MarketingProfs B2B Forum 2021

MarketingProfs B2B Forum 2021

Jay Acunzo

Creator & Host | Unthinkable

@jayacunzo
Jay is one of the world’s most sought-after B2B storytellers, authors, and show hosts. He’s worked in marketing roles at Google, ESPN, and HubSpot, created original series for tiny startups and massive brands, and he hosts the award-winning podcast Unthinkable. His stories have been heard by over a million people worldwide. Today, Jay teaches creators and marketers to question best practices, tell better stories, and resonate deeper.
Jay Acunzo

Michael Barber

Marketing Strategist |

@michaeljbarber
Michael's career began at Mighty Interactive, the agency founded by Jay Baer. Michael went on to hold leadership roles in strategy and planning at Sitewire, Nomadic Agency, COHN, and Godfrey. In 2018 Michael was named one of Marketo's Fearless 50, an award that recognizes the top marketers around the globe driving fearless marketing and digital transformation. He helps organizations like Aptean, MeUndies, Charter School Capital, Ithaca College, Johnson and Johnson, Church & Dwight, and Hass Avocados with their brand and marketing initiatives.
Michael Barber

Bruce Brien

SVP of Global Sales Support Services | UpTempo

Bruce has spent most of his 35+ year career at the cross sections of Marketing, Sales, Technology and Analytics. To say that he is passionate about these topics would be an understatement. He embraces the challenges that exist in large organizations with complex sales and marketing requirements, and looks forward to identifying or architecting the people, process, and/or technology solutions that will deliver the desired results. Bruce has worked for a variety of high tech organizations, participating in multiple acquisitions and servicing many companies in the Fortune 50. He is an advocate for his customers and their needs, both internal and external, working effectively to ensure their success. He loves to solve problems by blending the art and science that is available into the best possible solution.
Bruce Brien

Kelsey Bronski

Marketing Manager | Perkins School for the Blind

@perkins_access
Kelsey brings the entrepreneurial mindset she developed at Babson College to everything she does. As a marketer, she’s always asking, “How can this be better?” At Perkins School for the Blind, she leads the marketing effort for Perkins Access, the digital accessibility consulting team that is making the digital world a more inclusive place—one digital experience at a time. When she's not breaking down accessibility barriers, you can find her on Peloton’s leaderboard.
Kelsey Bronski

Mona Chalabi

Data Editor | The Guardian

@MonaChalabi
Mona is a journalist who really loves numbers. She is the data editor of The Guardian where she writes articles, produces documentaries, and illustrates, as well as animates, data. After analyzing statistics for the United Nations, Mona Chalabi saw how important data was, but also how easily it could be used by people with their own specific agendas. Since then, her work for organizations like Transparency International and The Guardian has had one goal: To make sure as many people as possible can find and question the data they need to make informed decisions about their lives. Her illustrations have been exhibited by the Design Museum and were commended by the Royal Statistical Society. Mona helped create the Emmy-nominated four-part video series “Vagina Dispatches” which explores the physical, social, and sometimes political dynamics that surround women’s bodies. She also executive produced and hosted Strange Bird, a podcast about things that we’re not great at talking about. She has worked for FiveThirtyEight, the Banks of England, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and the International Organization for Migration.
Mona Chalabi

Cathy Colliver

Marketing Director | Test Double

@cathycolliver

Cathy is marketing director at Test Double. She loves simplifying challenges and focusing on humans behind the screens. Her work spans technical and creative, plus multiple industries: theatre, insurance, marketing agency, news, software. She volunteers with arts boards and Every1Reads, and served on the Courier Journal Editorial Board.

Cathy Colliver

Sydni Craig-Hart

CEO | Smart Simple Marketing

@SydniCraigHart
Sydni is CEO of Smart Simple Marketing and a 4th generation entrepreneur. Since 2006, her team, having worked with over 10,200 small businesses in 79 different industries, has been helping companies to drive engagement with small, minority- and women-owned businesses. If you want to increase the value of existing-customer spend, recapture marketing investments, grow customer lifetime value or decrease attrition, be sure to speak with Sydni to discover how her team is doing this for companies like Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and more.  
Sydni Craig-Hart

Andy Crestodina

Co-Founder and CMO | Orbit Media

@crestodina
Andy is a co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Orbit Media, an award-winning 50-person digital agency in Chicago. Over the past 20 years, Andy’s provided guidance to 1000+ businesses. He speaks at national marketing conferences and writes for big marketing blogs. He's also the author of Content Chemistry: The Illustrated Handbook for Content Marketing. Andy has written 500+ articles on content strategy, search engine optimization, visitor psychology, and analytics.
Andy Crestodina

