Marketing & Venture Capital Forum
Franklin is a founding partner at Marquee Venture Partners. Prior to that he was a partner at CAVU Ventures where he ran their New York Office. He has seventeen years of consumer products and retail experience. Franklin lead deal sourcing in the US and select European countries for Verlinvest, the Brussels based investment firm backed by the founding shareholders of Anheuser-Busch Inbev. He was tasked with setting up the New York office for Verlinvest and he focuses on growth investments within the branded consumer and retail sectors deploying equity checks of US $5m to $150m. He has worked on a variety of new investments, including Sir Kensington’s and Mutti, in addition to having significant operational involvement with the portfolio companies, including Vita Coco and popchips. Prior to joining Verlinvest, Franklin worked in the consumer products investment banking group at UBS, in M&A and strategy at Diageo and in brand marketing at LVMH. He started his career at The Boston Consulting Group where he served clients in consumer products and retail. Franklin received an MBA from Columbia Business School, a BA from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, and a Diploma from Sciences Po. in Paris. Franklin is Dutch, grew up in Europe where he learnt to speak four languages and has lived and worked in New York since 2005.
Gina is the VP of Growth at Duolingo, the popular app bringing free language education to the world. She helped the platform grow from 3 to 250 million users in 4 years, with no paid acquisition.
She previously lead Tumblr's growth in LATAM and developed digital marketing campaigns for luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and American Express. Gina was born in Brazil, has a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Brandeis University and had the honor of presenting Duolingo to former President Obama at the White House.
• Career spanning marketing, e-commerce and operations leadership during pivotal points in business evolution at lifestyle and luxury brands; strong strategic planning and finance foundation at large global corporations.
• Well rounded general manager with diverse consumer/retail experience in large scale and early stage organizations and broad functional scope: brand development, marketing and public relations, omnichannel/ecommerce, digital, customer experience, store operations, technology, finance and fulfillment.
• Equal parts strategist and operator tackling business complexities through cross functional teams — with drive, focus and collaboration.
• Recognized by peers and selected to direct teams of accomplished business executives and community leaders.
Mukul Deoras is Chief Marketing Officer for the Colgate-Palmolive Company. Mukul joined Colgate in 2004 as Director, Special Projects for the Asia Pacific Division. Later that year he became Marketing Director Colgate Thailand and in 2006 he became General Manager.
In 2008 Mukul was promoted to Vice President, Personal Care in Global Marketing responsible for managing and driving growth for our Personal Care Worldwide. In 2010 Mukul became Vice President/General Manager of Colgate India. In 2012 Mukul became President, Colgate Asia Division where his business insights and focus on building leading brands have contributed significantly to our strong volume and sales performance.
In 2015 Mukul was promoted to his current role as Chief Marketing Officer. Mukul is responsible for all the Global Categories and brands as well as Global Insights, Global Advertising and Shopper Marketing on a worldwide basis. Mukul Deoras has earned his post graduate from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabael, India. Prior to Colgate, Mr. Deoras worked for Unilever in India.
Scott Schiller serves as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Advertising Sales, Marketing, for NBCUniversal’s Advertising and Client Partnerships division.
In this role, Scott oversees a team known for its creativity and originality, creating and executing the go-to-market for the largest advertising sales and marketing organization in media. In particular, the Content Innovation Agency (CIA) creates and produces over 300 portfolio-wide advertising spots for brands, clients, partners as well as the NBCUniversal Brand. And just recently, the CIA produced the first Super Bowl ad campaign, produced by a network ever, for an outside client.
Schiller’s leadership and direction of its Marketing teams contributes significantly to the success of NBCU’s Advertising and Client Partnership Division. The team leads the Company’s go-to-market trade communications approach.
For much of his career, Schiller played a big role in the evolution of digital media, especially . full-episode video and original digital content creation.
Schiller joined Comcast/NBCUniversal in 2009 as Head of Comcast’s Digital Advertising Sales. Subsequently, he served as Executive Vice-President of Digital Advertising Sales for NBCUniversal during a time of heavy transition.
Prior to NBCUniversal, Schiller spent more than 25 years in marketing, sales management, and media.
