Ivan is a seasoned entrepreneur, businessman and CEO of a public company with a background that cuts across radio, media, marketing and mobile technologies. As founder and CEO of Hipcricket, Ivan has created a company that is an industry leader in its domain and counts several of the most respected brands amongst its customers for whom they have driven over 175,000 campaigns. Ivan fosters innovation and entrepreneurship and is a charter member of TiE Seattle. More on Ivan at www.linkedin.com/in/ivanbraiker.
Todd Marshall is Senior Vice President of Marketing for Target Corporation. In this role, Todd is responsible for leading In-Store Marketing and Loyalty Marketing, as well as a global Marketing Operations team.
Todd joined Target Corporation in 2001, serving previous roles as corporate strategy manager, buyer, senior buyer, vice president of Merchandise Operations, and VPGMM in Grocery. In February 2011, Todd was named Senior Vice President, Canada Operations. He was named to his current position in 2012. Prior to Target, Todd worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Todd also sits on the board of the Minnesota Twins Community Fund. Todd received his bachelor’s degree in 1992 from Franklin & Marshall College, and he earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan in 1997. More on Todd at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tcmarshall
Shripad is a Founder Director at MarketGate Consulting and brings over 30 years of experience across sectors such as FMCG, media, apparel, OTC products, automobiles, entertainment and financial services. Shripad was Vice President-Marketing and Business Head for New Beverages at Coca-Cola India. Previously he was Vice President-Marketing for the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Business. Shripad is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has contributed articles to leading business dailies and magazines.
Denny Post is a respected marketing executive who has held marketing leadership roles at major brands such as Starbucks, T-Mobile, Burger King and currently at Red Robin where she is CMO. Denny is a creative and strategic leader with 30+ years of achievement in creating consumer driven marketing success and product innovation. Focused on building teams to create and champion disciplined idea pipelines and strategies that drive sales, increase brand recognition and bolster the bottom line. Denny brings invaluable expertise and experience in the QSR, retail and telecom spaces to the know’N’act team. More on Denny here.
Jon is a broadly skilled business generalist with deep skills in scale-marketing, particularly through digital techniques & indirect channels and business strategy. Beyond the business world Jon has applied his skills to help others in the non-profit world, most recently on the national Board of Governors of the Boys & Girls Clubs responsible for the oversight of over 4,000 clubs and millions of children. As Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, Jon has led the marketing for the Microsoft Partner Program as well as Microsoft’s commercial business in the US, with revenue in excess of $20B and a marketing budget of over $500M. More on Jon at www.linkedin.com/pub/jon-roskill/62/9ab/431