digitalization, automation, big data and robotics.
Nabil is passionate about innovation, ecommerce, supply chains, customer centricity and entrepreneurship and is a regular speaker on the conference circuit.
He also serves as an advisor to high-growth startups, accelerators, NGOs and universities.
He holds a Master’s degree in International Trade from the International Business School of Montpellier in France.

Richard Li

Founder, July
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Richard Li

Founder, July

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Richard Li is an Australian entrepreneur whose businesses include direct-to-consumer luggage startup, July and online furniture retailer, Brosa — two of Australia’s most successful DTC brands.

Eli Weiss

Director of Customer Experience, OLIPOP
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Eli Weiss

Director of Customer Experience, OLIPOP

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Eli Weiss has spent the last 7+ years building and operating early-stage startups. He is particularly known for his work around customer experience and retention at CPG brands such as OLIPOP and Simulate (NUGGS).

Mark Zhang

Chief Napper, Manta Sleep
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Mark Zhang

Chief Napper, Manta Sleep

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Mark Zhang is a Chief Napper at Manta Sleep, a company that aims to empower light sleepers to sleep better so they can do more.
They believe that prioritizing rest and sleep is the secret to unlocking organizational excellence and realizing people's full potential. This is why every day at Manta Sleep after lunch, you'll find the lights OFF and the power naps ON.
Mark has a passion for physical products and has created several 7-figure ecommerce companies in the last 10 years.

Taylor Holiday

CEO & Managing Partner, Common Thread Collective
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Taylor Holiday

CEO & Managing Partner, Common Thread Collective

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Taylor Holiday is a former athlete who lucked into entrepreneurship. He believes the internet is an incredibly powerful way to sell products, so he spends most of his time helping people do that. He has an amazing wife and three kids who mean the world to him. He loves to meet new people and would be happy to connect.
He is the CEO & Managing Partner of Common Thread Collective, an ecommerce growth agency that exists to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. That’s been their mission statement since day one.
They guide brands to scale beyond $2M-$30M in annual revenue across visitors, conversion rate, and lifetime value by leveraging this formula: (Visitors x Conversion Rate x LTV) - Variable Costs = $ Profit. With an emphasis on strategy, their approach is thoughtful, tactical, and curated to meet each brand at the stage in their journey, especially direct-to-consumer businesses.
As entrepreneurs growing businesses, they uniquely empathize with their clients. Alongside the agency, they build and launch their own brands too — currently operating three DTC businesses which give them a frontline playbook to bring learnings to their clients.

Ronnie Teja

Founder & CEO, Branzio Watches
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Ronnie Teja

Founder & CEO, Branzio Watches

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Ronnie Teja owns and operates a thriving ecommerce portfolio of companies that sells watches and related accessories across a portfolio of 15 websites, including Branzio.com. His team consists of 40 employees in a dozen countries. Branzio recently shipped out it’s 1 millionth order.
Ronnie immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 2008. For his first job he was picking blueberries on a farm in Vancouver, he was 22 and calls himself an accidental entrepreneur.

Jason Wong

CEO, Doe Beauty
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Jason Wong

CEO, Doe Beauty

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Jason Wong is a serial entrepreneur that begun his career at the age of 14 as a social media influencer on Tumblr. He amassed a following of 32 million followers in his network and leveraged it to build a marketing agency and multiple ecommerce brands. Today, he is the Founder and CEO of Doe Beauty, a beauty brand focusing on comfortable eye products from Korea and is the Founding Partner of the brand incubator, Wonghaus Ventures. He is known for his ecommerce brand building framework, a topic that he teaches at Shopify as an instructor.
Jason has managed multiple 8-figure ecommerce properties and served as a consultant to brands such as Universal Music Group, Fashion Nova, Jack in the Box, Adidas, and more.

