Tailored Brands, Inc.
Affiliate Marketing Manager
Amanda Karr has +18 years experience in Affiliate Marketing on both agency & merchant side, including 11 years in Retail and 3 years in Lead Generation.
Kinesso an IPG Company
SVP, Performance Marketplace & Publishers
Amy Sheridan is a pioneer and leader in digital media with more than 23 years of experience driving rapid growth and monetisation in the tech, SaaS, and digital media space. Amy currently works at Kinesso an IPG Company as their SVP, Performance Marketplace & Publishers. Previously Amy worked at ViacomCBS as the Director of Performance Marketing running the commerce and audience acquisition business. Previous to working at ViacomCBS, Amy started her own business, Blue Phoenix Media in 2006 and sold it in 2019. She opened the business in October 2006 with an idea and $1000. Blue Phoenix Media, operated a performance-based affiliate network and 100 websites in popular lead generation and e-commerce verticals. Amy led the vision which engineered the building of a bevy of proprietary software products including a robust backend attribution software, CMS, CRM, and lead generation software which focused on the full funnel user journey through multi-touch attribution models which were an integral part of the long-term success of Blue Phoenix Media. Blue Phoenix Media has been honored multiple times with the Inc 500/5000 list for fastest-growing companies.Amy is currently and has previously been a consultant and advisor to startups and established media companies, including WeTransfer, Pixis.ai, and Vurbl.
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew is the CEO & Co-Founder of Adbloom Inc, a Partnership & Creator Network focused on serving clients in the Gig Economy, Fintech, Mobile Loyalty & Market Research industries. Adbloom supports the needs of over 600 diverse partners including Creators, Influencers, Bloggers & Mobile Apps. Founded in 2017, Adbloom is HQ’d in Toronto, Canada serving clients in the US, UK, EU & Canada.
April is an experienced sales leader that stumbled into this dream career backwards. She answered a radio ad for a job in radio ad sales, and that began the long love story of managing marketing relationships, strategic partnership marketing being the name of my game. April is also an analytics worshipper and excel nerd that moonlights as a middle-school band mom on nights and weekends. Also an Ebates alum, she has a loyalty partner-addiction.
Associate Director, Partnerships & Affiliation
Ashley is currently the Associate Director of Partnerships & Innovation at HelloFresh. She oversees the affiliate channel, paid mobile app, partner media inserts, sponsorships, and breakthrough partnership growth initiatives for the HelloFesh Group portfolio of brands including HelloFresh, Factor, Green Chef, and Everyplate.
Prior to her role at HelloFresh, she led the Partner Marketing department at Molekule executing DTC integrated marketing campaigns through partnerships, affiliate, and PR tactics to strengthen Molekule’s market presence and drive revenue for the brand. She is passionate about the full customer experience and loves leveraging partnerships in innovative ways to drive successful 360 campaigns.
Brook has been involved in the performance marketing space since 2000. He is co-founder of two companies, Schaaf-PartnerCentric (founded 2006, sold 2017) and FMTC.co (founded 2007). He is an active member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization in Austin, living outside of Austin in the Texas Hill Country with his wife, children, and chickens.
Global Vice President, Affiliate Marketing
Christie has over 18 years of Digital Marketing experience and has overseen the Affiliate Channel at Assembly for 12 years. As the Global VP of Affiliate Marketing, Christie is responsible for growing Assembly’s affiliate program management business and has built a team of 40+ employees over the last 10 years across North American, EMEA, MENA and APAC. She launched affiliate programs for several large brands over the years and her global teams currently manage programs for brands such as Ace Hardware, Boden, American Girl, Foot Locker, Champs, Tommy Hilfiger, Make Up For Ever, Janie & Jack, MCM, Forever21, Ballard Designs and Frontgate.Christie began her career in the airline and publishing business and spent several years in London running the marketing programs for various PR/Communications consultancies before moving back to the US to work for Vonage. Christie lives in New Jersey with her husband, 12-year-old daughter and 9-year-old twin sons but is a Midwest girl at heart! (St. Louis) She loves traveling with her family, playing tennis, going to the movies and having fun with her mini Irish doodle, Belle.
Manager, Digital Marketing Partnerships
David Brown is an Award-winning Marketer, Speaker & Author. He started as an intern at multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate Paramount (formerly known as ViacomCBS), moving on to work with leading global brands in fashion (Gap) and consumer products (Mattel) – driving digital strategy and creator-first influencer marketing campaigns that connect brand stories to the world.
