A world-class mix of the industry's best and brightest.
Shintaro Tabata
SVP, Head of Corp Sales
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Born October 25, 1975 in Ishikawa Prefecture

Tabata graduated from Keio University’s Department of Economics in March 1999. After founding and publishing the free magazine “R25” while working at Recruit Co., Ltd., he was promoted to head of advertising. After moving to Livedoor Co.,Ltd., and working as the head of Livedoor News, he became an Executive in Charge of Media Solutions. He led the revitalization of Livedoor’s media by managing Livedoor’s main sources of advertising revenue, namely its portal, blog, and news services. In May of 2010 he was hired as the Country Manager at Conde Nast Japan, where he managed the Web Department. In June of 2012, he was hired as an executive board member for NHN Japan (named changed to LINE Corporation in April 2013), where he managed the Advertising Department. In April of 2014, he entered his current position as Senior Executive Officer, Head of Corporate Sales for LINE Corporation, where he manages all aspects of corporate sales.
Bill Tai
Venture Capitalist
Henry Tajer
Global CEO
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Henry is the Global Chief Executive Officer of IPG Mediabrands, a media network that manages $37 billion in global media on the behalf of its clients, it employs more than 8,500 diverse and daring marketing communications specialists worldwide and operates in more than 130 countries.

As CEO, he leads the group’s three global brand networks – UM, Initiative, and BPN – together with IPG Mediabrands specialty services across search, mobile, social, display, analytics and trading. His primary professional interests are the development of the people and skill sets within the IPG Mediabrands global businesses and leveraging those skills to create effective business solutions for clients that deliver real business returns.

Outside work, Henry enjoys spending time with his family and keeping fit. He also sits on a number of industry boards as well as external boards for organizations that focus on charity and youth engagement. In 2016 Henry was named to AdWeeks ‘Power 100’ list.
Jeff Tan
Head of Strategy
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Jeff has worked in digital agencies in New York, London, Sydney, Melbourne and Frankfurt. He successfully launched iProspect, Dentsu Aegis Network in Melbourne Australia, building a digital-performance agency from scratch to a market leading position in 3 years.
On-Air Talent
TJ Taormina was the kid who walked to school with his headphones plugged into his radio. Having discovered morning talk shows as a 13 year old while growing up in Hillsdale, NJ, he became hooked. In high school, he called countless radio stations–asking to intern, organize CDs, sweep the floors, anything!–just to get his foot in the door.

Finally, in his junior year, Fairleigh Dickinson University gave him a chance. He started out running public service tapes on Sunday mornings for WFDU-FM, his mom giving him a ride to the station, since he was still too young to drive.
In 2002, after getting accepted into FDU’s broadcasting department, he landed an internship at Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show in New York City. During the ten years he spent there, he learned as much as he could from the different positions he held: answering phones, doing phone pranks, producing, and eventually becoming a co-host on Elvis’ show in 2010.

Farnoosh Tarobi
Host of the Award-Winning Podcast
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Farnoosh Torabi is America’s leading personal finance authority hooked on helping Americans live their richest, happiest lives.

From her early days reporting for Money Magazine to now hosting a primetime series on CNBC and writing monthly for O, The Oprah Magazine, she’s become our favorite go-to money expert and friend.

Millions of Americans tune into Farnoosh’s award winning podcast, So Money, which made its debut in January 2015. On the show she interviews leading experts, authors and influencers – from Tony Robbins to Robert Kiyosaki, Margaret Cho and Tim Gunn – about their financial perspectives, money failures and habits. She also answers listeners’ financial questions each week.

She’s also joined the Mint family as a resident contributor to their popular blog.

Farnoosh was born in Worcester, Massachusetts to immigrant parents who left Iran in the late 1970s in search of a happier life. Arriving with two suitcases and the promise of a small monthly stipend from her dad’s university, the Torabi’s took a leap of faith and came to the United States hoping to build their version of the American Dream. It was here that her parents furthered their education, found great jobs, became homeowners and instilled in their children the value of patience, hard work, faith and saving.

Money may have been tight (really tight), but it was never a taboo in the household and for that, Farnoosh is eternally grateful. It’s what ultimately inspired her to lead a mission to help others achieve financial greatness.