He is currently Chairman of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), having been a founder and four-time board member. Schiller also leads the IAB’s Digital Media Sales Certification program.
Schiller earned a BA in Economics from Cornell University. He has an MBA in Marketing/ Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Additionally, he speaks frequently on digital media and marketing trends. He is an advisor to Cornell’s Department of Communication.
Giving back is important to Schiller. He is on the Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation/Metro New York.
As the head of Global Consumer Marketing for Estee Lauder, Tricia is responsible for driving
consumer-centric platforms and strategies through innovative storytelling, omnichannel
experiences and emerging technologies that will connect the Estee Lauder brand with the
consumer wherever she is using, buying or sharing beauty.
Prior to joining Estée Lauder, Tricia served as the Global Lead of Consumer Engagement,
Integrated Marketing & Partnerships at Gap Inc. She has also held senior positions at Pepsico,
Mediacom and recently consulted in Women's Marketing for Under Armour. She has also lent
her time to Academics, serving as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Media at SMU.
Tricia’s passion for creating brand love and loyalty starts with thinking in experiences, not
channels. Recently at Estee Lauder, she spearheaded the introduction of the brand into Google
Home. While at Gap she developed the first-ever Reserve-to- Room Service platform with Gap x
Virgin Hotels. At Pepsi, she played a key role in developing the first PepsiCo10, incubating
start-ups and emerging technologies. Throughout her career, Tricia has been a passionate
supporter of social good and empowerment, having led partnerships with (RED), Nelson
Mandela Foundation and more.
In addition to her role at Estée Lauder, Tricia is an Angel investor and Advisor for start-ups in
mobile video, entertainment and hospitality. She was recently named a Women To Watch by
Remodista and Brand Innovators, and named Top Women in Omnichannel Retail. FORBES
wrote about her in “Tricia Nichols on Growth, Change & Social Media”
she held senior roles at PepsiCo and Gap, and started her career agency-side. She has also lent
her time to Academics, serving as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Media at SMU.
Her passion for creating brand love and loyalty starts with thinking in experiences, not
channels. While at Gap she developed the first-ever Reserve-to- Room Service platform with
Gap x Virgin Hotels. At Pepsi, she played a key role in developing the first PepsiCo10,
incubating start-ups and emerging technologies. Throughout her career, she has been a
passionate supporter of social good and empowerment, having led partnerships with (RED),
Nelson Mandela Foundation and more.
Tricia is currently also an Angel investor and Advisor for start-ups in mobile video,
entertainment and hospitality. She was recently named a Women To Watch by Brand
Innovators and named Top Women in Omnichannel Retail.
FORBES wrote about her in “Tricia Nichols on Growth, Change & Social Media”
Adam is the VP, Marketing at Jun Group, overseeing sales enablement, content production, research & insights, sponsorships, and business partnerships. He previously worked at Altman Vilandrie and Company as a technology, media, and telecom consultant in the Marketing ROI division. Prior to that, Adam spent several years at startup MeetMe (formerly mYearbook), where he ran marketing and operations. He is originally from Montreal, and attended McGill University for undergraduate studies, and earned a Master’s degree from Harvard University. Adam is an ad tech thought leader and has been published in TechCrunch, TheDrum, Venturebeat, and Digiday to name a few.
In 2011, Chris founded Pure Growth Group. Pure creates, invests in, and advises businesses that change the status quo. Pure is the parent company of Pure Growth Consultancy, a digitally-led advertising, brand and innovation company; and of Pure Ventures, a division designed to build and invest in sustainable businesses.
In 2015, Chris co-founded a line of youth-focused sunscreen products called Pure Sun Defense, along with co-founders Hugh Jackman and Sabrina Peterson. Pure Sun Defense was launched in partnership with Marvel, Disney and Universal Studios and is currently distributed at Walmart, Target, Safeway, Albertsons, H.E.B., KMART, and other retailers.
In 2016, Chris co-founded, along with Sabrina Peterson, Pure Growth Organic – an affordable organic snack and food company. Pure Growth Organic launched in Walmart nationwide in February 2016. All products are USDA Organic and proudly made in the USA.
