Speakers
A world-class mix of the industry's best and brightest.
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Toby Gabriner
Former President and CEO of Adap.tv; Current Advisor/Investor/Board Member
KIOSKED, ALTITUDE DIGITAL, 500PX, ADROLL
Toby Gabriner Info Events
Toby has a distinguished 20 year career at the nexus of content, technology, advertising and commerce. ​

​In the late 90's, Toby joined Freestyle Interactive where he transformed the company into an award winning creative and media agency that serviced clients such as EA, Microsoft, Progressive Insurance and Adobe . Toby ​ grew the company by over 500% in three years ​ eventually leading to the company being acquired by Carat one of the largest media agencies in the world​ . ​ ​After the acquisition, Toby was named President of Carat Interactive ​ where​ he led the team that grew billings from $90MM to $350MM winning such accounts as Western Union, Pfizer, Hyundai/Kia, Adidas, P&G and AOL. Moreover, Toby was responsible for creating the industry's first combined TV and digital unit dubbed Carat Fusion which pioneered cross-platform planning, buying and measurement.

​In 2005, Toby was recruited to be the CEO of the buy-side ad serving company Poindexter Systems, later rebranded as [x+1]. ​ [x+1] was the first company to focus on the automation of buying and selling of digital media (dubbed programmatic) which has since become a $15B market globally. During his tenure, Toby doubled revenue each year and oversaw accounts such as American Express, State Farm ​ ​ and Aol. ​ [x+1] was eventually acquired by Rocket Fuel a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq.​

In 2008, Toby joined Tribal Fusion as President. Under his leadership, Toby drove new product introductions including mobile and video, which greatly boosted Tribal's stature from a basic display ad network to a strategic media partner with agencies such as Initiative, SMG, OMD, Digitas and Carat. ​ ​ Following his time at Tribal ​ Fusion​ , Toby was recruited to become President (and later CEO) of Adap.tv a company focused on developing software to automate the buying and selling of video advertising ​. Under his leadership Adap.tv ​ ​grew revenue from $200k in 2009 to over $200MM four years later. ​ ​ Adap.tv was named the fastest growing video technology company in Sillicon Valley by Inc. Magazine and was acquired by AOL in September 2013 for $465MM.

Toby currently advises and sits on the board of a number of companies including 500px, Altitude Digital, AdRoll and Kiosked.
Mike Gaffney
CRO
SHARETHROUGH
Mike Gaffney Info Events
Mike Gaffney is Chief Revenue Officer at Sharethrough, where he owns all revenue and publisher platform strategy. He was most recently the CRO for Auditude, a video advertising platform acquired by Adobe in 2011. Mike was VP of Sales at Right Media, the first digital advertising exchange that was acquired by Yahoo! in 2007, where he served as the VP of their Publisher Network. His technology career began in enterprise software at Oracle and includes a 7-year tenure at Salesforce.com where he served as a VP and was their 20th employee.
Travis Gafford
Head of Esports Media
YAHOO
Travis Gafford Info Events
Travis is the head of Yahoo Esports Media and leads the team in “League of Legends” video coverage. Prior to joining the Yahoo Esports team, Travis worked at CBSinteractive, creating esports content for onGamers and GameSpot. Travis's first step into esports began in 2011, when he launched podcast “State of the League.”
Jamie Gallo
President
WUNDERMAN NEW YORK
Jamie Gallo Info Events
With more than 20 years of marketing experience̶—both at agencies and on the client-side—Jamie Gallo has built a reputation for his commercial intelligence, pragmatism, and for building and evolving the world's leading brands.

As New York office president, Gallo leverages Wunderman’s sophisticated analytics and data operations to make brands more valuable to consumers. His philosophy centers on deepening connections with individuals in the consumer-brand relationship; this allows the agency to develop modern creative campaigns that are both targeted and effective.

Gallo’s responsibilities include overseeing key Wunderman North America hubs, including Minneapolis and Atlanta. Also reporting to him are the New York operations of Wunderman World Health, digital agency Blast Radius, and consumer engagement firm KBM Group.

Before Wunderman Gallo was executive VP-marketing for the National Basketball Association. There he directed the digital, direct and traditional marketing and brand development for the NBA, WNBA and NBA Development League.

That role followed a 10-year post at TBWA\Chiat\Day, where he sparked the rebirth of the agency’s New York operations by dramatically growing its client roster and revenue, and winning global accounts such as Michelin, Planters, Wheat Thins, Jameson, GSK and Nissan. He also guided the evolution of Absolut Vodka’s iconic advertising, and worked on branding and retail activation for Nextel/Sprint post-merger.

Earlier in his career, Gallo spent time at Merkley Newman Harty (now known as Merkley & Partners), the Blum Network and Messner Vetere Berger McNamee Schmetterer. He began his marketing career in 1990 as a media planner for Ally & Gargano.
Mike Gamaroff
SVP, Channel Strategy
SITO MOBILE
Mike Gamaroff Info Events
Mike worked for leading digital marketing agencies since 1999 in a wide mix of disciplines such as creative direction, programmatic buying implementation, data logic and software design.

