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 AultBillCEO IMPLAN GroupAult_Bill.jpgBill began his career with Randall-Reilly in advertising sales with the trucking media group in 1999; in 2001 he was promoted to EDA President and in 2012 he was given overall responsibility for all of Randall-Reilly’s data businesses. Those businesses included EDA a business intelligence provider to the Construction, Machine Tool, Lift Truck, Graphic Arts, Trucking and Ag industries; RigDig Truck History Report, RigDig BI, Top Bid and the Serial Number Guide. In 2015, Bill took over as CEO of IMPLAN Group. 5260
 BaileyMattDigital Marketing Trainer, Speaker & Best-Selling Author SiteLogic MarketingBailey_Matt.jpgSince 1998, Matt Bailey has taught at more than 1,000 companies, conferences and workshops. He is one of the highest rated speakers world-wide for his ability to communicate complex information in a practical, humorous way. He is the author of Internet Marketing: An Hour a Day (2011), SOS! A CEO’s guide to Digital Media (Fall 2014), and Wired to be Wowed (2015). During the period of over 20 years in the online marketing industry, Matt Bailey has: taught Google employees to use Google Analytics; consulted with Experian on how to present data; trained both Proctor & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson brands on search marketing; and instructed Microsoft’s international marketing teams on digital marketing strategy. Matt has a passion for education and helping to develop online marketing professionals. He does this through his teaching as adjunct faculty at Rutgers University. He also produces an online training video curriculum for Market Motive and Lynda.com.6090
 BeasleyAmandaDirector of Marketing International Risk Management Institutebeasley_amanda.jpgAmanda Beasley is the Director of Marketing for International Risk Management Institute (IRMI), a publishing company for risk management and insurance research. She and her team are responsible for marketing all IRMI content, conferences, certifications and continuing education. She also manages all elements of the IRMI brand. Prior to IRMI, Ms. Beasley was the Marketing Manager for the Network of Vertafore Users. Previously, she was Marketing Manager for Christian Community Action and a communications consultant for EDS and HP. She earned her BBA in Marketing from Texas A&M University and her MBA in Marketing and Strategy from Southern Methodist University.7566
 BennettRachelMarketing Director The Gordian GroupBennett_Rachel.jpgRachel Bennett is the Director of Marketing at Gordian, the world’s leading supplier of construction cost data, software, and services for all phases of the construction lifecycle. Rachel is responsible for market research, product launches, event strategy and marketing operations. She works closely with Product, Marketing, Operations and IT to assess and facilitate the readiness, launch and sales of products. She has been instrumental in building the marketing team and lead generation engine at Gordian, leveraging her keen attention to detail and process to increase lead generation by 400% over the last three years. Rachel received her BA in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina. 7602
 BrownLinzeePresident New Generation Research, Inc.Brown_Linzee.jpgLinzee Brown is the minority owner and President of New Generation Research, Inc. and has been with the firm since 2002. Linzee is responsible for the overall strategic direction and production of all of New Generation Research's offerings including Bankruptcy Week,BankruptcyData.com, the Business Bankruptcy Filing Data service, The Bankruptcy Yearbook & Almanac, The Distressed Company Alert and The Turnaround Letter. Prior to joining New Generation Research, Linzee served as Vice President of Direct Marketing for ISM (Boston), a mid-sized strategic marketing company and prior to that he served as a Vice President for Harte Hanks Direct Marketing, one of the country's largest direct marketing firms.7232
 BullardKatieChief Marketing Officer DiscoverOrgBullard_Katie.jpgKatie is responsible for leading the global marketing and growth functions at DiscoverOrg. She brings 15 years of marketing, product, and strategy experience in global, high-growth technology businesses to her role at DiscoverOrg. Prior to joining DiscoverOrg, Katie served in executive leadership roles at Mitratech, Accruent, and Hoover’s. She has a bachelor’s and masters degree from the University of Virginia.7406
 CapoJamesChief Revenue Officer OmedaCapo_James.jpgJames Capo is the Chief Revenue Officer at Omeda. Previously he served as Vice President of Digital Services and Business Development at Access Intelligence. At Access Intelligence, Capo is charged with developing new digital products and partnerships that focus on end-user engagement, data capture, customer insights, and revenue generation. Previously, Capo was with Cygnus Business Media where he lead the development of mobile and tablet applications as well as multiple new digital product launches. Capo also spent 7 years in technology and sales at the Associated Press working primarily in the digital broadcast space. 5474
 CardosoRafael Executive Vice President, Workforce Division BLR   6849
 CarterBillCEO ALMCarter_Bill.jpgBill Carter serves as president and chief executive officer of ALM. ALM is a leading provider of news and business information to the legal and real estate industries. Bill joined ALM from Thomson Reuters, where he was senior vice president of the Small Law Business Unit. He has also been a senior executive at LexisNexis, Epiq Systems, Gerson Lehrman Group and GES Exposition Services. Prior to going to work in the legal and information services industries, Bill was a consultant at Bain & Company.5255
 CarterBrittanyVice President Columbia Books & Information Services Carter_Brittany.jpgBrittany leads day-to-day business operations, strategic development, and acquisition management. She has extensive experience in developing customer-focused products and services with a specialty in building and delivering unique data offerings. She is also responsible for a company-wide reorganization allowing CBIS team members to focus more directly on the customers they serve. In 2011 she was awarded the SIPF Marketing Excellence Award, in 2012 she was awarded the Gold Pyramid Award from PPAI in the Legislative/Political Campaigns category and in 2013 she received the Rising Star Award from SIPA. 5420
 CarterCindyPresident FDAnewsCarter_cindy.jpgCindy Carter is president and CEO of FDAnews, an information company serving the pharmaceutical, medical device and clinical trial communities. She also is a partner and past president of Healthcare Intelligence Network, a joint venture of several healthcare publishers. She was formerly the vice president and publisher at FT Energy, a division of the Financial Times and vice president and group publisher at Capitol Publications. During her 19 years at Capitol, she was also a new product developer, executive editor and reporter. Before that, she was an editor at Government Information Services. She has served on the Specialized Information Publishers Association’s board of directors and is the incoming president of the Specialized Information Publishers Association’s Foundation. 5155
 CasellaJimDirector Stagnito + Edgell Communicationscasella_jim.jpgJim Casella is the director of Stagnito + Edgell Communications and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Case Interactive Media (CIM), which he launched in March of 2007. CIM is affiliated with private-equity firm Austin Ventures, where Jim serves as CEO-in-Residence for their Growth/Private Equity practice. Jim was formerly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Asset International, the leading B2B information and technology company in the financial information sector. Jim led the acquisition of Asset International in December of 2008 and the subsequent expansion of the company with the acquisitions of The Trade, Strategic Insight, Plan for Life, select assets of FRC, 529 College Savings Conference & Bootcamp, and Investor Economics. He has also spearheaded an aggressive move to transform these traditionally print-centric businesses into online-centric businesses, and led a global expansion into Europe and Asia. Under Jim's leadership, Asset International is transforming smaller traditional companies it has acquired into a high-growth global business with a diverse set of new revenue streams: electronic data, tools, online media, research and events. Asset International's key brands include Strategic Insight, Simfund, SimfundGlobal, Annuity Insight, PLANSPONSOR, PLANADVISER, Global Custodian, The Trade, ai5000, aiCIO, Plan for Life, 529 College Savings Conference & Bootcamp, Philanthropy Management, and Investor Economics. Prior to launching Case Interactive Media, Jim was Vice Chairman of Reed Business (Reed Elsevier's business-to-business division). During his tenure as Vice Chairman he established joint ventures in China and India. Jim joined Reed Business Information in January 2002 as CEO of its U.S. operation and led the company through a difficult national economy while keeping a clear focus on long-term growth. "Our commitment has to be on the delivery of 'must-have' products and services essential to the growth of our customers," Jim said in min magazine, where he was featured as one of the 21 Most Intriguing People in Publishing in 2003. A strategic alliance between Reed Business and International Data Group (IDG) was made possible by Jim's close relationship with IDG, where he served as its Chief Operating Officer, and his desire to accelerate RBI's future revenue growth by expanding into the critical and booming market in China. Jim's investment in the company's products was complemented by his investment in employees. He directed the launch of The Reed Global Publishing Institute, an innovative training initiative that aggressively prepares a cross-section of employees for productive and bright futures as the next generation of leaders within Reed Business. Jim led the acquisition of Asset International in December of 2008 and the subsequent expansion of the company with the acquisitions of The Trade, Strategic Insight, Plan for Life, select assets of FRC, 529 College Savings Conference & Bootcamp, and Investor Economics. He has also spearheaded an aggressive move to transform these traditionally print-centric businesses into online-centric businesses, and led a global expansion into Europe and Asia. Under Jim's leadership, Asset International is transforming smaller traditional companies it has acquired into a high-growth global business with a diverse set of new revenue streams: electronic data, tools, online media, research and events. Asset International's key brands include Strategic Insight, Simfund, SimfundGlobal, Annuity Insight, PLANSPONSOR, PLANADVISER, Global Custodian, The Trade, ai5000, aiCIO, Plan for Life, 529 College Savings Conference & Bootcamp, Philanthropy Management, and Investor Economics. Prior to launching Case Interactive Media, Jim was Vice Chairman of Reed Business (Reed Elsevier's business-to-business division). During his tenure as Vice Chairman he established joint ventures in China and India. Jim is an active member within American Business Media (ABM), the B2B publishing industry's professional organization. He is a member of its board of directors, and was a member of its Executive Committee, serving as Vice Chairman. 5577
 CecalaGuyCEO Inside Mortgage FinanceCecala_Guy.jpgIn 1984, Guy founded Inside Mortgage Finance, a specialized news and information company in Bethesda, MD. Guy is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, USA Today and other major newspapers as well as AP, Bloomberg and Reuters. He also has appeared on the NBC Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CNBC, ABC News, CBS Evening News, Fox Business News, PBS NewsHour, CNN, the BBC, CBS Radio and NPR as an expert on the U.S. mortgage market. Mr. Cecala is a past president of SIPA. 5427