Today, Farnoosh is a sought-after speaker and bestselling author. Her latest book is entitled When She Makes More: The Truth About Love and Life for a New Generation of Women. She also contributes to The NBC Today Show.

Her work and advice have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Time, Marie Claire, Glamour, Redbook and USA Today. She’s appeared on all major news and talk shows, including CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America, The View and Live! With Kelly and Michael.

She hosted the Webby-nominated web series, Financially Fit, on Yahoo. She’s also served as a money coach on such shows as Remake America on Yahoo!, Bank of Mom & Dad on soapNet and TLC’s REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE.

Farnoosh graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Finance and International Business. She also holds a Master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

She resides happily in Brooklyn with her husband and two-year-old son.
Alison Tarrant
Executive Vice President, Client Solutions Group
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Alison Tarrant serves as Executive Vice President of the Client Solutions Group and oversees all advertising sales marketing for NBCUniversal’s networks and properties. The Client Solutions Group works closely with NBCUniversal's client and agency partners to deliver customized, marketing solutions across relevant NBCUniversal properties.

Since joining the company in 2012, Tarrant has worked closely with each of NBCUniversal’s networks to create, plan and execute client-focused marketing efforts across NBCUniversal’s entire portfolio, including two broadcast networks, 17 cable networks and more than 50 digital properties. Tarrant reports to Linda Yaccarino, President, Advertising Sales, NBCUniversal.

Previously, Tarrant served as Executive Vice President of Integrated Sales and Marketing at the CW Network. From 2000 to 2012, Tarrant was responsible for developing revenue-generating opportunities across the CW’s television, digital, mobile and social platforms.
Tate Taylor
Ryan Tedder
Lead Singer of OneRepublic
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Ryan Benjamin Tedder is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known as the lead vocalist for pop rock band OneRepublic, though he has an independent career as a songwriter and producer for various artists such as Madonna, U2, Adele, Beyoncé, Birdy, Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, Ellie Goulding among others. Tedder's production and songwriting work has proven successful commercially. "Apologize" (OneRepublic), "Bleeding Love" (Leona Lewis) and "Halo" (Beyonce) made it to the list of best-selling singles of all time. In early 2014, Billboard named him "The Undercover King of Pop" and featured him on the magazine's cover. Tedder is a self confessed disruptive technology buff and has been heavily instrumental in the creative, storytelling and technology side of the new "Kids" VR video working with Chris Milk, Hal Kirkland and Nokia Technologies.
John Tesh
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Emmy Award-winner John Tesh hosts the daily national radio show Intelligence for your Life, airing on 280 stations nationwide and represented by Westwood One. Tesh is internationally known for his work as an author, musician, Olympic commentator, News anchor and reporter, and former co-host of Entertainment Tonight.

Tesh has become one of the most listened-to voices on the air. He created Intelligence for your Life for his wife, actress Connie Sellecca, and everyone like her who wants information with purpose and that can move people forward in their life.

John Tesh’s latest television special, ALIVE – MUSIC&DANCE, is a celebration of everything he is passionate about - music, dance, and family. It’s a spectacular, high-energy evening of hip-hop, ballet, lighting, and staging effects, combined with the talents of guest performers and young dancers.
Ian Thomas
Staff Writer
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Ian Thomas is a staff writer at the SportsBusiness Journal, covering the business of hockey and soccer. Previously, he worked for the Financial Times Group, Bloomberg News and Crain's New York Business. He is a graduate of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and Stony Brook University.

Paul Thomas
SVP Business Communications
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Paul Thomas leads communications for all Thomson Reuters non-news businesses, as well as its Chief Customer Office and Global Growth Operations units. In this capacity, he also partners with the Corporate Communications team to articulate a cohesive and consistent strategy to the company’s external and internal stakeholders. Before joining Thomson Reuters, Paul spent 16 years at UBS Financial Services Inc., managing corporate and marketing communications programs, including client experience strategy. Previously, he worked at global public relations agencies, such as Hill & Knowlton and Edelman. Paul graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and earned a Master of Business Administration degree in management strategy and marketing from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Kim Thompson
SVP, Managing Director
Mark Thompson
Ajit Thupil
GTM Business Lead
Gail Tifford
VP Media and Digital Engagement
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Gail Tifford is the Vice President of Media and Digital Engagement for Unilever in North America where she is responsible for leading media strategy and implementation across the paid, owned and earned ecosystem for all Unilever categories and brands. In addition, she is also a member of the Unilever Global Media Leadership Team and in this capacity, she oversees Unilever’s global new media vision and strategy as well as works closely with the Unilever Ventures team to seek out new digital investment opportunities. Gail is passionate about empowering women and is the Co-Founder and Executive Sponsor of GALvanize@ Unilever Women’s Network.