After the acquisition of his independent Facebook Marketing Partner social and mobile technology agency by advertising giant WPP, Mike took his experience of bridging the physical and digital media to the largest buyer of out-of-home media in the world, Kinetic Worldwide.In June 2016 he joined emerging ad-tech powerhouse, SITO Mobile as SVP of Channel Strategy. With a passion for helping advertisers see past channel silos and instead discover the compounding effect of Outdoor and Mobile, SITO's technology platforms and products were the best Mike had surveyed in the market and it has become a fitting enabler of his vision of true media convergence.
Anita Gandhi
VP, Customer Analytics
PLACEIQ
Anita Gandhi Info Events
Anita brings more than 15 years of marketing experience to the leadership of the Customer Analytics team at PlaceIQ. Prior to joining PlaceIQ, Anita led Strategic Services for Experian Marketing Services' Consumer Insights business. Earlier in her career, Anita worked in automotive advertising at The Washington Post and later at America Online where her team managed the online advertising accounts for some of their largest CPG and Retail clients. Anita earned her MBA from New York University with an emphasis in Marketing and Information Technology, and graduated from The University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
Samir Gandhi
Partner
SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP
Dalia Ganz
Director Digital & Partnership Marketing
FREEFORM
Dalia Ganz Info Events
Dalia Ganz is the Director, Digital & Partnership Marketing at Freeform. In this position, Ms. Ganz oversees the overall strategy around the use social media platforms for Freeform’s original television series, movies and events. She also leads pro-social, synergy, cause marketing and partnership initiatives for the network. Ms. Ganz has played an instrumental role in driving the social media strategy for the network, including the development of several innovative campaigns that have resulted in record-breaking levels of social conversation & industry awards such as PromaxBDA awards and the Shorty Awards. Pretty Little Liars is the #1 scripted show across many social media platforms including Snapchat, Instagram and Pinterest.
Manuel Garcia-Garcia
SVP, Research & Innovation
THE ARF
Manuel Garcia-Garcia Info Events
Dr. Garcia-Garcia is currently a Neuroscience Director for North America at Nielsen Neuro, the market leader in using neuroscience expertise to unlock new insights on consumer thought, emotion, and behavior to build better advertising, branding, and packaging. He works with an integrated research team to ensure the scientific integrity of the company’s project pipeline. Dr. Garcia-Garcia is also an Adjunct Professor of Consumer Neuroscience in the graduate school of NYU Stern School of Business.
Dr. Manuel Garcia-Garcia received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Barcelona in 2009. His graduate work was conducted in collaboration with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria, EU) and the National University of Singapore (Singapore). From 2005 to 2010, he focused his cognitive neuroscience research on realizing the role of dopamine-related genes in the control of attention, furthering the understanding of the neurophysiological markers for attention disorder. From 2011-12, at the Institute of Pediatric Neuroscience at New York University Langone Medical Center, he spearheaded the development of a critical analysis based on resting-state fMRI.
At the conclusion of his studies, Dr. Garcia-Garcia received the prestigious Extraordinary Doctorate Award, from the University of Barcelona, in recognition of his premier scientific achievements during his training period. His significant research contributions have also been internationally recognized through publication in leading professional journals, such as NeuroImage, Neuropsychologia and the European
Journal of Neuroscience.
Noah Garden
Executive Vice President, Business
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Noah Garden Info Events
Noah Garden serves as Executive Vice President, Business for Major League Baseball. In this role, Garden works directly with all national MLB partners as he oversees, among other things, the sponsorship, corporate sales and consumer product licensing businesses for MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), MLB Properties (MLBP) and MLB Network (MLBN), as well as the commerce, ticketing, advertising, and subscription products businesses that he had overseen in his previous post as Executive Vice President, Revenue for MLBAM. Garden joined MLBAM in January 2001 from Outpost.com, a global Internet retailer of high-end consumer technology products, where he was Group Director of Product Marketing and New Business Development. Prior to that, Garden held senior merchandising, product marketing and business development positions with Staples, PC Connection and Marshalls. Garden reports to MLB President of Business and Media, Bob Bowman.
Alex Gardner
SVP, Partnership Development
INDEX EXCHANGE
Alex Gardner Info Events
As the SVP, Platform Solutions, Alex has helped lead the shift to programmatic among Index Exchange's top global supply partners. With responsibilities centered around deploying custom technology solutions focused on surfacing deep market insights that drive maximum inventory yield, Alex has helped to oversee Index's rapid growth as a leader in the advertising technology industry. As an early member of the Casale Media team, Alex was able to develop and hone his understanding of digital media and monetization. Prior to joining Casale Media, Alex established himself in the heart of Toronto's financial sector, first at AIM Trimark Investments and then at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TMX Group). His strong background in analytics and finance have enabled Alex to successfully provide publishers with strategic solutions that maximize earnings and operational efficiency. Alex has an Honours Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Queen's University.
Bob Garfield
NPR host & author
Bob Garfield Info Events
Garfield is the most prominent commentator and analyst of advertising and marketing who has ever lived. His weekly MediaPost column explores the frontiers of 21st-century marketing and media or whatever crosses his mind as deadline approaches. His bi-weekly column for the Guardian does the same but adds a “u” to “labour.” For 25 years, his AdReview column in Advertising Age evaluated, vetted, parsed, deconstructed and offered uncanny prognostications for thousands of ads from hundreds of agencies worldwide. His book Can’t Buy Me Like, co-authored with Doug Levy, was be published by Penguin Portfolio in 2013.
In another life, Garfield is co-host of National Public Radio’s weekly Peabody Award-winning magazine program “On the Media.” For many years, Garfield was the advertising analyst for ABC News. He’s been a regular on Financial News Network, CNBC’s “Power Lunch” and “Adam Smith’s Money Game” on PBS. As a lecturer, panelist and emcee, He has appeared in 36 countries.
Connie Garrido
Partner
ENPLAY
Liz Gateley
Head of Programming
LIFETIME
Liz Gateley Info Events
Liz Gateley was named EVP, Head of Programming, of Lifetime in April 2015. Based in New York, she oversees all content creation for Lifetime.

Prior to joining Lifetime, Gateley and partner Tony DiSanto founded DiGa (part of ITV), a full-service production company. While at DiGa, Gateley and DiSanto executive produced MTV’s hit drama Teen Wolf and shepherded such reality hits as Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life, as well as the Oxygen series Player Gets Played.

Before launching DiGa, Gateley worked at MTV as Head of Series Development. In her first year, she created the game-changing reality show Laguna Beach and developed and executive produced its hit spinoffs The Hills and The City. Other smashes during her tenure included Teen Mom, 16 & Pregnant, Ridiculousness, Jersey Shore and America's Best Dance Crew.

Gateley, who received a degree in Economics/Business from UCLA and a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, started her career in the William Morris Agency’s famed mailroom.
Phil Gaughran
Chief Strategy Officer
MCGARRYBOWEN
Ryan Gavin
General Manager, Search and Cortana Marketing
MICROSOFT
Ryan Gavin Info Events
As Microsoft’s General Manger of Search and Cortana, Ryan Gavin oversees the marketing and product strategy for a portfolio of services including Cortana, Bing, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft’s recently announced Conversation as a Platform strategy.

In over 18 years at Microsoft and in the tech industry, Gavin has proven himself a dynamic, results-producing leader. Ryan is well known for his role in turning around the reach and reputation of global brands with innovative marketing and business strategies.

In his tenure, Ryan has held a variety of marketing leadership roles across the company, including spearheading multiple large cross-company initiatives such as Microsoft’s approach to open source, the company’s server and tools platform strategy, and recently, Conversation as a Platform.