 ChartersAndersonOwner/Publisher Third Sector PublishingCharters_Anderson.jpgAnderson Charters is President of Third Sector Publishing, which publishes Canadian Donor’s Guide and the online resource, CharityCAN. He is a partner in Trajan Media, publisher of Canadian Coin News and Canadian Stamp News. Once a writer for The Financial Post, he co-founded the Orillia Sun community newspaper in 1982. He was an Executive Producer of No Price Too High, the six-part television series on Canadians and the Second World War. He was Chair of the Orillia University Committee and Vice Chair of the Orillia Mayor’s University Task Force that brought Lakehead University to Orillia in 2006, for which work Lakehead University awarded him its Orillia Civitas Award, and Orillia’s daily newspaper honored him as Orillia’s Citizen of the Year. He currently serves as a board member for Huronia Cultural Campus Foundation, an initiative to create an international arts and cultural centre in Orillia. He is also a longtime director of The Sharing Place, Orillia’s food bank.7401
 ChilesMarkSenior VP of Digital Operations Hart EnergyChiles_Mark.jpgMark Chiles is the Senior Vice President of Digital Operations for Hart Energy. Published on Forbes.com and a member of the Forbes Technology Council, he’s an executive with 15 years of progressive expertise in technology planning, implementation, product development, digital partnerships and business operations. As Hart’s chief digital officer, Mark coordinates and leads key digital functions across the company's portfolio of world-class brands, while defining growth areas and entering new markets. He currently manages information technology, software engineering, audience development, digital business development, data intelligence and new product strategy. New e-commerce, online marketing, social media, transformative platforms and cutting edge technology are just some of the redefining media components Mark is embracing to continue Hart Energy’s leadership in providing oil and gas information. He has been with Hart Energy for eight years and is a key member of its leadership team. He takes risks and embraces bold initiatives to push forward in a digital age, to reach customers around the world.7334
 ChrzanJimVice President/Publishing Partner Automation World & Healthcare PackagingChrzan_Jim.jpgJim Chrzan is group publisher of two PMMI Media Group properties, Automation World and Healthcare Packaging. He also runs all audience development for the media group, and recently his team released Zigma, a 24-7 live audience dashboard providing total transparency into print, e-mail, web, social media and trade show stats. BPA is currently working with PMMI Media Group to audit both the database and the process which feeds the Zigma dashboard.7431
 ChunDavidFounder & CEO EquilarChun_David.jpgDavid has led Equilar since its inception to become one of the most respected and trusted names in the executive compensation industry and has been recognized as one of the "100 Most Influential Players in Corporate Governance" by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). David often speaks publicly on issues facing the executive compensation industry, including events hosted by The Conference Board, Directorship, The HR Policy Association, NACD, NASDAQ OMX, National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP), NYSE Euronext, RiskMetrics, Stanford's Directors' College, and WorldatWork. Prior to founding Equilar, David was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, a global investment bank that has since merged with Credit Suisse. Prior to DLJ, David was a management consultant with Bain & Company and also Kenan Systems, a telecom billing software developer that was subsequently acquired by Lucent Technologies. David is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), a Charter Member of the Asian-American Multi-Technology Association (AAMA), a director of the Asian Pacific Fund Community Foundation, and a co-founder of the Korean American Society of Entrepreneurs (KASE). David earned his M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelors of Science with Honors in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. 5168
 ColemanBobFounder Coleman Reportcoleman_bob.jpgBob is the Author of “Money Money Everywhere and Not a Drop for Main Street.” Coleman is the Editor of the Coleman Report, a trade newsletter for small business bankers. He is the nationally recognized expert on small business financing. He has appeared on Fox Business News and CNN and has been quoted by all major financial media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Bloomberg. He has spoken at numerous small business banking events across the United States. He speaks regularly for SIPA, including its U.K. and Germany events. Bob has been a SIPA member since 1996. He has a B.A. in Medieval History from the University of California Santa Barbara and a M.B.A. in Real Estate Finance from the University of Southern California.5325
 CollinsMarianneChief Revenue Officer Source Mediacollins_marianne.jpgMarianne Collins joined SourceMedia in 2015 as Chief Revenue Officer, with responsibility for all of the company’s media-related revenues. She was previously an Advisory Director at Investcorp, where she worked with several of its portfolio companies and prospective investments in executive roles involving revenue management in B-to-B markets. Her leadership experience includes responsibility for revenue and profit with management focus on sales, operations, and client relationship management. She has led the successful post-acquisition integration of several businesses. Before Investcorp, Marianne spent 10 years with Merrill Corporation / Wordwave in the roles of Senior Vice President and General Manager, and Chief Operating Officer, of its litigation support, e-discovery and document management business. Earlier Marianne held several senior positions over a 10-year period at Fidelity Investments, including Vice President of Sales for Institutional Services. 7397
 ConigliaroTomManaging Director, Markit Brokerage and Research IHS MarkitConigliaro_Tom.jpgAs head of Brokerage and Research Services group, Mr. Conigliaro has responsibility for IHS Markit’s Commission Manager, Vote, Calendar and HUB offerings. He is regularly cited in the press on regulatory developments around research evaluation and payment. Prior to joining Markit in 2013, Mr. Conigliaro worked at investment banking boutique Marlin & Associates where he advised clients on their M&A activities in financial technology, information services, healthcare and media. He has over 25 years’ experience on Wall Street, holding senior roles in sales and trading, sales management and securities services at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Conigliaro holds an MBA from the University of South Florida and a BS from Widener University. He also holds the CFA designation. 7420
 CotnoirChrisSenior VP & Chief Revenue Officer Foreign PolicyCotnoir_Chris.jpgChris is responsible for leading all revenue functions including advertising, event sales, and paid content as well as managing FP‘s marketing, product development, mobile, and operations teams. He has more than 15 years of publishing leadership experience across both print and online businesses in various capacities, including operations, circulation, business development, marketing, and product development. Prior to joining The FP Group, Chris spent more than thirteen years at the Financial Times in various roles, most recently as Vice President of Cross-Channel integration, responsible for securing digital partnerships and integrating those partnerships with its digital subscription model, building the digital subscription business and seeking investment opportunities that supported the business strategy. Chris also ran the print business in North America for 5 years.7450
 DippellRobertVice President of Corporate Development Praetorian GroupDippell_Robert.jpgMr. Dippell serves as Vice President of Corporate Development for Praetorian Group. Robert brings a strong background in advertising campaign execution, online marketing, business strategy, graphic design, and the management of online business ventures. In his five years with the company, he has made key contributions to the business in the areas of revenue, product development, technology and marketing. He maintains deep knowledge of the safety industry and leads the management of key account relationships such as Cisco, TASER and Motorola, among others. In his role, he’s responsible for driving the expansion of Praetorian's company platform with key partners, clients and industry experts, as well as playing a large role in evaluating funding opportunities for Praetorian's next stage of growth. Robert also works closely with the sales department to shape and deliver ROI-positive client campaigns while serving as an external spokesperson for the business on how safety and security markets are impacted by the changing technology and digital media landscape. Prior to joining Praetorian, he worked at renowned advertising agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, where he helped manage top brand accounts such as Starbucks and Doritos. An entrepreneur, he has also participated in a number of start-up ventures. He was the co-founder of a profitable online marketing and events company promoting businesses to over 20,000 college students. Originally from San Jose, California, he is a graduate of Saint Michael’s College in Vermont, where he played varsity lacrosse. Currently, he lives in San Francisco where he runs a restaurant blog and plays golf poorly in his spare time.5751
 DohrnRyanFounder/CEO Brain Swell Mediadohrn_ryan.jpgRyan Dohrn is the founder of media sales training firm Brain Swell Media and the creator of the 360 Ad Sales System taught to over 3,000 ad sales reps in 7 countries. Ryan’s 25 year media sales and marketing career includes leadership roles at PennWell Publishing, Morris Publishing, Disney/ABC TV, Sinclair Broadcasting and The NY Times Company. He is an Emmy Award winner, business book author and has been featured in USA Today and on Forbes.com. Ryan currently works on a monthly basis with over 75 media companies and their related sales and management teams. 7410
 DrakeTishVP and Publisher, Aerospace Access Intelligence Tish joined Access Intelligence in 2001 as a sales executive for Communications Technology, and spent nine years building that brand. Based on her print and e-media success, she was later promoted to publisher. In an effort to utilize Tish’s expertise, she was asked to oversee the management of Avionics magazine, Avionics Today, Via Satellite magazine, and Satellite Today. Identifying opportunities in the event space, Tish and her team launched the Global Connected Aircraft Summit and re-launched the Avionics for NextGen event. With more than 15 years of b2b sales, management and marketing experience, she is a seasoned veteran in the publishing industry.  7467
 EdelsteinLorenEditor in Chief Meetings & Conventions magazineEdelstein_Loren.jpgLoren Edelstein is Editor in Chief of Meetings & Conventions, a multi-platform media brand serving meeting professionals with a monthly print magazine, daily breaking news, content-rich website (mcmag.com), face-to-face events and more. Loren joined M&C in 1993 as a Senior Editor, after spending six years at Corporate Travel, where she rose in the ranks from Assistant Editor to Executive Editor. Loren graduated from SUNY Albany with a degree in English and journalism. She lives in Caldwell, NJ, with her husband, 3 kids and beloved puppy dog. 7496
 EdwardsRobertSalesforce Administrator Business and Legal ResourcesEdwards_Robert.jpgRobert Edwards is the Salesforce.com Administrator for BLR. He presently manages 2 SFDC instances as well as being the primary administrator of 8 related application integrations for 136 Salesforce users spanning 2 divisions and 9 departments. Prior to his career at BLR, Robert was part of CloudOne+ CRM Consultants and handled diverse industry Salesforce.com implementations at organizations such as Aerion Supersonic Jets, VIA Motors, REVA Emergency Medical Flights, and CSPi. Robert’s passion for Salesforce came from 15 years of sales experience prior to becoming a SFDC consultant. Knowing clean data and transparency to Key Stakeholders is a necessity is what helps Robert diligently pursue more efficient application methods of Salesforce.com and related programs on a daily basis. 7567
 EisenMitchCTO and Co-Founder Real MagnetEisen_Mitch.jpgMitchell Eisen is the CEO and co-founder of Real Magnet, a leading Marketing Automation and Email Service Provider (ESP). Mr. Eisen has more than two decades of experience in Email and Digital Marketing technologies, including SMTP protocols, encryption, authentication, and SPAM filtering techniques. Mr. Eisen is the chief architect of Real Magnet’s Marketing Automation platform and has a deep understanding of both the technological flexibility of marketing automation and its exciting user implications. He is a frequent and engaging speaker on Marketing Automation, Email Marketing, and Email Deliverability strategies and best practices. Prior to founding Real Magnet, he had a leadership role in television, film and advertising production and technology.6458