Previously, Gail was Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at Viacom, where she worked with an array of leading marketers in the development of multi-platform media and marketing programs for the MTV and VH1 brands.

Earlier in her career, Gail spent more than 10 years at Unilever working across many different brands in a variety of marketing roles. As Brand Development Director for Beverages, she was responsible for long-term strategy, including innovation and communication for the Lipton brand in North America.  Prior to that role, she was the Director of Marketing Excellence, responsible for cultivating superior talent and helping to build a growth-centric organizational culture across the Marketing function.

Gail is a member of the MAKERS@ Board of Directors. She is a Corporate Advisory Member for the GRAMMY Foundation and on the board for the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) Foundation. She is also a founding member of the BUILD NYC Local Advisory Board and on the Board of Tufts Hillel at Tufts University.

Gail was recognized as Working Mother of the Year by the Advertising Women of New York in 2013.

Gail received her B.A. from Tufts University and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

Gail lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.
Karin Timpone
Global Marketing Officer
Rachel Tipograph
Founder & CEO
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Justine Bloome
Sebastian Tomich
Bill Todd
Executive Vice President
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Bill Todd has a proven track record for developing and growing both online and traditional sales. As executive vice president at Conversant, he leads a sales force of 100+ to drive adoption of the company’s CRM, video, display, mobile and cross-device solutions.

Bill joined Conversant in 2000 and has held numerous sales-management roles over the course of 16 years, including general manager and senior vice president of sales, North America. During his tenure, he’s developed online advertising solutions for hundreds of leading brands and their digital agencies, making him one of the industry’s foremost experts on digital advertising platforms and cross-device marketing solutions.

Bill served on the IAB Board of Directors from 2008-2015 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Saint John’s University in New York.
Sebastian Tomich
Senior Vice President, Advertising & Innovation
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Justine Bloome
Jenna Trabulus
Lisa Topol
Executive Creative Director
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In 2013, Lisa Topol joined Grey, New York, as an Executive Creative Director overseeing accounts including Best Buy, Bose, TNT, Pringles, Downy and the National Football League.

Before Grey, Lisa was a group creative director at TBWAChiatDay New York, where among several accounts, she created award-winning work for Wheat Thins based on a brief even Stephen Colbert found hilarious. She also developed the breakthrough work for “Keep a Child Alive”, whose “Digital Death” campaign garnered multiple gold lions, and more importantly raised 1 million dollars to fight AIDS in the span of only 6 days.

Before TBWA, Lisa worked on a vast variety of accounts both as Creative Director and writer at JWT (JetBlue, Schick, Kotex, Smirnoff, Diamond Trade Commission), Wieden + Kennedy NY (Nike, Jordan, ESPN, Sharp) and Ogilvy & Mather (IBM, Sprite, Motorola).
Stefan Tornquist
VP of Research
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Stefan has been at the leading edges of digital marketing for over 15 years. He manages all of Econsultancy’s research activities in the Americas, as well as maintaining an active writing and speaking schedule. Stefan has led over 100 research studies for brands including Google, Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, Oracle and many others.
Stefan’s work has been featured in the Wall St. Journal, New York Times, USA Today, NPR, CNN, CNBC, Fast Company and AdAge as well as the industry media.
Before joining Econsultancy, Stefan was the research director for MarketingSherpa. He began his digital career as co-founder of rich media pioneer Bluestreak, now part of Dentsu.
Mindy Torrey
VP of Creative
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Mindy Torrey is the Vice President of Creative for Lane Bryant. She leads the company’s voice and vision, including national advertising campaigns, brand development, in-store and print communication, and the digital and social channels. She also works in tandem with the company’s merchant, design, visual, strategy and customer insights teams to guide Lane Bryant’s story and mission from a holistic perspective.