Ryan received his bachelor of arts in business administration and management at Seattle Pacific University. He and his wife, Sarah, are proud parents of four children who occupy them most days.
Ruth Gaviria
CMO
ENTERCOM COMMUNICATIONS CORP
Ruth Gaviria Info Events
Ruth Gaviria is the Chief Marketing Officer at Entercom Communications, the fastest growing and best performing radio broadcaster in the U.S. with a top-rated portfolio of 124 stations across 27 markets coast to coast.

Gaviria is the company’s first ever CMO and oversees all of Entercom’s marketing, art, design, research and communications functions, including Corporate Marketing, Brand Architecture and Design, Ad Sales Marketing and Research, and Corporate Communications and Public Relations. She is also one of the company’s leading strategist on audience development and data analytics.

Gaviria previously served as the executive vice president of Corporate Marketing at Univision Communications where she was responsible for strategically structuring and integrating the marketing organization.

Gaviria launched Hispanic Ventures at Meredith Corporation where she created several lifestyle print and digital brands and a custom publishing practice to engage with Hispanic consumers.
Matt Gay
Digital Advertising Lead
ACCENTURE‎
Matt Gay Info Events
Matt Gay is a global leader in Accenture’s Digital Advertising Business Service, helping Media & Entertainment organizations marry technology with strategic business and operations expertise to grow revenue and reduce costs. In this role he is dedicated to developing approaches that leverage the newest digital technologies and delivering solutions that realize clients’ unique goals.
 
In particular, Matt is passionate about creating future-focused operations that provide for a data-driven business and a high degree of automation, with specific emphasis on the use of systems and analytics to improve the efficiency of sales and advertising operations.  He also seeks lasting solutions that connect the dots across the organization to drive business-wide results. His effective methods have resulted in significant cost savings for clients and successful go-to-market plans for numerous Internet and Media companies.
 
Matt brings more than a decade of industry expertise and a 360 degree view of the business to Accenture. His experience and accomplishments span industry verticals as well as agency, media, consulting, and advertising technology companies.  He has a proven track record of transforming advertising organizations from the buy side and the sell side, in addition to working from vendor, vendor-management, and practitioner perspectives.
 
A collaborative thought leader who is passionately curious, Matt has developed and co-authored numerous white papers, articles and publications, including Accenture’s Future of Advertising report. 
 
Matt serves on the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Digital Advertising Operations Certification Committee.  He is a graduate of Bucknell University, where he was a member of the National Engineering Honor Society.  Matt lives in Mendham, NJ with his wife Tricia and 3 boys:  Connor, Brendan, and Kyle.  When not working, Matt enjoys camping, fishing, skiing (learning to snowboard), the beach, and is an avid reader.
Brandon Gayle
Head of Global Sports Partnerships
INSTAGRAM
Brandon Gayle Info Events
In his role leading sports partnerships at Instagram, Brandon is responsible for helping athletes, teams, leagues, and sports media properties leverage the platform to connect and engage with the next generation of global sports fans. Prior to joining Instagram, Brandon led Facebook’s athlete partnership and international sports efforts across the company’s family of platforms – including Instagram, Oculus, and Messenger.
 
Before arriving at Facebook, Brandon served as Director of Strategic Partnerships & Sports Vertical Lead at Groupon. Through Groupon’s joint venture with Live Nation Entertainment, he worked closely with sports leagues and teams to develop and market compelling ticket offers and fan experiences to Groupon’s subscriber base. 

Brandon holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Harvard College. He currently resides in Oakland, California with his wife, Saamra, and their dog, Remy. 
Laura Gentile
SVP, espnW and Women's Initiatives
ESPNW
Margo Georgiadis
President, Americas
GOOGLE
Margo Georgiadis Info Events
Margo Georgiadis is the President, Americas at Google. She leads the company's commercial operations in the US, Canada and Latin America, which provide digital solutions to Google's large and small clients.

Before her current role, Margo was Vice President of Global Sales Operations with responsibility for operations and strategy teams, global technology support, and new businesses in local and commerce. Prior to Google, Margo was Chief Operating Officer of Groupon, Inc., Executive Vice President of Card Products and Chief Marketing Officer of Discover Financial Services, and a Partner at McKinsey and Company in London and Chicago where she was a leader in the retail, finance and marketing practices.

Margo has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She serves on the Board of Directors of McDonald’s Corporation, Amyris, Inc., The Ad Council, and the World Business Chicago.
Vincent Geraghty
EVP Executive Director of Production
LEO BURNETT
Vincent Geraghty Info Events
Vincent Geraghty, executive vice president, executive director of production for Leo Burnett USA, is responsible for the integrated production on all Leo Burnett USA clients and is an industry leader in the area.

A 25-year veteran of the advertising business, Vincent has received numerous prestigious awards for his work, including a gold Clio for an Altoids integrated campaign, a Cannes Film Gold Lion for Altoids and a Cannes Direct Gold Lion for the production of Coca Cola “Small World Machines.” As the Executive Director of Production at Leo Burnett, Vincent manages a staff of more than 300 people, which includes overseeing two internal studios — LB Interactive and GreenHouse. The Leo Burnett production department produces world-class print, mobile, retail, social, digital, broadcast, radio, experiential, out-of-home and branded content.
Mike Germano
Chief Digital Officer
VICE
Mike Germano Info Events
Mike Germano is the Chief Digital Officer of VICE Media and has been challenging the conventions of traditional advertising for more than a decade. It all began when he utilized a guerrilla social media campaign to become one of the youngest elected officials in the country. Not long after, he co-founded Carrot Creative, an award winning digital agency that boasts an impressive lineup of clients that includes Rolex, Chipotle, Unilever, Ferrari, Disney, & Budweiser

Since VICE’s acquisition of Carrot in 2013, Mike has been leading the commercialization of all VICE digital properties as Chief Digital Officer, as well as continuing to serve as Carrot’s CEO. His industrial expertise and electric presentation style have made him a globally sought-after speaker on a range of topics: he has given keynotes around the world from CES to the NFL.
Bruce Gersh
SVP, Strategy & Business Development
TIME INC.
Bruce Gersh Info Events
Bruce Gersh, a veteran media and entertainment executive with experience spanning a broad range of business units, platforms and genres, joined Time Inc. in January 2016 to oversee business development in the Entertainment and Sports Groups. In July he was named Senior Vice President, Brand Business Development, leading business development efforts across the U.S. brands, identifying and developing new extensions, revenue streams, and strategic partnerships, while managing existing partnerships and licensing programs. Gersh, who also oversees the People/Entertainment Weekly OTT network, is a highly effective leader and team builder with an established reputation as a strategic thinker, business innovator and dealmaker.