Tony Yu

Co-Founder, Vessi
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Tony Yu

Co-Founder, Vessi

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Tony Yu is the Co-Founder of Vessi, a serial entrepreneur, and a digital marketing strategist. He’s been launching successful digital companies since 2013 and has developed a knack for the crowdfunding space after having raised millions of dollars through Kickstarter.
Since launching Vessi in 2018, his sole focus to build Vessi into the market leader for 100% waterproof athleisure has led the company to sales of its 1 millionth pair as CMO.
With his love for new business ideas, Tony is always looking to give back knowledge and insights in ways that can help further drive innovation.

Namrata Sandhu

Former Head of Sustainability and Ethical Trade, Zalando
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Namrata Sandhu

Former Head of Sustainability and Ethical Trade, Zalando

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Namrata Sandhu was the former Head of Sustainability and Ethical Trade of Zalando.
She has over 17 years of experience in sustainability, working both as a consultant and in-house at large retail businesses.
She most recently co-founded Vaayu, a climate tech platform helping online retailers track and cut their carbon emissions in real-time.

Patrick Eckstein

Co-Founder & CEO, William Painter Inc
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Patrick Eckstein

Co-Founder & CEO, William Painter Inc

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Patrick Eckstein is the Co-Founder of William Painter, an innovation-based accessories and apparel brand that symbolizes a lifestyle that is “more than meets the eye.”
Starting from a kickstarter campaign in 2013, William Painter’s flagship product, “The Hook” Sunglass kickstarted Patrick’s career in product design and marketing. They now have run 8 successful crowdfunding campaigns.
Patrick is a creative junkie who strives to humanize the brand as much as possible and provide value to his customers through more than just the product he designs and creates.

David Toledo

Senior Director, Product Launch & Product Development, Thrasio
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David Toledo

Senior Director, Product Launch & Product Development, Thrasio

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An engineer by training, David Toledo dropped out of a PhD program to start a business around his first invention, the PowerPot. Shortly after a successful launch on kickstarter.com, he raised a local VC and angel funding, as well as, appeared on ABC's Shark Tank where he closed a deal with Mark Cuban.
He and the team successfully built a brand and sold it to national outdoor retailers like REI, EMS, etc. However, the PowerPot saw lackluster success in brick and mortar retail, so the decision was made to pivot the company to selling LED products they developed directly to consumer online and on Amazon.
David sold his business and now heads the product development launch team at Thrasio which grows acquired brands by increasing their product offerings.

Jorie Waterman

Industry Manager, Ecommerce, Facebook
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Jorie Waterman

Industry Manager, Ecommerce, Facebook

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Jorie Waterman joined Facebook in 2019 as an Industry Manager leading several of Facebook’s largest global clients. She came to Facebook with over twenty years of experience connecting consumers and businesses online - learning from her work as CMO of Redbubble, VP of Internet Marketing at Shutterfly, Head of Performance Channels at eBay Enterprise, Head of Global Search at McCann Worldgroup, Product Planner at Microsoft and more.
Over the past 10 years, she has had a deep focus on performance marketing with some of the most sizable product catalogs online.
She graduated from Harvard with a degree in Comparative Religion, lived for a year and a half in a Buddhist monastery and grew up around the world.
Jorie currently lives in Darien, CT with her husband, 2-year old son, plus a bevy of four-legged friends. She is driven to enable better connectivity between businesses and consumers, and between clients and the client teams they work with.

Adis Pezorovic

CEO, adhouse
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Adis Pezorovic

CEO, adhouse

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Before starting his own adhouse and investing company brandhouse, Adis Pezerovic used to work in leading roles for well-known brands like Forbes and Red Bull. He helped to grow some of Europe's fastest-growing DTC brands from zero to 8-figures by utilizing product launches, creatives and the power of community building.

Genelle Kunst

Global VP of Marketing, dotdigital
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Genelle Kunst

Global VP of Marketing, dotdigital

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Genelle Kunst came to dotdigital with leadership experience in marketing, management, and communications in cross-functional roles with global organizations including Adobe, Oracle and Sony Electronics.
Starting as the Head of Marketing for the Americas region, she transitioned to create and lead the Global Marketing org, where her team is responsible for brand awareness, demand generation including online and events, content and design creation, as well as, product marketing. She specializes in driving revenue, partnering with the field, and creative thinking.
Genelle has over 15 years of diverse marketing experience across B2C, B2B organizations and media, demand generation, communications, digital marketing and field marketing functions.

