Marie-Louise Abretti
Marie-Louise Abretti

Senior Commercial Manager

uSwitch

Marie-Louise has worked in price comparison for over five years withTop10.com and uSwitch, helping them grow and maintain their position as the biggest telecoms comparison site in the UK. As Senior Commercial Manager at uSwitch, Marie-Louise brings experience of working with leading telecoms providers such as Sky, BT, Virgin Media, Vodafone and O2 as well as with all the major networks and agencies to drive innovation, deliver strong year on year growth in volumes, and maintain best in class strategic client relationships which transcend the traditional affiliate model.


Chen Amit
Chen Amit

Co-Founder and CEO

Tipalti

Chen is a veteran high tech executive and a repeat entrepreneur. Prior to Tipalti Chen was CEO of Atrica, the innovator in the Carrier Ethernet market. Atrica was sold Nokia-Siemens. Prior to Atrica Chen was co-founder and CEO of Verix, a provider of business intelligence software. At ECI Telecom, Chen founded, led the sales and marketing and was General Manager of the ADSL business unit, leading it from inception to $100M/yr. Chen holds a BSc from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and an MBA from INSEAD in France.

Jim Banks
Jim Banks

Global Head of Biddable Media

CheapFlights

Jim is Global Head of Biddable Media for Cheapflights, part of the Momondo Group. At Cheapflights Jim is responsible for delivering high quality traffic via biddable media channels including PPC, Affiliate Marketing, Display Advertising and retargeting to all Cheapflights sites around the world. Jim started working in digital marketing in 1999, and in affiliate marketing in 2002. Since then he has spent over $130 million on performance marketing campaigns since then on over 1000 web properties. Jim is a regular industry event speaker and a returning AM Days speaker.

George Bett
George Bett

Senior Partnerships Manager

Found

George has worked in performance marketing for 5 years, joining Found in the spring of 2013 to grow the performance arm of the business. He has set about building on Found’s already impressive standing within the industry by challenging merchants to think differently about how they operate within the paid search space. George got his start in the business at DGM affiliate network before heading up the partnership team at Discount Vouchers. After establishing Discount Vouchers as a major force within the performance industry George moved onto Affilinet as Publisher Manager, giving him valuable insight into various models that now make up the performance landscape.

Dorin Boerescu
Dorin Boerescu

CEO

2Parale

CEO of 2Parale - the biggest affiliate network in Romania and one of the biggest performance marketing companies. Dorin cofounded and later made successful exits from several advertising companies - online and traditional - e.g. #1 Romanian digital agency (SeniorHyper) or #1 digital printing house (Agrafa). He has an extensive understanding of CEE internet market and is passionate about growing online businesses in emerging markets.

Dan  Cohen
Dan Cohen

Regional Director, UK & Ireland

Tradedoubler

Dan Cohen was promoted in August 2012 to Regional Director at Tradedoubler, Europe’s pioneer in performance-based digital marketing and technology. He is responsible for all advertiser, publisher, sales and mobile strategy for the company in the UK & Ireland. With nearly ten years of experience in digital marketing, Cohen was recruited into Tradedoubler UK in September 2011, to set up the Publisher Development Team. Cohen quickly established a new publisher strategy with a focus on publisher support and service. The team’s efforts were rewarded with two Publisher-voted prizes at the Performance Marketing Awards in May 2012: 'Best Publisher Support' and 'Publisher's Choice of Network.' Cohen then shortly moved to head-up the Client Services team at Tradedoubler, before being appointed Regional Director. Prior to Tradedoubler, Cohen held senior roles at dgm and TMP Worldwide, plus a variety of strategic roles across media companies such as ITV, Chrysalis Radio and GWR Radio.

