eTail West 2018

February 26-March 01, 2018

JW Marriott, Palm Springs, CA

1.888.482.6012

Get Inspired By Your 2018 Speakers

220 retail speakers. The game changers in this industry. What does that mean? More variety, more tactics, more education, more moving your business and professional career forward during the four days of the conference.

50% of our speakers are C-level. 75% are VP level and higher. We purposely find the executives that are in trenches, doing the dirty work – so they can tell you the why, how, and what they would change next time – you’re benchmarking against the best of the best. Talk is cheap! We cut out the fluff to give you hundreds of strategic takeaways. Guaranteed.





Miki joined KIDBOX LLC -- the first kids’ style box offering premiere brands, significant savings and a mission to clothe one million children -- as Chief Executive Officer in September 2016. She was hired by Haim Dabah,  founder and managing partner of HDS Capital and co-founder of KIDBOX. 

 

From 2014 to 2016, Miki was President, Digital Commerce & Chief Marketing Officer, EVP at Chico’s FAS. She  oversaw the Digital Commerce business and Marketing strategy for three distinct brands, Chico’s, White House  Black Market and Soma Intimates. Prior to this role, Miki was Chief Marketing Officer at Tory Burch from 2009 to  2014 where she was responsible for global Marketing, Public Relations and Digital Commerce. Prior to joining  Tory Burch, Miki was Senior Vice President of Marketing at Ralph Lauren where she spent nearly eight years  developing and leading multi-channel marketing strategy for the retail businesses. Earlier in her career, she held positions at Limited Too/Tween Brands, Experian North America and McMillan Associates.

Joanne Hsieh
Joanne Hsieh
COO
Walker & Company Brands, Inc.

Joanne is COO of Walker &Company Brands, a family of brands designing health and beauty solutions for people of color.  Joanne brings over 15 years of experience in beauty, retail, and consumer packaged goods from previous roles within the prestige cosmetics industry at The EsteeLauder Companies.  Most recently, she was the Senior Vice President & International General Manager of the company’s luxury skincare brand, La Mer, where she led sales and operations across 1,500 points of retail distribution in 70 markets throughout Europe/Middle East/Africa, the UK, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, as well as the duty-free and spa channels globally.  

Prior to joining The Estee Lauder Companies, Joanne was a management consultant in Accenture's Retail Strategy practice.  She holds a Bachelor's degree in both Economics and Art from Northwestern University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. 

Stan Pavlovsky
Stan Pavlovsky
President
Meredith Corporation

Stan is the President of Allrecipes, the world’s leading food-focused social network and largest digital food brand. Under his leadership, Allrecipes’ teams design consumer and advertiser focused features, content and services that support 19 sites serving 24 countries in 13 languages. In 2015, cooks around the world visited Allrecipes sites 1.5 billion times across their smartphones, tablets and PCs to gain information that guided their shopping and cooking behaviors. Previous to Allrecipes, Stan’s leadership roles at drugstore.com, Walgreens ecommerce and Microsoft provided him with best of class strategic marketing, merchandising, finance, and operations expertise

Ramy Mora
CMO
Build.com
Grant Barth
Chief Merchandising Officer
Levi Strauss & Co.
Diane Loviglio
Diane Loviglio
CEO & Co-Founder
Boon + Gable

Diane Loviglio is the Co-Founder & CEO of Boon + Gable. Boon + Gable's vision is to make shopping less time intensive and more enjoyable. They bring clothes from brick and mortar retailers and send a personal stylist to your home. Just give them an hour, pay for what you keep and forget about the rest. 

Boon + Gable was born from her frustration as a shopper who wanted to ditch the hectic & stressful in-store shopping experience and create a solution for dressing her best and saving time. Before founding Boon + Gable, Diane worked as Mozilla’s first qualitative User Experience Researcher and co-founded the first conference to focus on tech failures, FailCon, when failure was still a taboo topic. Her expertise in sustainable design originally led Diane to the Bay Area, where she designed a public green roof featured in National Geographic. But since architecture moved too slowly for Diane, she started Wattbot, an online recommendation service that helped homeowners save money on their energy bills. She received her Bachelor of Humanities and Arts in Architecture and Anthropology from Carnegie Mellon University and when not being a CEO she can often be found in her favorite pair of AG jeans and playing with her 18 month old daughter.

