Nick Andrews

Nick Andrews

Founder & CEO

ReviTrage.com

Nick has over twelve years of experience working with Fortune 500 organizations to improve brand performance. His work has centered around integrating strategy into multi-channel growth initiatives and improving customer value propositions through digital & social marketing.

Session: Affiliate Marketing Technologies to Boost Social Penetration of Your Brand

 Tim Ash

Tim Ash

CEO & Founder

Site Tuners

@Tim_Ash

Tim is a highly-regarded presenter and keynote speaker at SES, eMetrics, PPC Summit, Affiliate Summit, PubCon, SMX, OMS, AffCon, LeadsCon, Internet Retailer, and eComXpo. He is the founder and chairperson of ConversionConference.com the first international conference series focused on improving online conversions. Tim is a contributing columnist to several publications including ClickZ, Website Magazine, DM News, Visibility Magazine, Search Marketing Standard, Search Engine Marketing Journal, and Electronic Retailer Online Strategies magazine. He is the host of the weekly Landing Page Optimization show and podcast on WebmasterRadio.fm. Over the past 15 years, Tim has helped a number of major US and international brands to develop successful web-based initiatives. Companies like Google, Expedia, Kodak, eHarmony, Facebook, American Express, Canon, Nestle, Symantec, Intuit, AutoDesk and many others have benefitted from Tim’s deep understanding and innovative perspective. Since 1995, he has authored more than 100 published articles. In addition, Tim is the online voice of conversion optimization as the host of the Landing Page Optimization podcast on WebmasterRadio.fm.

KEYNOTE: Insights Into Mobile Conversion for Advertisers & Affiliate Managers
Session: Rapid Fire – Live Landing Page Critiques

 Sarah Bundy

Sarah Bundy

Founder & CEO

All Inclusive Marketing

@svbundy

Sarah Bundy is an award winning digital marketing strategist, affiliate marketing specialist, consultant, trainer & author. She is founder & CEO of All Inclusive Marketing, an award winning performance marketing agency delivering innovative, experience driven results that reach, engage and convert new buyers online.

Sarah is ranked in the Top 40 Digital Marketing Strategists and Top 25 Affiliate Marketing Bloggers of 2012. Her clients range from e-commerce start-ups to billion dollar global corporations such as Symantec (Norton Antivirus), CowBoom and Flight Centre.

Ms Bundy has won over a dozen awards and contributes to industry periodicals such as Feedfront Magazine, Small Business Trends & Revenews.com. To give back to her community Sarah also teaches at the Online Marketing Institute, the School of Internet Marketing and British Columbia Institute of Technology.

In addition to speaking at major conferences in performance and digital marketing in London, New York, Toronto, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver to name a few, Sarah co-founded “Digital Kids BC” a not-for-profit mentorship program investing in the digital leaders of tomorrow.

Sarah’s passion lies in working with purpose driven brands who are innovative and find gaps in the marketplace while creating high value opportunities that drive sustainable, profitable growth.

Session: How To Maximize Affiliate Performance Through Optimization Best Practices

 Van Chappell

Van Chappell

Founder/CEO

5IQ

Van Chappell, a 6 year veteran of Affiliate Marketing, founded 5IQ in 2014. 5IQ is a leading provider of recruiting data and thought leadership in the Affiliate Industry, providing data available nowhere else to inform savvy merchants and agencies in their recruiting efforts. Prior to 5IQ, Van was the VP of Sales at BrandVerity, the leading provider of compliance technology in the Affiliate industry. Van is based in Seattle and when not working enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children.

Session: Using Data to Improve Your Recruiting Efforts

 Daryl Colwell

Daryl Colwell

Senior Vice President of Sales

Fluent, LLC

@dhcolwell

Daryl Colwell is Senior Vice President of Sales for Fluent, LLC, the industry leader in people-based digital marketing and customer acquisition. An industry veteran with over 15 years of experience, Colwell previously served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Matomy Media Group. Before Matomy, he held senior management and sales roles at Relevance-X, the online behavioral and life-stage targeting division of Acxiom, and digital advertising agency SilverCarrot.