Prior to founding Pure Growth Group, Chris founded Pure Creative. It quickly expanded into seven offices, from Melbourne to Beijing, and became one of the hottest creative agencies in the world. Clients included Mars Inc., Procter and Gamble, Coca-Cola, and the Australian Tourist Commission. Pure Creative was sold to Leo Burnett in 2000.
Chris founded Nitro in Shanghai in 2001, redefining the advertising industry by vertically integrating holistic industry offerings: innovation, brand strategy, traditional advertising and digital advertising. Nitro quickly became a global network with seven offices around the world with a client base that included Mars Inc., Nike, Unilever and Coca-Cola. In 2009, after being the most awarded agency in the world, Nitro merged with Sapient, creating SapientNitro, which became the largest independent advertising and digital agency in the world. When SapientNitro sold to Publicis Groupe for $3.7billion it had 11,500 employees and 35 offices around the world.
As senior vice president of Siren Ideas, Mesh Gelman was responsible for institutionalizing
innovation and to bring entrepreneurial speed and curiosity to Starbucks. Responsible for
pushing the boundaries of what’s possible at the company, Mesh and his team establish
relationships with entrepreneurs whose great ideas can be propelled by Starbucks scale
and expertise. By re-igniting the innovative thinking that made the company what it is
today, Siren Ideas plays a vital role in moving Starbucks forward.
Before Siren Ideas was formed, Mesh was responsible for the retail “lobby” business in the
US Market for Starbucks. Responsible for 14,000 stores and ~$1B in revenue, Mesh
recognized entrepreneurial passion is the secret ingredient for compelling products and
experiences, and applies that experience to creating forward thinking programs and
products. In the third party branded space, Mesh and his team explore neighborhoods
around the world for authentic brands with great stories that are making relevant, high
Prior to joining Starbucks in 2014, Mesh created retail consulting firm Extreme Rep, where
he honed his talent for helping entrepreneurs sharpen their approach, identify prospective
customers and thoughtfully scale to realize their goals ; Each step of the way—from brand
education, market assessment, product presentation, training, logistics and more tailored to
each company and their unique business.
Mesh also co-founded Extreme Linen in 2003 , a home fashions company in NYC which
had a successful exit in 2015. Extreme Linen was a major supplier to JC Penney's, Target ,
Macy's, QVC, and many others. Extreme linen focused on private label programs for brands
and retailers. Extreme was a leader in the home fashions industry and a three-time winner
of the JC Penney Vendor of the Year Award.
Always trying to connect directly to the consumer Mesh started two social brands- Choose
Haiti and Blanket America - which brought charity and business together. Mesh’s work
furthered the "buy-one, give-one" retail strategy, with a donation from each purchase being
made to help eliminate poverty and drive change. At Choose Haiti, he brought sustainable
development to the devastated nation in the form of textile development and jobs.
Mesh has a Masters in Talmudic Law from Yeshivas Mir and spent four years studying
abroad. He lives with his family in New Jersey.
Shane McWilliams is a Director of Business Development at BounceX, the leader in cloud-based behavioral marketing and the fastest growing software company in America. BounceX’s Behavioral Marketing Cloud™ identifies previously anonymous high-intent visitors, enabling organizations to unlock people-based marketing -- a new revenue channel for marketers. At BounceX, Shane is a part of our business development team that helps and develops high-impact strategies for digital properties across a variety of industries. Prior to BounceX, Shane previously held positions in Equity Sales and Trading. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. His past, present and future interests include but are not limited to world travel, air guitar, real guitar, country music, evaluating poultry, building rockets, flying planes, sailing boats, hanging out in saunas, reading periodicals, and generally living life on the edge.
As co-founder and CTO of Innovid, Tal leads the company’s long term technology vision, overseeing global technology development and implementation, product creation, business development and partnerships. Tal previously served as an officer in the Israeli Air Force and co-founded Garage Geeks. Tal is an IAB board member and owns several global patents for interactive TV technology.