 FarinaJuliaDirector of Marketing LyticsFarina_Julia.jpgJulia Farina is the director of marketing at Lytics, where she helps fellow marketers across industries execute personalized, data-driven marketing programs. Before Lytics, Julia was the head of product marketing for the mobile-marketing division of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). At HPE, she worked directly with customers using personalization technologies in mobile apps to increase engagement and reduce inefficiencies. She has presented to and worked with household names from around the world on cross-channel marketing strategies and technology deployment.7603
 FentzkeJonathanChief Strategy OfficerPh.D.OmniEarth, IncFentzke_Jonathan.jpgJonathan Fentzke is the chief strategy officer and a co-founder of OmniEarth, an emerging Earth observation company dedicated to improving our subscribers’ ability to understand, manage, and predict the world around them with advanced geoanalytics. Jonathan has spent the last decade creating commercial applications for remote sensing data, as well as building the big data algorithms needed to run them. He has been a strategic advisor to Shell Tech Ventures, and has consulted for companies in the space, energy, and marine industries. He’s disrupting the existing scientific model, which creates expensive, monolithic data collection systems for just one customer, by forging strategic partnerships with non-traditional data providers to provide a comprehensive data stream for a fraction of the traditional cost – enabling the introduction of geoanalytics to new industries like media and marketing technology. Jonathan received his PhD in aerospace engineering sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a focus on remote sensing.7300
 FinckCharleneExecutive Vice President/Chief Content Officer Farm Journal MediaFinck_Charlene.jpgAward-winning journalist Charlene Finck became EVP and Chief Content Officer of Farm Journal in 2016. In that role, she leads Farm Journal’s content offerings in the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors, which includes 26 branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; 11 business magazines; 70 events; five nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; and a robust mobile and social presence. During her 27-year career at Farm Journal, she served a decade as the 9th Editor of Farm Journal and as the driving force of the Farm Journal Legacy Project, which assists farmers and ranchers in critical succession planning for their families and operations.7424
 FournierDavidCEO AHC Media   7399
 FowlerJimFounder & CEO OwlerFowler_jim.jpgJim Fowler is Founder and CEO of Owler. Prior to Owler Jim founded Jigsaw in 2004 and was CEO until it was acquired by Salesforce in May, 2010. Jigsaw is best known for pioneering Crowdsourcing in the BtoB information industry and for creating the business category of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS). Before his career in technology Jim was owner and operator of Lookout Pass, a ski resort in Idaho, and served in the US Navy as a Diving and Salvage Officer. Jim is a graduate of the University of Colorado. - See more at: http://jimfowler.com/website/#sthash.q10MS42V.dpuf 6225
 GandhiDevuVP, Business Development HomelightGandhi_Devu.jpgVP of Business Development, HomeLight Devu serves as VP and head of business development for HomeLight, where he leads partnership and growth initiatives. HomeLight is the leading platform that helps home buyers and sellers connect with top performing real estate agents. Prior to HomeLight, Devu held senior business development roles at Prosper Marketplace, Trulia, and Simon & Schuster. He has over 15 years of strategy, partnership and product experience across Consumer Internet, technology and digital media industries. Devu received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and holds computer science and economics degrees from University of Pennsylvania. He lives in San Francisco, CA with his family.7472
 GarityMichaelVice President of Global Event Strategy & Business Development Strategic InsightGarity_Michael.jpgMike Garity leads the event business for Strategic Insight's diverse portfolio of B2B media and research brands including PLANSPONSOR, PLANADVISER, aiCIO, Global Custodian and Strategic Insight. Previously, he held similar positions at IDG Enterprise, DEMO, Network World, Dow Jones & Co. and Informa plc. Throughout his 20+ year career, Mike has launched hundreds of new events and has continually created new product innovations to enhance audience development, content delivery, sponsor participation and integrated media sales. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA with honors from Babson College.5532
 GilbertLenCOO Digital Prism Advisorsgilbert_len.jpgLen has deep experience developing new product and business models while leading B2B and B2C media, eCommerce, and data businesses. He has run Product, Customer Experience, and Business Development organizations at Yodle, LexisNexis, Barnes & Noble.com, and McGraw-Hill and serves as an advisor and mentor at a number of start-ups.6770
 GlickReginaVice President, Marketing CompStak   6851
 GodleyMarkChief Revenue Officer HG DataGodley_Mark.jpgMark Godley is the Chief Revenue Officer of HG Data, the global leader in competitive intelligence on installed technologies, where he leads the marketing and sales operations. He has held leadership positions at technology companies of all sizes and at different life stages—from pre-revenue to publicly-traded. He has a verified track record for creating and leading organizations that consistently surpass revenue objectives and is best known for driving revenue that significantly outpaces industry growth while rejecting herd mentality.7389
 GoldsteinAdamPublisher Business Management DailyGoldstein_adam.jpgADAM P. GOLDSTEIN is the publisher of Business Management Daily, a division of capitol Information Group, in Falls Church, VA. This is his second go-round with the company, having served as their marketing director in an earlier millennium. Business Management Daily produces newsletters, e-letters, books, reports, CDs, DVDs, membership websites, and over 200 webinars annually in the areas of human resources, leadership, office administration, office technology, and management. Adam has held marketing and publishing positions at Telecommunications Reports, Food Chemical News, Eli Research, and two stints at Business Publishers – his second as publisher and majority owner from 2005 to 2006. He also spent seven years as principal of MarketSmart (a marketing consultancy), and as the owner of a small company publishing energy and environmental newsletters. Adam is the former president of the D.C. chapter of SIPA. His articles have appeared in industry publications, and he has spoken at regional and national conferences. He’s really not as big a jerk as he seems once you get to know him.5131
 Greenler SextonKathyCEO & Publisher Subscription InsiderGreenlerSexton_Kathy.jpgKathy Greenler Sexton is the CEO & Publisher of Subscription Insider, a leading resource for intelligence on how to build, market and sell subscription-based products and services. Kathy is an executive leader with specialties in market strategy, brand development and digital information products with deep experience and achievements across the information industry in search, media, publishing and information services. Most recently, Kathy led the Software and Information Industry Association's Content Division as its VP & General Manager helping media, publishing and information companies navigate the dramatic changes in content creation, business models and technology impacting the content industry. She has played key roles in the successful acquisitions/mergers of Individual.com to Office.com, NewsAlert/ Inlumen to Screaming Media (Dow Jones), and HighBeam Research to Gale/Cengage. She launched and led the growth of leading digital brands and products, including: AltaVista, Individual.com and HighBeam Research. She also developed the strategy and executed turn-around and new market solutions for organizations that include: SIIA, ZoomInfo, Business & Legal Resources, Inlumen and OrderMotion. Ms. Sexton is known for injecting a great deal of energy and enthusiasm in her roles, offering strategic and tactical acumen to every project under her direction, and successfully leading new initiatives. She lives in the greater-Boston area with her husband and son. She is an avid skier and Boston sports fan.3870
 HansenGlenn President & CEO BPA Worldwidehansen_glenn.jpgGlenn began his career with BPA as an auditor in BPA’s headquarters (then based in New York City, USA) in January 1980 and held various management positions in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, before becoming CEO in 1999. BPA audits enable media owners to compete successfully for advertising spend by providing advertisers with independently verified audience data of off line and online media. Advertisers, in turn, demand such independent metrics as a way of informing their buying decisions and protecting their interests. Third-party audits represent the buyer’s only reliable assurance against misleading, exaggerated or even fraudulent claims. BPA Worldwide is owned by its members and is governed by an elected tri-partite board of directors made up of 17 marketers and agency representatives and 15 media owner representatives. BPA provide assurance to businesses and organizations for their marketing spend in media in more than 30 countries around the world. Its offices are located in Beijing, Doha, Dubai, London, Montreal, Toronto and Shelton, Connecticut nearby NY City.6421
 HardinJosephVice President, Product Leadership Alliance for Audited MediaHardin_Joseph.jpgAs vice president of product leadership at the Alliance for Audited Media, Joe Hardin leads development of AAM products and services to serve evolving client needs in traditional and digital media. Over the past two years, Hardin has grown the AAM product portfolio to include new solutions such as AAM Brand View, which allows publishers to create their own AAM-verified brand profiles, and AAM Site Certifier, which automates website auditing and data release. Hardin brings more than 20 years of experience in market research and product development. He previously served as a senior product director at Nielsen Local. During his tenure, he led initiatives to integrate media and consumer data sets, built data visualization platforms and developed local and national media products. He has also held a series of market research positions at Nielsen, Scarborough Research, Kantar Media SRDS and Healthcare Research, and Strategic Media Research.7427
 HarhutNancyChief Creative Officer Wilde AgencyHarhut_Nancy.jpgNancy Harhut is the Chief Creative Officer of Wilde Agency, where she combines social scientists’ insights about human behavior with integrated marketing best practices in order to get people to act. Prior to Wilde, Harhut held senior creative management positions with Hill Holliday, Mullen and Digitas. She and her teams have won over 175 awards for digital and direct marketing effectiveness, for clients such as Boston Globe, NFPA, HP, and Cognos/IBM. A frequent speaker at industry conferences from New York to Moscow, Harhut was recently named a BostInno “50 on Fire” honoree.7402
 HartGregoryDirector of Marketing PSMJ Resources, Inc.Hart_Greg.jpgGreg is the Director of Marketing for PSMJ’s global publishing, training, and consulting operations. In this role, Greg is responsible for developing the company’s overarching marketing and sales strategies to reach revenue targets for each business unit. He oversees the company’s content marketing program and manages the content development, marketing analytics, and sales resources for PSMJ. PSMJ Resources is worldwide leader in business information products and services for the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.6684
