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President, HBC Digital at Hudson's Bay Company
Saks Fifth Avenue
Mr. Burgess has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Mr. Burgess also has a Master of Business
Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Burgess serves on the Board of Shop.org, the digital division of the National Retail Federation.
Keiron McCammon joined Moda Operandi in November of 2013 as the Chief Technology Officer.
Prior to joining Moda Operandi, Keiron was CEO of Bonfaire, a company he founded in 2012 and whose platform will be applied to the operation of Moda Operandi. The revolutionary site was one of the only on-line destinations to offer first access to next season’s designer shoes, handbags and accessories for pre-order.
Previously, she was VP of eCommerce at Kate Spade & Company, where she was responsible for the company’s overall digital strategy, in addition to the sales growth, marketing, merchandising, creative, fulfillment, customer service, customer experience and global expansion of the online and mobile businesses of kate spade new york, Kate Spade Saturday and Jack Spade. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of Shop.org, the online division of the National Retail Federation, and was named one of the Top 50 Women in Brand Marketing by Brand Innovators in 2013.
Alice & Olivia
GM- Digital Retail Operations
Audi of America Inc.
Mark Ramsey is General Manager, Digital Retail Operations at Audi of America. He is responsible for Audi U.S. digital activities including the AudiUSA.com brand website and myAudi online owner’s portal; Audi dealer website platform including Dealer Advertising Group websites; Audi digital leads program; and the Audi Progressive Retail Experience program which provides dealers with digital sales and service tools to enhance the customer experience and improve dealership operational efficiencies.
Prior to this position, Ramsey held the title of General Manager, Retail Marketing & Launch Strategy at Audi of America with responsibility for cross-functional launch execution from 2008-2012, accomplishing successful major launch introductions for the Audi Q5, A8, A7, A6 and complete TDI and Audi S-model lineups. Ramsey was also previously responsible for Audi retail marketing activities consisting of Audi Dealer Advertising Group media and advertising, regional marketing strategy and execution, and in-dealership point of sale marketing.
SVP Brand Communications
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Elizabeth Pizzinato manages global digital marketing, social media, advertising, promotions, marketing communications, public relations, and reputation management for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Her background combines more than 25 years of experience in operations, corporate communications, public relations and marketing to bring a unique perspective to brand building.
Elizabeth has an in-depth understanding of luxury marketing and the affluent consumer. Her creative approach and passion for storytelling has helped established Four Seasons as the pre-eminent leader in luxury hospitality through the creation of compelling custom content that creates both engagement and affinity with consumers.Twitter: @epizzinato
Senior Vice President of Marketing
Sotheby's Real Estate
Wendy S. Purvey, a 28-year industry veteran, is responsible for creating and implementing all marketing, interactive digital, advertising and public relations initiatives for the Sotheby's International Realty® network, developing systems that are true to the brand's vision, unique positioning and savvy and refined personality.
Purvey has earned a reputation for delivering marketing strategies that have helped drive new business growth. Throughout her career she has been involved in multiple mergers and acquisitions and is experienced at bringing together multiple firms into new and existing brand identities. She joined the Sotheby’s International Realty brand in November 2004 as senior vice president, marketing, and was promoted to chief marketing officer in April 2010.
CEO and Founder
Vice President of Communications and Marketing
Van Cleef & Arpels
Since joining Van Cleef & Arpels in 2008, Kristina has spearheaded a fully integrated communications strategy ensuring qualitative, distinctive and consistent transmission of the Maison’s identity, values and creations across all communication channels. Kristina ensures that digital is treated as a dynamic thread which is woven into all areas she oversees: advertising, special events, COOP marketing, PR, celebrity relations, strategic institutional partnerships, exhibitions, direct mail and eCRM. Examples of her approach include ensuring that print, display and search campaigns are synergistic and contextually distinctive; driving social media conversations throughout the year and heightened during key initiatives (key events, product launches, special exhibitions); penetrating the blogger community in a relevant and authentic way; as well as bringing a digital extension to brick-and-mortar environments through interactive visual displays.
Vice President of ecommerce & Digital
Design Within Reach
Prior to DWR, Simmons helped launch the bicycle start-up, PUBLIC Bikes, and video game start-up, Simraceway. As any early evangelist of social media, Simmons led the marketing team at Six Apart (now SAY Media), a leading blogging services business.
Director of Digital Media
VP Digital and eCommerce
Senior Fashion & Luxury Sales Director
Vice President of e-Commerce and Interactive
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Director, Social Media
Saks Fifth Avenue
Lafayette 148 New York Inc.
Director of Web and E-Commerce
Director of Global Integrated Marketing
Alice & Olivia
Previously, Kate has worked as a new media consultant for technology startups, Fortune 500 companies and influential individuals, including artists, athlete, authors and media personalities. Prior to starting her consulting business, Kate was part of the founding team of the sports social network, QFive, and had previously spent three years leading marketing for a New York-based asset management firm.
As Waterford’s global marketing driver and champion for the new look of luxury, Regan Iglesia has successfully transitioned the Waterford brand from heritage keepsake to sophisticated, contemporary lifestyle brand essential to the “Live the Crystal Life” ethos.
Regan began his career at Virginia-based department store Miller & Rhode’s, where he held management and buying positions for 7 years prior to joining Waterford Wedgwood.