From the outset, Goby sought to design a refreshingly modern and functional toothbrush while creating an approachable brand that resonated with consumers. Goby partnered with Prime Studio (the design team behind Harry’s), consulted with dentists, and reviewed oral care research to develop an electric toothbrush that both maximizes consumers’ oral health and seamlessly fits into their modern lifestyle. The team at Goby also feels very strongly about improving the oral health of the global community and is committed to making a difference: Goby donates a percentage of sales to NYU College of Dentistry Global Student Outreach Program, which provides oral care to the underserved both domestically and abroad.
Bradd Kern is Co-Founder at Sea Bottle. Sea Bottle produces natural personal care products that are better for your body in sustainable packaging that's better for the ocean. Previously, Bradd was Managing Director at the global macro hedge fund Armored Wolf, where he oversaw the hedged equity and high yield credit strategies. During that role he was an activist investor in Revlon, HC2 Holdings, as well as Steinway Musical Instruments. He has also held positions as a research analyst at Mesirow Advanced Strategies and high yield credit analyst at PIMCO. Bradd has a B.A. in economics from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he participated and was a top-5 finalist in the Polsky Center's New Venture Challenge for LineJump, a mobile payment app focused on the hospitality industry.
Sea Bottle produces natural personal care products that are better for your body in sustainable packaging that's better for the ocean. The company's products are sold primarily through its direct to consumer website (www.seabottlestore.com), Amazon's "Luxury Beauty" department, as well as select e-tailers. In addition to formulating with natural ingredients such as marine ingredients, essential oils, and botanical extracts, Sea Bottle's eco-friendly packaging enables consumers to practice "conscious consumption" and make responsible choices for the environment. Sea Bottle was called "Best Hand Wash" by GQ in the 2017 "Best of Grooming" awards, named an "Editors' Favorite" by Allure, as well as designated as an "Editor's Pick" by prestige beauty website Violet Grey.
Chaya’s career began in 1988, in a one room wig salon in her Brooklyn basement. Over the years, Chaya has opened storefronts in three locations; Cedarhurst, New York; Lakewood, New Jersey; and the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.
In 2015, Chaya launched JustBraydz, her unique line of boutique hairpieces. They are on trend, synthetic pieces that look and feel like real hair. JustBraydz rapidly gained momentum and currently has a following of about 50,000 Instagram followers. Chaya’s pieces were featured on the Today Show in April ’17 and she is currently working with a reality TV star who will be featuring her Spring ’18 collection.
Chaya is passionate about what she does, and loves to challenge fashion boundaries. She enjoys her time with her “Dream Team”, a group of creative and carefully selected artists who help Chaya make the magic happen. Chaya looks forward to propelling JustBraydz to the new heights in the upcoming months.
CEO, Co-founder, and younger brother, Graham comes from a long history of entrepreneurial endeavors - from throwing concerts at a young age, a stint in real estate, to being one of Central Park’s legendary caretakers, Graham has always had a desire TO DO. Graham studied briefly at NYU, concentrating in Marketing & Branding and ultimately bringing his experience to the table to create the MatchaBar brand!
Joel is a managing partner and co-founder of Logic Products. Entrepreneur Jill Taft started the New York based company in her kitchen sink and Joel then joined the journey and important mission of bringing eco friendly and safe products to families and pets.
Today, Logic Products manufactures and distributes a wide range of proprietary, non-toxic, and eco-conscious consumer products. All are made here in the U.S. with high quality plant based ingredients that are safe for people, pets, and the environment.
Logic Products four key brands include:
TotLogic, a pure and gentle line of bath and body products formulated for babies, children, and adults with sensitive skin.
LiceLogic, a leading brand of lice prevention and treatment products that use highly effective proprietary plant-based enzymes to kill lice and nits on contact.
BarkLogic, for pet owners in search of safe, effective, and non-toxic grooming and cleanup products for their puppies and dogs.
Natural HomeLogic, a non-toxic and eco-friendly plant and mineral derived household cleaning product line.
Logic Products are available nationwide and internationally. Later this year the company will be introducing their BodyLogic line of eco-friendly bath and body products.
Prior to Logic Products Joel worked extensively with companies such as Comcast, FIFA, NHL, NBA, Viacom, Miramax, Major League Gaming, On2 Technologies, The Apollo Group, and J.Walter Thompson in executive management, marketing, development, operations, and business development. As well, he has worked on a wide range of movies and produced feature films for both Warner Bros. and Lionsgate. Joel has been a featured panelist for The Producers Guild of America, The Sundance Film Festival, The Toronto Film Festival, The Cannes Film Festival and Digital Hollywood.