Nicolas Reynaud
CMO & VP, eCommerce
Sears Holdings Corporation
Suzanne Hader
Suzanne Hader
CMO, Haute Hippie
Halston
Rainer Castillo
Founder & CEO
Chubbies
Christina Carbonell
Co-Founder
Primary.com
Galyn Bernard
Co-Founder
Primary.com
Francisco Gimenez
CEO & Co-Founder
eSalon
Megan Berry
Founder & CEO
by REVEAL
Kathy Hecht
Kathy Hecht
CMO
Silver Star Brands

Kathy is an experienced multi-channel direct marketing executive with over 25 years of know-how in all facets of business processes and consumer sales and marketing, including experience at companies such as Office Max, Coldwater Creek and Discount School Supply . Kathy has a proven track record launching new marketing initiatives, and a talent for building strong and motivated teams. Kathy recently joined Silver Star Brands (formerly Miles Kimball Company) as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, where she is responsible for the development, implementation and execution of all marketing strategies, in order to create the strongest possible brand presence for all five Silver Star Brands. Prior to her move to Silver Star Brands, Kathy held the position of VP of Marketing at Acxiom where she was responsible for the re-launch of the 43 year old brand; updated brand strategy and positioning to regain relevancy and differentiation.

Kathy received her BS in Economics from Colorado State University and earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Kathy is a leader who brings a clear focus on business impact to her organization and offers a fresh perspective on what success looks like today.

Peter Housley
Peter Housley
CMO
Indochino
Eve Richey
Chief Digital Officer
Haggar Clothing Co.
Noam Paransky
Noam Paransky
SVP, Digital
Gap Inc. / Gap

Noam Paransky is Senior Vice President of Digital for Gap Inc. He is responsible for the digital engagement and sales channels for Gap Inc.’s portfolio of global brands (Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta, Intermix, and Weddington Way). His team's charter is to deliver a world class online and digitally enabled in-store shopping experience. 

 

Noam is a career retail professional who has advised and supported dozens of the world’s largest retailers and brands – working with them on everything from e-commerce and omni-channel strategies to digital marketing and customer experience to back office operations improvement. 

 

Prior to Gap Inc., Noam was at global consultancy AlixPartners, where he was the retail digital and marketing capability leader. Prior to AlixPartners he was with consultancy Kurt Salmon Associates. 

 

Noam earned a BA in Economics from Emory University. 

Shelagh Stoneham
SVP, Marketing
Chico's
Laura Joukovski
Laura Joukovski
SVP, Media & Analytics
TechStyle

Laura Joukovski (LJ) is SVP of Media & Analytics at TechStyle, where she oversees a global customer acquisition budget of $120M across TechStyle’s portfolio of brands, including JustFab, ShoeDazzle, Fabletics and Fabkids.  Over the past four years she has helped to build and scale the TechStyle brands in a variety of roles, including launching the Fabletics brand in 2014, leading the Analytics team to fuel data-driven decisions across brands and geographic regions, launching PS – Personal Styling a new shopping experience for JustFab VIPs, and taking on the global Media + Acquisition teams to build and scale a world-class internal media buying agency servicing TechStyle’s brands.  

Prior to joining TechStyle, LJ was on the founding team of FabKids as COO/CFO.  FabKids was acquired by TechStyle (formerly JustFab, Inc.) in January 2013.  LJ’s start-up experience also includes scaling Tea Collection, a high-end children’s apparel brand in San Francisco, where she served as COO/CFO from early stages to a profitable, multi-channel venture. She’s worked in larger companies also, both as a management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton and in house with Levi Strauss & Co.

LJ loves tackling tough business challenges and has a strong record of growth hacking by digging in and deeply understanding the numbers and the key drivers for profitable growth.  She’s skilled at partnering with stakeholders at all levels to get results.

Harsh Acharya
Harsh Acharya
Head of Product Management & Intrapreneur
Dell

As the Head of Product Management for Dell.com, Harsh leads vision, strategy and execution of next generation digital and commerce capabilities for Dell.com across the globe. His team partners with internal and external customers to drive discovery and implementation of strategic programs that span from Learn, Shop and Purchase experiences to Omni-channel Loyalty, Personalization and Targeting platforms. Harsh loves building highly data driven teams that define and deliver on their key KPIs while keeping customer at the center of everything they do.

Chris Hull
Chris Hull
Chief Merchandising Officer
Shinola

Chris joined Shinola in the Fall of 2015 as the Chief Merchandising Officer, leading the “go to market” vision for the Shinola stores and digital channel including product adoption and story telling.  Prior to Shinola, Chris held several global leadership roles within Nike, Inc. including product management, retail strategy, and merchandising.  Most recently Chris led footwear merchandising and product creation for the Converse brand (a subsidiary of Nike, Inc.) in Europe.