Director, Interactive Marketing
The Leading Hotels of the World
Debbie Johnsen is the Director, Interactive Marketing for The Leading Hotels of the World. She began her career in marketing and e-commerce over twenty years ago, and has worked on both the client and agency side. Her background includes both traditional marketing and digital roles with Bertelsmann, Omnicom and Rail Europe Group. Industry experience spans Travel & Hospitality, Retail E-Commerce, Entertainment and Global Brands.
Debbie is currently Adjunct Faculty at N.Y.U., where she teaches Web Analytics and Digital Marketing as part of the school’s MS in Integrated Marketing program.
VP of Marketing—Americas
Prior to NET-A-PORTER Kaminetsky worked as the Senior Vice President of Business Management at Borderfree and prior to that served as the Vice President of Marketing at Barneys New York. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University in New York City.
Director of Marketing and Digital Strategy
CORE Real Estate
Elizabeth Kosich is CORE’s Director of Marketing and Digital Strategy where she serves as the company’s brand guardian. Responsible for creating, implementing and integrating all marketing messaging and strategies, Elizabeth ensures CORE’s brand alignment across all media platforms. She also drives digital marketing and web strategies, where she advances CORE’s mission to engage and disrupt online. A holistic role, her marketing responsibilities extend to branding CORE agents and individualizing market positioning for their listings.
A creator of intuitive and authentic brand experiences, Elizabeth brings a disciplined approach to marketing that seeks clarity and connection. Prior to CORE she worked in-house at Riley Weiss, a strategic brand consulting and design agency. Leading the firm’s New York City office, Elizabeth directed and managed the agency’s deliverables and served as the account lead for brands such as CitiBank, Ernst & Young, American Express, Alliance Bernstein and Heritage Auctions.
Director of Social Media
Global Executive Director, Digital and Consumer Strategy
NARS Cosmetics, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Piplette by Alice Ritter
New York-based French transplant Alice Ritter designs a contemporary collection that perfectly blends elements of French chic with New York’s laid-back approach to style. Feminine and delicate details share the stage with sharply tailored and more masculine lines to conjure up the image of an elegant, stylish and free-spirited woman.
When Alice moved to New York from Paris over a decade ago, fashion was only a passion for the former music publicist. She got her first order while making one-of-a-kind hand-made pieces, which gave her the motivation to push the adventure further. Few years of hard work and determination garnered Alice Ritter the recognition she needed form the industry: supportive press, sponsored fashion shows, loyal customers and more recently (February 2010) a place on the CFDA Fashion Incubator Program.
Director Content Strategy & Integration
Director of Research & Adjunct Associate Professor
New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Thomaï has been teaching at New York University since 1999. She has developed a variety of courses at NYU, among which: “Cultures of Excess: Product and Fashion Design through Modernity” and “Entrepreneurship in the Business of Art.” She also developed the core courses for the Luxury Marketing specialization at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, MBA level: “The Core of Luxury: Processes, Products, and Strategies through History” and “Luxury Branding: Brand Thinking and Experience.”
Professor Advertising and Marketing Communications
Fashion Institute of Technology
Professor Jean Marc Rejaud is the President and Founder of Focus Marketing, a consulting boutique which helps to (re)focus key marketing, digital marketing and marketing communications strategies through information-driven marketing planning, with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small-medium size businesses in the US and Asia.
China Luxury Advisors
Assistant Vice President of Digital Engagement
Viceroy Hotel Group
Jason Antony, Director of Ecommerce for Viceroy Hotel Group, has over a decade of online experience in both retail and hospitality verticals. Jason is responsible for managing all digital marketing, the development of new websites, content management systems, and CRM communication strategies for Viceroy Hotel Group. Currently, Jason manages the global online efforts of the portfolio in Abu Dhabi, Anguilla, Beverly Hills, Maldives, Miami, New York, Palm Springs, Riviera Maya, Santa Monica, San Francisco, Snowmass, St. Lucia and Zihuatanejo with forthcoming properties in Dubai, Istanbul and Bodrum, Turkey. And during his free time Jason is actively involved with HSMAI Los Angeles as the Social Media Chair Board Member.
Among his significant previous positions, Jason served as the Ecommerce Manager for FIJI Water’s direct-to-consumer business and e-commerce marketing, including the comprehensive management of their website, email, and online strategy.
Prior to joining FIJI Water, he managed the San Diego Zoo’s e-philanthropy programs, spent two years leading field marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in San Diego, and spent six years at SeaWorld developing websites, online marketing, email communications, and retail sites
Director of Marketing, North America
Vice President of Marketing
Sales Director, Luxury
Elastic Path Software
VP of Client Success
CEO & Co-founder
VP of Marketing
Executive Creative Director
VP of Marketing
Executive Director, Product Strategy and Innovation
Director of Industry Strategy
Adobe Marketing Cloud
Planet Payment Solutions
President and Chief Architect
CEO & Co-Founder
CJ Affiliate by Conversant
Director of Digital Consulting Services
Head of Content Marketing
Vice President of Client Sales
International Business Development
VP, NA Digital Marketing Services & Solution
Co-Founder and CEO
Head of Demand Generation
Director of Sales
CJ Affiliate by Conversant
Founder and CTO