 HillChristopher Account Executive LyticsHill_Christopher.jpgChristopher is the Publishing Industry expert at Lytics, where he works with leading media industry clients on how they can execute personalized, data-driven engagement and revenue programs. Before joining the Lytics team, Christopher worked at GoodData, where he consulted with clients on enterprise business intelligence and analytics strategies. He has worked with national and global media brands on digital strategy and technology deployment.7495
 HoartHelenPartner Hoart|BeckermanHoart_Helen.jpgHelen has over 25 years in the publishing field, leading both B2B and B2C companies. Currently, she is president of Yikes! Media, a consulting company she founded in 2011. She works with publishing, media and training companies to develop business strategy, marketing programs, new product development, product repositioning, and new product launches. She has been a long-time supporter of Specialized Information Publishers Association. She served on the board of the SIPA from 1996-2001 and was elected president in 2000. Helen was inducted into the SIPA Hall of Fame in 2007. 6089
 IrelandJessicaSales Executive CventIreland_Jessica.jpgJessica Ireland received a B.S. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from Wagner College and a M.S. in Sports Management from the University of Tennessee. She is originally from Montreal, Quebec and currently lives in Florida with her husband. Her native language is French and she is completely bilingual in French and English. As a scholarship recipient for both undergrad and grad school- Jessica was the captain of her division I womens swimming team and later was promoted to coach the Lady Vols at the University of Tennessee. After spending years in coaching and training for the Olympics, Jessica started her career in sales at Equinox and was later recruited by Cvent. Jessica has been with Cvent for over 3 years, and is currently part of the CrowdCompass by Cvent team. CrowdCompass is a leading developer of mobile apps for corporate and association meetings and events. These interactive apps provide users with easy access to important event information and help exhibitors and sponsors connect and engage with attendees. While her core concentration is on the attendee-facing mobile event apps, she also consults on and license SaaS products from Cvent's Onsite Solutions portfolio including Lead Capture, Social Wall and OnArrival. Jessica has attended, representing Cvent and had various speaking engagement at GSA, FEO, ACM and IAFE.7435
 JeffersonDonnaCEO Jefferson CommunicationsJefferson_Donna.jpgDonna Jefferson is president and founder of Jefferson Communications. Started in 1990 with the parenting publication Chesapeake Family, the company has expanded to include annual guides, multiple websites, extensive online directories and weekly e-zines. Donna has pushed the company to become a leader in digital products and local website traffic. She has served as president of the Board of Directors of the Parenting Media Association and an advisory member for Annapolis Recreation and Parks. 5118
 JenksLoriSenior Vice President, Operations Emerald ExpositionsJenks_Lori.jpgLori joined Emerald Expositions in 1992 and serves as senior vice president of operations, with responsibility for the centralized operational fulfillment of over 100+ annual tradeshows and conferences. Emerald Expositions is a leading owner and operator of business-to-business and consumer tradeshows in the United States connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end markets. With more than 24 years of operations experience and management, she is a seasoned professional in the live events/conference industry. She resides in Southern California with her family.7580
 JenningsJeanneConsultant Online Marketing StrategyJennings_Jeanne.jpgJeanne Jennings is an independent consultant with expertise in email marketing strategy; her direct response approach helps medium- to enterprise-sized companies make their online marketing efforts more effective and more profitable. She is also a recognized expert in the email marketing world. Along with being a sought-after speaker and author, recent industry accolades include being named one of the: - World’s Top 50 Email Marketing Influencers (Cision, July 2014). - Top Email Marketing + Design Thought Leaders on Twitter (Litmus, January 2015). Jeanne has over 20 years of experience in the email and online marketing and product development world; she began her career with CompuServe’s Business Services Group in the late 1980s and moved into the publishing world in the mid-1990s. For more details, visit her LinkedIn profile or her Blog (www.JeanneJennings.com). Jeanne’s direct response approach to digital marketing strategy, tactics and creative direction helps organizations make their digital marketing initiatives more effective and more profitable. Clients include AARP, Consumer Reports, Hasbro, National Education Association (NEA), Network Solutions, PRWeb, Scholastic, Verizon, Vocus and Weight Watchers International.5063
 JohnsonMelissaManager, Marketing Automation Strategy PentonJohnson_Melissa.jpgMelissa Johnson is a creative, award-winning digital marketer who produces measureable results for clients. As Marketing Automation Manager, she is responsible for managing, designing, developing and executing marketing programs for Penton’s internal and external clients to drive lead retention. In addition, she is responsible for the product management of two solutions that create integrated marketing programs. Melissa most recently presented at Oracle’s Modern Marketing Experience on the power of interactive content. Melissa is a member of the team that was awarded a 2015 Oracle Markie Awards for “Marketing Team of the Year” and is also on the team that launched a new interactive content product offering which resulted in four awards. 7469
 JordanWilmaFounder and CEO Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (JEGI)jordan_wilma.jpgAs leader of the most successful independent investment bank for the media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors since 1987, Ms. Jordan has been instrumental in completing more than 600 M&A transactions for global corporations, private companies, entrepreneurs, and private equity and venture capital firms. Ms. Jordan’s Best Practices approach to M&A advisory services has been influential in forging the firm’s reputation for overall excellence, integrity and the ability to maximize value for its clients. Her experience includes having founded, owned, managed, advised and served on the Boards of Directors of media, marketing, interactive and technology businesses. Ms. Jordan was one of the founders and initial shareholders of the 13-30 Corporation. She also participated as shareholder, chief operating officer and principal negotiator in the revitalization and 1986 sale of the Esquire Magazine Group. Ms. Jordan has served on the Boards of Directors of four public companies – Lin Broadcasting (NYSE), Lin Television (NASDAQ), Clayton Homes (NYSE) and Lin TV (NYSE). She recently joined the Board of Directors of Fenimore Asset Management, a preeminent wealth management group. In addition, Ms. Jordan is a Trustee of Guideposts, Inc. 5517
 KailTedSr. Director of Product Management Sightlineskail_ted.pngTed is responsible for directing Sightlines’ offerings across the full life cycle – from ideation through service implementation. Ted’s Product Management team is responsible for determining the strategic direction of all Sightlines’ current products and will drive decisions around all new services and markets. Furthermore, he is responsible for the overall financial performance of each service line. Prior to this position, Ted directed the acquisition and integration of the Pacific Partners Consulting Group (PPCG) and managed all start-up ROPA (Return on Physical Assets) relationships. He has implemented and provided Sightlines’ services at over 100 institutions throughout North America. Some of the institutions Ted has worked with include Stanford University, New York University, National University of Singapore, Duke University, Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, Texas A&M University, State University of New York, the California State University System, University of Texas System, City University of New York, and the University of Hawai’i System. Ted has a BS in Business from Northeastern University and an Executive MBA from Northeastern University.7392
 KarabestosChristinaExecutive Vice President  QCSS Inc.Karabetsos_Christina.jpgChristina Karabetsos is the Executive Vice President at QCSS Smartcenter, an inbound/outbound blended call center that focuses on the specialized information space. Christina has over 10 years of experience in the telemarketing industry and has developed and managed dozens of successful telemarketing programs ranging from lead generation and appointment setting to telesales. 7612
 KayeLevFounder and CEO CredSparkKaye_Lev.jpgLev is an experienced entrepreneurial and corporate leader in the education and publishing sectors. Lev's early career was spent in technology and telecommunications in the Chicago area, first as a principal and part-owner of an Internet startup, then as head of Internet marketing for Fortune 100 telecom firm Ameritech, now part of AT&T. Lev entered the education sector in 2003 upon joining Kaplan Inc., where he held a succession of roles culminating as General Manager in Kaplan’s K-12 business. After leaving Kaplan in 2007, Lev served as COO of teacher training firm Teachscape and then as Chief Product Officer for The Princeton Review. In each of those roles, Lev was instrumental to the turnaround and successful acquisition of those businesses by private equity firms. Having learned in the education sector the unique power of assessments, in 2013 Lev founded CredSpark. CredSpark helps publishers, brands, and agencies leverage quizzes to engage audiences, gather data, and generate leads. CredSpark’s clients include a growing list of SIIA/ABM members as well as global brands. Lev holds a BA from Grinnell College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He resides in Brooklyn, NY with his family. 5400
 KellyBarry CEO Thought Industrieskelly_barry.jpgBarry Kelly is CEO and Co-founder of Thought Industries. He is a consumer learning champion, marketer and digital learning innovator. His career has been focused on helping brands and content organizations leverage the power of e-learning to promote and grow their businesses.7400
 KornegorAngelaSenior Vice President of Publishing and Education Panacea Healthcare Solutions, Inc.Kornegor_Angela.jpgFor the past 13 years, Angela has served in various roles within Panacea Healthcare Solutions, including operations and management, product development, marketing, sales and training/development. In her current position as Senior Vice President of Publishing & Media, she excels at strategic planning and educational content creation for the fast-paced and ever-changing industry of healthcare publishing and online news and media. Angela has built an effective strategic development structure for the company’s entire publishing division and established a strong operational base for the company’s high-performing marketing, sales and production teams. She also works closely with the company’s clinical consultants to turn their technical expertise and knowledge into premium products and services that the industry trusts and depends upon.7233
 KrehbielGregDirector of Marketing Operations Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.Krehbiel_Greg.jpgGreg Krehbiel is the director of marketing operations for The Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. He has more than 30 years of experience in professional B2B publishing including lengthy gigs in editorial, product development, IT, audio conferences, web development, e-commerce development, electronic and traditional marketing. Greg focuses on solving technology problems and acts as the liaison between marketing, IT and fulfillment.4925
 KrentlerHeatherRegional Director, Human Resources Crain CommunicationsKrentler_heather.jpgHeather Krentler is regional director of human resources at Crain Communications. She formerly was director of talent at Ignite Social Media, Birmingham, and talent director at Organic Inc., Troy.7290
 KrizelmanToddCEO MediaRadarKrizelman_Todd.jpgMediaRadar’s co-founder and CEO is Todd Krizelman. Mr. Krizelman is an expert in Internet and magazine publishing. From 1994 to 2001, he was CEO of theglobe.com, leading the company from inception and taking it public on NASDAQ. The company hosted an Internet community 20 million monthly users and published a collection of video game magazine and websites. From 2003 through 2006, he worked for Bertelsmann in publishing, working in Barcelona and New York City. Mr. Krizelman, a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Business School, co-founded MediaRadar in 2006 to address the need for deep competitive intelligence to drive a more effective ad sales process for publishers. 5909