Prior, Gersh led strategy and business development for People and EW, where he oversaw key media brand extensions, new revenue and business opportunities, expansion of vertical audiences and the formation of strategic partnerships and alliances. Based in Los Angeles, Gersh reports to Rich Battista, Time Inc.’s President, Brands.

An Emmy-award-winning media executive, Gersh most recently served as executive vice president and head of digital, strategy and branded entertainment at ITV Studios America, where he was responsible for brand development and strategic revenue partnerships, including merchandise licensing, publishing, music, integrated marketing and sales integrations.
Gersh previously served as managing director, global head of media and entertainment at Allison + Partners, where he was responsible for leading the agency’s entertainment solutions initiatives; and as senior vice president, strategy and operations, intellectual property at the William Morris Agency, where he worked with clients to help develop new and innovative business opportunities.

For eight years, Gersh worked at the Disney-ABC Television Group, including as senior vice president, business development, where he was responsible for all traditional and digital media business development opportunities across ABC Daytime, ABC Primetime, ABC Studios, ABC News, Soapnet and ABC Family. Gersh and the ABC.com team received an Interactive Television Emmy in 2006 for "Outstanding Achievement for Enhanced or Interactive Programming: New Delivery Platforms" for the website’s Full Episode Streaming Broadband Player.
Gersh began his career at Arthur Andersen. He graduated from CSUN with a degree in business administration, accounting theory and practice. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.
Kenny Gersh
Executive Vice President, Business
MLB ADVANCED MEDIA
Kenny Gersh Info Events
Kenny Gersh serves as Executive Vice President, Business, for MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), LP, the interactive media company of Major League Baseball. MLBAM manages all of the league’s digital rights including MLB.com and each of the 30 individual team sites; MLB.TV, media’s first OTT live video streaming product; and At Bat, the highest-grossing sports app, to create the most comprehensive Major League Baseball resource on the Internet. MLBAM, through its subsidiary BAMTech, also provides video distribution services for dozens of clients including the NHL, PGA TOUR, HBO, ESPN, WWE, Sony and The Blaze, capturing, encoding and distributing tens of thousands of live events annually along with thousands of hours of VOD. In his role, Gersh is responsible for MLBAM's licensing and distribution business and all other business development activities, as well as overseeing the business of BAMTech. Gersh also serves on the board of 120 Sports.
John Gerzema
Chairman and CEO
BAV CONSULTING
John Gerzema Info Events
John Gerzema is CEO of WPP’s BAV Consulting and a pioneer in the use of data to identify social change and help companies anticipate and adapt to new trends and demands. An author, strategist, speaker and consultant, his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, FAST COMPANY, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Business Week among others.

A Fellow with The Athena Center for Leadership at Barnard and an advocate for women and girls, John’s book with Pulitzer-Prize winner Michael D’Antonio, The Athena Doctrine explores the rise of feminine values on leadership, policy and innovation.

John was chosen as a juror in 2016 for The Glass Lion for Change that celebrates culture-shifting creativity, at the Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity. He is among “The Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business” and “Must-Follow Marketing Minds on Twitter” by Forbes.
Kim Getty
President
DEUTSCH LOS ANGELES
Kim Getty Info Events
As President of Deutsch LA, Kim leads a world-class team of entrepreneurial thinkers who roll up their sleeves to help client businesses grow. Since joining Deutsch in 2003, Kim has been instrumental in growing the agency from approximately 270 to more than 600 staffers — recently becoming the largest agency on the west coast.

Under her leadership, Kim has driven the development of new practice areas at the agency, including experiential marketing, PR and the multicultural marketing division, DLAtino. Most recently, Kim was awarded the AAF Mosaic Award for Industry Career Achiever, recognizing the high level of accomplishment in her career.

Committed to nurturing young talent, she serves as an adjunct professor at USC’s Annenberg School and also sits on the board of The Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Kim has been recognized as one of the most powerful women in advertising by Business Insider and is a contributor to Fortune.
Jeff Giacchetti
Vice President, Digital Media
MEDIAVEST | SPARK
Jeff Giacchetti Info Events
Jeff is a digital media and marketing executive with over 15 years of experience in developing strategy and executing tactics for clients across a diverse category portfolio including; CPG, Retail, QSR, Entertainment, Sporting Goods, Education and Finance. He has helped some of the largest brands within these verticals increase sales, launch new products and build awareness, within the B2C and B2B markets.
In his current role as Vice President, Digital Media, Jeff oversees digital strategy and activation across the Heineken USA portfolio of brands. In this leadership role, Jeff and his team, work across the full digital ecosystem in developing campaigns that effectively deliver against business goals, while continuously curating actionable insights, to propel brand growth.
Prior to joining Mediavest Spark, Jeff led digital strategy for Campbell Soup Company’s full brand portfolio, including Pepperidge Farm, at GroupM- MEC.
Outside of the office, Jeff lives with his wife and two kids.
Susan Gianinno
Chairman NA
PUBLICIS WORLDWIDE
Susan Gianinno Info Events
Susan Gianinno joined Publicis Groupe in 2003 as Chairman and CEO of Publicis Worldwide in the USA. She is a member of the Publicis Worldwide Executive Committee (COMEX). She is also on the Publicis Groupe Strategic Leadership Team. In her role, Susan oversees all Publicis USA operations, including Publicis, Publicis Kaplan Thaler, Publicis Modem, Riney and AR New York.

Susan was previously Chairman and President of D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles Worldwide; and prior to that was CEO at J. Walter Thompson New York. She joined JWT from the position of EVP, Worldwide Client Managing Director at BBDO, where she was the executive in charge of global clients. Susan spent twelve years at Young & Rubicam, where she was EVP, Worldwide Client Managing Director. As a pioneer, Susan was the first woman to serve on the Board of Directors at all four companies.

Susan has been a Trustee at Boston College since 1991. She is incoming Chair of the Visiting Committee for the Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. Susan is currently Chairman Emeritus of The Advertising Council’s Board of Directors, where she has been on the Board since 2003. Susan is a Board Member for R.R. Donnelley.

