2019 Digital Growth Unleashed Speakers

Asif Ahmed
Asif Ahmed

VP of Analytics

Infutor

Asif Ahmed has deep expertise in bringing enterprise software solutions to market in executive level product and technology roles across multiple domains including E-Commerce, Digital Marketing, Data Warehousing, Big Data and Analytics. As Infutor’s vice president of analytics, Asif leads the development of solutions that leverage Infutor’s robust identity graph to provide marketers with automated first party data insights that improve outbound reach, reduce lead acquisition costs and improve conversion rates. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Asif Ahmed is speaker of the following session:

Tim Ash
Tim Ash

Chief Strategy Advisor & Founder

Tim Ash is the author of two bestselling books on Landing Page Optimization (translated into six languages), and CEO of SiteTuners, a strategic conversion rate optimization agency with offices in San Diego, and Tampa. Tim has developed deep expertise in user-centered design, persuasion and understanding online behavior, and landing page testing. In the mid-1990s he became one of the early pioneers in the discipline of website conversion rate optimization.
Over the past 20 years, Tim has helped a number of major US and international brands to develop successful web-based initiatives. Companies like Sears, Google, Expedia, eHarmony, Facebook, American Express, Canon, Nestle, Symantec, Intuit, Autodesk, Yahoo! and many others have benefited from Tim’s deep understanding and innovative perspective.
Today, in addition to providing strategic consulting services, Tim is a highly-regarded digital marketing keynote speaker and presenter at industry conferences worldwide including Content Marketing World, DreamForce, Inbound, Internet Retailer, Affiliate Summit, Shop.org, PubCon, SMX, and countless others. He is the founder and chairperson of the international Digital Growth Unleashed event series (formerly Conversion Conference) and a frequent contributor to print and online publications such as ClickZ, Website Magazine, Visibility and others. Since 1995, he has authored more than 200 published articles. In addition, Tim is the online voice of conversion optimization as the host of the Landing Page Optimization podcast on Cranberry.fm. Tim has been mentioned by Forbes as a Top-10 Online Marketing Expert, and by Entrepreneur Magazine as an Online Marketing Influencer To Watch.
Tim earned a dual-major Bachelor of Science degree “with highest distinction” in Computer Engineering and Cognitive Science from UC San Diego while studying on under a UC Regent’s Scholarship (the highest academic scholarship awarded by the UC system). During his PhD studies at UC San Diego he also earned his Master’s degree in Computer Science.

Amy Bishop
Amy Bishop

Owner / Digital Marketing Consultant

Amy has built and implemented multichannel digital strategies for a variety of companies of all sizes from start-ups and small businesses to Fortune 500 and global organizations spanning several industry verticals. Her expertise includes e-commerce, lead generation, and localized site-to-store strategies. Amy recently launched Cultivative, a performance marketing agency. When not working, you can find her writing for SearchEngineLand.com and SearchEngineJournal.com, speaking at industry events and talking shop on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/hoffman8.

Amy Bishop is speaker of the following session:

Rachel Costello
Rachel Costello

Technical SEO & Content Manager

Rachel is a Technical SEO & Content Manager at DeepCrawl and spends her time researching and communicating the latest developments in search, as well as driving the DeepCrawl brand forwards. Her origins were in the creative space as a writer, but her interest in the technical side of SEO and web performance was sparked early on. She has since been on a journey to research everything technical, while maintaining a keen interest in the written word, design and user experience.

Rachel enjoys contributing to the industry, and alongside her work for DeepCrawl she also speaks at international conferences on SEO and digital marketing and is a writer for Search Engine Journal.

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Andy Crestodina
Andy Crestodina

Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder

Andy Crestodina is a co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Orbit Media, an award-winning 38-person web design company in Chicago.

Over the past 18 years, Andy has given digital marketing advice to 1000+ businesses. He speaks at big marketing conferences, writes for big marketing blogs and he hosts a little marketing podcast, Content Matters.

He's written hundreds of articles on content marketing, search engine optimization, social media and Analytics.