Colwell is a well-known industry thought leader and frequent speaker at industry conferences including Affiliate Summit, LeadsCon, Search Marketing Expo, OMMA Global, and PubCon. He also served as an expert industry panelist at the Federal Trade Commission’s 2015 “Follow the Lead: An FTC Workshop about Online Lead Generation.” Colwell’s insights have been featured in a number of leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, Advertising Age, Direct Marketing News and MediaPost.

Session: Back to the Future: How to Use Pay-per-Call to Bridge Old and New Media

 Todd Crawford

Todd Crawford

VP Strategic Initiatives

Impact Radius

@ToddCrawford

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.

Session: How to Champion (or Defend) the Affiliate Channel Through Incrementality
KEYNOTE PANEL (Part 1): 2016 Affiliate State of the Union
KEYNOTE PANEL (Part 2): 2016 Affiliate State of the Union

 Jeannine  Crooks

Jeannine Crooks

Senior Account Manager

Affiliate Window

@Jeannine_Crooks

As Senior Account Manager with Affiliate Window US, Jeannine works closely with many large programs such as 1&1 Internet, Agoda.com, and CaféPress. She is the organizer of the Denver Affiliate Marketing Meetup, and is a frequent speaker at numerous events. Jeannine is a prominent affiliate advocate in the fight against the affiliate nexus tax, and continues to lobby against legislation in Colorado and other states. Most recently she was voted “Best Network Rep” by the members of ABestWeb. Jeannine believes that the most important take-away from any session is truly actionable information – so that every attendee leaves with ideas to make their programs perform better immediately.

Session: A Merchant’s Guide to Cross-Device Affiliate Tracking

 Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin

Wizard of Moz

Moz

@randfish

Rand Fishkin is founder, former CEO and now Wizard of Moz (formerly SEOmoz), a leader in the field of search engine optimization tools, resources & community. In 2009, he co-authored the Art of SEO from O’Reilly Media and was named among the 30 Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs Under 30 by BusinessWeek. Rand has been written about it in The Seattle Times, Newsweek and the NY Times among others and keynoted conferences on search around the world. He’s particularly passionate about the SEOmoz blog, read by tens of thousands of search professionals each day. In his minuscule spare time, Rand enjoys the company of his amazing wife, Geraldine.

Keynote: Being the Signal Amidst the Noise

 Rick Gardiner

Rick Gardiner

CEO

iAffiliate Management

@RickGardiner

Bio is forthcoming.

 Robert Glazer

Robert Glazer

Founder and Managing Director

Acceleration Partners

@accelerationpar

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.

Session: Getting Your Affiliate Program Out of Its Comfort Zone
KEYNOTE PANEL (Part 1): 2016 Affiliate State of the Union
KEYNOTE PANEL (Part 2): 2016 Affiliate State of the Union

 Choots Humphries

Choots Humphries

Co-President

LinkConnector

@chootshumphries

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.

KEYNOTE PANEL (Part 1): 2016 Affiliate State of the Union
KEYNOTE PANEL (Part 2): 2016 Affiliate State of the Union

 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.

Session: Paid Partners Are Happy Partners

 Brian Littleton

Brian Littleton

President/CEO

ShareASale

@brianlittleton

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.

KEYNOTE PANEL (Part 1): 2016 Affiliate State of the Union
KEYNOTE PANEL (Part 2): 2016 Affiliate State of the Union

 Martin Marion

Martin Marion

Director of Digital Marketing

Brave New Media

@MJMMarion

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.

Session: Incremental Revenue Growth Strategies

 Adam Martin

Adam Martin

US Vice President of Revenue

Performance Horizon

Adam has more than 10 years of sales experience with increasing responsibilities in enterprise application software companies. Most recently, Adam was Director of Enterprise Sales at Gigya, a customer identity management platform developer that helps customers identify web users across devices and build rich customer profiles for use in marketing applications. Over the past four years, Adam contributed to Gigya’s rapid revenue growth by managing several sales and sales support teams. Prior to Gigya, Adam grew enterprise solution revenues for Experian QAS in the Oracle, SAP and SFDC client base, primarily in the western U.S.