Melanie Deziel

Speaker, Author, and Co-Founder | The Convoy

@mdeziel
Melanie is a keynote speaker, author, award-winning branded content creator, and the author of the best-selling marketing and business communications book, The Content Fuel Framework: How to Generate Unlimited Story Ideas. Melanie is also the co-founder and VP of marketing at The Convoy, a B2B marketplace that helps small and independent businesses save money on their everyday expenses so they can invest more in themselves and their communities. Prior to co-founding The Convoy, Melanie was the founder of StoryFuel and spent her days giving keynotes and leading workshops that teach marketers, creators, and companies of all sizes how to create better content. Melanie was the first editor of branded content at The New York Times, a founding member of HuffPost’s brand storytelling team, and served as director of creative strategy for Time Inc.
Melanie Deziel

Pam Didner

B2B and Tech Marketing Consultant, Author, Speaker |

@pamdidner
Pam is a marketing consultant, writer, speaker, and author of two books: Global Content Marketing and Effective Sales Enablement. Her forte is creating successful global marketing plans that meet local marketing and sales team’s needs. She also specializes in sales, marketing, and internal/external communications consulting, keynote presentations, corporate training, and workshops. She contributes articles to the Guardian, Content Marketing Institute, and more.
Pam Didner

Janet Driscoll Miller

President and CEO | Marketing Mojo

@janetdmiller
Janet is the president and CEO of the award-winning digital marketing firm, Marketing Mojo, and the author of Data-First Marketing: How to Compete and Win in the Age of Analytics. With over 25 years of marketing experience, she specializes in data and analytics, SEO, and digital advertising. She has helped companies from small businesses to large corporations fix their analytics issues. Janet is Google Analytics certified.
Janet Driscoll Miller

Ashley Faus

Content Strategy Lead | Atlassian

@ashleyfaus
Ashley  is a marketer, writer, and speaker by day, and a singer, actor, and fitness fiend by night. Her work has been featured in TIME, Forbes, and The Journal of Brand Strategy. She's shared insights with audiences at Harvard Business Review, INBOUND, and MarketingProfs, and currently works for Atlassian, a collaboration software maker on a mission to unleash the potential of every team.
Ashley Faus

Andrew Fragias

Product Manager | Validity

@TrustValidity
Andrew is a product manager at Validity and a Salesforce certified Administrator. His specializations are email marketing, CRM, user productivity and Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
Andrew Fragias

Steve Garfield

Photographer |

@stevegarfield
Steve is staff photographer for Stroll Magazine. He is humorist, writer, author of Got Seen: An Autobiography, and a videoblogging pioneer. He's learning how to straighten out his drive, brew a New England IPA, and is also Jimmy Fallon's BFF.
Steve Garfield

Tony Gnau

Founder & Chief Storytelling Officer | T60 Productions

@t60productions
Tony  is the founder and chief storytelling officer at T60 Productions. He’s a three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and has led T60 Productions to winning 17 Telly Awards for its corporate videos. He has created videos for United Airlines, Walgreen’s, US Bank, Goose Island Beer Company, CommonSpirit Health, as well as NBA legend Dwyane Wade.
Tony Gnau

Ann Handley

Chief Content Officer | MarketingProfs

@marketingprofs
Ann is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author who speaks worldwide about how businesses can escape marketing mediocrity to ignite tangible results. IBM named her one of the 7 people shaping modern marketing. She is the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs, a LinkedIn Influencer, a keynote speaker, mom, dog person, and writer.
Ann Handley

Nancy Harhut

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer | HBT Marketing

@nharhut
A top-ranked speaker, Nancy’s known for her interesting and actionable insights that focus on the impact of behavioral science on marketing. She's wowed audiences in Sydney, London, Berlin, and all over the US with her high-energy, example-jammed sessions. The co-founder and chief creative officer of HBT Marketing, Nancy’s been named one of the 10 Most Fascinating People in B2B Marketing, a Social Top 50 Email Marketing Leader, and a Top 40 Digital Strategist. She and her teams have won 200+ awards for marketing effectiveness. Check out her new book, Using Behavioral Science in Marketing, published by Kogan Page.
Nancy Harhut

