MAY 15-17, 2018 • LAS VEGAS, USA

2018 Las Vegas Speakers

Sarah Beeskow Blay
Sarah Beeskow Blay

Director of Client Services

ShareASale.com, Inc.

Sarah Beeskow Blay has been the Director of Client Services since 2013, and has been with the company since 2005. Starting out as a program manager, she grew to CS Director. The Client Services team provides strategy and technical assistance to all Publishers and Merchants on ShareASale giving the resources and education necessary to ultimately help them grow. Sarah is a graduate of Michigan State University where she holds a BA and MA in Communication and was a member of the Crain's Business Leadership Academy.  Sarah speaks regularly on the topic of Affiliate Marketing, has served as emcee for Affiliate Summit West 2012 and has contributed to several industry publications.

Sarah Beeskow Blay is speaker of the following session:

Larissa Bortz
Larissa Bortz

Affiliate Marketing Manager

Backcountry.com

Larissa is the Affiliate Marketing Manager at Backcountry.com, a leading outdoor retailer helping customers find the best gear for their next adventure. She also manages the affiliate programs for other sites in Backcountry’s portfolio including Competitive Cyclist and Steep & Cheap. Having previously been a Program Manager at Avantlink, Larissa has extensive experience managing affiliate programs for merchants across a wide array of networks and verticals.

Larissa Bortz is speaker of the following session:

Alison Chew
Alison Chew

Global Director, Partnerships & Publisher Development

Acceleration Partners

Alison Chew is the Director of Partners & Innovation at Acceleration Partners. In this leadership role, she and her team cultivate large, innovative partnership opportunities for AP and their clients. They are also building out a world-class publisher development team to help grow affiliate programs for AP clients, which include adidas, ModCloth, Reebok, Target, Gymboree, Warby Parker and more. Her extensive performance marketing experience and invaluable industry relationships enabled Alison to develop AP Influence™, a unique service offering that connects top brands with top micro-influencers in a scalable, performance-based way.

Alison Chew is speaker of the following session:

Max Ciccotosto
Max Ciccotosto

Head of Global Growth

Light In The Box

Max is the Head of Global Growth at Lightinthebox (NYSE:LITB), where he leads a group that manages 200+ marketing channels. Prior to LITB Max was the VP of Product and Growth at Lockerz, which acquired Wishpot - a leading social commerce platform – where Max was the CEO. Max held senior management positions at Microsoft. He’s an active startup advisor and he is trying to finish his first cooking book.

Max Ciccotosto is speaker of the following session:

Todd Crawford
Todd Crawford

VP Strategic Initiatives

Impact Radius

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

Jeannine Crooks
Jeannine Crooks

Client Services Manager

Awin

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

Jeannine Crooks is speaker of the following session:

Juntae DeLane
Juntae DeLane

Founder

Digital Branding Institute

Juntae is the founder of the Digital Branding Institute, a global hub for digital branding resources, education, and training. He is the Sr. Digital Brand Manager for the University of Southern California, where leads a team responsible for developing, managing, and measuring digital marketing initiatives. He also is the principal consultant and strategist for DIGITAL DELANE, a digital branding consultancy that helps organizations build a strong digital brand.Juntae has worked with many brands across various industries such as Coca-Cola, Sony, Verizon, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures and many others. He is noted as the Top Social Media Influencer in several publications and has spoken around the country advancing the practice of digital branding. Juntae has delivered talks for events and organizations including Social Media Week, Content Marketing World, Social Fresh, Hootsuite, Brand+Aid, and Digital Hollywood to name a few.Juntae not only writes the premier digital branding blog, you can also hear him on his podcast “The Digital Branding Lab.”. If you can’t catch him on stage or online (@JuntaeDeLane), you probably find him at the gym, doing his 1,000th push-up. #notreally
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Juntae DeLane is speaker of the following session:

Coady Demuri
Coady Demuri

Affiliate Marketing Coordinator

Levi Strauss & Co.

Bio forthcoming

Coady Demuri is speaker of the following session:

Nikesh Desai
Nikesh Desai

CEO

InvestingChannel

Nikesh Desai is founder and CEO of InvestingChannel, an exclusive publisher group and scalable financial marketing platform reaching more than 25M readers each month. Through its portfolio of 200+ financial publishers, InvestingChannel connects brands like OppenheimerFunds, BlackRock and Vanguard, with the right people in the financial ecosystem: investors, traders and financial professionals. Prior, Nikesh co-founded the consultancy Giant Step Strategies, served as VP of Business Development at TheStreet.com, and helped drive PeoplePC's startup and acquisition by EarthLink. He began his career as an investment banker at Robertson Stephens, involved in public offerings and M&A.

Nikesh Desai is speaker of the following session:

Monica Eaton-Cardone
Monica Eaton-Cardone

COO and Co-Founder

Chargebacks911

Monica Eaton-Cardone is the COO of Chargebacks911, the industry's leading risk mitigation service provider and creator of award-winning Affiliate Fraud Alerts. Chargebacks911 helps advertisers terminate false customer transactions, thus avoiding chargebacks and revenue loss. The company's advanced post-authorization alerts won't jeopardize conversions or increase false positives, making it the most effective solution for one of the most perilous affiliate marketing threats.

