2016 Winners

2016 Winners

Passionate brand architect with an established track record of developing groundbreaking, fully integrated consumer campaigns. Recent work includes the successful repositioning of chocolate milk – once known primarily as a treat for kids – to a natural and delicious sports recovery drink, targeting adult athletes with a fully integrated $12MM marketing campaign.

Miranda Abney

Marketing Director, MilkPEP

Expert in digital marketing, user experience and engagement. 16+ Years professional experience.

Bill Aicher

Chief Marketing Officer, Musicnotes.com

As President & CEO of Rauxa, Gina leads a team of 230 professionals nationwide with infectious energy, while bringing data-driven innovation to client strategy. Over her 15-year career with Rauxa, Gina has served critical roles in key client relationships and helped lead the transformation of the agency from a direct response shop to what is today a full service marketing agency offering digital, media, research, and technology solutions to a variety of marquee clients including Alaska Airlines, Gap Inc. and Verizon. Under her leadership, Rauxa has grown to be recognized as the largest woman-owned independent agency in the U.S. Gina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Diego.

Gina Alshuler

President & CEO, Rauxa

Shante Bacon

Founder/CEO, 135th Street Agency

As the current director of product marketing for Yahoo Sports, Marissa leads marketing for the Sports and Finance properties including strategy, research, positioning, CRM, mobile acquisition, creative, media planning, brand management. While attending UCLA Anderson School of Management, Marissa was the president of the Sports Business Association, co-director of orientation for the class of 2012, and co-founder of PULSE, an annual media, entertainment, and sports conference. Prior to Anderson, Marissa worked as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs and as an Investor Relations representative at NYC-based hedge fund, Latigo Partners. She received her B.S. degree in Finance and International Business from Villanova University.

Marissa Daly

Director, Product Marketing, Sports and Finance, Yahoo

Adam Berke

President and CMO, Founding Team, AdRoll

I learned storytelling in a plastic lawn chair under a magnolia tree next to a three-legged dog named Lucky. The craft has filled my passport with stamps from places I’d never thought I’d go. Big picture communications strategist with a focus on surround sound execution. I’m your huckleberry.

B.J. Boling

Senior Manager of Communications for Strategic Pursuits, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

Selina Eizik joined Acronym as employee number two in 2001 and has been the CEO of Acronym since 2012. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Management and Concentration in Information Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Masters from New York University.

Selina Eizik

Chief Executive Officer, Acronym

Dio Favatas has 10+ years of experience in direct response marketing, with extensive knowledge of digital outreach and social media. Currently he serves as Managing Director, Digital at truth initiative where he is pioneering the use of machine learning and marketing intelligence to power brand engagement, activation and direct response.

Dionisios Favatas

Managing Director - Digital, Truth Initiative

Steve Froehlich

Sr. Vice President National Direct Marketing, ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Linda Gharib

Director of Marketing Communications, Wolters Kluwer

Nidhi Gupta

Director, Global Marketing, Western Union

Naomi Hirabayashi

Co-CEO, Shine Text

Tracy has over a decade of experience in e-commerce and marketing. She has built innovative marketing programs across a number of verticals, including subscription commerce, digital content, fashion, and entertainment. Tracy is currently the Director, Product Marketing & Monetization for leading dating site eHarmony.com, where she oversees cross-channel customer marketing.

Tracy Kobzeff

Director, Product Marketing & Monetization, eHarmony

Dan LaCivita brings over a decade of experience to his role as CEO of Firstborn, an award-winning strategic design and technology company headquartered in New York City. Firstborn creates digital experiences, products and content that build brands, grow businesses and transform categories for clients like PepsiCo, HBO, L'Oréal and Supercell.

Dan LaCivita

CEO, Firstborn

Jonathan is the 22-year old Co-Founder & President of Jebbit, a machine learning mobile software company started in a college dorm room in 2013. Outside of Jebbit, Jonathan pens the CMO Corner for Inc. Magazine, is a 15x marathon runner & involved in the United Nations & World Economic Forum.

Jonathan Lacoste

President & Co-founder, Jebbit

Matt leads digital marketing for Capital One's Consumer bank. He has also run marketing for Small Business banking. Prior to Capital One, Matt worked at both BCG and LivingSocial. Matt holds both undergrad and masters degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.

Matthew Lattman

Senior Director, Marketing, Capital One

An entrepreneur, producer, and self-proclaimed YouTube super fan, Brendan Lattrell is the founder and CEO of Grapevine, which connects consumer brands with the world's best creators through the industry's most comprehensive and reliable influencer marketing platform.

Brendan Lattrell

Founder & CEO, Grapevine

Kim Lewis

VP, Omnichannel Marketing, Golfsmith

Michael is the co-founder and CEO of the leading Video Marketing platform, Vidyard. While he's not bringing leading video based technologies to market, he serves as general partner of Garage Capital, a seed stage fund focused on Super-Cluster companies looking to expand their networks into Silicon Valley. He also sits on the Communitech Board of Directors; a KW based organization designed to help companies start, grow and succeed.