Louis Lavedan

Senior Partner Manager, Gorgias
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Louis Lavedan

Senior Partner Manager, Gorgias

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Louis Lavedan manages strategic partnerships for Gorgias. Prior to joining Gorgias, he worked at Nosto, a personalization and recommendation solution for ecommerce as Partner Manager.
Louis has a particular love for tech, building strategic partnerships with international distributors and theatrical improvisation.

Sonny Vu

CEO, AREVO
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Sonny Vu

CEO, AREVO

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Sonny Vu is the CEO of AREVO, an advanced manufacturing technology company that uses 3D printing to automate the production of carbon fiber composite parts. He is also the Founder of Alabaster, an investor in early-stage deep tech companies that have the potential for creating positive, planet-level impact. Previously, he founded and sold a number of technology companies, including most recently Misfit, a wearable tech company.

Colleen Quattlebaum

Marketing Manager, eComEngine
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Colleen Quattlebaum

Marketing Manager, eComEngine

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Colleen Quattlebaum leads the Marketing Team at eComEngine, a software provider serving tens of thousands of Amazon sellers worldwide. eComEngine's tools are top-rated in the Amazon Appstore and include FeedbackFive, RestockPro and MarketScout.
Colleen is committed to helping Amazon sellers succeed, as she reviews the latest market trends and educates sellers on the importance of seller feedback and product reviews in terms of a seller’s reputation and inventory health.

Mark Patchett

Founder, Growth Shop
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Mark Patchett

Founder, Growth Shop

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Mark Patchett is the Founder of Growth Shop and was a driving force behind one of the world’s fastest-growing ecommerce businesses, Resident Home. He has more than a decade of experience building globally distributed lean growth teams to rapidly scale businesses — with over $1B in revenue-driven to date and $150M in managed ad spend. He has worked across 250+ companies from hyper-growth startups to global brands like The BBC, The Economist, Channel 4 and Qantas.

Gaurav Agarwal

SVP Growth and Acquisition, Freedom Financial Network
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Gaurav Agarwal

SVP Growth and Acquisition, Freedom Financial Network

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Gaurav Agarwal is a Growth Executive, Advisor and Investor across ecommerce, Fin-tech, D2C and Hardware spaces. He currently leads growth at a Fintech scale-up. He previously launched and built Molekule into a 9-figure revenue business. On the side, he is an investor in cutting-edge brands such as Oura, Italic, Hero, MadRabbit and Eterneva.

Michael Krakaris

Co-Founder, Deliverr
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Michael Krakaris

Co-Founder, Deliverr

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Michael Krakaris is the Co-Founder of Deliverr and a Forbes Top 30 Under 30. Deliverr is a technology-enabled 3PL provider that empowers thousands of ecommerce merchants with ultra-fast fulfillment to boost their sales. In 3 short years, Michael has helped scale Deliverr to fulfill millions of orders each year and raise hundreds of millions in venture funding to power the future of retail.

Dana Oren

Director of Product, 8fig
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Dana Oren

Director of Product, 8fig

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Dana Oren leads 8fig's product team, which is determined to change the way ecommerce sellers grow. Since its inception, 8fig has profoundly changed the game of online selling through innovation, namely the creation of custom, cutting-edge supply chain and cash flow management tools for sellers that have their sights set on 8-figure revenue.
Prior to joining 8fig, she was instrumental in designing memorable products focused on personal finance and SMB fintech, winning the prestigious BBVA Fintech Award.

Kian Golzari

Founder, Sourcing with Kian
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Kian Golzari

Founder, Sourcing with Kian

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Kian Golzari is one of the world's leading product sourcing experts who has personally visited over 500 factories and sourced over 2,500 products for major brands and licenses such as the NBA, Olympics, United Nations and Amazon private label brands.
Kian specializes in product design, development, how to find the right supplier, manufacturing best practices, price negotiation, quality control, plus much more!