David has a strong multicultural marketing background and a personal mission to empower agency and innovation amongst boys of colour. Leading him to write his first book Black Boy, Create!–– Within the pages of Black Boy, Create!, the former dancer reflects on his personal journey to discovering creativity as a superpower and offers a unique perspective on how black boys of this generation are using their artistic talent and obsession with social media to excel in their careers, build brands, and become the leading creators of today.
Head of Influencer
Dmitri has been in the Influencer industry for nearly 10 years, having run agency campaigns for Coca-Cola, Walmart, and Wendy’s. He currently is leading the Influencer program at Ruggable.
Dmitri specialises in Operational and Project Management in digital media, with a focus on Influencer branded campaigns, from strategy to execution. He leverages an insightful, analytical process and balances creative, free-flowing strategy sessions. On a daily basis, Dmitri designs efficient workflows, best practice guidelines, brainstorms creative digital campaigns, analyses critical data points and provides solutions throughout.
Trailer Park Group
Director, Influencer Marketing and Partnerships
Ebony is a born and raised Los Angeles native. A rare millennial- obsessed with being organized with an enthusiasm for the impossible.
Gradually, as her network and career expanded, Ebony scored an amazing opportunity working alongside entertainment mogul, Sean “Diddy” Combs and the late legendary, Andre Harrell at REVOLT TV & MEDIA.
Currently, as the Director of Influencer Marketing at Trailer Park Group, Ebony leads all influencer, talent, and brand partnerships.
Working alongside Grammy Winners & Nominees, Award-winning actors & actresses, Music & Television Execs, Fortune 500 CEO’s, Politicians, Presidential Campaign Leaders, and Presidential Advisors. Ebony is highly sought after and strategic in influencer marketing, major brand partnerships and talent relations. Leading marketing and operational development teams, television productions, social media, branding, experiential marketing, content creation, and community management.
Haley holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, specialising in organisational development and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services. As a consultant and marketing executive Ebony has collaborated with major brands like Apple, Disney, Netflix, Hulu, BET, Atlantic Records, Def Jam Records, Hulu, Netflix, MeMD, Los Angeles Chargers, Houston Rockets, and Las Vegas Raiders, just to name a few.
Foot Locker, Inc.
Senior Manager, Affiliate Marketing & Partnerships
Heidi has been in the affiliate space for the last 6 years. Spending the last 3 years of her career at Foot Locker. She is passionate about automating/building new capabilities and her team. She made the PerformanceIN Top 50 list for 2021. In her spare time you can catch Heidi at the beach, reading a mystery novel, or playing with her mini aussie – Onyx.
Team Lead, Partnerships
New to the influencer marketing scene in 2021, Isabella Muggeo joined gen.video as a Client Service Manager and TikTok as the @TheCampaignGirl, eager to make waves in the ever-changing space. While green to the industry, she was always passionate about marketing and, admittedly, easily #influenced. Her agile role, client and influencer-facing, gave her the tools to create a blooming social page, sharing the ins and outs of influencer marketing behind the screen. With a little bit of education and sarcasm, Isabella happily brings her job in her pocket and chats about the industry any chance she can get. Isabella currently sits as an Associate Account Manager at gen.video, and spends her free time continually chatting up a storm with influencers and agents to learn more about the industry landscape.
Head of Affiliate & Performance Partnerships
Jade is an experienced marketer trusted by best-in-class digital marketing agencies, start-ups and direct-to-consumer brands. With a breath of experience across direct response, paid media and specializing in affiliate & performance partnerships, Jade will bring a well-rounded, multi-dimensional point of view to the judging panel!
With 10+ years of experience in strategic partner management, Jillian pivoted from a career in SaaS 7 years ago and joined the affiliate world with the team at TopCashback – and never looked back! She is an award-winning industry veteran, having been recognized for her hard work and passion for performance marketing and is inspired by the new talent shaping the future of affiliate.
All Inclusive Marketing
VP Client Services
As a seasoned digital marketing team leader, Jodi has more than 15 years of experience in performance marketing on both the network and agency sides. She has built and honed her leadership, project management and strategic marketing skills working with partners in verticals from fashion, wellness and travel to SaaS providers and subscription services.Besides being passionate about digital marketing, Jodi is also passionate about her coffee, her friends, her book club, and spending time at home with her family; where you can almost always find a pajama-dance-party in progress.
Hims & Hers
Senior Marketing Manager, Affiliate
Katie has worked in the affiliate marketing space for over eight years, with experience that spans networks, agencies, and brands. In this time, she has managed various global affiliate and influencer programs, scaled the launch of a new affiliate business model, and collaborated cross-channel to put together cohesive digital marketing plans. Currently, Katie is at hims & hers, fostering partnerships to help make quality healthcare more accessible to everyone. She is excited to return to the judging panel for the USPAs and share her passion for win-win partnerships.