Oliver  Deighton
Oliver Deighton

Vice President, Marketing

Viglink

Oliver Deighton is Vice President of Marketing at VigLink, a San Francisco-based technology company helping publishers earn from the content they create and the commerce they drive. Prior to joining VigLink, Oliver spent nine years at Google where he was most recently a Product Marketing Manager leading key projects across a broad range of B2B and B2C product areas including AdWords, the Google Display Network, Google Play and Google+. Prior to Google, he held marketing and sales positions with MP3.com and eMusic. Oliver graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson with a bachelor's degree in anthropology.

Kevin  Edwards
Kevin Edwards

Strategy Director

Affiliate Window

Kevin Edwards has over 10 years experience working for affiliate networks. Since joining Affiliate Window in 2006, Kevin has had a significant impact on the business, facilitating and deepening relationships with partners and strengthening the core management team He heads up the Strategy team as Strategy Director with responsibility for producing research, implementing best practice and providing analysis for key clients. He¹s also former Chair for IAB's Affiliate Marketing Council.

Sam Engel
Sam Engel

Marketing Manager

BrandVerity

Sam currently serves as the Marketing Manager at BrandVerity, where he spends his time educating the industry about compliance, brand protection, and how to maintain productive relationships with affiliates. Before joining BrandVerity, Sam served as a Brand Strategist and Copywriter. Sam earned his B.A. with honors from Brown University.

Robert Glazer
Robert Glazer

Founder and Managing Director

Acceleration Partners

Robert Glazer, founder of Acceleration Partners, is a customer acquisition specialist with an exceptional track record in growing revenue and profits for fast-growing consumer product and services companies. In demand by top consumer brands and investment firms, Bob and his team have launched and managed several of the industry’s most recognized new customer acquisition programs. Clients include adidas, ModCloth, One Kings Lane, Reebok, Shutterfly, Target, Tea Collection, Tiny Prints, zulily and many other consumer brands. Over the past five years, Acceleration Partners has driven more than $200m in online revenue for its clients, was awarded the 2012 Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Award for the industry’s top affiliate program, and was named to the 2013 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies. A top-rated speaker and published author, Bob has presented at ad:tech, Affiliate Summit East/West, Affiliate Management Days, BlogHer, Internet Retailer, Online Marketing Summit and the Performance Marketing Summit. Bob serves as president of the Boston Chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO), on the boards of the Performance Marketing Association and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, and was named to the Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40.

Florian  Gramshammer
Florian Gramshammer

UK Country Manager

Commission Junction

Florian Gramshammer joined Commission Junction in August 2007 as sales manager; he quickly moved through the ranks being promoted to UK country manager in January 2011. Within this role, Florian is responsible for managing the commercial aspects of the UK business, growing the current client base and taking a senior role in developing marketing strategy and direction. Prior to joining ValueClick, Florian was key account director at Emailvision where he managed strategic commercial relationships with UK's top clients including B&Q, Eurostar and Sainsbury's. Florian also has experience with global analyst house Gartner where he worked for three years as an international account manager. The role involved pan-European management of clients including such blue-chip companies as Microsoft and IBM.

Owen Hancock
Owen Hancock

Account Director

Commission Junction

Owen joined the Commission Junction team as an account manager in 2011 but was quickly promoted to key account manager and account director in 2013 where works on CJ’s largest advertiser accounts. After leaving the University of York with a 2:1 in Economics, and a brief stint as a trainee Thatcher, Owen studied a Masters in Marketing at Lancaster University where he graduated in 2009 with distinction. His knowledge of economics has allowed for a fundamental understanding of the importance of marketing in the wider commercial business and how to integrate creative elements to achieve corporate objectives whilst being sensitive towards the impact this has on the bottom line of any business. Prior to his role at ValueClick, Owen worked for London start up, City Socialising where he worked as part of the digital marketing team. Working for a start-up meant that Owen was involved in wider marketing decisions, integrating all marketing avenues and gaining experience in marketing strategy and tactical implementation whilst remaining sensitive to the commercial viability of any decision. Owen is a keen climber having scaled the three peaks within the UK, he’s also an avid baker and can often be accused of trying to fatten up his CJ colleagues with sweet, homemade treats.