  • Top 10 Online Marketing Experts to Watch, Forbes
  • Top 50 Marketing Influencer, Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Top 10 Social Media Influencers to Watch, Social Media Explorer
  • Top 50 Content Marketing Influencers to Follow, Outbrain

He is also the author of Content Chemistry: The Illustrated Handbook for Content Marketing.

Rohit Dey
Rohit Dey

Head of North American Business

Rohit is a seasoned conversion optimization consultant and has helped over 500 organizations of all sizes and from various industries choose the right platform for their conversion optimization needs. Having worked with hundreds of CRO professionals worldwide he brings real-world user insights for successfully running a transformative step-by-step CRO program to drive higher conversions and revenues. In his current role, he heads the business for the Americas region for VWO- All-In-One Conversion optimization platform.

Rohit Dey is moderator of the following session:

Tammy Duggan-Herd Ph.D
Tammy Duggan-Herd Ph.D

Director of Marketing

CAMPAIGN CREATORS

Tammy is a psychology researcher turned marketer. As a trained research psychologist she brings a unique perspective and set of knowledge to the digital marketing community, and as a marketer she brings a practitioners' practicality and skepticism to the world of academic research. She currently leads the marketing and website strategy for the digital marketing agency Campaign Creators. As the Director of Marketing, she produced a 744% increase in organic traffic and 575% increase in leads, shifting the main source of new business from referral and word of mouth to inbound lead generation. She has a passion for teaching, which lead her to launch “The Best Marketing Internship Program in San Diego.” In her spare time, you can find her at the beach with her wife and daughter or in the gym coaching Crossfit classes and training in Olympic weightlifting.

Eric Enge
Eric Enge

General Manage, Digital Marketing

Eric was named 2018 Search Personality of the Year at the Drum Search Awards (http://www.thedrumsearchawards.us/the-drum-search-awards-us/search-awards-us-2018), 2016 Search Marketer of the Year (Male) at the Landys (http://searchengineland.com/2016-landy-awards-winners-260063), and 2016 Search Personality of the Year at the US Search Awards (http://www.ussearchawards.com/2016-winners), and Stone Temple Consulting was also named Best Large SEO Agency of the Year at the 2016 US Search Awards, and Best Large Interactive Marketing Agency of the Year at the 2019 Internet Marketing Awards.

Eric has been speaking about digital marketing for more than a decade. He keynotes many conferences every year, including at Pubcon Las Vegas and at State of Search in Dallas. Eric is lead co-author of The Art of SEO (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920032908.do), and also writes columns in sites such as Search Engine Land, and Moz.

Eric is General Manager of Digital Marketing at Perficient Digital, and was the Founder and CEO of Stone Temple Consulting (STC), a 70+ person digital marketing agency based in Massachusetts, and Perficient Digital offers content marketing, SEO, PPC, conversion optimization, and more services. Perficient Digital's clients include some of the world's largest e-tail sites and brands.

James Flory
James Flory

Senior Experimentation Strategist

James Flory is a Senior Experimentation Strategist at WiderFunnel, partnering with leading brands like Direct Energy, H&R Block, weBoost, and The Motley Fool to achieve tangible growth through experimentation. James has expertise in behavioral psychology and personalization, and is a well-loved guest lecturer at several colleges.

James Flory is speaker of the following session:

Mike Gellar
Mike Gellar

VP of Digital Strategy

Michael Gellar is the VP of Digital Strategy at Infutor. In this role he helps marketing platforms, financial services, retail and CPG clients to realize a stronger ROI from their data. Prior to Infutor, he was at the Rubicon Project where he worked with leading brands and agencies on using programmatic buying to automate their advertising. He has held various leadership roles at CBS, AOL and the Weather Channel. He currently lives with his wife in Chicago.