Nick Greenfield is CEO of Candid Co., a direct-to-consumer healthcare startup dedicated to lowering costs and eliminating complexity in the oral-wellness space. Candid Co. uses state-of-the-art breakthroughs in teledentistry to bring consumers healthier, straighter teeth with 3D-printed clear aligners, remotely customized by licensed orthodontists and sold for 65% less than other brands.
Before founding Candid Co., Nick was COO at Paribus during its acquisition by Capital One, VP of Marketing at Washio, and a ground-floor employee at Lyft, where he helped launch eight major markets, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, and Washington, DC. Nick presently advises a number of startups, including Jetty (insurance), Ouster (LIDAR), and HopSkipDrive (ride-sharing). Nick is a graduate of Stanford University.
Niko Nikolaou is the co-founder and CEO of Cham Cold Brew Tea.
Cham's mission has been to create beverages that taste great, offer functional benefits and made from using only the highest quality, non-gmo & organic ingredients from sustainable agriculture.
Niko had previously co-founded The Poseidon Group in 2012 in an effort to produce a high quality, organic and fully transparent olive oil after reading Tom Mueller’s expose and subsequent book on rampant fraud within the olive oil industry. The Poseidon Group also served as a means to help small independent growers in Greece who had been hit hard by the economic crisis.
Products under The Poseidon Group have received many mentions and accolades worldwide, including a silver sofi award, three star Great Taste Award and even a honey chosen as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2013.
The awards and recognition of quality products is definitely rewarding, however Niko is most proud of his work with small Greek producers which created new revenue sources and employment opportunities for villagers in a very unstable environment.
Prior to working in food and beverage, Niko worked with various marketing and advertising agencies on digital strategy and identity for Fortune 500 clients. He is a native New Yorker who earned his BFA from the University of Connecticut and has a strong background in identity, brand management and digital strategy.
Nina Faulhaber is co-founder of ADAY, a direct-to-consumer technical clothing brand with a mission to create the clothing of our future: Beautiful, technical + sustainable staples. She and her co-founder Meg He wanted to simplify their wardrobes and set a new standard for wardrobe staples, one that focuses on versatility + lasts through the seasons. Prior to ADAY, Nina was a Venture Capitalist at Index Ventures, an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and in a former life a competitive gymnast in Germany. Nina was named to Forbes 30 under 30 in Retail & E-Commerce in 2016.
Robyn created the cricket-based food brand Seek after many years of frustration with the global food system. Seek launched in summer 2016 and has received extensive media coverage, including a NY Magazine feature story, and articles in Forbes, CBS and the Observer. Robyn has also led multiple education workshops on edible insects in order to raise awareness and comfort levels with this alternative protein source.
Prior to Seek, Robyn served as the Deputy Director for the Lowline, an effort to build the world’s first underground park in New York City. Robyn handled fundraising and PR efforts which raised funds from a mix of individual, institutional and public sources, launched 2 record-setting Kickstarter campaigns and garnered coverage from hundreds of national and global press outlets including the New York Times, NY Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox.
Additionally, Robyn was the Executive Producer of the Lowline Lab, which drew over 110,000 visitors, and launched the STEAM Young Designers Program offering free education for over 2,000 students. Robyn formerly held domestic and global senior marketing roles at Ralph Lauren, Saatchi & Saatchi, and SelectNY. She is also a Tribeca Disruptor Foundation Fellow. Robyn also completed the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm apprenticeship program. Robyn has spoken extensively on both Seek and The Lowline. Here is a small selection of press and talks:
New York Magazine, Ant Farm to Table
DLD, Underground Gardening
Beyond, How Do You Build The World’s First Underground Park
FWC, Innovation Underground
Farm to Fork, Are People Prepared to Chew Crickets?