 KroppJoannVice President, Customer Data Solutions and Market Leader PentonKropp_Joann.jpgWith deep B2B marketing industry experience, Joann Kropp is a proven strategic leader with a keen focus on company growth and ROI. Resourceful and entrepreneurial with a lengthy track record of business development, Joann leads the industry in applying direct marketing expertise to increase revenue, through solid sales and organic growth. During her nine year tenure as Vice President of Customer Data Solutions and Market Leader at Penton, she has focused on monetizing the company’s extensive audience database which includes nearly 20 million contacts across 16 markets in five core sectors. In pursuit of this goal, she created Penton SmartReach, a new division, and unique digital media concept, blending direct marketing expertise with data driven marketing solutions, which has consistently produced increased revenue. Most recently, Audience Extension, a programmatic solution was added to the SmartReach portfolio of products resulting in the fast growing product launched in 2015. She will continue to enhance Penton’s programmatic strategy in the coming months. Joann has contributed extensively to the rapid transformation of Penton from a traditional B2B media company into an information services business, paving the way toward future growth through technology and product development for online solutions. Prior to joining Penton, Joann was President of Walter Karl, a division of industry-leader InfoGroup. Prior, she worked in various senior leadership roles at the company, driving sales, M&A, P&L management and business development. 6067
Dr.KudlowPaulFounder, CEO TrendMDKudlow_Paul.jpgPaul leads the executive management and strategic vision of TrendMD Inc. - a scholarly content discovery platform. He is a resident physician at the University of Toronto, and is a clinical researcher, with publications in high-impact journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Paul is passionate about medicine, informatics, and technologies designed to improve the dissemination of knowledge.7396
 LaredoLesliePresident The Academy of Digital MediaLaredo_Leslie.jpgLeslie Laredo is an interactive and Internet advertising pioneer with more than 30 years in the online and interactive industry. She has been instrumental in changing the face of the interactive media business and dramatically improving the knowledge and skills of media professionals on how to buy and sell interactive media. Leslie has trained and consulted with start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, small to large advertising agencies and multi-brand media publishers. Her training and consulting services have been used and valued by C-level executives, vice presidents, sales and account managers, sales reps and media buyers and planners. She has worked with CPG and B2B brand and marketing managers spanning many industries including automotive, travel, financial, pharmaceutical and many others to educate their teams on how to plan, buy and sell digital media. Leslie’s insights and training have allowed sales organizations to more efficiently meet the needs of their advertisers while maximizing revenues. She has also worked with agencies of all sizes to be more effective in delivering online media strategies as well transitioning their businesses to provide the thought leadership and digital media and marketing skills increasing required to keep and acquire clients. In 1983, Ms. Laredo started her interactive career selling advertising on a local public access videotex system. Starting in 1986, she spent six years selling advertising for Prodigy and then 4 years setting up advertising strategies and programs for Ziff-Davis Interactive, Interchange Online Network, and AT&T Business Network. In 1996, Ms. Laredo co-founded one of the first Internet advertising rep firms, Network 1.0, which was acquired by Softbank in June 1996. That year, she also helped launch the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), the standard-setting industry trade association, and founded The Laredo Group. Leslie holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Cornell University and studied International Management at the University of Texas. She is also a board member to Breastcancer.org.6015
 LeonJo Relationship Manager, Hosted Buyer Program, ibtm events Reed Travel Exhibitionsleon_jo.jpgJo Leon is part of the Hosted Buyer Business Development team for the ibtm events portfolio at Reed Exhibitions. As the Relationship Manager for the ibtm events portfolio she develops and nurtures relationships with buyers (corporate, association and 3rd party/agency event planners) as well as event suppliers. This role is newly developed and evolves with the demands of MICE audience. After a very successful ibtm america in June of 2016, where several new strategies where put to the test, Jo began working on implementing those same strategies across the rest of the portfolio. Prior to Reed Exhibitions, Jo worked in account management, marketing and events at SiriusDecisions, and prior to Sirius, Jo was a social worker in Fairfield County, Connecticut. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Psychology, a concentration whose training and real world application in Social Work laid the foundation and sparked her passion for relationship management. 7473
 LevinJesseHead of Corporate Strategy + Development CEB GlobalLevin_Jesse.jpgJesse Levin is responsible for growth strategy development and execution globally, including strategic planning and project management, new product platform and market investments, mergers and acquisitions, new venture incubation, post-merger integration, strategic alliances, and corporate venturing. Jesse is also a member of CEB’s Corporate Leadership Team. Across the last seven years, Jesse established and professionalized CEB’s corporate planning and development capability and built and managed teams that have executed over 30 acquisitions and investments across all of CEB’s major domains and geographies, globalizing CEB’s operating footprint and positioning the company to lead the analytic transformation of talent management. Previously, Jesse served in various roles in the Office of the Chairman & CEO, New Product Development & Management and Strategic Research. Mr. Levin serves on the Board of Directors of HiQ Labs, Payscale, ALTIFY, 9Lenses and CorpU. Mr. Levin received his bachelor’s degree in Leadership Studies from the University of Richmond and an MBA from Columbia Business School. 7415
 LitvackJeffreyManaging Director Xcel AdvisorsLitvack_Jeffrey.jpgJeffrey Litvack is the Managing Director of Xcel Advisors providing consulting and advisory services to media and private equity companies on transformation and innovation. Previously, Mr. Litvack was Group President and Chief Digital Officer at ALM responsible for shaping corporate, product and brand strategy for ALM’s digital, data, and intelligence businesses. Prior to ALM, he held a variety of executive positions at the Associated Press, The Museum of Television & Radio, and Mitchell Madison Group. Mr. Litvack is a highly regarded executive credited with winning more than 25 coveted honors and awards for product breakthroughs and industry leadership from Apple, IAB, The Webbys, and others. He was selected by Folio Magazine as a top digital executive in 2013 and 2014 and was inducted into min’s Digital Hall of Fame. He is a recognized speaker at industry events providing insights into a wide array of topics challenging the media industry including targeted advertising, big data, IoT, subscription and licensing models, and mobile and video trends. Mr. Litvack holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of Business.6455
 LynchPatrickDirector of Content Marketing Solutions  CFE MediaLynch_Patrick.jpgAs Director of Content Marketing Solutions, Patrick Lynch strives to collaborate with CFE Media's marketing partners to help them build successful content marketing campaigns for targeted engineering audiences. Using Marketing to Engineers® research and ContentStream® content, solutions are built on proprietary insight and professionally developed content from CFE Media brands and content partners. By focusing the content on the manufacturing, commercial construction, and industrial automation markets, the content marketing solutions Lynch provides help those companies trying to target the consulting engineer, plant engineer, and controls engineer.6755
 MansonAdamDirector of Valuation Data Business Valuation ResourcesManson_Adam.jpgAdam Manson is the Manager of Financial Research at Business Valuation Resources, LLC, a firm that provides data and tools to business appraisers. Adam oversees the data collection and methodology for Pratt’s Stats, Business Valuation Resources’ flagship data offering. He is also the author of the Economic Outlook Update, a monthly and quarterly publication that provides a review of and outlook for the U.S. economy. Adam has been with Business Valuation Resources for more than 10 years. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Seattle Pacific University and an M.B.A. from Portland State University.7317
 MarksKeithSenior Vice President, General Counsel Ascendant ComplianceMarks_Keith.jpgKeith provides consulting, annual compliance program reviews, risk assessments, on-site mock examinations and registration services to Ascendant’s clients, including the investment adviser divisions of regional banks, hedge fund managers, institutional advisers, wrap fee managers, Internet-based advisers, wealth managers and financial planners. Keith produces Ascendant’s FREE Form ADV Part 2 Template. He regularly speaks to compliance professionals and advisory firm staff at in-house training programs and at various other industry association conferences. In addition, he regularly contributes compliance-related articles for inclusion in industry publications. Before joining Ascendant Compliance Management, Keith was an instructor for the Center for Compliance Professionals, and Director of Investment Advisor Services at National Regulatory Services (NRS). Keith practiced law previously as an Associate with Day, Berry & Howard LLP (now Day Pitney LLP), a Hartford, Connecticut law firm. Keith served as a law clerk for two years in Connecticut’s Supreme Court and Appellate Court. He earned his Juris Doctor degree Magna Cum Laude from Western New England College School of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut. He is a member of the State Bar of Connecticut, and is actively involved in raising funds for the Polycystic Kidney Foundation (www.pkdcure.org). Separate from his compliance consulting work for Ascendant’s industry clients, Keith is General Counsel to Ascendant. Keith also serves as President of the New England Broker Dealer Investment Adviser Association (NEBDIAA), a non-profit organization, incorporated in 1997. The purpose of NEBDIAA is to provide a forum for the professional exchange of information among investment advisers, broker dealers, and persons who provide services to investment advisers and broker dealers, and to direct communication among its members which will improve their ability to serve the needs of their respective clients. The forum will help NEBDIAA’s members meet the increased regulatory demands placed on investment advisers, broker dealers, and persons who provide services to investment advisers and broker dealers. 7542
