MAY 15-17, 2017 • MARRIOTT MARQUIS • SAN FRANCISCO

2017 San Francisco Speakers

Cris Angelini
Cris Angelini

Senior Business Development Director

UnsubCentral

Cris Angelini serves as UnsubCentral's Business Development Director, where he consults with prospective clients to determine the best UnsubCentral services for their needs. He is an accomplished business professional with 20 years of experience in people, process, revenue growth and sales leadership. Prior to working at UnsubCentral, Cris was the Vice President of Revenue Development at Volusion, where he was responsible for working cross-departmentally to help drive core product sales, revenue growth, customer service and partner recruitment.

Sarah Bundy
Sarah Bundy

Founder & CEO

All Inclusive Marketing

Sarah is the Founder and CEO of All Inclusive Marketing (AIM), an award winning, Profit 500 Company, that delivers high performance affiliate and digital marketing management services to retail, travel and subscription brands around the world.

Sarah is ranked as the #55 Top Female Entrepreneur in Canada, a Top 40 Digital Marketing Specialist by the Online Marketing Institute, and is recognized by the NY Times as an expert in performance marketing.

Most recently, Sarah led her team to win best small company of the year (under 50 employees) in the province of British Columbia.

She believes in setting the standard of excellence in everything she does, and lives her DIGG motto every day.


Todd Crawford
Todd Crawford

VP Strategic Initiatives

Impact Radius

As a co-founder, Todd Crawford evangelizes the opportunities presented by a multi-channel approach to the performance model. Prior to Impact Radius, he served as vice president of sales and business development for Digital River’s affiliate network, oneNetworkDirect. Todd also contributed to the founding team at Commission Junction in 1998 and led its business and sales development efforts as vice president for more than seven years.

Jeannine Crooks
Jeannine Crooks

Client Services Manager

Affiliate Window

As the Client Services Manager with Affiliate Window US, Jeannine works closely with many of their largest programs such as 1&1 Internet, Lonely Planet, Agoda.com, and Ctrip.com. She is a frequent speaker at numerous events including Affiliate Management Days and Affiliate Summit, and is a regular contributor to iBlog Magazine.


Larissa Feuerstein
Larissa Feuerstein

Merchant & OPM Liaison

FMTC's Fresh Press Media

Larissa Feuerstein is the Merchant & OPM Liaison for FMTC, a premier affiliate datafeed and tool provider and winner of the 2015 Tool/Service of the Year. She has been with FMTC since January of 2013 and started out as a data engineer. She loves working with people and facilitating the relationships between merchants, OPMs, and affiliates. She also chairs the Coupons & Deals Council with the Performance Marketing Association. Larissa holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Vanguard University of Southern California and graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors.


Robert Glazer
Robert Glazer

Founder and Managing Director

Acceleration Partners

Robert Glazer, founder and managing director of Acceleration Partners, is a customer acquisition specialist with an exceptional track record in growing revenue and profits for growing consumer products and services companies. His clients include adidas, eBay, Gymboree, ModCloth, Reebok, Target, Tiny Prints, Uber and many other brands.

Robert is a thought leader in the performance marketing industry with over 100 published articles on performance marketing, strategy, leadership and entrepreneurship. He will be releasing a book in 2017 where he clears up common myths about affiliate marketing and explains what CMO’s can anticipate from the next generation of performance marketing programs.


Chris Goward
Chris Goward

Co-Founder & CEO

WiderFunnel Marketing

Chris Goward, Co-Founder and CEO of WiderFunnel Marketing Optimization, is one of the leading experts globally in Conversion Optimization. The business processes that he developed, including the WiderFunnel LIFT Framework™ and Kaizen Method™ increase conversion rates for clients that need to generate more leads and sales from their websites by between 10% and 280%. Since building his first client’s website in 1994, Chris has been optimizing online and offline marketing for companies such as eBay, Epson, SAP, Getty Images, BabyAge.com, Outrigger Hotels, and Google, among others. He also branded and launched the Rockit Roller™ personal-powered scooter with investor backing in 2004. His work has been published in Marketing Sherpa, Search Engine Watch, the Google blog, Search Engine Marketing Journal and DM News. He has been recognized with a Gold award from the Canadian Marketing Association and as one of Marketing Magazine’s “Ones to Watch”.