Michael Litt

CEO and co-founder, Vidyard

Misty Locke

Global CMO and LatAm President, iProspect

Andy MacMillan

CEO, Act-On Software

Jasmin Malone

Director of Marketing, Truth Initiative

Lauren Metsig

CMO, Maestro Health

Hands on analytics leader with extensive technical background in applied analytics and business reporting across a variety of platforms and industries. Progressive leadership experience with emphasis on cross functional team development while reporting to C-Level executive management. Passionate about building high performing teams, operational excellence, and strategic consultation for internal and external stakeholders.

Thomas Mitchell

Vice President, Analytics, Wunderman

Daniel Oakins

Global Director, Publishing, Grapeshot

Claudia Page

Vice President of Platform and Creator Partnerships, Crowdtap

Rachel began her career at global PR agency Fleishman-Hillard. From there, she found her calling in the restaurant industry, working with several brands, including Sambuca and Champps Entertainment. Most recently, Rachel served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Zoes Kitchen, before joining the Jamba Juice. With a passion for life and people, Rachel takes a personal approach to leading and empowering her team and the organization through the values of courage, grit, and gratitude. As a leader in marketing, Rachel is a board member of Marketing Executives Group and has been recognized by numerous organizations. When Rachel is not working, she makes it a priority to give back to the community by working with high school boys through the Young Men’s Service League where she serves as the Vice President of Boys Leadership. Rachel’s personal motto is a reflection of her desire to deliver goodness. “Be one who nurtures and builds, understands and forgives, who looks for the best and leaves brands better than I found them. Simply put - to be the change and use the power of storytelling to introduce the world to brands that will impact their lives positively.” Rachel resides in Fairview, TX with her husband Mike and sons Garrett, 18; Ryan, 16; Chase, 8; and Jack Jack, 4.

Rachel Phillips-Luther

Chief Marketing Officer, Jamba Juice

Andy leads the Faraday team in its quest to revolutionize customer recruiting for companies selling things that matter. Previously, he founded Brighter Planet, the celebrated sustainability company.

Andy Rossmeissl

CEO, Faraday

Consistent success in driving response, increasing and reinforcing brand recognition and dedicated to a career in building and launching innovative and compelling B2C and B2B experiences for Fortune 500 Technology Companies. At Red Hat Amanda is responsible for Global Partner Marketing and drive incremental revenue through Red Hat's Cloud Partners such as AWS, Azure, Google, in the North America, LATAM, Asia/Pacific, and EMEA regions.

Amanda Russell

Director, Global Partner Marketing - Cloud, Red Hat

Ryan Schulke co-founded Fluent with long-time friend Matt Conlin. He is responsible for Fluent’s corporate vision and strategy, expanding its leadership in the ad technology space. When not holding the fort down at Fluent, Ryan exploits all that New York City has to offer with his wife, family and friends.

Ryan Schulke

CEO, Fluent

Jason Siegel is an accomplished branding and digital strategy and user experience expert. As partner, chief marketing officer, and head of the Bluetext creative and digital services group, Jason manages and directs development of a wide range of integrated services for Bluetext clients. He has an exceptional record for great client service with all facets of creative and digital services.

Jason Siegel

Chief Creative Officer, Bluetext

Alessandra Souers

Director of Marketing, JibJab Bros. Studios

Sipra currently heads up the digital marketing department at IMAX where she works with her team to create integrated campaigns, identify new areas of growth, and establish strategic partnerships to increase avenues of revenue and marketing impressions.

Sipra Thakur

Executive Director, Digital Marketing, IMAX

Antonio Tomarchio

Founder and CEO, Cuebiq

Natalie Travaglione has over 10 years experience developing and driving go-to-market strategies for technology platforms and analytical tools in the financial information, regulatory compliance, and marketing technology industries. At Experian, Natalie leads global product marketing for the Experian Marketing Suite, an award-winning, cloud-based marketing technology platform.

Natalie Travaglione

Senior Director, Global Product Marketing, Experian Marketing Services

Ally’s love of marketing began at Nickelodeon where she spent 6 years. She eventually traded in her Uggs for flip flops and moved to California to work for DreamWorks Animation. She has since been instrumental in executing retail campaigns for How to Train Your Dragon 2, Dinotrux, and most currently Trolls!

Allison Tseng

Sr. Manager, Retail Marketing, DreamWorks Animation

20 years of marketing and product development across 8 different industries

Irene Tserkovny

President, Docurated

Sangram Vajre has quickly built a reputation as one of the leading minds in B2B marketing. Before co-founding Terminus, a SaaS platform for account-based marketing, Sangram led the marketing team at Pardot through its acquisition by ExactTarget and then Salesforce. He’s the author of Account-Based Marketing For Dummies and is the mastermind behind #FlipMyFunnel.

Sangram Vajre

CMO & Co-Founder, Terminus

Victor Wong is the CEO of Thunder, a pioneer in the programmatic creative industry. A guiding force in the company’s creative management platform vision, he has also served as the IAB Local Committee Co­Chairman in 2010 and coauthored the IAB Local Targeting Guide. Victor holds a BA in economics from Yale University and is a fellow of the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute

Victor Wong

CEO, Thunder