Acorn: The Influence Company
VP, Product and Innovation
Kelly is a versatile digital marketing leader with 10+ years of experience creating influencer marketing activations for leading brands that drive results. In 2022, Kelly joined Acorn: The Influence Company as the VP, Product and Innovation. She strategically supports Acorn’s many CPG clients to find solutions that maximize their influencer content at scale across the digital landscape. Clients have included Georgia-Pacific, Kelley Blue Book, Autotrader, Newell Brands, Carter’s, FAGE, Cox Enterprises, TaxSlayer, Novelis, Macy’s, and La Marca Prosecco.
New Enterprise Client Development
Kelly is passionate about the intersect between technology and commerce with a track record for being a results-driven revenue leader. She enjoys volunteering her time mentoring and coaching as an Advisory Board Member for the University of California, Santa Barbara.Kelly began her career in the performance marketing industry at CJ Affiliate. She went on to build and manage the Global Emerging Partnerships Team at Honey, an LA-based startup acquired by PayPal – their largest acquisition to date. Most recently, Kelly is at Capital One Shopping as head of their Enterprise New Partnership Development.
Executive Director, Commerce
Over the last dozen+ years, Leilani has cultivated a reputation for building best-in-class teams and partnerships in the affiliate space. As the Executive Director of Commerce at Wirecutter, the product-recommendation site owned by the New York Times, she is responsible for driving a partnership strategy that serves our readers off-platform and in turn drive year over year revenue growth for the company. Leilani’s background in the advertiser, network (advertiser and publisher development), and now the publisher side of affiliate brings a unique perspective to her approach in growing the company’s core affiliate business and strategic partnerships, while staying true to Wirecutter’s mission of serving their readers first.
Lifestyle Media Partnerships Lead
Lina Renzina leads Lifestyle Media Partnerships in North America at TikTok, helping lifestyle media publishers with organic content strategy and optimising their presence on the platform. She also serves on the board of TikTok’s PRIDE ERG. Prior to that, she led and built Creators for Good, the Ad Council’s talent partnerships arm, creating strategic growth through talent, creators and entertainment IP for the organisation’s national purpose-driven campaigns such as suicide prevention, breast cancer risk awareness, and diversity and inclusion. She began her career in the theatre industry at ICM Partners and is passionate about creating accessible content and a more equitable and inclusive world through elevating and advocating for underrepresented voices and their stories.
Neo Media World
Director — Affiliate Marketing
Luca has nine years of affiliate experience split between the network, agency, and brand side. Before joining Neo Media World, Luca worked at American Tire Distributors, Rakuten Advertising, and Apple Inc. She has managed global affiliate programs for premier brands across fashion, consumer electronics, financial services, automotive, luxury, and subscription verticals. Luca prides herself on being a marketer championing technology to enable meaningful data-driven experiences with a people-first authenticity. In addition, she loves solving challenging problems and developing strategies that deliver meaningful and measurable business impact. Before joining the affiliate world, Luca taught German language and literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Team Lead, Partnerships
Megan is an influencer marketing specialist with several years of experience in strategising, executing, and reporting on creator campaigns. Having started in an agency role and moving in-house to Away and Rugs USA prior to her current position, Megan has an innate understanding of the intricacies and nuances of the influencer marketing space and the growing creator economy. She has worked across various industries, markets, and talent levels, but one through line of her career has been building strong relationships that result in impactful, brand-led content. In her current role at Squarespace, Megan is driving an exciting new phase of growth with a network of long-term global ambassadors.
Melissa Feemster loves the affiliate marketing space and enjoys connecting more people within it every day. She is one of the three Co-Founders of Team Bespoke, an agency that focuses on launching and growing advertiser and publisher programs. Before founding Team Bespoke, she was the GM of Rakuten Advertising, and also was part of the founding team of two startups that were acquired within two years – one by Google. She is an advisor and angel investor in multiple startups, and holds an MBA from Wharton.
Riddle & Bloom
Norman Yuen is a seasoned marketing and brand strategy professional at Riddle & Bloom – A Wasserman Company. As the VP, Accounts, he oversees multiple brand partnerships including Amazon and Comcast while also guiding the agency and his team’s development. His previous work includes time at Johannes Leonardo, Mullen and Modernista where he partnered with Coca-Cola, Grey Goose, Cadillac, Zappos, TripAdvisor and more. Born and raised in Boston, Norman’s loyalty to Boston sports teams is only surpassed by that for his wife and their golden retriever Jackson.