Simon Hofmeister
Simon Hofmeister

Account Director & Client Strategist

Affiliate Window

Simon Hofmeister has worked at Affiliate Window for four years during which time he has managed major telecoms brand accounts Sky and O2 as well as lead a team of client services staff managing brand accounts across multiple sectors. He currently splits his time between client services as Account Director on the Sky Digital affiliate program and the strategy team as a Client Strategist. Photo Submission

Graham Jenner
Graham Jenner

Head of Partnerships

TopCashBack

Graham Jenner is Head of Partnerships at TopCashback. Having joined the company in 2011, he now manages their Partnerships team. In his current role he oversees strategy for the department, identifies new opportunities and consults on larger programmes. Graham has been involved in the campaigns that have won the ‘Advertiser Innovation’ award for the past two years at the Performance Marketing Awards. Prior to joining TopCashback Graham worked at Digital Window, looking after key brands such as T-Mobile and Game. You can follow him on Twitter or connect via LinkedIn.

Oliver Jones
Oliver Jones

Vice President, Sales and Partnerships

Yieldify

Starting out in the industry in 2011 Ollie has come a long way in a short period of time. Moving from an exec to heading up the Partnerships and Affiliate arms of Discountvouchers.co.uk he was exposed to all aspects of the more traditional affiliate publishing industry, growing the business from 6 to 40 employees in the process. Ollie then made the switch to site personalization technology start-up Yieldify as the first hire. In the role of Partnerships and Sales Director in just 9 months he has helped to grow the business from 1 client to over 500 working globally with offices in London, Berlin and New York. Now VP of Sales and Partnerships his experience in both the traditional performance marketing space and the new breed of performance based technologies puts Ollie at the forefront of innovation within the industry.

Stephen Kerin
Stephen Kerin

Managing Director

Webgains

Stephen is UK Managing Director for leading global performance network Webgains. Heading up the UK company through a period of significant growth (Over 38% in 2013) , he has strengthened key partnerships and been responsible for implementing a range of tactical initiatives. In previous roles, Stephen has managed top-tier accounts across 19 countries including eBay, Apple, Amex, lastminute.com, Disneyland Paris and Kelkoo. Working in the online industry since 1994, he’s a veritable digital dinosaur; he’s held positions at Tradedoubler, Infocheck (now Equifax), Unified Solutions and MIVA (eSpotting) and is a seasoned public speaker.

Daniel Lancioni
Daniel Lancioni

Senior Account Manager

Afilinet

As Senior Account Manager at affilinet, Dan’s main responsibility is to build and maintain relationships with advertisers on the network and deliver incremental growth for their business, based on pre-determined KPIs. He is also responsible for the development and training of his team. Prior to affilinet, Dan spent two years in the account management team at TradeDoubler and worked in the affiliate team at shopping price comparison site Kelkoo.

Richard Lane
Richard Lane

Head of Publisher Development

Commission Junction

Richard was appointed head of publisher development in October 2013 to build, strengthen and develop the publisher offering for Commission Junction. The publisher side of any affiliate business is vital to the network’s success and Richard strives to make CJ’s offering best in class. Having developed, and eventually headed up, the affiliate team at Mindshare, Richard brings a wealth of experience to the business. As well as his role on the agency side of the affiliate industry, Richard has experience of management after nearly three years at Trade Doubler where he worked on blue chip accounts such as Apple, Post Office and Gala Coral to name but a few. Richard’s experience encompasses far more than his client work as he also sat on the IAB steering committees for Mindshare across affiliate and lead generation. His experience and insight from such varied perspectives gives Richard appreciation for the wider digital landscape and how the affiliate model sits alongside other marketing channels. A cycling fanatic, Richard raised over £4,000 by making the two-wheeled journey between Land’s End and John O’Groats, it took his mind off his beloved football team’s tumultuous journey as he’s also an avid support of Liverpool FC.