Susan started in advertising while working on her Ph.D in Comparative Psychology from the University of Chicago. She also has a Master’s Degree with high honors in Comparative Human Development from the University of Chicago, a Master's Degree in Psychology from Northwestern University and a Bachelors Degree with honors from Boston College.

The recipient of numerous industry honors, Susan is a member of the YWCA's Academy of Women Achievers and was selected by Advertising Age as one of the best and brightest "women to watch." She was honored with the MATRIX Award for Women in Communications and has recently been recognized by Advertising Age as one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Advertising”. Susan served as a non-partisan advisor to George H.W. Bush’s Task Force on Terrorism from 1985-1992. She has published articles in professional journals focused on several psychological topics including the contributors to well-being and happiness. Susan is a Founding Member of Boston College’s Council on Women and received Boston College’s Excellence in Commerce Award.
Chris Gilbert
Senior Social Strategist
KETTLE
Catherine Gill
Head of Brand Marketing
AWESOMENESSTV
Richard Gingras
Head of News
GOOGLE
Richard Gingras Info Events
Richard Gingras is Head of News at Google.​In that role he guides Google’s strategies relating to the media ecosystem and oversees many of Google’s news and media related products.

Richard was a key instigator of the recently­ announced Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project, an effort to make Web content instantaneous and in doing so, preserve the vitality, utility, and openness of the Worldwide Web. He was also co­founder of the Trust Project​, a global effort within the journalism community to insure that high quality journalism is recognized for the credibility it deserves.

Richard has been involved in digital media since 1980. He helped found Salon.com​, Apple, ​the @Home Network,​ and the Excite portal among other digital ventures. He also serves on the boards of the First Amendment Coalition​, the International Center for Journalists​, and the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics​ and Public Policy​ at Harvard.
Russell Glass
Head of Products, Marketing Solutions
LINKEDIN
Russell Glass Info Events
Head of Products for LinkedIn Marketing Solutions. Formerly founder, president and CEO of Bizo, a B2B audience marketing and data platform. Led Bizo from founding in 2008 to $50mm+ revenue run-rate and over 150 employees before being acquired by LinkedIn for $175mm in August of 2014. Serial technology entrepreneur, having founded or held senior positions at four venture-backed technology companies. Co-author of The Big Data-Driven Business: How to Use Big Data to Win Customers, Beat Competitors, and Boost Profits, a complete guide to the future of business as seen through the lens of big data, with expert advice on real-world applications. I believe that great cultures = great companies and love my family, Duke basketball, golf and just about anything in HD.
Richy Glassberg
CEO
MEDIALETS
Richy Glassberg Info Events
As CEO of Medialets, Richy Glassberg brings decades of experience in media, digital advertising, sales, operations, technology and leadership roles to the industry's leading mobile measurement and attribution platform. Prior to joining Medialets, Glassberg pioneered digital at Turner Broadcasting by launching CNN.com in 1995, and helped lead businesses for News Corp including Speed Channel and TV Guide Networks. In 1996, he helped guide the industry with his work as a a co-founder of the IAB and served as Vice Chairman for its formative years, helping to establish the organization as the leader in providing industry standards, research, and guidance. Glassberg currently serves as the chair of the IAB Mobile Measurement Committee, sits on the MRC Digital Board and is a founding board member of Breastcancer.org.
Seth Godin
Author, Entrepreneur and Marketer

Seth Godin Info Events
Seth Godin is a prolific blogger, marketing guru, the author of 18 bestselling books, a compelling speaker and a successful entrepreneur.

His books have been best sellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything.
Melissa Goidel
CRO
REFINERY29, INC.
Melissa Goidel Info Events
Melissa Goidel joined Refinery29 as CRO with more than 15 years of digital and 20 years of management experience. Goidel started her digital career at Yahoo, overseeing Yahoo Financial Services Sales as RVP. After Yahoo, Goidel moved to Time, Inc., where she created the national digital sales teams for People, InStyle, and Entertainment Weekly digital. Prior to coming to Refinery29, Goidel worked at Brand.net, an ad technology company where she built its national sales force and saw through its sale. At Refinery29's CRO, Melissa oversees all monetization for the company. She has been recognized with many awards and accolades, including 2016 AWNY Changing the Game Awards, 2015 AWNY Working Mothers of the Year, and FOLIO Top Women in Media 2015.
Stephen Gold
CMO & VP Business Development
IBM WATSON
Stephen Gold Info Events
Stephen Gold is the CMO and Vice President Business Development for IBM Watson. As CMO, he has global responsibility for the brands marketing strategy, communications, social media, public relations, analyst relations, demand generation, and events. He also has responsibility for business development, including mergers and acquisitions, as well as the units $100M direct investment fund. As a member of the senior leadership team, he is working to help commercialize industry solutions based on IBM Watson's cognitive technology.

Prior to joining IBM, Stephen was Vice President of Marketing (CMO) for SPSS, acquired by IBM in 2009. As President of the Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company, Stephen oversaw all aspects of the publically traded market research organization, which covered twenty-six distinct technology markets. Previous to this, Stephen successfully scaled and sold two Silicon Valley based startups; Azerity to ModelN as CEO; and Digital Market to Agile (now Oracle) as its CMO.