 MastandreaPatCEO The Cheyenne GroupMastandrea_Pat.jpgPat Mastandrea is the CEO, and Founding Partner of the Cheyenne Group. During her 20 years in the executive recruitment industry, she has worked with clients worldwide on more than 400 CEO, board directors, CMO and other C-Suite executive management searches for both public and privately held companies. She has particular expertise with the information industry. Pat is often tapped when there is a turnaround situation or high growth demands for a business, regardless of size, scope or scale. She has supported businesses of several million in revenue up to multi-billion dollar global organizations. Pat’s clients span media, technology, information and communications, with content being the overriding variable for both business to business and business to consumer. She works with businesses that have reach across all platforms of distribution. Big data and consumer internet and e-commerce are an equally key part of Pat’s area of specialization. Many of Pat’s clients are established and well-known brands including Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, Samsung, Warner Bros., BBC Worldwide, Huffington Post, and Sony BMG. The private equity firms in her portfolio of clients include Providence Equity, Bain Capital, EOS, Clarity Partners, Great Hill Partners, Wasserstein, MidOcean, KKR and the venture firm, Vulcan Ventures. Prior to Cheyenne Group, Pat ran Monster Worldwide’s global, media, information and communications practice group, and was the launch Managing Director of Sky Television in the UK. Pat lives in Westport, Connecticut and is an avid golfer and a practicing triathlete. She is an active participant for a number of non-profit organizations including Covenant House, Shatterproof, National Kidney Foundation, Leukemia Foundation and the ASPCA.7292
 McGovernLindaSenior Vice President, Global Marketing  USG Linda McGovern is Senior Vice President, Global Marketing of USG Corporation. She joined USG Corporation in 2005 as Director, Marketing Communications and Brand Strategy, and was named Vice President in 2012. Prior to joining USG she held marketing roles at Navistar, Baxter Healthcare and USF Logistics. McGovern graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Advertising, and from Northwestern University with a Master’s Degree in Marketing Communications. She is the incoming Vice Chairman of the National Business Marketing Association’s Board of Advisors. In addition, she is past president and current board member of the Chicago Business Marketing Association. She also holds board positions at BPA Worldwide and at Indiana University’s Marketing Academy at the Kelly School of Business. In addition, she is an active participant of the Association of National Advertisers. In 2011 she was named a top digital marketer and was recognized in 2012 and 2013 as a BtoB best marketer by Advertising Age Magazine.  7479
 MullinsAndrewCEO, Knowledge & Networking Division InformaMullins_Andrew.jpgAndrew Mullins joined Lever Brothers (Unilever) after graduating from Bristol University in 1986. He moved to United Distillers in 1995 (became Diageo in 1997); News International in 2001 and Associated Newspapers in 2007. Andrew was MD at the London Evening Standard, and the Independent, heading up all of Lebedev's UK newspaper operations. In September 2014, Andrew joined Informa plc, the London-based multinational publishing and events company, to become CEO of its’ newly-formed Knowledge and Networking division. Andrew remains on the Boards of ESL, IPL and ESTV London Live as a non-executive Director, a role he also held at Which? Limited between March 2011 and March 2016. 7395
 MungoJeffSenior Vice President of B2B Services Infogroup Media SolutionsMungo_Jeff.pngJeff brings 20 years of knowledge and experience in the direct and online marketing industry. He leads a team that serves small, mid-level and Fortune 100 companies and is responsible for $5.5 million sales. Jeff is known for his attention to detail and his ability to go below the surface for clients to create a fully integrated multichannel strategy that delivers outstanding ROI. He holds a BBA in Management and is a member of the DMA, Direct Marketing Club of New York, Connectiv Audience Development Committee, Connectiv Digital Media Committee.7393
 NewburyKimberlyManaging Director, Learning & Loyalty Questex Travel GroupNewbury_Kimberly.jpgKimberly began her career in Prague organizing travel conferences and events for newly emerging central and eastern European destinations. Upon returning to the US, she joined Questex, a leading global business information and intelligence company focused on delivering a comprehensive platform of demand generation, lead-gen, branding, digital media, events, marketing products and services for multiple lifestyle industries worldwide. She has been instrumental in developing their thriving travel group serving in various roles with magazines, an OTA and digital media solutions. As managing director, e-learning and loyalty, Kimberly draws on over two decades of global travel industry experience to lead marketing, sales and innovation for the group that serves ongoing supplier engagement with travel advisors through loyalty and education.7387
 Nieto-WinzeyTanyaAnnual Meeting Coordinator Pilates Method Alliance   7628
 NovakKevinCEO and Founder 2040 DigitalNovak_Kevin.jpgKevin, a 5 time International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) Webby Award winner, is a digital and innovation expert and seasoned executive with over 18 years experience helping organizations transform in the new digital global world. He is currently CEO and Founder of 2040 Digital providing digital, marketing and business strategy consulting to B2B and B2C Publishers, Non-Profits and Associations. Before his recent endeavor, Kevin was the Vice President of New Business Development and Digital Strategies for the American Institute of Architects, Kevin was directly responsible AIA’s new business development strategy, partnerships and product development focused on maximizing existing revenue streams and developing new revenue sources. He was also directly responsible for the AIA’s digital strategy emulated and realized through the web, mobile and apps to serve the Architect membership, the Built Community and the greater public. He is the former Chair of the W3C Electronic Government workgroup, Chair of the National Research Council/National Academies Panel on Communicating and Disseminating Engineering and Scientific Data for the National Science Foundation, and chair of the Internet in Developing Countries Task Force under the MOBI Foundation. Kevin is currently serving on the Connectiv Board of Directors and is a former member of the Board of the Specialized Information Publishers Association.6086
 O'BrienChrisSenior VP and General Manager Everyday Health   7615
 O'BrienDennisVice President of Sales & Marketing BLR HealthcareObrien_Dennis.jpgDennis leads the sales and marketing efforts for HCPro, HealthLeaders Media, Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare, ACDIS, and others. Previously, he led the individual new acquisition and group practice lead generation efforts at UpToDate, a Saas based clinical decision support tool. Prior to that he was vice president of e-commerce and consumer marketing at New Track Media LLC where he set the strategy for multiple print, digital, online and ancillary products in four vertical categories. As the VP of Circulation at Taunton Press, he directed and profitably managed the subscriptions, single copy and products sales for five special-interest titles, an extensive SIP program, books, DVDs and assorted ancillary products. Dennis has also held positions at Readers Digest, Primedia and Condé Nast.6783
 PazourDonaldChief Executive Officer Access Intelligence, LLCPazour_Don.jpgDon has led the strategy and growth of Access Intelligence for over a decade, taking magazine-centric businesses and converting them to an integrated media, web-centric group of market focused product clusters serving the media/marketing, energy/engineering, aerospace, and healthcare markets. His focus has been on providing the best quality information and most effective marketing services to the company’s customers. Don and his team have built the business through countless launches and 18 acquisitions that have been bolted onto and integrated into the Phillips Business Information newsletter and magazine platform that Veronis Suhler Stevenson bought from Tom Phillips in late 2000. In 2010, the integrated, subscription revenue, chemical and energy information business was sold to IHS. Since that time, the company has leveraged its strong balance sheet and robust online market presence in its served markets to create high e-media and event revenue growth. Through this combined build and buy strategy, Pazour says, “the strongest asset we have built is the management team that AI has today. They are seasoned managers with passion for the markets they serve and are thus able to seize opportunities for growth within those markets.” Before joining Access Intelligence, Don was at Miller Freeman, a subsidiary of United Business Media, for 23 years and he was named CEO in 1997. His ascendance through the company included management of conferences, magazines, and high-value information businesses. Don launched and grew Miller Freeman’s presence in the high-tech publishing sector, culminating with the acquisition of CMP Media in 1999. Under his leadership, Blenheim USA’s trade shows were acquired by Miller Freeman, which then became the largest trade show producer in the United States. Don is a frequent speaker at events held in conjunction with FOLIO: Magazine; American Business Media, where he is a Board member and Chairman of the Events Council; Society of Independent Show Organizers, where he is a Board member and past Chairman, and Specialized Information Publishers Association. He also serves on the Board of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research. Pazour has been named CEO Innovator by Media Business Magazine, Industry Icon by TSNN network, and in 2013 was recipient of the McCallister Award which afforded him the opportunity to work with Medill School of Journalism students at Northwestern University.3608
 PerkinsRussellFounder & Managing Director InfoCommerce Group Inc.perkins_russell.jpgRussell Perkins, Founder and Managing Director. Russell has over 20 years experience in all facets of the database publishing industry. Most recently, Russell was President/CEO of Dorland Healthcare Information, a venture capital-backed database information company serving the healthcare industry. Prior to that, Russell was Vice President of what is now a division of Incisive Media. Previous to that, Russell was Group President at North American Publishing Company, where he was responsible for development and launch of its of media information and graphic arts industry databases. Russell has also been a staff consultant at AT&T, and an editor at Thomas Publishing Company. Russell is also the founder Morgan-Rand, Inc. a publishing and consultancy firm serving the yellow pages and specialty directory markets. Morgan-Rand produced the Report on Directory Publishing, a monthly newsletter, and the National Directory Conference, both of which were sold to SIMBA Information, now a unit of MarketResearch.com, and re-acquired in 2003. Russell is the author of Directory Publishing: A Practical Guide, which is now in its fifth edition, and InfoCommerce: Internet Strategies for Database Publishers. "One of the most important opportunities -- and challenges -- for data content producers is to move up the value chain from being providers of standalone information to providing what we like to call "data that does stuff" -- content integrated with applications and workflow so that it becomes a fundamental and inextricable part of the customer's business activities."4105
 PerryJacobDatabase Marketing Manager Business Valuation Resourcesperry_jacob.jpgJacob Perry has been a driving force behind Business Valuation Resource’s (BVR) analytics for nearly five years and was recently an Emerging Leader Award Finalist recognizing the next generation of executives shaping the future of the B2B media and information industry. He has kept BVR at the forefront of online marketing and sales technologies with the successful implementation and adoption of marketing automation and CRM systems. Jacob works with BVR’s management on reporting and manages key performance indicators and analytics dashboards which bring together key customer data from a multitude of sources empowering executives to make informed decisions.7160
 PersicoJoannePresident ONEcount As President, Joanne is responsible for ONEcount's overall business strategy and day-to-day operations. She has more than 25 years of award-winning Internet, and magazine design. Joanne previously held the title of creative director for over nine years at high-tech publisher, CMP Media. She currently sits on the Digital Media Council and Audience Marketing Council of Connectiv, a division of The Software and Information Industry (SIIA). She served as Past Brand Extension Chair for American Business Media. She is a ten-time judge of the FOLIO: Ozzie Awards for Excellence in Magazine Design and judges the Web Marketing Associations' WebAwards. Ms. Persico is a past president of the National Association of Women Business Owners/Long Island Chapter. Ms. Persico has a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, New York. She is frequently a guest speaker to media organizations and professional associations on effective use of a data management platform (DMP).  7380