Sharon Solomon develops and implements multifaceted brand and social impact strategies for corporations. Over the past 11 years at Royal Bank of Canada, Sharon has cultivated relationships, leveraged resources created programs and built networks to launch and grow RBC Capital Markets’ US brand and Social Impact Platform. A highlight of one of her initiatives is RBC Race for the Kids, which is now a global franchise for the firm operating in 10 countries around the globe and raising millions of dollars for youth organizations. Beyond her recent role at RBC, Sharon Solomon is a senior capital and financial markets professional with more than 25 years of experience in the sector.
Sharon joined the Capital Markets division of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) in 2006 and most recently held the position of Managing Director, Head of Brand and Marketing Strategy. Her role involved building the RBC Capital Markets brand through marketing, sales and civic communications programs and networks. Sharon also built and led the cross-functional team that supported these initiatives. RBC Capital Markets brand awareness with key constituents in the US increased over 60% during Sharon’s tenure. Sharon was Chair of the RBC Capital Markets U.S. Foundation, member of the RBC Global Brand Strategy Team and a member of the Capital Markets US Operating Committee.
In 2002 Sharon co-founded NextGen Trading a firm that developed unique sell-side software. She executed an entrepreneurial business strategy that drove brand, product development and sales resulting in significant business growth and acquisition in 2004 by Carlin Financial Group, which was in turn acquired by RBC in 2006.
Early in her career, Sharon was for six years with Goldman Sachs Asset Management as Product Manager, Alternative Assets and Offshore Products, and previously Senior Audit Staff, Investment Partnerships, for public accounting firm Goldstein, Golub, Kessler & Co. She is CPA licensed.
Beyond her career on Wall Street, Sharon is a member of the Independent Film Project (IFP) Executive Board of Directors in New York City, a non-for-profit organization that mentors and supports independent filmmakers and multimedia storytellers. Sharon also serves as Executive Advisor to Innovation Africa a non-for-profit organization that brings Israeli innovation including solar energy and water drilling and, to remote villages in Africa.
As an artist, musician, composer and filmmaker, Shmuli began his career as a successful producer and jingle writer. His work has been aired on Nickelodeon, The Cartoon Network, WABC, WCBS, Fox and more.
Shmuli served as Director of Marketing at Kars4Kids, one of the nation’s largest non-profits. At Kars4Kids, Shmuli was responsible for pioneering the companies shift into many new digital areas, as well as their media campaigns and world famous TV commercial jingle campaign. Shmuli’s passion for creativity and media still drove him as CardCash’s Chief Revenue Officer. Card Cash, featured in Forbes and on the INC 500 for 6 years in a row is a thriving tech startup, and Shmuli visionary leadership and creativity was reflected in their groundbreaking business strategy and marketing campaigns.
Creativity is only half the equation. As CEO of fwd/NYC, Shmuli’s marketing and consulting firm marketing, he demonstrated the ability to fully understand a company’s needs and guide it to success using his skill and creativity. He has deployed an innovative and comprehensive set of marketing solutions, establishing an insight-driven culture, and setting a template for marketing’s strategic impact on business. Shmuli is also a published writer, sought after speaker and consultant.
Sierra Smith is the founder of Zorpads, Inc. a company that designs and manufactures an odor-eliminating shoe insert made from NASA-tested technology. Her passion is scaling great ideas into even better businesses, noting that this shoe insert is just the first of a much larger pipeline of consumer goods to come from Zorpads. Sierra has a strategy and operations background, formerly working for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America as chief of staff to the CEO. She then took her skills to a retail start-up Plan de Ville, to support building the necessary infrastructure and processes to scale the company. Sierra has B.S. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She lives in New York and enjoys cool weather and hot coffee.
Abby Lehman has worked on analytics, business intelligence and brand strategy for the world’s largest and best-known brands.
Today, she conducts Analytics within the Precision Media practice at Spark Foundry, a Publicis Media agency. She guides the world’s largest marketers in efficiently allocating their advertising dollars and achieving the highest return on investment. Besides supporting clients, she is in the process of developing a Learning and Development program for the Analytics and Insights practice at Spark Foundry.
She began her career at the business intelligence firm, L2 Inc.. L2 began as a think-tank for digital innovation based out of NYU’s Stern School of Business, and was acquired by the research firm, Gartner, Inc. last year.