Joshua Mahoney
Joshua Mahoney
Chief Product Officer & SVP
The RealReal

Josh Mahoney is Chief Product Officer of luxury consignment site The RealReal. He brings over seventeen years of retail and e-commerce experience to The RealReal. After spending time in education, Josh made the move to tech space in 1999, helping to launch oldnavy.com. From there he helped found the product management function at the Gap, developing the technology platform for the company - first focused on e-commerce, but later taking on CRM, mobile, retail stores and supply chain for the company’s family of brands globally. Josh is a dynamic leader who gets his energy from bringing together cross-functional teams to take on tough business problems. Josh graduated cum laude from the College of William & Mary with a dual major in Government and Mathematics, and has a Master’s degree in American Studies from the University of Texas. He lives in the east bay with his wife and two kids, Lucinda, 10, and Cole, 8.

Eric Lewis
Eric Lewis
SVP, Global Operations
Casper
Jon Kubo
CDO
Tillys
Luke Chatelain
VP, Innovation
West Elm
Andreas Biebl
VP, Marketing - Nordstromrack.com
HauteLook
Jamieson Yee
Jamieson Yee
VP, Global Product Management
JustFab
Ali El Husseini, PHD.
Ali El Husseini, PHD.
VP, Global
Overstock.com
Jordan Sweetnam
Jordan Sweetnam
VP, Global Product, Walmart eCommerce
Walmart

Jordan is the vice president of Customer Experience for Walmart eCommerce. He brings rich ecommerce experience building differentiated products that delight customers and drive growth. He is responsible for leading a high-performance organization with Design, Analytics and Product Management teams that are focused on delivering an amazing customer experience when shopping Walmart.com at home, on their mobile devices or engaging digitally in the store.

Jordan joined Walmart’s eCommerce team in 2016. He previously spent 12 years at eBay with his last two years as vice president of Seller Experience. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a specialization in finance from the University of British Columbia, where he graduated with honors. 

Zach Overton
Zach Overton
VP, Experiential Marketing & GM, 837
Samsung Electronics
Mark Danzig
VP, Creative
Walmart
Catherine Mouttet
Creative Director
David’s Bridal
John Monteleone
VP, eCommerce & Digital Marketing
QOR
John Stratford
VP/GM, Gap Global Online
Gap Inc. / Gap
Mondy Herndon
VP, Digital Marketing & CRM
TOMS
Leslie Burthey
VP, Marketing
FabFitFun
Raphi Mahgerefteh
CEO
Allurez
Kristina Allebach
CIO
REEDS Jewelers
Chelsea Mueller
Chelsea Mueller
CMO
Cheaper Than Dirt

Chelsea Mueller has overseen eight full website redesigns, four re-platforming projects, three international expansions, and wants everyone to optimize for mobile shopping. We aren't in a mobile-only world, but we absolutely are in a mobile-first omnichannel phase. She strives to keep Cheaper Than Dirt, a top discount sporting goods retailer, focused on 1:1 customer experience.

Chelsea has managed and created targeted marketing content professionally for 14+ years. She specializes in multi-platform ecommerce optimization and personalization with emphasis on email marketing, branding and organic practices to drive both online sales and KPI.

Erik Lautier
Erik Lautier
CMO & EVP, eCommerce
Francesca's
Robb Walters
Robb Walters
Head of Product & Customer Experience
Costco Wholesale Corporation
Eric Wu
Eric Wu
Head of Product & Growth
BloomNation

Eric Wu is the Head of Product at BloomNation, a venture backed startup creating the world’s largest online marketplace that connects you to the best local flower shops and independent floral designers from over 3,000 cities.

 

As an SEO, Product Manager, and Marketing Technologist, he has made a career of connecting millions with large brands while at Edmunds, AT&T, SpinMedia, Demand Media, REALTOR, and EarthLink. Since 2000, Eric has worked at scale across a variety of industries for some of the internet’s most popular websites including Pinterest.com, Cars.com, YP.com, Realtor.com, Edmunds.com, LIVESTRONG.com, and SPIN.com.

 

In addition to assisting large brands, Eric is also an advisor and start-up mentor for UCLA's accelerator program and Mucker Capital accelerator classes. He coaches entrepreneurs on how to best leverage analytics, technology, and growth strategies to jump start their companies.

 

He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Cognitive Science & Human Computer Interaction (HCI) from UC San Diego.

