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

Awin

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.


Matt Frary
Matt Frary

Chief of Chaos

SmarterChaos.com

Matt Frary is CEO & Founder of SmarterChaos.com, a Customer Acquisition and Digital Marketing Agency focused on large brands such as eBags.com, Meredith Magazines, Fab Fit Fun, Donald J Pliner, Lillian Vernon, Current Catalogs, and many more.  Matt founded SmarterChaos.com in 2010 to help Advertisers navigate the Affiliate Marketing world and to help them drive profitable results online. Matt has worked online in digital marketing for 18+ yrs building the top brands' digital presence online, starting a top 25 Affiliate Network called ROI Rocket, and building world renown digital marketing companies including blogger and influencer networks She Is Media and Pollen-8.com.  Matt and SmarterChaos have been featured in both the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America and Colorado's Top 100 Companies to Watch 2 years in a row.  He is also a mentor for startup Founders at The Founder's Institute in Denver, Colorado.


Victoria Galperina
Victoria Galperina

Head of Affiliate Marketing

SEMrush

Victoria Galperina has been in charge of the growth and development of SEMrush's affiliate program for over three years now. During her tenure, she has grown the number of SEMrush affiliates 6 times to over 20,000 partners worldwide. She currently leads a team of exceptional affiliate managers who are driven to find partners across the globe and help marketers succeed through the use and promotion of advanced competitive intelligence solutions. Victoria has consulted hundreds of affiliates, sharing actionable tips, promotional strategies and best practices. She is also a frequent contributor for the FeedFront magazine, a ghost writer and an agile marketing evangelist.   


Maryellen Garasky
Maryellen Garasky

Affiliate Manager

Jane.com

Maryellen stumbled across affiliate marketing while she owned and operated a business with her husband. Taking the reigns of all marketing initiatives (both traditional and online), Maryellen started a hyper-local blog about things to do in her beautiful resort hometown of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Quickly outranking the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau on select relevant terms, Maryellen landed a spot at an affiliate marketing agency where she managed programs such as philosophy.com, philosophy UK, Charlotte Russe, Plastic Jungle, DownEast Basics, David’s Cookies, Roots Canada, Roots USA and more. Always a goal to work inside at an advertiser, Maryellen left the agency for Restaurant.com where she led the channel for both networked and direct affiliate partners. Maryellen now leads the affiliate team at Jane.com, recently named the 11th fastest growing, privately held company in the United States by Inc. Magazine – and Jane was further honored to be named the #1 retailer. Maryellen is also a member of the Board of Directors for the PMA and was nominated for the Affiliate Manager of the Year for the Pinnacle Awards for 2016.


Jenny Gibson
Jenny Gibson

Product Manager

CJ Affiliate by Conversant

Jenny has worked with CJ for over 4 years, helping advertisers build and refine their partner marketing strategies, but recently shifted to working on product development on the Insights team. In her free time she can be found hiking with her husband and playing board games.

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. On May 15, 2017, his book Performance Partnership will be released, where he clears up common myths about affiliate marketing and explains what CMOs can anticipate from the next generation of performance marketing programs.


Greg Hoffman
Greg Hoffman

CEO

Apogee

Greg Hoffman is CEO of Apogee, a Performance Marketing Agency. He was the Pinnacle Award winner for Affiliate Marketing Advocate of the Year in 2016. His agency won the Pinnacle Award for Best Agency/OPM in 2014. He's been managing programs for more than 11 years and is a regular contributor to PracticalEcommerce.com on Affiliate Marketing.


Lisette Howard
Lisette Howard

Director of Client Services, Performance

Schaaf-PartnerCentric

Lisette Howard is the Director of Client Services, Performance at Schaaf-PartnerCentric. Lisette oversees a team of Affiliate Program Managers and Marketing Analysts at SPC, and is responsible for implementing strategy within the Account Management, REACH, and Strategic Opportunities teams. Lisette has over 10 years of experience in the affiliate marketing industry and has been with SPC for 6 years. She began her career at Commission Junction, where she had multiple roles, the latest being a program manager on the agency team. She also has experience within the mobile space as she spent time working at Tapjoy, a mobile monetization platform. There she managed a portfolio of legacy accounts providing strategy and growth opportunities for app distribution, retention and platform optimization. Lisette received a B.A. in Communication from The University of California, Santa Barbara. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and dog, Buster.


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 iAffiliate Management. Supported by years of industry leadership in e-Commerce, Web Development, and Digital Marketing, Marty's career dates back to his digital 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 digital marketers and web developers at Kingclicks LLC. Macy's, The Minneapolis Downtown Council and the University of St. Thomas, are some of partnerships he and his team developed. Marty's Affiliate background started when he joined Deluxe Corp in 2010 where he was actively engaged with their paid search team and affiliate programs, which included; Shop Deluxe, Bags & Bows, Deluxe Services, PsPrint, LogoMojo and Vertical Response. Marty accepted a position at iAffiliate Management where he now manages and leads client digital strategies that expands through affiliate, paid search, display, remarketing, 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.


Jennifer Moor
Jennifer Moor

Senior Manager, Brand Quality and Regulatory Compliance

Rakuten Marketing

Jennifer Moor leads our Brand Quality & Compliance team at Rakuten Marketing, and has been with the company for over 10 years. She has 6+ years of regulatory compliance experience and she is a graduate of National Compliance School. She also serves on the Compliance Council for the Performance Marketing Association.


Deirdre Peters
Deirdre Peters

Product Management

CJ Affiliate by Conversant

Recovering college golfer turned Product Manager. Attended MIT focused on consumer behavior and analytical marketing. I love what I do and do what I love. Firm believer in the power of positive thinking. Had great experiences working at Staples and Vistaprint in marketing and product development, but have since found my home at CJ overseeing the Tracking & Customer Engagement team.


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.


Greg Shepard
Greg Shepard

Chief Strategy Officer

Pepperjam

Greg Shepard is a seasoned veteran in building and running sustainable growth businesses. Greg’s former company, AffiliateTraction, was acquired by eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions in January of 2016 with Greg assuming the role of Chief Strategy Officer. That following April, the company was rebranded Pepperjam during a transaction that earned them the prestigious “Tech Deal of the Year Over $250 million” award. The $985-million-dollar deal comprised the purchase and sell of more than 14 companies, including AdAssured, another company founded by Greg, and garnered Greg a spot among the elite in performance marketing. Greg served as Pepperjam’s Chief Strategy Officer during 2016, charting the company’s trajectory for future products and service offerings, before transitioning into the role of Chief Technology Officer in 2017 to better build on the core technologies of the business. Prior to AffiliateTraction, Greg was involved with and/or co-founded a number of online retail merchants, online publishers, SAAS affiliate tracking software, and online directories; all of which were acquired. Greg has served on numerous advisory boards, is a regular contributor to industry publications, and a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe; including the 2017 Annual Tech Summit for Permira, the world’s largest private equity firm. 


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.

Gary Warnes
Gary Warnes

Vice President, Global Services

Rakuten Marketing

Gary Warnes is Vice President of Global Services for Rakuten Affiliate Network and has been with Rakuten Marketing for over 5 years. He leads their award-winning services team and oversees large client portfolio performance. Gary has over 10 years of affiliate experience in multiple roles on the advertiser, publisher and network sides of the business.


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