Nancy Harhut
Nancy Harhut

Chief Creative Officer

Nancy Harhut is passionate about the impact of behavioral science on marketing. An Online Marketing Institute Top 40 Digital Strategist, Social Top 50 email marketing leader, and the winner of numerous International ECHO awards for marketing effectiveness, she has creative directed integrated campaigns for clients such as IBM, Dell, Nationwide, Sheraton, TripAdvisor, American Express, and more.

Harhut is known for her interesting and actionable insights that focus on applying behavioral science to marketing.  A sought-after, top-ranked speaker, she's wowed audiences with high-energy, example-jammed sessions in Moscow, Stockholm, Sao Paulo and all over the US -- including attendees at SXSW. Follow her on twitter at @nharhut for topical insights, or email her at nharhut@me.com

Nancy Harhut is speaker of the following sessions:

Ali Harris
Ali Harris

Head of Worldwide Digital Marketing

Ali Harris is the Worldwide Head of Global Digital Marketing for Bitdefender, an industry leading cybersecurity company. Responsible for user journey, marketing automation, personalization, nurture, lead gen, and overall go-to-market strategy, Ali has an amazing team of digital pro’s that ensure the ever evolving landscape of digital optimization remains a playground rather than an adversary.
Ali started experimenting with SEO and digital tactics in the days when keyword density was cool and users were a distant consideration to search engine robots. Through the decades of algorithmic changes, one thing has remained her constant mantra: “If you make great content that the user is looking for, you will be found and you will be successful”.

Natalie Henley
Natalie Henley

CEO

Natalie Henley is a widely acclaimed speaker and consultant. With an extensive background in market research, digital marketing & P.R. for Fortune 50 companies, Natalie specializes in online brand-development and results-oriented digital campaigns. As President of Volume Nine, Denver’s largest SEO-focused digital agency, Natalie runs general operations, as well as develops customized strategy for clients.

Due to Volume Nine’s rapid growth & impressive accomplishments, Natalie was named one of the most influential young professionals in Denver in 2016.

Natalie has spoken for numerous groups, including most recently Digital Summit Denver, Search Engine Strategies, Advertising Specialties Institute, the Colorado Bar Association, ClickZ, the Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization (SEMPO), Vistage International, Media Bistro, Online Marketing Summits and many more. She holds certifications in Google Analytics, AdWords, and SEO through nationally-acclaimed Search Engine Workshops. She has also been published in Speaker Magazine, ENX Magazine, Used Car Dealer, and quoted on Inc.com.

Natalie Henley is speaker of the following session:

Mana Ionescu
Mana Ionescu

President

Mana [Mah’-nah] Ionescu [Yo-nes'-koo] is the founder of Chicago Digital Marketing agency Lightspan Digital. She’s been dubbed a marketing scientist for her focus on analytics-driven marketing, busting digital marketing myths and “bringing out the sexy” in brands that think they’re boring.

A sought-after speaker, she’s been sharing knowledge as Kellogg Executive Education faculty and at high-profile conferences such as Techweek, SES, Conversion Conference, Content Jam, Marketing Profs University, Pubcon and many more.

Passionate about underwater conservation, when she’s not tweeting, presenting or running a company, Mana is a volunteer diver at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium.

In 2014, Mana was awarded the “Chicago Woman Making History” Outstanding Entrepreneur Award by the City of Chicago Treasurer’s Office. A true data nerd, Mana serves on the Masters in Analytics Advisory Committee at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Mana and her team focus on driving traffic to clients’ websites and building profitable connections through social media and content marketing.

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Sara Kear
Sara Kear

Executive Vice President, Marketing Services

Adept Marketing

Sara Kear is the Executive Vice President of Marketing Services at Adept Marketing, a full service digital marketing agency in Columbus, Ohio. Sara’s leadership has grown revenue for some of the nation’s biggest brands and local businesses alike. Recognized as a Columbus Business First Top Person to Know in Marketing, Sara drives strategy, optimization, and results for Adept's clients. Her core strength lies in her ability to add clarity & process to complex programs.