 PetersenElizabethChief People and Strategy Officer Simplify CompliancePetersen_Elizabeth.jpgElizabeth Petersen is Vice President of BLR’s healthcare division, HCPro. HCPro provides training and education on healthcare compliance, reimbursement, and regulation. Elizabeth has held roles in the HCPro’s sales, product management, and content development departments. Prior to joining HCPro, Elizabeth held editorial positions at JBLearning and CCI Communications.6620
 PhillipsDanny President & CEO Argyle Executive Forumphillips_danny.jpgDanny became Argyle’s President in 2014, bringing more than 20 years experience managing conferences, continuing education events, tradeshows, consumer events, B2B marketing services, and digital and print content platforms in the US, Europe, South America, and Asia. Prior to joining Argyle, Danny ran Present Sky, a media consultancy specializing in business development and M&A services, having previously served as Executive Vice President for 16 years at Advanstar Communications, one of the nation’s largest B2B event companies. He was responsible for operating divisions serving the healthcare, auto, motorcycle, IT, telecom, entertainment, and marketing sectors. Danny was born in the UK, studied at Anglia Ruskin University and moved to the United States in 1997. His businesses have won numerous ABM Neal Awards, including Business Website of the Year, and he is an avid soccer fan, motorcycle rider, and die-hard vinyl collector in his spare time. 7333
 RayJonathanDirector of Analytics Access IntelligenceRay_Jonathan.jpgJonathan Ray is the Senior Digital Product Director at Access Intelligence, a leading B2B media and events company based in Rockville, Maryland. Jonathan oversees the digital development strategy for the Aerospace, Energy and Engineering and Healthcare groups. Jonathan and his team work directly with brand managers to create new digital platforms, focussed on boosting audience engagement, exposing user identities, behaviors and optimizing communication between buyers and sellers. In his previous role as Director of Analytics, Jonathan led the development of performance analytics of AI's audience assets, digital media and events. Jonathan joined Access Intelligence in 2004 as a web marketing manager for the company's paid content division. Jonathan received his BA in Journalism and Mass Communications from University of South Carolina.7085
 ReidAndyPresident of Digital and Head of Strategy Hanley WoodReid_Andy.jpgAndrew Reid is president of digital and the head of strategic development for Hanley Wood, the premier media, information, and marketing services company serving the residential and commercial design and construction industry. His vision for the development and implementation of innovative digital-media products is a key component of Hanley Wood’s corporate vision for growth. Reid is responsible for developing and executing Hanley Wood’s digital strategy across all operating platforms with a focus on enterprise-wide solutions and products. He is also charged with identifying new business opportunities and partnerships that align with Hanley Wood’s overall strategic goals. Before joining Hanley Wood, Reid was senior vice president and global head of the Investment Banking and Corporate markets at Reuters Group PLC, where he was responsible for the group’s growth, strategy, and ongoing product development. Reid also sat on the boards of directors at Intralinks Inc., a provider of secure online data rooms and workspaces, and the Independent Research Network LLC, which provides research services to current and prospective NASDAQ issuers. Reid is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.S. in Economics.6810
 ReinebachAdamCEO and President BridgeTower Mediareinebach_adam.jpgAdam joined GateHouse Media in February 2016 to lead the company’s business-to-business media division. The group’s 44 print and digital publications, web sites and affiliated events cover the legal, financial, real estate and government affairs sectors in more than 20 different U.S. markets. Prior to GateHouse, Adam served as as EVP & Managing Director at SourceMedia, running the Professional Services Group, which focuses on three industry verticals – investment advisors, accountants and healthcare – and includes brands such as Financial Planning, Employee Benefits News, Accounting Today and Health Data Management. He also manages SourceMedia’s paid subscriptions effort, which is anchored by American Banker, Bond Buyer and Payments Source, and oversees the Marketing Solutions group, which handles over 500 projects a year for an elite group of financial services clients, ranging from research and lead generation to custom content and digital solutions. Based on his prior positions managing sales, marketing, editorial and technology, Adam brings a unique skill set to his current position. Adam’s career at SourceMedia began in 2006 as the Group Publisher for the Capital Markets Group, where he launched several M&A products and transitioned a number of print products online, among other accomplishments. Prior to SourceMedia, Adam was a Vice President at Thomson Financial, where he was publisher of the private equity group and ran the research and data group at Venture Economics. Adam started his financial services career in editorial, as a reporter for Investment Dealers' Digest, where he covered capital markets and helped launch the Deals of the Year program. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and lives in New Jersey with his wife and three children. 6247
 RobertoLenDirector Audience Data Northstar Travel MediaRoberto_Len.jpgLen began in b2b media as a circulation assistant in 1995. After many years in circulation/ audience marketing, he made the transition to more development and database integration and marketing. Now at Northstar Travel Media, he is helping build their single-view database and will engage all Northstar staff to use it to advantage.6064
 RoneyJohnPresident Advanced InsightRoney_John.jpgJohn Roney is president at Advanced Insight, a provider of audience insight tools for the B2B industry. In his current role and at its predecessor Advanced Search, John has made it his mission to change and improve businesses processes at each company he has influenced. Over the course of his career, he has been awarded for his innovative approach to implementing business solutions ranging from CRM, content workflow, editorial applications and web technology. At Advanced Insight, John has worked with clients to super charge their use of decision making analytics through search and big data tools. Prior to forming his current company, Mr. Roney led development organizations at LexisNexis and Macmillan Information Services as Vice President of Product Development. His teams built very profitable directory sites including lawyers.com which was the number one searched site on the Internet for consumers looking for legal services with over 1 million searches a month. As an operational executive, John helped transform LexisNexis' Martindale-Hubbell business from being solely a print publisher to a leading on-line provider of marketing services. His organization built one of the most respected business intelligence applications in the legal industry helping large law firms find corporate prospects. John holds a BS in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University. 6417
 RosellKalaniVP & Publisher NewsRxRosell_Kalani.jpgVP and Publisher at NewsRx, Kalani founded Pubz, an online research solution sourced from periodicals, which merged with NewsRx in 2015. He and the NewsRx team then created the next evolution of the company: BUTTER, a SaaS platform merging NewsRx’s artificial intelligence and publishing prowess to allow professionals to monitor business movements and research. A 2016 SIIA Emerging Leader Finalist, he received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Yale, and completed the Yale Publishing Course. Kalani surfs and was guest lead performer for the New Haven Ballet.7139
 RyanEmilySenior Product Manager Harvard Business PublishingRyan_Emily.jpgEmily Ryan is a Senior Product Manager at Harvard Business Publishing focusing on the Harvard Business Review website (HBR.org). She oversees large areas of the HBR.org experience including email newsletters, subscriber only parts of the site, the magazine archive, assessments, the HBR tablet apps, The Big Idea, and search. She works closely with both internal and external stakeholders to create a positive and dynamic customer experience on the site that propels the HBR mission forward. Emily has a strong, decade-long background in product management within the publishing industry. She earned her MBA at Endicott College.7558
 SaulsJeffSVP Business Development American City Business JournalsSauls_Jeff.jpgAs SVP and head of business development for American City Business Journals, Jeff identifies and develops new business opportunities and leads their partnership strategy. Jeff’s career has specialized in creating new revenue opportunities that help companies engage new customers, enter new markets, and digitally transform traditional lines of business. During his 13 years with ACBJ, Jeff has helped build their digital business (bizjournals.com), helped integrate traditional digital, print, and event businesses, developed publisher alliances to expand audience, and launched new digital platforms in real estate, employment, and business valuation services. ACBJ is the largest publisher of local business news in the U.S. with 1,600 employees and media assets in 43 U.S cities. ACBJ is the parent company for Hemmings, Inside Lacrosse, and the Sports Business Journal. ACBJ is owned by Advance Publications. Prior to ACBJ, Jeff has held revenue and business development leadership positions at onTargetjobs, Thomson Gale, and DataTimes/The Oklahoma Publishing Co. 7437
 SayersConstancePresident Government Executive Media Group Ms. Constance Sayers serves as President of Government Executive Media Group of Atlantic Media Company. Ms. Sayers served as Director of Events & Advertising Marketing of CQ - Roll Call, Inc. since November 2008. Ms. Sayers managed the marketing efforts for the advertising department, as well as assume responsibility for CQ Events, which were policy-focused events. She led the events division for National Journal, oversaw its convention business, and was on special assignment with The Atlantic for "The Public Dialogue Tour." She served as Managing Director of Events for Government Executive, producing events including the "Excellence in Government" conference, the "Service to America Medals," and the "Leadership Breakfast Series." Ms. Sayers holds a master's degree in English/writing communications from George Mason University and bachelor's degree in English/writing communications from the University of Pittsburgh. 7324
 SchwartzJenniferSenior Vice President and Group Publisher Access Intelligenceschwartz_jen.jpgAs Senior Vice President at Access Intelligence (AI), Jennifer is responsible for the overall operating management and strategic business development for AI’s Aerospace, Energy and Healthcare groups. Leading market brands under her umbrella include: Exchange Monitor Forums & Publications, The LDC Forums, The OR Manager Business Management Conference, The Global Connected Aircraft Summit, Defense Daily, POWER, Chemical Engineering, Avionics, Rotor & Wing, and Via Satellite. Jennifer has been with Access Intelligence for more than 19 years and has spoken at prior industry events about e-learning and online marketing best practices. Jennifer’s specialties include leadership development, strategic revenue growth, paid attendee and subscription marketing, event management, consultative sales and e-media & custom digital initiatives. She is also regularly tapped to evaluate and integrate key acquisition targets including Exchange Monitor and The LDC Forums. Prior to working at Access Intelligence, Jennifer held marketing and sales positions in banking and technology companies. 5051