Matt Heinz

President and Founder | Heinz Marketing

@HeinzMarketing
Matt is president and founder of Heinz Marketing with more than 20 years of marketing, business development, and sales experience from a variety of organizations and industries. He is a dynamic speaker, memorable not only for his keen insight and humor, but his actionable and motivating takeaways. Matt’s career focuses on consistently delivering measurable results with greater sales, revenue growth, product success, and customer loyalty. He has helped organizations such as Amazon, Seagate, Morgan Stanley, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and many others create predictable, repeatable sales & marketing engines to fuel growth. Matt is a repeat winner of Top 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management, Top 50 Sales & Marketing Influencers, and Top 50 Keynote Speakers. Matt and his wife Beth live in a 105-year-old historic farmhouse they renovated in Kirkland, Washington and share with their three children, two dogs, two cats, two rabbits and seven chickens.
Matt Heinz

Jenn Herman

Speaker, Consultant, Strategist | Jenn's Trends

@jenns_trends
Jenn is a social media consultant, speaker, and globally recognized Instagram expert. Her blog, Jenn’s Trends, has won the title of a Top 10 Social Media Blog over multiple years. She is a sought-after and international speaker providing tips, resources, and training for organizations of all sizes that need to structure their social media strategies. Jenn has been featured in Inc., Fox News, BBC News, Yahoo Finance, HuffPost, The Verge, CBS Radio LA, and numerous other podcasts and publications. She is the author of Instagram for Dummies, Instagram for Business for Dummies, and Stop Guessing: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Social Media Strategy.
Jenn Herman

Carlos Hidalgo

Life Design Coach, Marketing and Sales Consultant, Podcaster, Author and CRO | Demand Spring

@cahidalgo
Carlos is CRO at Demand Spring and a life design coach, a corporate well being development consultant, two-time author, and TEDx and international keynote speaker. Over the span of the last 25 years, Carolos has held corporate roles, started his own entrepreneurial ventures, led his company to multiple Inc 5000 awards ,and served in non-profits. He is now dedicated to helping others design a life they love to live every day through his life design coaching and corporate well being services. Carlos’s last book The UnAmerican Dream (available on Amazon) details his journey from a workaholic to a life that he loves.
Carlos Hidalgo

Zontee Hou

President & Chief Strategist | Head of Strategy | Media Volelry | Convince & Convert

@ZonteeHou
Zontee has been a passionate marketing and communications advisor for nearly 20 years. She’s the founder of digital marketing agency Media Volery and head of strategy for the respected consulting firm, Convince & Convert. Zontee was named one of LinkedIn’s 16 marketers to follow in 2021. She is also consistently named one of TopRank’s 50 most influential content marketers and 25 most influential B2B marketers. Her work has garnered multiple awards including several PR News Platinum Awards and a Forrester Groundswell Award. Her clients have included Allstate Insurance, Oracle, Cisco, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Zontee has been a faculty lecturer in strategic communications at Columbia University, as well as a board member and lecturer at the City College of New York.
Zontee Hou

Paul Ince

Managing Director | LikeMind Media Limited

@BizPaul
Paul is a marketing strategist, host, and emcee who believes that the people working within a business are best poised to talk about that business. He helps organizations understand their voice and puts strategies in place to amplify it to their market. With 20 years of experience, he has helped many businesses increase their visibility online and grow their business through digital technology. He speaks frequently on the subject of how to improve the way businesses have conversations with their customers and clients via digital, and occasionally analogue, marketing. In addition to running his content marketing agency, LikeMind Media, Paul hosts MarketEd.Live in Nottingham, UK every September, and co-hosts the podcast Humans Exhaust Me about the societies we live in .
Paul Ince

John Jantsch

Marketing Consultant, Speaker, and Author | Duct Tape Marketing

@ducttape
John is a marketing consultant, speaker, and author of Duct Tape Marketing, The Referral Engine, The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur, and The Ultimate Marketing Engine. He is also the founder of the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network, which trains and licenses independent consultants and agencies to use the Duct Tape Methodology.
John Jantsch

Doug Kessler

Co-Founder and Creative Director | Velocity Partners

@dougkessler
Doug is co-founder and creative director of Velocity Partners, the London- and New York-based B2B tech marketing agency. Doug has written a lot about content marketing, including Insane Honesty in Content Marketing; Crap: The Content Marketing Deluge; and A Stakeholder Through the Heart. Doug is also on the board of Clear Global (Translators without Borders), an NGO closing language gaps in the humanitarian world. Check us out. Very cool work.
Doug Kessler

Bobby Lehew

Chief Content Officer | commonsku

@bobbylehew
Bobby is obsessed. Obsessed with how words and language contain a power to enchant and transform. A writer, content strategist, and storyteller, he explores insight from those who thrive at building distinct brands with unique voices and helps bring their mission to light. He is the chief content officer for commonsku, a cloud-based CRM, order management platform, and creative community that empowers entrepreneurs. Bobby is a frequent speaker on the topics of marketing and storytelling. He believes everyone has a story worth telling: every person, every business, every organization. It is his life’s work to help them tell it well.
Bobby Lehew