Cathaleen Chen

Sr. Editorial Associate, The Business of Fashion
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Cathaleen Chen

Sr. Editorial Associate, The Business of Fashion

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Cathaleen Chen is a reporter and writer based in New York City. Currently, she covers fashion and retail at The Business of Fashion. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Business Insider and the Washington Post among others.
She graduated in the class of 2015 from Northwestern University, where she studied journalism, sociology, and creative writing. She misses Chicago dearly.
Originally from Urumqi, China, Cat later grew up in the Pittsburgh area. Though she found local Steelers' fanaticism endearing, she never picked up a penchant for sports. Here are some things she does enjoy: striped shirts, art museums, David Lynch, karaoke, most ballroom dances, and cheap champagne. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Amit R G

CEO, Richpanel
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Amit R G

CEO, Richpanel

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Amit R G is the founder and CEO of Richpanel, a CRM used by 2,000+ ecommerce merchants to automate their customer service.
Amit has an engineering background, spends his time learning from and advising ecommerce merchants.

Jason Kutasi

CEO, Puppy Dogs & Ice Cream
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Jason Kutasi

CEO, Puppy Dogs & Ice Cream

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Jason Kutasi is the CEO of Puppy Dogs & Ice Cream (“PDIC”), a children’s book publisher focused on direct to consumer.
As the 10th largest children’s book publisher in 2020 (USA, units sold), PDIC is on pace to double that number in 2021. By taking an ecommerce approach to publishing, he has been able to disrupt a centuries-old business that hasn’t seen a massive change since the introduction of Amazon and Kindle.

Arbel Arif

Founder & CEO, Shopping.io
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Arbel Arif

Founder & CEO, Shopping.io

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Arbel Arif has established multiple successful businesses over the past decade.
He is an expert in marketing and ecommerce and has years of experience as a leader in the dropshipping space.
He believes in the future of crypto ecommerce. Leading by innovation, he has put together a team of all-stars to carry out his vision.

Steve Shaw

Chief Product & Technology Officer, dotdigital
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Steve Shaw

Chief Product & Technology Officer, dotdigital

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As dotdigital’s Chief Product and Technology Officer, Steve Shaw heads responsibility for all group technology, product innovation and tech acquisitions.
Starting as the Director of Technology in 2014, he quickly transitioned to the role of CTO where he created the global strategy and delivery of the organization’s technology services and infrastructure, consisting of Product Development, Platform Engineering, Custom Integrations, Technical Solutions, Service Operations & Email Delivery, Information Security, Corporate ICT and Solutions.
Steve is passionate about technology with over 19 years of experience working in web development, IT and Technology. With licenses and certifications in ITIL V3 Foundation, Lean-Six Sigma Yellow Belt, PRINCE2 Practioner and VMWare.

Jay B Sauceda

VP Logistics, Cart.com
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Jay B Sauceda

VP Logistics, Cart.com

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Jay B Sauceda is the former CEO and Founder of Sauceda Industries, a full-service 3PL that was acquired by Cart.com. He built the organization with his wife Priscilla Sauceda, who helped develop the company's reputation for a great corporate culture and operational capability.
Before founding Sauceda Industries, Jay B spent 10 years in the advertising industry working with organizations like Hilton Worldwide, BMW, YETI, and Southwest Airlines.

Jack Cravy

VP of SaaS, Cart.com
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Jack Cravy

VP of SaaS, Cart.com

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Jack Cravy serves as the VP of SaaS at Cart.com and has extensive experience in digital marketing, operations and ecommerce. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer at AmeriCommerce, a SaaS-based e-commerce platform, where he grew the company into its exit to Cart.com. Prior to AmeriCommerce, Jack served as the VP of Operations for Americom Marketing, an e-commerce focused full-service ad agency.