Abby also consults with numerous entrepreneurs, helping them to scale their businesses; her specialty is helping socially conscious entrepreneurs connect their vision to strategy and to execution.
She graduated from Princeton University and serves on the Board of the non-profits PhotoStart and Knock Knock Give a Sock (KKGS). She also serves on the GenNEXT board for the Publicis Groupe. GenNEXT advances the professional and personal development of Millennials within the global Publicis network.
FuboTV is an American over-the-top internet television service that focuses primarily on channels that distribute live sports, including NFL, MLB, NBA, MLS and international soccer, plus news, network television series and movies.
Chick’s Clique: A Gal’s Guide to a Healthy Social Club, or Chick’s Clique NYC for short, is a social club primarily for millennial women (not limited) that are into health and wellness. It is a safe place for women to connect and mingle with others with the same common interest, of health and wellness through monthly meetups.
Jodi comes from a fashion background. She received her masters at Parsons the New School for Design and has worked at various fashion houses. While working her full-time job as a retail planner, Jodi started Chick’s Clique on an whelm less than a year ago. She
became very passionate about health and wellness about 4 years ago when she was transforming in her own weight loss journey. Chick’s Clique was born from Jodi’s own experiences. She had no one to turn to or anyone that truly understood her passion for
health and wellness. It made her realize that there were probably other women in the city with same issue of wanting health and wellness friends. So Jodi wanted to create a safe place for women to unite and mingle through various activities and create friendships.
She has worked with some of the trendest health brands such as Vital Proteins, Chameleon Cold Brew, Ahola Protein, Banza Pasta, and endless other brands and partnered with local businesses to create swag bags for all the attendees. The majority of her meetups sell out with a wait list. She has held events at Equinox, Pure Barre, Saks Fifth Avenue, and various other boutique gyms in the city.
She has grown the following strictly from word of mouth and social media. Jodi calls it her “stress reliever” from the chaotic life of living in the city!
Lauren is a marketing enthusiast! She has deep experience with CPG product development and global marketing from 6+ years at L'Oreal! She has launched over 70 products in 67 countries. She decided to continue expanding her marketing expertise at Google in a sales and marketing strategy role working on Food & Beverage Fortune 100 companies. She recently, got her feet wet in the entrepreneurial digital space, focusing on mobile content as a creative strategist for the beauty category at Snapchat. When she's not creating beautiful digital strategies she's either cooking up a storm or getting her butt kicked at Barry's bootcamp.
Michael is an Associate Director at M&C Saatchi Mobile. We are an award winning global mobile-first digital marketing agency with offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Berlin, Singapore, Sydney, Delhi and Bangalore. Our client roster on the East Coast includes: Amazon, Zappos, Microsoft, etc.
Simon Moskovitz graduated from the University of Florida then immediately moved to New York City. He started his career at VICE Media working on their content management team. He then worked on the Anheuser-Busch InBev account at Brand Networks as an Analyst before transitioning to the big ad agency lifestyle at GroupM. There, he is a strategist on the Nestlè account and just finished with a very exciting Nesresso Holiday social campaign. Simon lives in the East Village and loves chess and books.
Union Square Area
This event starts on February 20th at 6:00 PM.
Network | Find a Mentor | Learn something new
This Forum will take place on Tuesday evening, February 20th, bringing together top executives, partners, and like-minded professionals from the Marketing, eCommerce Venture Capital, and Consumer Goods industries.
This event is perfect for those who work in Marketing, eCommerce, Advertising, Media and Communications as well as those who are Founders/CEO's of new consumer goods products looking to learn how to succeed in the competitive industry.
The evening kicks off with a gourmet dinner, premium open bar, and networking, where you’ll find fresh faces and reconnect with some familiar ones. Afterwards, you will take a seat at a roundtable session where you will join in on a meaningful discussion regarding the current market trends and various investment philosophies. You will have the option to choose an industry focus; either Marketing or Consumer Goods - Venture Capital.
The roundtable format is designed to create an open atmosphere for valuable group discussion. This your opportunity to personally to connect and get to know some of the most talented and successful professionals within the industry. What are you waiting for?
Check out the video below from a past event!
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