 Tara McCommons

Tara McCommons

VP Sales and Marketing

LinkConnector Corporation

Tara McCommons is VP of Sales & Marketing at LinkConnector (LC), a performance marketing network providing superior service and technologies to affiliates and merchants for over a decade. Tara leads a high performance team in identifying new customer opportunities while also taking a hands-on approach to optimize existing relationships. Tara possesses over 20 years of business development experience spanning both corporate and start-up environments. Tara began her career in affiliate marketing with LC (in 2004) where she has a proven record in the development and leadership of strategic partnerships. Tara is the Board of Directors Committee Chair with the Performance Marketing Association.

Session: Affiliate Marketing Technologies to Boost Social Penetration of Your Brand

 David  Naffziger

David Naffziger

CEO

BrandVerity

@DaveNaff

David Naffziger is CEO of BrandVerity, a firm that provides technology solutions to affiliate managers to combat trademark abuse and advertising fraud. BrandVerity’s services monitor paid search and social media for abuse by affiliates. Affiliate managers, agencies and networks use BrandVerity’s service to monitor and protect thousands of brands. Prior to BrandVerity, David was VP of Engineering at Judy¹s Book a Seattle-based local search company. Prior to Judy¹s Book, David co-founded and was Director of Research at Quova prior to its acquisition by Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR). David received his BS from MIT.

Session: What the CFPB Means for Affiliate Marketers

 Jeremy Palmer

Jeremy Palmer

Palmer Digital Assets

@jeremypalmer

Jeremy Palmer is an experienced digital marketer, who has launched dozens of successful websites. Jeremy is a vocal supporter and strong advocate of the performance marketing industry. He’s been a featured speaker and trainer at dozens of internet marketing conferences. Jeremy’s e-books, webinars, and videos have been consumed by thousands of affiliates. In addition to training new affiliates, Jeremy has consulted with dozens of merchants and e-commerce companies about their affiliate programs.

PANEL: Inside the Mind of the Super Affiliate

 Tony Pantano

Tony Pantano

CEO

Imwave, Inc.

Tony Pantano is the CEO of Imwave, Inc., with offices in York, Pennsylvania and Reston, Virginia. Mr. Pantano began his career in the Internet industry 21 years ago and has been involved in Affiliate Marketing for over 9 years. Imwave is a new kind of search engine marketing agency and is one of the leading performance search marketing agencies in the industry, focusing primarily on building and launching effective pay-per-click search engine keyword marketing campaigns. Working on a performance basis, enables us to focus on building long term win-win relationships with our clients.

Panel: Inside the Mind of the Super Affiliate

 Geno Prussakov

Geno Prussakov

Conference Chair

Affiliate Management Days

@ePrussakov

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.

Conference Chair Welcome Remarks
Session: Affiliate Activation Strategies That Work

 Adam Riemer

Adam Riemer

President

Adam Riemer Marketing

@rollerblader

Adam has been in online marketing for over 15 years. As an experienced SEO and affiliate manager, he helps companies of all sizes scale from organic growth, removing theft from affiliate programs and recruiting value adding affiliates.

Session: Detecting & Preventing Affiliate Theft

 Kim Rowley

Kim Rowley

Global Director of Affiliate Partnerships

Billaway

@kimarketing

Kim Rowley has been in the affiliate marketing space since 1998 and has been featured in several publications including USA Today and Revenue Magazine. Kim has presented on specific topics of ecommerce entrepreneurship, content creation and monetization strategies at such events as Affiliate Summit, BlogWorld New Media Expo and Infotec. Kim is also an Adjunct Professor for the University of San Francisco teaching Advanced Affiliate Marketing Techniques. Kim volunteers her time as a SCORE counselor to share her marketing expertise and serves as a member of the Affiliate Summit Advisory Board as well as several local civic organizations.

Kim proudly displays her Affiliate Marketing Legend Award Trophy that she won at the 2012 Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards in her home office in the middle of nowhere, aka Nebraska.

Panel: Inside the Mind of the Super Affiliate

 Maura Smith

Maura Smith

SVP of Affiliate Marketing

eBay Enterprise Affiliate Network

Maura Smith, SVP of Affiliate Marketing, eBay Enterprise Affiliate Network

As SVP of Affiliate Marketing at eBay Enterprise Affiliate Network, Maura Smith oversees the client and publisher relationships that drive the success of EEAN’s omni-channel performance marketing solutions. With over 10 years of performance marketing insight, Smith has led advertiser, agency and publisher teams, responsible for the growth and optimization of over 1,200 performance marketing programs across 200,000 publisher partnerships.