Choots Humphries
Choots Humphries

Co-President

LinkConnector

Choots Humphries, co-founder of LinkConnector, has been involved in the computer industry for two decades. As an entrepreneur, he has co-founded and successfully operated two separate companies—LinkConnector Corporation and DotCom Corporation. LinkConnector is currently reshaping the Affiliate Marketing industry as one of the fastest growing Affiliate Marketing Networks. DotCom was a multi-million dollar company that operated several large Internet portals and was profitable every year until it was sold in 2005. Choots has been a featured speaker at several entrepreneurial, leadership and affiliate marketing events and is a recognized expert in online marketing.

Rob Israch
Rob Israch

CMO

Tipalti

Rob Israch brings over 15 years of marketing experience to Tipalti. Most recently, Rob served as VP, Global Marketing Programs at NetSuite where he led global branding, demand generation, and international marketing over the past 8 years, helping to guide the company through 10X+ revenue growth, from private company through IPO to cloud ERP market leader. Previously, Rob held a variety of marketing management roles at Intuit and GE. Rob earned a Marketing degree at University of Florida, Warrington College of Business.

Scott Kalbach
Scott Kalbach

CEO

AvantLink

Scott developed the initial AvantLink network platform and then quickly transitioned into the role of CEO as the company took off and started its rapid growth. Besides his passion for building AvantLink, he enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding and spending time in the outdoors with his family.


Erin Killian
Erin Killian

Senior Director Agency Partner Program

Pepperjam

Erin Killian is the Sr Director of the Agency Partner Program division within Pepperjam. Erin has been with Pepperjam for 9 years, with experience not only in managing programs in the affiliate channel, but also in cross-channel marketing, strategy & planning. Erin brings her unique background and expertise to provide guidance, recommendations and a client centric approach to her clientele.


Brian Littleton
Brian Littleton

President/CEO

ShareASale

As the founder and CEO of ShareASale, Brian has connected thousands of merchants and affiliates alike, ensuring mutual profitability while preserving the spirit and core values of the affiliate marketing industry. Since 2000, his leadership and vision have helped shape the industry into what it is today. ShareASale celebrates its 16th anniversary this year and currently supports over 4,000 retailers on the ShareASale Network, working strategically with its clients, both on the advertising and publishing end, to maximize their individual potential. Brian is a three-time winner of the Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Award for Affiliate Marketing Advocate of the Year.

John LoBrutto
John LoBrutto

Director of Affiliate Solutions & Partnerships

Liquid Web, Inc.

John P. LoBrutto is the Director of Affiliate Solutions & Partnerships at Liquid Web, Inc., an industry leading Web Hosting company. John has over 20 years’ experience in the travel, retail & technology sales channels. He specializes in developing new programs, optimizing for success, with a focus on entering new markets.


Martin Marion
Martin Marion

Director of Digital Marketing

iAffiliate Management

Marty Marion brings a broad digital perspective to Brave New Media. Supported by years of industry leadership in e-Commerce, Web Development, and Online Marketing, Marty's career dates back to his management role at Meyers Printing Company in 1994 where his 11-year tenure established his online success by bringing the DeskTop Labels business to market as one of the first secure "Buy Direct from the Manufacturer" websites in existence. The DTL website was launched in January of 1996 and the first electronic order was received from France. The online reach of the DTL website extended into one of the largest labeling initiatives in U.S. Naval history.

In 2005, Marty partnered with local and overseas interactive marketers and web developers at Kingclicks LLC. Macy's, The Minneapolis Downtown Council, University of St. Thomas, Boone and Stone, are some of partnerships he and his team developed. Marty's Affiliate background started when he joined Deluxe in 2010 where he was actively engaged with their paid search team and affiliate programs, which include Shop Deluxe, Bags & Bows, and Deluxe Services. Marty recently accepted a new position at Brave New Media (a local Twin Cities agency), where he now manages and leads BNMs client digital strategies that expands through paid search, affiliate, earned media, email and social.


Tara McCommons
Tara McCommons

VP Sales and Marketing

LinkConnector Corporation

Tara McCommons is VP of Sales & Marketing at LinkConnector, a performance marketing network providing superior service and technologies for over a decade. Tara leads a high performance team that plays a pivotal role in developing new merchant and affiliate opportunities, while also taking a hands-on approach to effectively optimize LC relationships. Tara possesses over 20 years of business development experience spanning both corporate & start-up environments. Tara began her career in affiliate marketing with LinkConnector (in 2004) and has been an AM Days Speaker, moderated a Top-10 Affiliate Summit panel and is a Board of Directors member with the Performance Marketing Association.