Stephen has a twenty-year winning track record of leading successful enterprises and building businesses across industries (technology, software and services) and geographies (domestic and international) for both high-growth, private and multi-billion dollar publicly traded corporations. Stephen holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and graduated with distinction from Carnegie Mellon University with an MBA. The Pennsylvania Small Business Association and Carnegie Mellon have both recognized him as “Entrepreneur of the Year”. Stephen has appeared on CNN, FOX, CNBC, and is a featured speaker at various conferences and universities.
Michael Goldban
SVP Retail Leasing
BROOKFIELD OFFICE PROPERTIES
Michael Goldban Info Events
Michael Goldban is the Senior Vice President, Retail Leasing for Brookfield Property Partners.  In his role, Michael develops strategy to manage and execute the leasing of Brookfield’s retail assets located in our US markets.  He has over twenty years of experience in numerous areas of commercial real estate with a strong focus on repositioning urban retail assets.  Most recently, Michael served as the Senior Vice President and Northeast Regional Development Officer at The Rockefeller Group, where he was responsible for existing and future development projects in New York,  New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and throughout New England. He also served in various executive management roles at Equity Office Properties and Forest City Ratner Companies.  While at EOP, he led the retail leasing efforts at 1095 Avenue of the Americas, 5 Bryant Park, The Cubes in New York.  
Andy Goldberg
Chief Creative Officer
GE
Andy Goldberg Info Events
Andy joined GE in 2010 and is now GE’s Creative Director. In this role, he is responsible for leading the creative globally to ensure the brand is pushing the boundaries and exploring new territories while being true to the strategy and keeping the work on point. During his time at GE, Andy has led the development of the new GE Works strategic platform and the resulting creative that brings a fresh look and tone to the brand. Most recently Andy has driven the Brilliant Machines campaign and the GE/Focus Forward film project.
Before joining GE Andy was the Director of Client Services at Mirrorball, an agency that specializes in experiential, social media and branded entertainment. There, he was responsible for all client relationships, including Dos Equis, Pepsi, Perrier, and Harley-Davidson. Prior to that Andy worked as Account Director on Brand Jordan at Wieden + Kennedy. His other agency experiences include BBH and Margeotes|Fertitta + Partners, where he worked on brands such as Levi’s, SoBe, Godiva, NFL Sunday Ticket and the Tribeca Film Festival to name a few.
Dave Goldberg
Co-Founder
CONTENTLY
Dave Goldberg Info Events
Dave is the chief technology officer and co-founder of Contently, a platform
which facilitates original, engaging storytelling at scale. With more than ten
years spent building web-based applications, he has experience working on
technological problems in industries ranging from electronic payments to
women's fashion. At Contently, he first created the interfaces and intelligent
algorithms which power much of the company's platform.
Before deciding to devote his professional life to entrepreneurial activities,
Dave received a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law school, as well as
the Wharton School's certificate in Business and Public Policy. He has a BA in
computer science, with distinction, from Duke University where he focused
on peer-to-peer network topologies.
Dave moved to New York to start Contently with co-founders Shane Snow and
Joe Coleman, and has proudly let his driver's license expire. In 2012, he was
named as one of Inc. Magazine's 30 Under 30
Dana Golden
Strategic Partner Development - Sports Media Content
SILVER CHALICE/120 SPORTS
Jenna Golden
Head of Strategy & Sales Development, Politics & Advocacy
TWITTER
Jenna Golden Info Events
Jenna Golden runs the political and advocacy sales team in Twitter’s D.C. office responsible for building partnerships with political campaigns, national trade associations, issue advocacy groups, and government entities. In this role Jenna works to educate the Washington sector on Twitter’s promoted products, and to help them maximize potential on the platform. Jenna regularly speaks at conferences and events about the intersection between Twitter and politics, and how the platform can be used for grassroots and advocacy. Jenna is also currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies teaching Digital Communications Strategy.

Prior to Twitter, Jenna spent three years as the Associate Publisher of The New Republic magazine where she was responsible for all advertising revenues across print, online, and the live events space. Before The New Republic she managed partnerships at National Journal magazine with top national trade associations and coalitions. Jenna has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. in Communication, Culture, and Technology from Georgetown University. She is @jigolden on Twitter.
Josh Golden
Publisher
AD AGE
Josh Golden Info Events
Josh Golden was named publisher of Advertising Age in May 2016.

Josh’s award-winning career in advertising, marketing, technology and production spans over two decades working within a wide range of industries and global companies including Paramount, AT&T, Young & Rubicam, NBC Universal, Euro RSCG, Grey, Story Worldwide, and most recently, Xerox as their Global VP of Digital Marketing and Communications. Josh’s diverse experience building and managing teams has earned him recognition at ADDYs, MIXX, CMAs, OMMAs and positioned him perfectly to take the helm of Advertising Age, the leading global source of news, intelligence and conversation for the marketing and media community.

He serves on the board of Kids in Need Foundation, a non-profit which focuses on providing school products and supplies for children who live in communities either impoverished or recently struck by natural disaster.

Josh received his MBA from the Leonard L. Stern School of Business at New York University and his B.S. in Communications from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College. He lives in Westchester, NY with his wife and two children.
Frank Golding
COO, Tapp Technologies and Former Head of Sport for North America
YOUTUBE
Alanna Gombert
General Manager
IAB TECH LAB
Alanna Gombert Info Events

Alanna Gombert is SVP, Technology & Ad Operations, IAB, and General Manager, IAB Tech Lab.

Before joining IAB, Gombert was CEO of Gombert Consulting, a full service digital media consulting agency and she is Founder and Co-chair for the IAB Programmatic Council.

Prior she was Head of Digital Sales and Strategy at Conde Nast and founder of CatalystDesk, Condé Nast’s digital media trading platform. Gombert joined Condé Nast in March 2013 from Google by way of Admeld, where she ran the trading desk, agency, and demand-side platform relationships and helped grow RTB from an idea to a killer business.

Prior to Admeld, Gombert worked at Right Media, the first online advertising exchange, where she focused on ad selection algorithms and market dynamics. Right Media was acquired by Yahoo in 2007. Her early career included stints with Nielsen, DoubleClick, and the finance world with JP Morgan Chase and Commerzbank. Advertising has allowed her to travel the world, and she has experience in international markets, including EMEA, APAC, and Latin America.
Jonah Goodhart
CEO
MOAT
Jonah Goodhart Info Events
Jonah Goodhart is the CEO and Co-Founder of Moat, a New York based Analytics company focused on driving success for brand marketers and premium publishers. Moat is at the forefront of helping shift digital advertising away from impressions and clicks and toward new models of attention. Jonah was the Founding Investor and Board Member of Right Media (acquired by Yahoo!), Founding Partner of WGI Group, and Co-Founder of Billions.org. Jonah was also a member of Mayor Bloomberg's Council on Technology and Innovation.
Kat Gordon
Founder
THE 3% MOVEMENT
Kat Gordon Info Events
Kat Gordon has been called the “triple threat” of an entrepreneur, ad woman + marketing to women expert and was named One of 2013's "Top 10 Women to Watch" in Advertising Age. She spends much of her time attending other conferences to either deliver the 3% message to new communities (TEDx Women, Cannes, Creative Week) or to be on the lookout for speakers with the right mix of skills and stage presence to bring to 3%. She shapes the agenda, travels to keynote the road shows, runs our San Francisco Super Bowl Tweetup, chooses our student scholar and Three Cheers award winners, builds and strengthens sponsor relationships, and dreams up new ways to hasten change.
Robert Gordon
Writer, Producer, Director
Robert Gordon Info Events
Grammy Award winning writer Robert Gordon is the author of 6 books, and producer/director of 8 feature documentaries. Gordon’s most recent documentary, Best of Enemies, focuses on the 1968 debates between William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal to examine the state of television punditry today. It was shortlisted for the 2016 Best Documentary Academy Award and the remake rights were picked up by Aaron Sorkin. His most recent book, Respect Yourself, about soul music and the civil rights movement, is being developed as a limited series by Paramount TV. His subjects have ranged from blues great Muddy Waters to Elvis Presley to photographer William Eggleston. Gordon lives in Memphis, Tennessee.
Chloe Gottlieb
EVP, Executive Creative Director, US
R/GA
Chloe Gottlieb Info Events
Chloe is a strategic creative leader skilled in creating connected experiences for global clients and their customers. As R/GA’s Executive Creative Director, US, she works alongside Taras Wayner to guide hundreds of multidisciplinary teams toward the creation of breakthrough products, services, and communications for global brands such as Nike and Samsung.