Smith received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Delaware in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and holds an MBA from the University of Scranton.

KEYNOTE PANEL (Part 1): 2016 Affiliate State of the Union
KEYNOTE PANEL (Part 2): 2016 Affiliate State of the Union

 Robert Staub

Robert Staub

Sales Executive

Ebates

Bob is currently in his sixth year as a Sales Executive with Ebates Inc. which includes a variety of top shopping sites including Ebates, FatWallet, Extrabux, Ebates Canada, Ebates Korea and Ebates China. Bob resides in New Jersey just outside New York City, where he works closely with Ebates’ top partners developing online marketing and advertising strategies.

Prior to joining Ebates, Bob was Director of Partnerships for RecycleBank, a green tech venture-backed business which rewards consumers for recycling in over 25 states and the United Kingdom. RecycleBank was the Wall Street Journal’s top venture capital-backed Cleantech company and was number four on the Journal’s “Next Big Thing” list of top venture-backed companies in any industry. Bob’s sales and business development responsibilities included building long-term relationships with Fortune 500 consumer companies as well as being the lead on developing RecycleBank’s affiliate program, working with numerous online retailers.

Prior to RecycleBank, Bob was Director, National Sales for MyPoints.com, where he worked with national retailers developing online advertising strategies. Before joining the MyPoints sales team, Bob headed the Client Strategy department where he provided strategic advice to the sales team and assisted in the development of successful interactive campaigns for national advertisers.
Bob has been working in the affiliate space since 2000. He resides in Summit, NJ with his wife and two sons, and their yellow lab, Scout.

Panel: Inside the Mind of the Super Affiliate

 A’Lisa Tomatis

A’Lisa Tomatis

Sr Manager, Online Business Marketing

Symantec

A’Lisa Tomatis is the global lead for the affiliate channel at Symantec. A’Lisa received her MBA from San Francisco State University in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and has spent the last 12 years working in various Marketing roles. Currently A’Lisa spends her work days coordinating global strategies and being the face of the Norton Affiliate Channel with internal teams working on projects to improve the affiliate channel. Prior to Symantec, A’Lisa was at Wells Fargo operating their SMB sector focusing on acquisition opportunities for their merchant division. She’s also run a global affiliate program focused on lead-gen & marketing online loan products. She lives in Walnut Creek, CA.

Session: Affiliate Channel Testing – Testing to help improve Affiliate EPC

 Wade Tonkin

Wade Tonkin

Affiliate Manager

Fanatics, Inc.

@affile8warrior

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.

Session: A Practical Guide to Affiliate Recruitment

 John Toskey

John Toskey

Global Director

eBay Partner Network

John Toskey is responsible for leading strategic growth across eBay’s largest paid marketing channel. With nearly 20 years of experience in online merchandising and affiliate marketing with leading online retailers, he truly knows the industry inside out.

His experiences as both an affiliate publisher and affiliate program manager provide John with a balanced perspective on key issues, and his proactive attitude, people skills and bias for action have led him to become a well-respected member of the affiliate marketing community. He is a thought leader who enjoys helping others learn from his experiences by speaking at events, writing for publications, and serving on advisory boards.

KEYNOTE: eBay at 20: Lessons From the Journey

 Chad Waite

Chad Waite

Marketing Manager

AvantLink

@ChadW8

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.

Session: Attribution and Commission Splitting: Where It’s At And Where It’s Going

 Jennifer Myers Ward

Jennifer Myers Ward

CEO

ebove & beyond, inc.

@jenmyersward

Jennifer brings almost 20 years of online marketing experience working with dozens of clients in a variety of industries where she has shown proven success in both the affiliate and email channels.

Prior to starting ebove & beyond in 2003, Jennifer was responsible for building Palm Beach Jewelry’s online business. The website grew at an amazing rate boasting record sales which helped it to become an Internet Retailer Top 500 company.

Before that, Jennifer worked at Amazon.co.uk as an Associates Manager, Director of Email Marketing & Partnership Development Manager. In this role, she exceeded the program goals by 50% in the first 3 months & was given Amazon’s prestigious Door Desk Award.

Session: Top 10 Affiliate Pet Peeves & How to Fix Them