Named One of 2017's Most Influential Women in the Payments Industry by PaymentsSource, Monica specializes in threat metric analysis, technology system development, eCommerce retention, and risk relativity.

Monica Eaton-Cardone is speaker of the following session:

Jeff Gable
Jeff Gable

VP, Client Services

Rakuten Marketing

Jeff Gable he has been with Rakuten Marketing for over 10 years in various roles including lead generation, paid search and affiliate marketing. He currently oversees the account services team working with advertisers who utilize our self-serve platform, as well as with affiliate marketing agencies. Prior to joining Rakuten Marketing, Jeff worked for a lead generation publisher driving business for moving, real estate and insurance companies.

Heather Ann Havenwood
Heather Ann Havenwood

CEO

Sexy Boss Inc

Heather Ann Havenwood, is a serial entrepreneur and is regarded as a top authority on digital marketing, sales coaching, and online publishing business strategies.  Heather Ann has been named Top 50 Must Follow Women Entrepreneur's for 2017 by Huffington Post.  She is also called Chief Sexy Boss‰ã¢ (from her Amazon BEST SELLER book Sexy Boss‰ã¢ How Female Entrepreneurship is Changing the Rule Book and  Beating the Big Boys and others call her an 'Icon Creator' or a 'Wizard Behind the Curtain'.   In 2006 she started, developed and grew an online information marketing publishing company from ground zero to over $1 million in sales in less than 12 months. Starting without a list or a product.

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Brian Littleton
Brian Littleton

President/CEO

ShareASale

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

VP Sales and Marketing

LinkConnector Corporation

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

Tara McCommons is speaker of the following session:

Judi Moore
Judi Moore

Director of Client Services

Snow Consulting

Judi Moore is the Director of Client Services for Snow Consulting. Snow Consulting has been launching and growing affiliate programs since 1999. Judi has managed sales and operations for mortgage companies, radio stations and engineering firms and has been in the performance marketing industry for 15 years. She loves to combine creativity and sales expertise with streamlined efficiencies to grow business.

Judi Moore is speaker of the following session:

Cori Pivar
Cori Pivar

Associate Director of Affiliate Marketing

Rise Interactive

Cori Pivar is the Associate Director of Affiliate Marketing at Rise Interactive, a full-service digital marketing agency located in Chicago. Cori is responsible for leading client strategy and building strong relationships with network partners and top publishers and her experience spans across eCommerce, lead generation, mobile, healthcare, and education industries. Within her six years at Rise, she has held various roles including email, programmatic, and paid social marketing. Cori continues to be an affiliate thought leader both internally, among leading brands, and within the industry.

Cori Pivar is speaker of the following session:

Geno Prussakov
Geno Prussakov

Conference Chair

AM Days

AM Days is organized and chaired by Geno Prussakov, an award-winning affiliate marketing expert, who over the years has contributed to the online marketing success of such top brands as Forbes, Nokia, Hallmark, Warner Music, Skype, Forex Club, and hundreds of small businesses.

Prussakov has authored two affiliate marketing bestsellers: A Practical Guide to Affiliate Marketing (2007) and Affiliate Program Management: An Hour a Day (2011) which have trained thousands of Internet marketing professionals. For influencing “change within the industry” Prussakov was recently named one of Performance Marketing’s Most Vocal Advocates, making the 2011 list of LinkShare’s Golden Link Awards Finalists. He is a regular contributor to several publications including Website Magazine, FeedFront, Visibility Magazine, Search Engine Marketing Journal, Revenue Performance, Search Marketing Standard, and multiple industry blogs, including his own affiliate marketing blog (named Best Affiliate Blog in 2010 & 2011). He also regularly speaks at key industry trade shows, including Affiliate Summit, a4uexpo, eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit, PubCon, Internet Marketing Conference, and others.

Geno Prussakov is speaker of the following sessions:

Stephanie Robbins
Stephanie Robbins

President

Robbins Interactive

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

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Greg Shepard
Greg Shepard

Chief Technology Officer

Pepperjam

Greg Shepard is a seasoned veteran in building and running sustainable growth businesses. Greg’s former company, AffiliateTraction, was acquired by eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions in January of 2016, at which point he assumed the role of Chief Strategy Officer. The company then rebranded as Pepperjam in April 2016 in a transaction that earned several prestigious tech M&A awards.

After charting the company’s trajectory for future products and service offerings, Greg transitioned into his current role of Chief Technology Officer in 2017 to execute on the vision and strategy.

Prior to AffiliateTraction, Greg was involved with and/or co-founded a number of online retail merchants, publishers, SAAS affiliate tracking softwares, and directories, all of which were acquired. He has served on numerous advisory boards, is a regular contributor to industry publications, most recently Adweek, and a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe.

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Dan Sweeney
Dan Sweeney

Group Vice President, Corporate Development

CJ Affiliate

Wade Tonkin
Wade Tonkin

Affiliate Manager

Fanatics, Inc.

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

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

Chad Waite
Chad Waite

Marketing Manager

AvantLink

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

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Fili Wiese
Fili Wiese

SEO Expert

SearchBrothers

Fili Wiese is a renowned technical SEO expert and former senior Google Search Quality team member. At SearchBrothers.com he offers SEO consultancy services with SEO Audits, SEO workshops and successfully recovers websites from Google penalties.

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