Kerri Pollard
Kerri Pollard

Chief Revenue Officer

Honey

Kerri currently serves as the Chief Revenue Officer for technology publisher, Honey. Helping consumers find savings in real-time without ever leaving an advertiser's site, Kerri is responsible for selling new technology and data solutions at Honey along with building the team responsible. Prior to joining Honey in September of 2016, Kerri was President of CJ Affiliate for eight years and possesses a total tenure of 16 years at the affiliate network. Under Kerri's leadership as President, the CJ Marketplace grew to over 3,000 advertisers, 70,000 active publishers, and according to Internet Retailer, is the number one affiliate marketing provider "by a long shot."


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 Robbins
Stephanie Robbins

President

Robbins Interactive

Stephanie Robbins connects brands to niche online influencers to incrementally grow revenue. She brings over 20 years of online marketing experience to the table, including leading the interactive division for a nationally acclaimed digital agency. Stephanie is known for representing a select few brands that she can authentically promote, treating each brand like it is her own. She has spent the past 8 years developing relationships with over a thousand influencers and is passionate about helping them create a flexible lifestyle through influencer marketing. A known subject matter expert, Stephanie has been interviewed on NBC Business Talk Radio and published in Feedfront Magazine.

Oliver Roup
Oliver Roup

Founder & CEO

VigLink

As Founder and CEO of VigLink, Oliver Roup understands the power of native monetization like few others, and is passionate about powering content-driven commerce for companies like Reuters, Maxim, Women's Health and more. Through advanced link technology, VigLink automatically enables publishers to earn revenue, at scale, directly through a publisher's words. Prior to VigLink, Oliver served as a Director at Microsoft in charge of various media properties including XBOX Live Video Marketplace, Zune Marketplace, and MSN Entertainment. In addition to holding patents covering micro-transactions, media, and metadata, he is currently a board member of the Performance Marketing Association and chair of the PMA's Content Monetization Council. Oliver received his bachelor's and master's degrees in Computer Science from MIT and his MBA from the Harvard Business School.


Gaurav Sethi
Gaurav Sethi

CEO

Virus Positive Technologies

My name is Gaurav Sethi and I represent Virus Positive Technologies. I am responsible for our organization's QA & Testing initiatives. Have successfully pitched and implemented several Outsourcing/Offshoring opportunities across countries such as Israel, United States, Australia, Europe and India. I run a global QA & Testing, Affiliate Frauds, Compliance's and Services organization providing broad range of business & technology services to clients across USA ,UK, Israel & Canada. We have testing labs equipped with real desktop (with Windows & MAC OS), Virtual machines (with Windows & MAC OS) & real Mobile devices for Android, iOS, Windows & Blackberry.


Wade Tonkin
Wade Tonkin

Affiliate Manager

Fanatics, Inc.

Wade has been active in the affiliate industry in a variety of roles including in-house affiliate manager, outsourced affiliate manager, sales and business development since 1999. He joined Fanatics.com in 2010 and currently oversees a team that manages the affiliate programs for top licensed sports and authentic sports collectibles brands including Fanatics.com, FansEdge.com, NFLShop.com, NBAStore.com, and Shop.MLB.com.

Wade is a 5-time Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Award Nominee and 2-time Winner (Exceptional Merchant in 2014 and 2016) and received honors for Best Affiliate Program and Best Manager on ABestWeb and was honored by AvantLink as Affiliate Manager of the Year in 2015.


Chris Tradgett
Chris Tradgett

Director

Publisher Discovery

Chris Tradgett has been 14+ years in the affiliate industry, initially as one of the early team at Buy.at affiliate network, then client side - and the last 4 years growing the Publisher Discovery platform. Currently providing affiliate network intelligence to leading affiliate networks, OPMs, agencies and merchants globally to power affiliate recruitment strategies.

Chad Waite
Chad Waite

Marketing Manager

AvantLink

Chad Waite is the marketing manager for the AvantLink affiliate network and a lifelong learner of all things online marketing, including SEO, content generation, and affiliate marketing. He can be found on Twitter at @ChadW8, likely asking for advice on how to write better bios.

Martin Weinberg
Martin Weinberg

Director of Marketing, US

SEMrush

Martin Weinberg leads the US marketing team at SEMrush which is driven to help marketers succeed through advanced competitive intelligence. Prior to SEMrush, he helped many organizations develop creative digital strategies to reach their audience and inspire action. Martin consulted to brands such as Comcast, Ricoh, Campbell's, uPenn and Reed Business Information, where he created the largest B2B email marketing program in the world at the time. As an industry speaker, Martin enjoys contributing new ideas and insights about digital strategy, online marketing, and social media at conferences, universities, and corporate events, such as Digital Summit, Pubcon, SMX and more.


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