Happiest when collaborating at the intersection of storytelling, design, and technology, she has been applying her unique skills as a mentor in the R/GA Accelerator program, where she helps emerging startups in the Internet of Things space develop their branding, customer experience, and communications.

Chloe was named one of the “Most Creative People in Advertising” by Business Insider in 2014 and 2015. Her work for Nike, Nokia, Verizon, Alvio, and the Ad Council has garnered the industry’s most esteemed awards at top competitions including the Cannes Lions, One Show Interactive, the CLIOs, the ADC Annual Awards, and the ANDYs.
Eric Grant
Creative Director Of Emerging Experiences
RAZORFISH
Valerie Graves
Author
"PRESSURE MAKES DIAMONDS"
Valerie Graves Info Events
Author and creative guru Valerie Graves, whom Advertising Age magazine named one of the "100 Best and Brightest" in the entire industry, is a nationally recognized creative director of such Fortune 500 accounts as Ford, General Motors, AT&T, Burger King, General Foods, and Pepsi. A former teenage parent from the factory town of Pontiac, Michigan, Graves broke barriers in advertising as one of the first black copywriters at BBDO, Kenyon & Eckhardt, and JWT. She went on to an award-winning career as chief creative officer at the UniWorld and Vigilante/Leo Burnett agencies, senior vice president of creative services at iconic Motown Records, and creative consultant to President Bill Clinton. In 2007, recognizing Graves's stellar career and public service via the Advertising Council and the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, industry coalition ADCOLOR granted her the title of "Legend." She resides in New York City.
Gemma Greaves
Global Managing Director
THE MARKETING SOCIETY
Gemma Greaves Info Events
Gemma Greaves has two passions in her business life – networking and championing the power of marketing to business.
As global managing director of The Marketing Society she's the guardian of over 2700 members, all senior marketers and is responsible for its national programme of events as well as developing valuable partnerships to benefit the membership.
Gemma has worked with the Society for over eight years to challenge its members to think differently and become bolder marketing leaders. She is especially proud of her drive to ensure the 56-year-old society is as brilliant at building communities online as offline. Part of her role is to lead the international expansion of the society.
Gemma has worked in the marketing industry in various guises for the last 14 years including roles at The Foreign Office, IBM, in business publishing and developing the membership at the Design Business Association.
Dan Greenberg
CEO
SHARETHROUGH
Dan Greenberg Info Events
Dan Greenberg is the co-founder and CEO of Sharethrough, the largest independent native advertising platform. Sharethrough is a software company that powers in-feed native ads for premium publishers and enables marketers to programmatically distribute branded content at scale.

Dan has been at the cutting edge of digital advertising since 2005, bringing together unique expertise in persuasive technology and native monetization. A Stanford graduate, Dan was named to the Forbes “30 Under 30”, Inc.'s 35 Under 35 Founders List and honored as an Ad Age Media Maven. He is a regular speaker at advertising and technology conferences and contributes to industry publications including Forbes, AdAge, and TechCrunch.
Paul Greenberg
EVP & GM
FYI AND 45TH & DEAN
Paul Greenberg Info Events
Paul Greenberg is Executive Vice President and General Manager of both the FYI cable network and 45th & Dean, a multi-platform video storytelling hub and full service studio and social media agency developing short- and long-form video content for all the company's brands (including Lifetime, History, A&E and FYI), as well as for advertising partners. Prior to A+E Networks, Greenberg was CEO of Nylon, a leading international provider of fashion, music and pop culture content for Millennial females with digital, e-commerce, influencer, event and print assets. In his first year, he grew audience from 200,000 unique monthly visitors to 4.2 million. Previously, he was President of SFX , the largest global dance music company. Beforehand, he was CEO of CollegeHumor, responsible for three websites, and long-form TV development and film production divisions. Paul also served as EVP and GM of TV Guide Digital and held key positions at MTV Networks.
Lucie Greene
Worldwide Director
J. WALTER THOMPSON'S INNOVATION GROUP
Lucie Greene Info Events
Lucie Greene is the Worldwide Director of J. Walter Thompson's Innovation Group. Based in New York, she is responsible for driving J. Walter Thompson’s consumer insights and trends-focused initiatives globally.

Lucie joined J. Walter Thompson from leading London-based trends consultancy The Future Laboratory, where she was editor and head of the company’s forecasting division LS:N Global. She has more than a decade of experience exploring emerging shifts in lifestyle and consumer behavior for both international publications and brands. During her time at The Future Laboratory she led a team of researchers that forecast trends for clients including Google, Marks & Spencer, LVMH, Westfield, H&M, Nike, Pernod Ricard and Estée Lauder, among others.