Gary Penn
Head of Digital & Global eCommerce
prAna Living
Lisa Malleus
Head of Digital eCommerce - Americas
Mondelez International
David H. Dancer
EVP, Head of Marketing
teleflora
Justin Potts
VP, eCommerce and Digital Marketing
Office Depot
Ashley Lewis
Ashley Lewis
VP, Product Management, Monetization
Dollar Shave Club
Mark McClendon
Mark McClendon
Sr. Director of Digital Marketing
Neiman Marcus Group
Mark McClendon is the Sr. Director of Digital Marketing at JCPenney, responsible for using digital media to drive revenue across JCPenney’s 1,100 stores and online platforms. At JCPenney, Mark is a member of the Marketing and E-Commerce leadership teams, Omni-Channel leadership team, and Digital Innovation Steering committee. Prior to joining JCPenney, Mark held senior Digital Marketing and Analytics roles on both the agency and client side at Commerce House, Blockbuster, Blyth, Inc., and Hotels.com.
James Meeks
Head of Product - Mobile Apps
JCPenney
Jyoti Shukla
Sr. Director, User Experience
Nordstrom
Kedar Deshpande
Kedar Deshpande
Sr. Director, Marketing & Product Management
The Zappos Family of Companies
Elijah Kirsch
Elijah Kirsch
Sr. Director, Acquisition Marketing
US Auto Parts
Kaori Yamada
Sr. Director, Brand Marketing
Best Buy
Meredith Wollman
Meredith Wollman
Manager, Customer Marketing
Walmart.com
Morgan Chemij
Morgan Chemij
Director, Marketing & CRM, North America
HP.com
Megan Allison Wade
Megan Allison Wade
Director, Digital Production + Operations
Gap Inc./Old Navy
Matthew Chwat
Matthew Chwat
Director, User Experience
ThinkGeek

Matthew Chwat has spent over a decade designing & building interactive experiences with an intense focus on ecommerce. As Director of User Experience at ThinkGeek.com (#185 on IR500), a specialty online retailer focused on serving the global geek community, Matt is responsible for hands-on leadership of a team devoted to data-driven design with a relentless focus on the customer.  In addition to driving the UX & UI team, he also built, and continues to lead, the company’s cross-departmental optimization testing team.

Follow Matt @MCFlashdance

Karthik Vish
Karthik Vish
Director, Marketing
Macys.com

Karthik is a global marketing and omni-channel retail expert who has been connecting products/services with customers through technology for more than 14 years. He has drawn on his diverse experience in Strategy, Business Operations, Big data analytics and Technology, in helping brands such as Macys, British Telecom and Oracle unlock their growth potential. Currently, as the Head of Macy's Paid Search, he is responsible for the brand’s international and domestic search (both online and in-store). His innovative and unparalleled ability to harness the power of insights and customer intent, has transformed the expansive program into a key contributor to the brand's topline and growth iniatives.

Ian Dewar
Director, CLM & Analytics
The North Face
Wes Woolbright
Director, Pricing
Sam's Club
Martin Baumgartel
Martin Baumgartel
Site Search Manager
Verizon Wireless
Michael Sisson
Michael Sisson
Product Owner, Global Personalized Programs
Amway

For more than 20 years, Michael has led digital, sales and marketing teams that create truly unique and personalized omni-channel conversations.  At Amway, he leads their Global Campaign Management & Personalization teams, with a focus on delivering personalized 1:1 interactions by developing winning strategies for new customer acquisition, milestone-based business coaching, achievement, retention & renewal.  “Our goal is to improve the lifetime value of our Amway business owners by delivering rewarding, highly personalized & targeted digital experiences that stimulate achievement, amplify passions and drive selling & sales through data driven, in-the-moment personalization.”

Amway, the world’s largest direct selling company, is powered by brands that do wonders, opportunities that empower, relationships that endure and global citizenship that’s purposeful.  Before joining Amway, Michael founded Chakam Consulting which provides digital transformation business solution consulting services.

The Sisson family is comprised of Debbie, Michael’s college sweetheart, their 3 sons, 1 daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren.