Sara Kear is speaker of the following session:

Lance Loveday
Lance Loveday

CEO

Lance is the CEO of Closed Loop (www.closedloop.com), a digital advertising agency specializing in helping innovative, growing companies realize massive profit through online advertising on Google AdWords, Facebook, Bing, Yahoo, programmatic display, YouTube, native, mobile and other channels. We are also experts at conversion rate optimization, analytics, data visualization, and strategic consulting. We’ve managed over $500M in digital ad spend for our clients.

Brian Massey
Brian Massey

Conversion Scientist

Brian Massey is the Conversion Scientist™ and he has the lab coat to prove it. He founded Conversion Sciences in 2007, one of the first agencies focused exclusively on website optimization.Brian has learned what works on the web through thousands of website tests. He has seen it all.Brian has a rare combination of interests, skills and experience. His 20 years as a computer programmer, corporate marketer and entrepreneur attest to it.Author of the Amazon Marketing best-seller, Your Customer Creation Equation, Brian trains marketing teams at companies like IBM.He has spoken at UT Austin, Texas A&M, and Baylor. He presents at conferences including Internet Retailer, Direct Marketing Association, Content Marketing Institute and InfusionCon. When Brian isn’t busy finding conversion increases for clients, you’ll find him writing and speaking at the world’s leading optimization and growth events.He created the highly regarded “The Conversion Scientist” blog, and has columns at online magazines such as ClickZ.com, Search Engine Land, Marketing Land and the Content Marketing Institute.

Dan McGaw
Dan McGaw

Founder & CEO

EffinAmazing

Dan McGaw is a serial entrepreneur who has a passion for making everything around him better. As the Founder and CEO of Effin Amazing, an Analytics and CRO consultancy, he oversees marketing, analytics and growth hacking for the company's clients. He previously founded Fuelzee, Starter Studio and Bootstrap Academy, to name a few. He was instrumental in the immense growth of Code School (which was recently acquired) as well as KISSmetrics. In his spare time, he likes to hang out with his wife and three sons, coming up with new businesses and doing laundry.

Melanie Mitchell
Melanie Mitchell

Head of Content Strategy & SEO

With over 17 years in the digital industry, Melanie Mitchell is a seasoned digital marketing leader focused on bringing teams and organizations together to meet campaign goals to maximize ROI.
 
Melanie is currently the Head of Content Strategy & SEO at Chewy tasked with growing revenue, new customer acquisition and building out the Chewy brand across multiple digital channels including social, blog, influencers and SEO. She also has the unique experience and perspective from working on the client side, agency side and platform side in leadership roles working for companies such as Microsoft, Network Solutions, AOL/Time Warner and the Publicis Groupe.
 
Melanie is a global keynote and panel speaker at leading digital marketing conferences such as AdTech, Pubcon, MediaPost Insider Summits, and SMX, as well as sitting on several advisory boards. She was also part of the team that won the first digital Emmy Award in 2006 while at AOL for Live8. Melanie has twice been named one of the top 50 Influential Women in Digital Marketing over the last several years and has published four books through Pearson on SEO/PPC.

Melanie Mitchell is speaker of the following session:

Dan Monaghan
Dan Monaghan

Founder

Dan’s entre into the world of entrepreneurship began at the age of 19 when he became a franchisee with a Canadian ice cream bicycle company.  He used the profits from this business to put himself through university at Sir Wilfred Laurier University.  With several entrepreneurial successes behind him, and a national best-selling book to his credit (Why Not Me?), Dan founded WSI in 1995 at the age of 27.  Over the last 24 years, WSI has grown to become the largest digital marketing franchise organization in the world, with over 1000 franchised agencies in 87 countries.  WSI’s latest book, Digital Minds, was released in 2013 and quickly achieved best seller status.  Now in its second edition, it is available in 4 languages and is one of the top rated Digital Marketing books available through Amazon.

WSI’s partnerships with industry leaders like Google, Microsoft, and Adobe have positioned the company as the worldwide leader in delivering digital marketing solutions to businesses.