Ahava Leibtag

President | Aha Media Group

@ahaval
Ahava is passionate about providing clear content for people in search of healthcare information. She is the founder and owner of Aha Media Group, a healthcare content agency.
Ahava Leibtag

Tyler Lessard

Chief Video Strategist, VP of Marketing | Vidyard

@tylerlessard
GTM exec, video and content strategist, author, B2B media mogul (someday). As VP Marketing and chief video strategist at Vidyard, Tyler has spent nearly a decade immersed in the worlds of B2B video marketing, video selling, demand generation, and customer experience. He’s been recognized by Demand Gen Report as a top B2B Buyer-Centric Marketer, and by Marketo as one of the world’s top 50 Fearless Marketers. He’s the host of the Full Funnel show, author of The Visual Sale, and founder of the Sales Feed media network for sales professionals.
Tyler Lessard

Justin Levy

Director, Social and Influencer Marketing | Demandbase

@justinlevy
Justin has spent 12+ years in social media, influencer marketing, and content marketing. His current role is the director of S\social and influencer marketing at Demandbase. Previous experience include roles at ServiceNow and Citrix as well as consulting with brands such as PepsiCo, Molson Coors, AMD, and more. Justin is the author of "Facebook Marketing" and has been interviewed by media sources including FOX Business, Associated Press, Inc. Magazine, and the Boston Globe.
Justin Levy

Michele Linn

Co-Founder | Mantis Research

@michelelinn
Michele is a content marketing guru, having worked in the field since its early days. She is the co-founder of Mantis Research, which publishes and spotlights research in marketing. She has written and published hundreds of articles on the subject, being recognized as one of Folio’s Top Women in Media in 2015. Michele cut her teeth as the head of editorial at the Content Marketing Institute. She was the first employee hired there and helped the organization grow to an audience of 200,000 subscribers. She’s no stranger to podcasts either, having co-hosted the Marketing Breakout Podcast for six months.
Michele Linn

Kenda Macdonald

Founder | Automation Ninjas

@_KendaMacdonald
Kenda Macdonald is a forensic psychology major, the Demand Generation Consulting Practice Lead at MarketingProfs, and the founder of Automation Ninjas, the UK's leading behavioral automation agency. She's an international public speaker, a multi-award-winning businesswoman, a doting cat mom, and the author of the best-selling book: Hack The Buyer Brain
Kenda Macdonald

Lianna McGaulay

Senior Manager of Marketing Technology | Bottomline Technologies

Lianna is driven by a relentless desire and drive to build engaging, informative content for businesses. She is committed to increasing product and brand awareness in targeted high growth markets to boost sales. She communicates value propositions in creative ways to capture the interest and enable sales growth.
Lianna McGaulay

Tish Millsap

CEO | Revenate Marketing LLC

@RevenateMKT
Tish started Revenate to help marketing teams shine by unleashing their revenue generating potential. She’s a results-oriented marketer who has helped dozens of fast-growing companies implement and sustain effective and measurable demand-gen and revenue-boosting solutions. Prior to Revenate, her marketing career included working in several demand gen leadership roles at both large and small companies.
Tish Millsap

Ryan Morgan

Digital Marketing Strategist | Swell Digital

Ryan is a 15+ year digital marketing expert who has led organizational and agency digital teams with a focus on driving growth through SEO. Ryan currently operates a digital consultancy called swell. Ryan was formerly the director, brand + digital Strategy at ignite, and the VP, digital marketing at Aztek, two leading agencies for digital marketing.
Ryan Morgan

Liz Murphy

Head of Brand + Content | BS+Co.

@naptownpint
Bio to come.
Liz Murphy

Lee Odden

CEO and Co-Founder | TopRank Marketing

@leeodden
When Lee isn't working with his team to create custom superhero comics to re-launch a B2B brand or helping a global B2B tech company launch an immersive audio podcast featuring executives, customers, and influencers, he's probably writing his 2,147th blog post about B2B marketing, launching a new B2B marketing research report, or speaking at an excellent B2B marketing conference like the B2B Forum. Or he might be running. Lee really loves running.
Lee Odden

Dina Otero

Head of Demand Generation and Growth | Aprimo

@dina3818
Dina is the head of demand generation and growth at Aprimo. Her team delivers business impact through integrated marketing campaigns across the marketing and sales funnel, and focuses on ABM, MarTech strategy, and marketing analytics. Prior to Aprimo, Dina built the marketing operations infrastructure at Confirmit, which enabled her team to leverage data to create smarter, more personalized experiences.
Dina Otero

Christopher S. Penn

Chief Data Scientist | Trust Insights, Inc.