Shrenik  Sadalgi  
Shrenik  Sadalgi  
Engineering & Mixed Reality Applications Lead, Wayfair Next
Wayfair
Shrenik Sadalgi is a polyglot developer and technology plumber. He drives engineering and software development on Wayfair Next to help create next generation experiences in AR and VR. Before joining Wayfair Next, he spearheaded the modernization of Wayfair's mobile web experience as a part of the Client Technologies team at Wayfair. Prior to joining Wayfair, he helped build Horizon Mobile out of the CTO's office at VMware, helped create a pointer-based, interactive media system for TV at Hillcrest Labs, and an AR experience allowing users to collaborate and casually create music in a shared physical space called ARmonica that was exhibited at UIST 2010. Shrenik holds a Masters in Computer Science from Columbia University where he was a recipient of the MSTA fellowship.
Julie Witt
Director, Channel Marketing
Minted
Jennifer Heim
Jennifer Heim
Director & GM
Silver Star Brands
Ian Macdonald
Ian Macdonald
Director & GM
Silver Star Brands

Ian joined Silver Star Brands in 2013 (home of Miles Kimball, Walter Drake, Easy Comforts, As We Change, Exposures, Native Remedies and Pet Alive) after 2.5 years with PartySuppliesDelivered. There, Ian helped launch and grow to profitability a new party supplies business unit within USMattress.com. Previous to that he had a short stint at The Pond Guy catalog. Ian spent the previous 10 years transitioning CenturyNovelty from a struggling bricks-and-mortar into a profitable and growing etailer (also of the party supplies variety).

Ryan Marfone
Ryan Marfone
Creative Director
The Home Depot

Ryan has extensive experience designing omni-channel customer experiences across a  variety of industries and geographies.



Ryan Hilterbran
Ryan Hilterbran
VP, Global eCommerce
Cabeau
Sam Mullins
VP, eCommerce
GOJO Industries
Jessa Reus
Director, Acquisition & Retention Marketing
Shopstyle.com
Vincent Low
Vincent Low
Director, Paid Marketing
Shopstyle.com
Kyle Pretsch
Director, IT
Lucky Brand
Haley Nemann
Haley Nemann
Director, Digital Experience
Crocs
Jenna Saverino
Jenna Saverino
Director, eCommerce Marketing & Merchandising
bliss
Andrea Grant
Andrea Grant
Director, Digital Marketing
Cabela’s
As Director of Digital Marketing for Cabela's, Andrea Grant drives cross-channel strategy via social, mobile and email.  Since joining the World's Foremost Outfitter in 2013, Andrea has opened the Denver-based corporate extension office, implemented a solid social content strategy, streamlined mobile experiences and refined the email program while interjecting a healthy dose of user experience and increased conversion. Prior to Cabela's, Andrea managed the global CRM and loyalty program at Crocs Inc. Her passion as a customer advocate and background in digital strategy, enhances the customer experience and has garnered national recognition. 

Follow Andrea @Cabelas
Josh Himwich
Josh Himwich
Sr. Director, Product
Walmart
Lanchau Dan
Sr. Manager, Retention Marketing
DermSTore (Target Corp.)
Clark R. Cummings
Sr. Manager, Loyalty Marketing, Global Marketing
Marriott International, Inc.
Kesha Patel
Kesha Patel
Group Manager
The Clorox Company

Kesha Patel thrives on data and analytics. She is the Web Analytics Group Manager at Clorox where she has been paving the path of site analytics for the past 5 years.  Her data driven mindset has provided the various teams within the organization to leverage data in ways they previously hadnt thought to use it. She believes the digital world is colliding and platforms are shifting to keep up, and we as individuals need to do the same.

Jared Stivers
Sr. Manager, Email and Mobile Marketing
ModCloth
Kyle Stone
Director, US eCommerce
Benefit Cosmetics
Matt Storms
Matt Storms
SEO Strategist - Viator.com
TripAdvisor
Stacy Ban
Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition
Gap Inc. / Gap
Patti Clauss
Patti Clauss
VP, Global Talent Acquisition
Williams Sonoma, Inc.
Patti Clauss has been helping companies evaluate talent and hire for over 25 years. Patti began her career in the staffing industry consulting with businesses on their immediate and future needs. After many years of being the top in her field in Seattle for a leading search firm, she was hired away by one of her clients, Eddie Bauer. After hundreds of successful hires of executives, designers, and merchants over several years with the company, she eventually moved to San Francisco to join Williams Sonoma Inc and their host of brands.
At Williams Sonoma Inc. Patti was brought in to support the Pottery Barn brands, with over a decade of time with the company she has hired executives and support staff for all facets of the overall business. She now heads up their entire Executive search globally. She is a contributor in the recently released book “Students in High Gear”, a member of the executive “TAG” group within the NRF and has served as Board of Advisors at SCAD, Atlanta campus.
Patti has a BA in English with a minor in Philosophy.
Bethany Wallace
Manager, Email and Mobile Marketing
Shoe Carnival
Erin Hennessy
Manager, eCommerce Operations
Shoe Carnival
Tim Chang
Tim Chang
Partner
Mayfield Fund
Scott Emmons
Head of Innovation Lab
Neiman Marcus
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