As a futurist and thought leader in the fields of technology and digital marketing, Dan is also a sought-after speaker on topics such as digital marketing, business strategy, venture capital and private equity in franchising. 

Dan is the Vice-Chair of the International Franchise Association Foundation.  He is also the founder of "Make Child Poverty History" (www.makechildpovertyhistory.org), a world-wide outreach program operated in partnership with World Vision.  

Dan is the proud father of four wonderful children, Karly, Austin, Jordan and Danika Monaghan (ages 7 to 25 years).  Dan lives in Toronto with his wife Mary-Alice and children.  

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Rob Ousbey
Rob Ousbey

VP

Rob Ousbey is VP Operations for Distilled – the online marketing company with offices in Seattle, New York and London. Rob joined Distilled’s London office in 2008, and in 2010 moved to Seattle to run the newly launched Distilled US. He built a team of online marketing experts who deliver strategic and tactical work for everyone from small startups to the world’s largest brands. Outside of Distilled, Rob loves exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife & son.

Rob Ousbey is speaker of the following sessions:

Justin Perry
Justin Perry

CEO and Founder

 The original Conduit, Justin Perry has spent nearly 20 years building and scaling successful services companies in the technology and marketing space. “I believe the secret to life is understanding the why. I founded Conduit with this in mind. So much of Conduit’s DNA has been influenced by the unfulfilled needs of every company, mentor, coworker and employee I have encountered in my professional journey. Having worked with companies of all sizes,  I have personally seen the price organizations pay when “what has always worked” no longer works. I have dedicated my life to helping people understand why this disconnect occurs in their organization and how to fix it.”

Isaac Rudansky
Isaac Rudansky

CEO

Isaac Rudansky, CEO of AdVenture Media Group, is widely considered to be an industry-leading expert on all matters related to pay per click advertising, online traffic acquisition and conversion rate optimization.

He was named the #1 rising star in the PPC industry in 2018 by PPCHero.

As an educator, Isaac has over 110,000 paying students across 185 countries enrolled in his full-length online courses on the topics of landing page design, retargeting, and digital advertising.

Each of Isaac’s online course are #1 bestsellers in their categories.

Isaac founded AdVenture Media, a digital advertising agency based in Long Island, NY, in 2013. Since then, Isaac and his team have consulted with over 350 companies around the world, with clients such as Forbes Magazine, AMC Networks, Karrass Negotiating and the International Culinary Center.

Isaac holds a Masters Degree in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University, which has helped him shape his agency and grow AdVenture Media’s business portfolio.

Isaac and his team have generated hundreds millions of dollars in revenue for their clients, spanning more than 75 unique industries.

AdVenture Media has seen over 100% revenue growth year over year, and Isaac is continuing to grow their fully in-house team. AdVenture Media plans to hire 10-15 additional full time employees in 2019.

Isaac is a contributing editor at leading online publications including SearchEngineLand, the 3Q Digital Blog, and Frederick Vallaeys’s Optmyzr Blog.

Isaac was invited in 2018 to host a Sunday afternoon live radio show on AM970, a leading radio station reaching millions of listeners across the trig-state area. Guests included Rand Fishkin, Neil Patel, Daniel Gilbert, Frederick Vallaeys and more.

Isaac Rudansky is speaker of the following sessions:

Ashley Ward
Ashley Ward

CEO & Founder

As a professional speaker and Digital Marketer, Ashley speaks at the industry's leading conferences teaching content and social media marketing tactics to businesses, agencies, and individuals. Ashley is also the CEO and Founder of Madhouse Marketing, a digital marketing agency in San Diego specializing in content and social media marketing. Through starting a digital marketing agency and working both in-house and agency, Ashley has gained a strong knowledge of team management, business dev, social media, social media advertising, event coordination, branding, content, and public speaking. Online, Ashley is a content creator and frequently is a guest on podcasts and webinars, as well as a regular contributor to blogs like Search Engine Journal and AuthorityLabs. Ashley's background is in journalism, which is where she learned how to combine her passion for writing with the digital world. 

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