Yasmeen Lubbock
Yasmeen Lubbock

Senior Account Manager

Savoo

Yasmeen Lubbock is currently a Senior Account Manager for savoo.co.uk having been with the company for two and a half years. Savoo is an international voucher/smart shopping site with a presence in nine countries. - See more at: http://performancein.com/news/2013/11/01/are-advertisers-secretly-ashamed-their-relationship-affiliates/#sthash.RSAwlMR3.dpuf

Gavin Male
Gavin Male

Managing Director

R.O.EYE

Gavin Male is Managing Director of the leading UK Performance Marketing Agency R.O.EYE. Passionate about digital, Gavin began his online career at TMN plc in 2002. A physics graduate with extensive experience in a number of roles within the online sector, Gavin worked his way up the ranks managing a range of teams and then moved into an international role directing sales across the 5 divisions of TMN plc in the UK, Holland, Spain and the US. In 2010 Gavin became Managing Director of AffiliateFuture overseeing their operations in UK, US and Europe before his move agency side to R.O.EYE mid-2012.

Anastasia Mariussen
Anastasia Mariussen

Associate Professor

Oslo School of Management

Anastasia Mariussen (PhD) is an associate professor at Oslo School of Management, where she teaches and researches various aspects of digital marketing in tourism and hospitality. Anastasia’s research interests include digital marketing, services marketing, affiliate networking, mobile marketing, online distribution, performance measurement and employment of ITC and social media in hospitality and tourism businesses.

Sandra McDill
Sandra McDill

Managing Partner

iProspect

Sandra McDill has been in the digital space for 9 years across multiple channels including affiliate, PPC, SEO, social, mobile, display and data. She has recently joined iProspect UK’s Executive Team as Managing Partner and has previously worked as VP Global Client Services for Marketing Data Platform TagMan and Client Services Director for affiliate network Tradedoubler. Sandra regularly speaks at industry events across a wide range of digital marketing topics, lectures for several universities and holds a Master’s Degree in Marketing.

Cristian Miculi
Cristian Miculi

Senior Manager, Alliances

Avangate

Cristian is a seasoned professional in the digital landscape since 2005. He has been in charge with the Avangate Affiliate Network since 2008, coordinating its development and growing it many fold both in terms of affiliates joining the network as well as the software & SaaS product catalog. With hands-on experience in affiliate program management, Cristian is currently focused on growing merchants’ affiliate channel using internal resources and through outsourced program manager partners. In his spare time, Cristian enjoys traveling and playing the piano.


Duncan  Popham
Duncan Popham

Managing Director

Total Digital

Duncan begin working in digital in 2000. After occupying director level positions at both a search engine marketing company and at affiliate network DGM he moved to become a full-time affiliate. Seven years ago he founded Total Search Solutions, a digital acquisition agency focusing on Affiliate Management and Search Engine Marketing. A keen advocate of ethics in online marketing, Duncan has been intrinsically involved in the continued development of the UK affiliate marketing landscape.

Keith Posehn
Keith Posehn

President

Zorz LLC.

Keith Posehn is an entrepreneur with a diverse background in industries such as video games, mobile development, online marketing and B2B software solutions. In 2008, Keith founded Zorz, a successful performance marketing practice specializing in high-quality affiliate marketing solutions for clients in social media, paid search & mobile. As a regular speaker at industry events, Keith is an unabashed software/startup hacker that develops his own tools to keep a marketing edge.

Geno Prussakov
Geno Prussakov

Conference Chair

Affiliate Management Days

Affiliate Management Days is organized and chaired by Geno Prussakov, an award-winning affiliate marketing expert, who over the years has contributed to the online marketing success of such top brands as Forbes, Nokia, Hallmark, Warner Music, Skype, Forex Club, and hundreds of small businesses.