Global Influencer Marketing Lead
Ryan Bares (he/him) is the Global Influencer Marketing Lead at IBM where he sets the strategy and execution of all-things influencer and employee advocacy for the company. Before starting the influencer marketing discipline at IBM six years ago, Ryan spent time as a program manager at Google for their Local Guides community. Ryan enjoys playing soccer, traveling, and exploring new restaurants with his family around Austin, Texas where they call home.
Affiliate Marketing Consultant/Leader
Stefanie started in the affiliate marketing industry in 2008 at MediaNet Group Technologies/BSP
Rewards, known today as MAD Rewards, after changing its name from Dubli in 2021. She spent nearly 15
years at the company in various roles, all of which had some, if not all, relationship to the company’s
affiliate operations. Her early responsibilities included the identification and integration of new affiliate
networks creating what is still today the foundation of the company’s Cash Back shopping website. Since
launching a new platform in May 2016, she was responsible for the company’s entire affiliate operations
worldwide, managing a team of 14, partnering with 70 affiliate networks in 64+ countries, and delivering
more than 12,000 merchant relationships. Stefanie is known throughout the global affiliate marketing
industry as not only was she among the earliest to join the industry when it was still in its infancy, but
she has also remained vocal about the underpinnings required to practice affiliate marketing at a truly
global scale. Stefanie is often called upon to speak on behalf of the Cash Back space and the value
proposition offered by the pay-for-performance model. She was a recent presenter on the growing and
thriving loyalty publisher set at the Arab Affiliate Summit in Cairo, Egypt, where she presented to more
than 1000 industry participants.
She commenced her career in the Investor Relations business in New York, where she spent 15 years
with some of the world’s leading IR firms, including Morgen-Walke (later sold to Financial Dynamics) and
Edelman Financial, a division of Edelman Public Relations Worldwide and later Hill & Knowlton in
Chicago, where she was the Managing Director overseeing the domestic IR practice as well as a member
of the Mergers & Acquisitions deal team where she was the lead counselor on American Airlines
acquisition of TWA, Starwoods purchase of Westin Hotels & Resorts and several high profile real estate
transactions, both hostile and friendly. Stefanie earned her BA from The Ohio State University and
remains a loyal Buckeye fan and an avid collector of Buckeye memorabilia, owning several exclusive
pieces not owned by anyone else. She earned an MBA in Finance from the Lubin School of Business at
Pace University in New York. She is a native New Yorker and currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida.
Teresa is an experienced manager and marketing growth expert with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for helping clients meet their sales and marketing objectives and helping team members discover their purpose and achieve their potential. With over 20 years of experience she has led customer acquisition, lead generation and e-commerce growth strategies for both small and fortune 100 businesses, through a variety of digital marketing tactics, such as affiliate marketing, inbound marketing (including content and SEO), paid media (display/retargeting/AdWords), email marketing and social media marketing.
Executive Director of Marketing
Tom is a client-facing marketing executive with over ten years of experience on both the media and creative agency side. Skilled in digital strategy, advertising partnerships, and custom content, he has lead teams managing partnerships with some of the world’s biggest brands at Condé Nast. Prior to Condé Nast he was at VICE Media’s creative agency, Virtue Worldwide.
Performance Marketing Association
Tricia Meyer is an attorney and the owner of Sunshine Rewards, Helping Moms Connect, and other niche sites. She frequently speaks and writes about affiliate marketing topics such as monetizing blogs, affiliate and affiliate manager relationships, and the basics of affiliate marketing. She serves as the Executive Director for the Performance Marketing Association. She is also a partner in WineClubGroup.com. Tricia has been a finalist for the Pinnacle Award for Industry Advocate and won Affiliate of the Year in 2014 and Best Blogger in 2012.
Round Barn Labs
Tye is the Founder & CEO of Round Barn Labs, a growth marketing agency based in Austin, TX. He was born in Santa Rosa, CA on a working ranch.After attending UC Santa Barbara and majoring in History, he stumbled into Direct Response marketing after a strong interest in marketing and advertising. Tye has 17 years of data-driven acquisition marketing experience growing startups and fortune 500 companies specifically in e-commerce and Direct to Consumer (D2C).Since its inception 8 years ago, Round Barn Labs (RBL) has grown to 10 full time remote employees and has doubled revenue each year for the past 3 years serving clients like Nextdoor, Oculus (Meta Quest), Hatch, Wyze, LiveNation, Facebook Portal, Tempo, FutureFit, Puma, Ask Media Group, Gloria Ferrer, and August.Tye loves building teams with a growth mindset and identifying the more efficient, revenue-generating opportunities for consumer e-commerce brands. You can find him at Barry’s Bootcamp, playing tennis, exploring Austin with his wife Blaine, and playing with his 2 year old daughter Hayward.