Ryan Bartley

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Fabric
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Ryan Bartley

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Fabric

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Ryan Bartley is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Fabric, the headless commerce platform purpose-built for growth.
A seasoned Fortune 500 executive, Ryan has led the global business, product and engineering teams at three companies with over $10 billion in ecommerce revenue. Prior to Fabric, Ryan was a General Manager at Staples, where he was responsible for developing new business units, products and technology that helped drive the company’s $20+ billion annual revenue. Prior to Staples, Ryan led product for multiple divisions at eBay.
Ryan began his career in management roles at Rackspace Technology and Dell Inc. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business.

Vincent Yang

Co-Founder & CEO, Firework
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Vincent Yang

Co-Founder & CEO, Firework

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Firework’s CEO, Vincent Yang, co-founded Firework in 2017 with an eye on meeting the changing needs of retail and ecommerce brands in the era of platforms.
Vincent is a serial entrepreneur and business strategist. Prior to leading Firework, Vincent co-founded EverString, a predictive analytics platform which was acquired by ZoomInfo.
He has his MBA from Stanford University.

Sean De Clercq

Co-Founder & CEO, Kickfurther
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Sean De Clercq

Co-Founder & CEO, Kickfurther

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Sean De Clercq is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kickfurther, the world’s first online inventory funding platform.
Throughout his entrepreneurial career, Sean’s driving goal has been to create a solution to one of the most difficult problems that growing businesses face: overcoming funding the production of their inventory.
A native of Watchung, New Jersey, he studied philosophy at Rutgers University before beginning his career in a supply chain management company and later growing a merchandising firm where he encountered the financing issues that would inspire founding Kickfurther, which took him to Boulder in 2014 to attend the Boomtown Accelerator.
In addition to running Kickfurther, Sean also works as an Entrepreneur Mentor at Rutgers Business School.

Adam Williams

Data Analyst & Head of Underwriting, AddOn Capital
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Adam Williams

Data Analyst & Head of Underwriting, AddOn Capital

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Adam Williams is an experienced Risk Manager with a demonstrated history of identifying and managing risk in the alternative lending industry for ten years. He manages the underwriting team which is responsible for underwriting cash advances, credit analysis, due diligence, and loan structuring. He regularly updates underwriting guidelines to limit exposure in certain industries while simultaneously maintaining a keen eye on risk, regulatory compliance, and financial analytics. A team player with extensive exposure to diverse industries, including Healthcare, IT Services, Manufacturing, and Financial Services – Adam has evaluated business risk in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Matthew William Harper

COO, Shopping.io
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Matthew William Harper

COO, Shopping.io

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A veteran of the United States Navy and the crypto world. Matthew Harper is building the future of crypto ecommerce.
Representing Shopping.io since January, he has quickly established himself as one of the pioneers of the new ecommerce industry.

Robbie Bhathal

Founder and CEO, Brightflow AI
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Robbie Bhathal

Founder and CEO, Brightflow AI

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Robbie Bhathal is the Founder & CEO of Brightflow AI, the financial software platform that is helping level the financial playing field for everyday brands and their owners.
Robbie started Brightflow AI after facing the pain points of serving as CFO of The Flex Company and Co-Founder & CEO of Suiteness, which raised $20M+, and was invested in by Y Combinator.
Robbie started his career in finance at Goldman Sachs, Rho Capital, Lakewood Capital and building product at Capital One. He received his MBA and CFA from UC Berkeley and holds degrees in math and economics from UCLA. He is based in the Bay Area and, as a result, is always wearing sandals.

Brendan Hughes

CEO, Optily
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Brendan Hughes

CEO, Optily

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Brendan Hughes has been doing ecommerce and digital marketing since 1997. For much of his career, he has been responsible for devising ecommerce and digital marketing strategies to help businesses accelerate their growth.
He was confronted with the perennial challenge of buying media across multiple platforms and how to get the best returns from across the big walled gardens of Facebook and Google.
As a result of these personally experienced challenges, Brendan now leads Optily, an innovative solution to cross-platform advertising optimization for accelerated business growth. His career has included COO at PokerStrategy.com, Director at Digital Commerce Institute and Chief Digital Officer at Independent News & Media, board member at IAB Europe ahead of joining Optily as CEO.

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