She is a well-respected journalist and editor. Prior to joining The Future Laboratory she was a regular contributor to titles including The Financial Times, Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue UK, Elle Decor UK and The Telegraph.
Rich Greenfield
Media Futurist & Managing Director, Media and Technology
BTIG
Anna Griffin
SVP, Corporate Marketing
CA TECHNOLOGIES
Anna Griffin Info Events
Anna Griffin is an award-winning marketer who, for more than 20years, has helped build and promote visionary campaigns for global brands such as Apple, Sony, Nortel, Juniper Networks, Saturn, Land’s End, the San Francisco Opera, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Ms. Griffin joined CA Technologies in 2014 to holistically rebrand and define CA on every level. Ms. Griffin has held positions on both sides of the marketing fence, leading teams on the corporate brand side as well as holding executive-level brand management positions at advertising agencies located in San Francisco and Raleigh, N.C. In 2008, was awarded her second Gold Effie, the industry’s highest recognition given for marketing effectiveness, for her work with Nortel. In 2010 her work with Juniper was awarded best BtoB Marketing Campaign of the year and in 2013 her work for Juniper was shortlisted for a Cannes Golden Lion. Her passion for creativity extends beyond the industry and into the classroom as a founder of Naledi Christian Academy in Potchefstroom South Africa, serving the young and creative minds of township children with a world class education opportunity.
Rob Griffin
Chief Innovation Officer
ALMIGHTY
Jessica Grose
Editor in Chief
LENNY
Jessica Grose Info Events
Jessica Grose is the editor in chief of Lenny, the email newsletter co-founded by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner. She was previously a senior editor at Slate and an editor at Jezebel. Her essays and journalism have appeared in the New York Times, New York, Cosmopolitan, Businessweek, Fast Company and many other publications. She is the author of two novels from William Morrow/HarperCollins, Sad Desk Salad and Soulmates.
Keith Grossman
Global Chief Revenue Officer
BLOOMBERG MEDIA GROUP
Pam Grossman
Director, Visual Trends
GETTY IMAGES
Pam Grossman Info Events
As one of the heads of the global Creative Research team, Pam has unique insight into the meaning, application and impact of imagery – photographs, illustration and film. Using the information derived from researchers around the world and custom-designed forecasting methods, plus the wealth of data generated by www.gettyimages.com, Pam is able to identify—and works to help shape—the visual language of tomorrow. This visual trend research provides advertising, marketing and publishing professionals with imagery that resonates strongly with their target audiences and helps build the profile of their businesses, products and communications.

Pam joined Getty Images in 2003 and is frequently invited to speak and consult on visual trends at Fortune 500 companies and conferences, including Google’s in-house global creative team, Sheryl Sandberg’s LeanIn.Org, Microsoft, MasterCard, American Express, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Owen Grover
EVP & General Manager, Content Development & Distribution
IHEARTMEDIA
Owen Grover Info Events
An integral part of the iHeartMedia team since he joined the company in 2005, Grover currently serves as Executive Vice President + General Manager, Content Development & Distribution. In this role, he oversees the creation and distribution of content across iHeartMedia’s network of owned & operated digital properties and beyond. He and his team are charged with developing compelling, innovative editorial & video assets as well as the audience growth strategies needed to to ensure that the company’s digital platforms continue to flourish.

Most recently, Grover served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager for iHeartRadio – iHeartMedia's all-in-one digital radio and streaming music service. In this role, he drove audience and revenue growth while overseeing day-to-day operations of the iHeartRadio team. Grover also helped to establish iHeartMedia’s Entertainment Enterprises team where he was instrumental in the enormous success of the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards show, which aired on NBC. 

Grover has been actively involved in the media and entertainment industry for nearly 20 years. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Dr. Erin Gilbert and their son Devon. A passionate music fan, his favorite band is The Clash.
Richard Guest
President, North American Operations
TRIBAL WORLDWIDE
Richard Guest Info Events
Rich Guest is the President of Tribal's North American Operations. Prior to his current role, Rich was President of U.S. Operations and before that Managing Director of the award-winning, New York office of Tribal Worldwide. In that capacity he oversaw the work of more than 85 employees on accounts including Diageo, Johnson & Johnson, Hiscox, H&R Block, Merck, NBCUniversal, Novartis AG, and Solvay Pharmaceuticals. During Rich's tenure the office more than doubled in size.

Previously, Rich spent several years at Tribal’s Chicago office working in a variety of client service, business development, and marketing strategy roles. He managed agency relationships with clients including Dell, LensCrafters, Microsoft, McDonald’s, Qwest, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Universal Studios. During this time Rich helped McDonald’s craft their first in-video game marketing strategy. This involved negotiating relationships with Electronic Arts and Activision, which resulted in McDonald's products being placed in The Sims, The Sims Online, and other major video game titles.

Rich has also worked at DDB Chicago, J. Walter Thompson (Detroit), and comScore Networks. He has been awarded an M.B.A from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. with Honors from Indiana University Bloomington.
Marie Gulin-Merle
CMO
L'OREAL USA
Marie Gulin-Merle Info Events
Margo Georgiadis
Marie Gulin-Merle
Paul Gunning
CEO
DDB CHICAGO
Paul Gunning Info Events
Paul Gunning, a 13-year veteran of DDB Worldwide, is Chief Executive Officer of DDB Chicago, where he leads a staff of nearly 400 integrated advertising specialists. The agency prides itself on long-term client partnerships, innovative award-winning work and building deeper consumer connections to brands such as Capital One, McDonald’s, State Farm, and Mars, Inc.

Prior to assuming the DDB Chicago role, Paul served as DDB Worldwide’s Chief Digital Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Tribal Worldwide since 2008. As CEO of Tribal Worldwide, he headed a global network of over 60 offices and was very hands on with senior clients helping to guide them in the changing dynamics of the digital world. As Chief Digital Officer for DDB, Paul helped the agency expand its services and incorporate digital skills sets into DDB offices. In both roles, he maintained senior-level relationships with the Internet’s most powerful brands including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Apple, and more.

Paul is an experienced and sought after speaker with a notable presence at international advertising, mobile and social media conferences and often quoted as a digital expert in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Businessweek. In 2012, Business Insider named him one of the top 20 most important people in Mobile Advertising. Additionally, he was a member of the first-ever, Mobile Jury at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. In 2009, Paul was featured on the cover of Advertising Age when Tribal Worldwide was named to the Top 10 Global A-List. That same year, he was celebrated in Crain’s Business “40 Under 40″ issue.

Before joining Tribal DDB, Paul held a variety of positions at interactive advertising agencies, hi-tech merchandising companies and promotions agencies. He worked as the director of business development for Siren Technologies, a company that brought a dynamic, interactive approach to retail merchandising and in-store communications via networked plasma displays. During his tenure with Siren, Paul also led the account teams serving the Sears, Roebuck & Company, Harris Bank and McDonald’s accounts.

In addition to his professional experience, Paul was awarded an MBA in Marketing from DePaul University in 1999.