Mindy has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and branding. Prior to joining Lane Bryant in 2014, Mindy was Executive Creative director of the Global Brand at Land’s End and for nine years owned the creative agency Mayday Design (accounts including Nike, Converse, American Apparel, Levi's, the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign and the Chicago Cubs amongst others).

Mindy resides in Columbus, OH, with her husband and daughter.
Nico Tortorella
Star of the hit show YOUNGER and host of his own podcast, THE LOVE BOMB
Matthew Townsend
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Matt Townsend has covered big publicly-traded retailers (e.g. Home Depot and Best Buy) and brands (e.g. Nike, Under Armour) for Bloomberg News since 2010. His work also appears in BusinessWeek. He's a frequent contributor to Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio, while also appearing on media outlets such as NPR and CBS This Morning.
Are Traasdahl
Founder & CEO
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Tapad CEO and Founder Are Traasdahl has more than 17 years’ experience in mobile and digital content. He is a frequent contributor for outlets such as CNBC and Bloomberg News, and he has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Ad Age and other major news outlets. He was recently named Nordic Startup Awards' Founder of the Year in 2016 and EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014. Traasdahl also currently holds several board positions and heads Spring Capital, an investment holding company. Prior to Tapad, he founded Thumbplay, a mobile entertainment service that he grew to more than $100 MM in revenues in less than 3 years before he exited the company (the company, later acquired by Clear Channel, is now called iHeartRadio). He was previously a senior executive with Telenor Group, an international provider of telecom, data and media communications services.
Jenna Trabulus
Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships & Innovation
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Sebastian Tomich
Farrah Bezner
Gayle Troberman
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Gayle Troberman is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at iHeartMedia, Inc. In this newly created role, Troberman works with all of iHeartMedia, Inc.’s businesses to closely connect them with consumers, helping integrate the company’s brands, products, and platforms even more deeply into consumers’ daily lives.

Prior, Troberman, a highly respected marketing industry veteran, served as Chief Marketing and Ideas Officer at IPG Mediabrands. Gayle spent 16 years at Microsoft as Chief Creative Officer where she was responsible for the company’s portfolio of brands and global advertising campaign across consumer and B-to-B products including Windows, Office, Bing, and XBOX.

Pamela Tsai
Global Director of Marketing
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Pamela Tsai, Global Director of Marketing at Epoch Media Group, World's Fastest Growing Multi-Language and Multi-Cultural Media Company with hundreds of millions of readers of diverse cultural background worldwide. 

Headquartered in New York City and with offices in 35 countries, Epoch Media Group offers rich contents in 8 languages in print, 21 languages online, with more than 224 million page views and 1 billion ad impressions per month. 

Pamela Tsai is a China-born US citizen.  She received her MBA from Washington University in the US. Pamela spent 18 years working for major multinational companies including Hewlett-Packard, Unilever, JP Morgan Chase, The Home Depot and SCA before joining the Epoch Media Group (www.epochmediagroup.com)   
Philipp Tsipman
‎VP, ConnectedID
Andy Tu
Chief Marketing Officer
Bill Tucker
EVP, Media & Data Practice
Mike Tunnicliffe
EVP, Head of UMGB
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Mike Tunnicliffe, EVP – Head of UMGB, oversees Universal Music Group’s new business activity related to brand partnerships, strategic marketing alliances and marketing programs for advertisers in the USA. Tunnicliffe works with the strategic marketing groups at the company’s labels and UMG’s digital, commercial and marketing departments to create new revenue opportunities for artists, labels and artists’ brands. He joined UMG on Jan. 1, 2015. Before UMG, Tunnicliffe spent over 20 + years in the advertising business at a number of major companies including GroupM, the world’s largest media investment management company (part of WPP) where he was latterly the global Chief Growth & Marketing Officer, Initiative Media and Tempus Group which was acquired by WPP in 2001 to form MEC. Mike has been a keynote speaker, panelist or moderator at many conferences including Advertising Week , MIDEM, the Advertising CLIOs and has been a prolific writer in the music and brands space.
Matt Turck
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Matt Turck is the Chief Revenue Officer of Panoply, the premium podcast network from The Slate Group. He is behind GE’s new sci-fi podcast, The Message, which shot to the top of the iTunes charts. Prior to Panoply, Matt held key roles at Slate, Time Inc, and Esquire.