 SemlerJackPresident-CEO Readex ResearchSemler_Jack.jpgMr. Semler is a native of the Chicago area, raised in the northwestern suburb of Des Plaines. He attended Maine West High School then graduated from Western Illinois University (WIU) in 1977, receiving a B.A. in Mass Communications with minors in Business and German. Upon graduation from WIU, Semler worked as a morning newscaster for a Chicago area radio station. In mid-1978, he joined HBJ publications as Regional Advertising Sales Manager for two professional dental-industry magazines. Two years later, he moved to Stevens Publishing and sold advertising for five of their publications. In July of 1982 Semler joined Readex Research as National Sales Manager. He was promoted to Vice President of Marketing and Sales in 1986 and then to president and CEO in 1989. Readex Research is a survey research firm with a specialty in self-administered surveys, including both online and mail. Customers include media companies, member-driven organizations, other research firms and corporate clients in the U.S., Canada and Europe. 5857
 SinkinsonJimPartner Fired Up! MarketingSinkinson_James.jpgJim founded Infocom Group in 1980 and sold it in 2015. The company produced online information services, webinars, books, special reports and live events for the corporate communications market. Sinkinson has won numerous awards, including two Gold Awards from Newsletter on Newsletters, editorial awards from SIPA, and an Axel award. Sinkinson served as president of the Northern California chapter of the Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) for 25 years, served on the SIPA board of directors for 12 years, and served as SIPA president in 1993-94. In June, 2001, Jim was named to the SIPA Hall of Fame. He offers expertise in copywriting, online marketing, editorial content, conferences, sales, strategic planning, product development and innovation.5089
 SteifmanDavidVice President + Publisher Haymarket Media David Steifman, is VP, & Group Publisher at Haymarket Media Inc. He leads one of Haymarket Media's Largest B2B brand, SC Media, dedicated to serving Cybersecurity professionals. With a global team in Americas and Europe, his focus is driving commercial growth by creating new programs, partnerships, data and marketing services. Previously a Vice President at Huson International Media, he represented one of the largest information technology and newspaper portfolios around the globe (leading brands such as InformationWeek, EverythingChannel, Management, the Australian, ComputerWeekly, the Evening Standard, the Daily Mail, Network Computing, and PC Magazine). In 2008 he also launched the U.S. edition of Infosecurity Magazine for Reed Elsevier Publishing and has worked for, or in partnership with well-known Publishers such as: Dennis Publishing, Reed Elsevier, Primedia, and UBM. His expertise centers around commercial and executive management, development and digital launches, marketing services, data services, and well over a decade of producing B2B and B2C conference & events. 7372
 SteinTomChairman and Chief Client Officer Stein IAS (Americas)Stein_Tom.jpgTom has led Stein IAS (Americas) to 13 consecutive BtoB Magazine Agency of the Year honors, and in 2014 was listed on the Ad Age Agency A-List to Watch. Tom has also been named by BtoB Magazine in the B2B “Who’s Who” for 13 straight years. For over 25 years, Tom has helped build Stein IAS into a foremost practitioner of synchronized, multi-channel marketing for B2B brand leaders and challengers – and has been honored as such via his election to the Creative Excellence in Business Advertising (CEBA) Hall of Fame. Tom also serves and furthers the B2B marketing industry as a board member of the Business Marketing Association. Tom and Stein IAS continue to evolve the strategic, creative, tactical and analytical capabilities the Agency provides, including marketing performance management; the integration of Paid, Earned and Owned media; the interrelationship of social, search and mobile marketing; content strategy/marketing; and other competencies that continue to revolutionize marketing globally. Tom is ultimately responsible for our operations, clients, people and growing our geographical footprint throughout the Americas. He also jointly leads the global agency business alongside Rob Morrice, our CEO of EMEA & Asia.5633
 StrubleMichaelPartner Wasserstein & Co.   6632
 TesimuTaraSVP of Media & Audience Development Winsight, LLCtesimu_tara.jpgTara is Chief Digital Officer at Winsight. Prior to Winsight, Tara was VP of Content and Product Strategy for Patch Media. She helped launch 900 hyperlocal sites for the AOL network as well as a digital reverse-published local news product for the Chicago Tribune. Tara's career is focused on building highly engaged, loyal audiences. Her expertise is audience development with content, social media, SEO, email and fostering audience engagement and interaction. She's led teams of journalists, digital producers and development to create optimal user experiences online and offline with a focus on data-driven decisions with proven results.7289
 ThomasKathleenManaging Director JEGIThomas_Kathleen.jpgKathleen is Managing Director at JEGI. Kathleen was a Managing Partner at Drake Star Partners. She has over 20 years of experience specializing in mergers and acquisitions advisory in the business-to-business and consumer media, communications and marketing services segment, with expertise in content and information, trade shows, conferences, digital media and marketing services and the outsourced services that support these businesses. Prior to joining Drake Star Partners, she led the B2B and consumer media & marketing services practice at Berkery Noyes and previously served nine years at Veronis Suhler Stevenson. She has been instrumental in the successful completion of over 100 transactions, including such representative transactions as the sale of Innovation Enterprise to Wicks/Argyle, ETF.com events to Informa, FRA events to Wilmington Group, 1105 Media’s portfolio of EdTech Events to LRP Conferences, Vendome Group’s design tradeshow portfolio to Emerald Expositions, Robb Report to Rockbridge Growth Equity, Money20/20 to Top Right Group, Harris Publications’ Music & Lifestyle Assets to Townsquare Media, Euromoney’s MIS Training Institute to Boathouse Capital, Sheshunoff Information Services to LexisNexis, BioWorld to Thomson Reuters, the Internet Retailer conference and tradeshow to Providence/GLM, ENK International to Advanstar, the acquisition of CSP Business Media by Redwood Acquisitions, the sales of The New York Times’ Baseline/Studio Systems division, Material Connexions to Sandow Media, Medtech Media to HIMSS, LRP information assets to Thomson Reuters, Modern Luxury Media to Cumulus, Singlesnet to IAC, the New England Boat show to the NMMA, Investcorp’s acquisition of Randall-Reilly, BNP Media’s acquisition of Stagnito, GovSec events and Fawcette Technical Publications & Conferences to 1105 Media, McGraw-Hill’s Healthcare Information Group, Boucher Communications to Wolters Kluwer Health, National Roofing Contractors annual tradeshow, MedQuest Communications, Expoexchange tradeshow services, Asset Alternatives publications & conferences, Mealey’s Publications & Conferences, among many others.7627
 TownsendBenVP, Global Library Sales Strategy WileyTownsend_Ben.jpgBen has worked at Wiley for 17 years, holding several positions not just in sales but also in both marketing and medical book publishing. He currently leads development of global strategies, policies, and business models to optimize customer engagement and maximize both Wiley’s share of the library market across all regions. He is a member of the Leadership Team that oversees Wiley’s global Sales organisation.7478
 VassilyLinda VP of Marketing Cabot Investing AdviceVassuly_Linda.jpgLinda is Vice President of Marketing at Cabot Investing Advice in Salem, Massachusetts, one of the oldest and most respected independent investment advisory services in the U.S. Prior to joining Cabot in 2012, Linda served four years as marketing director for United States Biological and 18 years at New England BioLabs, first as a product manager, then as part of the web development team. Linda graduated from MIT with a degree in life sciences. 6704
 WylieLizaVP of Events, Beauty, Spa and Wellness Group Questex    7430
 YarnellKolbyVP, Native Advertising and Content Development Adweek   7622
 YoungGordonFounder The Drum   7457
 ZiebarthMarkPresident & Publisher Plain Language Media LLLPZiebarth_Mark.jpgMark is President & Publisher of Plain Language Media LLLP, a US/Canadian business information provider serving the laboratory, medical, legal and licensing industries. Mark is also a Professor in the Okanagan College School of Business. Missing out completely on the “Freedom 55” plan, Mark has instead built a parallel-track career; acquiring, leading and growing information-based companies for 20+ years, combined with applied teaching and instruction of undergraduates in a variety of business-oriented disciplines for the last several years. Mark loves practicing what he preaches; while also preaching what he practices.6559

Keynote Speakers

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 BaileyMattDigital Marketing Trainer, Speaker & Best-Selling Author SiteLogic MarketingBailey_Matt.jpgSince 1998, Matt Bailey has taught at more than 1,000 companies, conferences and workshops. He is one of the highest rated speakers world-wide for his ability to communicate complex information in a practical, humorous way. He is the author of Internet Marketing: An Hour a Day (2011), SOS! A CEO’s guide to Digital Media (Fall 2014), and Wired to be Wowed (2015). During the period of over 20 years in the online marketing industry, Matt Bailey has: taught Google employees to use Google Analytics; consulted with Experian on how to present data; trained both Proctor & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson brands on search marketing; and instructed Microsoft’s international marketing teams on digital marketing strategy. Matt has a passion for education and helping to develop online marketing professionals. He does this through his teaching as adjunct faculty at Rutgers University. He also produces an online training video curriculum for Market Motive and Lynda.com.6090
 KapurRajeevCEO 1105 MediaKapur_Rajeev.jpgRajeev is a noted entrepreneur and technologist who specializes in kick-starting revenue growth for small and mid-sized businesses. He has a unique view on how business in general and b2b media and information in particular will change in both the short and long-term, from a fundamental shift in one of our core business—lead generation—to an industry on the brink of mass consolidation and why b2b players need to become more vertically-focused.7112
 WeinerJaredExecutive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer Future HuntersWeiner_Jared.jpgJared is Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer of The Future Hunters, one of the world’s leading futurist consulting firms. He looks at emerging global trends – and helps identify the strategic implications (the “So what?”) of those trends for several of the most influential Fortune 500 companies, trade associations and public sector clients. His work is industry-agnostic, and covers trend activity in the realms of science & technology, economics, politics, demographics and environmental issues. Jared’s programs draw upon the combination of his own curiosity, analytical acuity and extensive experience to: • Distinguish long-term trends from fads • Contextualize the future for audiences • Help people identify profit opportunities that lie ahead • Raise awareness about challenges that lie ahead • Get people thinking in entirely new ways Prior to joining WEB, Jared held key strategy and marketing positions with Zagat Survey (publishing/online media), MeadWestvaco (consumer packaging), Greenberg Traurig (legal), and RoperASW (market research). Jared serves on the Board of Directors of the World Future Society, the world’s preeminent futurist industry group. He also sits on American Express OPEN's Digital Advisory Board and the Advisory Board of the Young Luxury Marketers' Council. He frequently lectures about future trends for corporate, government and academic audiences, and has keynoted some of the world’s most prominent conferences with a focus on future-related issues. Jared holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester, and an M.B.A. from the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester.7113