Prussakov has authored two affiliate marketing bestsellers: A Practical Guide to Affiliate Marketing (2007) and Affiliate Program Management: An Hour a Day (2011) which have trained thousands of Internet marketing professionals. For influencing “change within the industry” Prussakov was recently named one of Performance Marketing’s Most Vocal Advocates, making the 2011 list of LinkShare’s Golden Link Awards Finalists. He is a regular contributor to several publications including Website Magazine, FeedFront, Visibility Magazine, Search Engine Marketing Journal, Revenue Performance, Search Marketing Standard, and multiple industry blogs, including his own affiliate marketing blog (named Best Affiliate Blog in 2010 & 2011). He also regularly speaks at key industry trade shows, including Affiliate Summit, a4uexpo, eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit, PubCon, Internet Marketing Conference, and others.


Stephanie Small
Stephanie Small

Head of Affiliates

Neo@Ogilvy

Stephanie is the Head of Affiliates for Neo@Ogilvy, running a team of 13 people for clients including British Airways, American Express and Sony. She has worked in the industry for 7 and a half years and was previously at dgm and All Response Media

Helen  Southgate
Helen Southgate

Managing Director

affilinet UK

Helen Southgate is Managing Director of affilinet UK. Prior to Affilinet Helen was at BSkyB for three and a half years, she started in Sept 2009 as Senior Online Marketing Manager for PPC and Affiliates before taking on the role of Online Marketing Controller for Strategy and Planning in January 2012. Helen has worked in the online industry since 2002, with a solid background in online performance marketing working at affiliate networks Deal Group Media and Silvertap before joining Sky.

Mark Walters
Mark Walters

Managing Director

Affiliate Window

Mark’s extensive commercial and managerial experience, spanning over 25 years, has seen him working in every area of media, particularly taking responsibility for management team building, project development and value creation. Mark has been instrumental in establishing the growth and strong ethical perspective of the company.

Paul Wright
Paul Wright

Managing Director Europe

CAKE

Paul has worked in and around the performance marketing industry since its early inception and now has 16 years’ experience in this fast moving sector. Paul’s well rounded approach and strengths stem from an affiliate and performance marketing background which spans all corners of the industry, having first spent 3 years as a publisher, 2 years client side, 2 years at a European network and 8 years within leading global agencies. Throughout his career Paul has built performance departments within the UK’s largest agencies, redefined product offerings at pan European networks and helped shape and grow some of the UK’s largest and most challenging performance marketing programmes for the likes of T-Mobile, Orange, British Airways, Pizza Hut, Lloyds Banking Group, MBNA, Post Office, The National Lottery and Monster to name but a few. Paul now heads up the European markets for CAKE, a hosted software solution that provides real time analytics and tracking for online marketing campaigns. The CAKE platform offers agencies, networks and advertisers a scalable and accurate platform developed with a combination of innovative technologies and an imaginative approach to doing business online.

Johan Zammit
Johan Zammit

Co-founder & Chief Product Officer

NetRefer

Johan Zammit is a technology entrepreneur. He is the Chief Product Officer of NetRefer, a company which he co-founded back in 2005. Since then NetRefer has been Johan’s focus. Since its inception NetRefer grew steadily into a successful international player in the performance marketing industry. Through various roles : as an entrepreneur, chief technology officer, chief product officer, web development manager, lecturer, internet business consultant and programmer, in his professional career spanning over 20 years, Johan spent his time helping organisations get the most out of the Internet. For over 5 years, he project managed the development of websites, web applications, portals and online stores that enable their owners to succeed on the Internet. Johan was an internet business consultant for major firms and was also a lecturer in Malta at the Swatar Training Centre (STC), the Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MCAST) and the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC) in subjects relating to e-commerce, e-marketing and e-business. Johan’s major strong point is his superb understanding of both the technology world and the business world. He can thus make these two worlds meet. Johan holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Information Technology and an MBA in E-Business – both from the University Of Malta.

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