@cspenn
Christopher is an authority on analytics, digital marketing, and marketing technology. A recognized thought leader, best-selling author, and keynote speaker, he has shaped four key fields in the marketing industry: Google Analytics adoption, data-driven marketing, modern email marketing, and artificial intelligence/machine learning in marketing. As chief innovator of Trust Insights, he is responsible for the creation of products and services, creation and maintenance of all code and intellectual property, technology and marketing strategy, brand awareness, and research & development. Mr. Penn is a 2019 IBM Champion in IBM Business Analytics, co-founder of the groundbreaking PodCamp Conference, and co-host of the Marketing Over Coffee marketing podcast. He is the author of over two dozen marketing books including bestsellers such as AI for Marketers: A Primer and Introduction and Marketing White Belt: Basics for the Digital Marketer.
Christopher S. Penn

Tony Pham

Vice President, Marketing | SuperLayer

@tonypham
Tony Pham is currently the Vice President of Marketing at SuperLayer, a web3 and crypto venture studio with investors such as Marc Andreeseen, Chris Dixon, Paris Hilton, Joe Montana, and Nas. Prior to joining SuperLayer, he led marketing at Kadena, a scalable PoW blockchain whose KDA token is a top 100 cryptocurrency with a market cap of over $1 billion USD. Previously, Tony was head of marketing and communications at TrustToken, whose TrueUSD stablecoin is also a top 100 cryptocurrency with a market cap of $1 billion+ USD. Tony began his career in Silicon Valley by running product marketing at Slide (founded by Max Levchin, acquired by Google). After Slide, he was the first VP of Marketing at Life360, a popular safety app used by over 35 million monthly active users around the world (IPO on ASX). Tony is recognized as an industry leader, having won a Webby Award and a Data-Driven CMO Growth Award. Outside of work, he teaches meditation and compassion classes at Tibet House US.
Tony Pham

Mallory Pickard

Strategy Director | Centerline Digital

@missmallibu
Mallory is the strategy director for Centerline Digital, a marketing agency based in Raleigh, NC. She consults with Fortune 500 technology companies on the topics she loves most—How to create more intuitive user experiences, behavior-driven marketing strategies, SEO, testing and optimization, and avoiding the plague of B2B industry jargon.
Mallory Pickard

Michael Powers

Director of Employee Experience & Communication | Toast

@powers_m33
Michael is the director of employee experience & communication for Toast. He is a lifetime marketer with a proven track record for building memorable brand experiences, and creating dynamic and engaging demand generation initiatives. Michael brought his passion for communications and experience to life in this newly created role, to foster a strong sense of belonging and connection for Toasters across the globe.
Michael Powers

Ursala Ringham

Head of Global Influencer Marketing | SAP

@ursularingham
Ursula is an innovative leader in digital content, influencer marketing, and social media. She is an early adopter in utilizing the latest technologies to generate awareness, to create unique experiences and campaigns to build community. Before her position as head of global influencer marketing at SAP, she worked at Apple and Adobe in their developer relations organizations, helping companies bring products to market.
Ursala Ringham

Katie Robbert

Co-founder, CEO | Trust Insights, Inc.

@katierobbert
Katie is an authority on compliance, governance, change management, agile methodologies, and dealing with high-stakes, “no mistakes” data. As CEO of Trust Insights, she oversees the growth of the company, manages operations and product commercialization, and sets overall strategy. Her expertise includes strategic planning, marketing operations management, organizational behavior and market research and analysis. Prior to co-founding Trust Insights, she built and grew multi-million dollar lines of business in the marketing technology, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries.
Katie Robbert

Paul Roetzer

Founder and CEO | Marketing AI Institute

Paul is the founder and CEO of Marketing AI Institute and founder of Ready North (formerly PR 20/20), HubSpot’s first partner agency. He's the author of Marketing Artificial Intelligence, The Marketing Performance Blueprint, and The Marketing Agency Blueprint. He's also the creator of the Marketing AI Conference (MAICON). As a speaker, Paul is focused on making AI approachable and actionable for marketers and business leaders. Paul has consulted for hundreds of organizations, from startups to Fortune 500 companies.
Paul Roetzer

Robert Rose

Founder, Chief Troublemaker | The Content Advisory

@Robert_Rose
For more than 25 years, Robert has helped B2B marketers tell their story more effectively through digital media. As the founder of The Content Advisory, Robert has worked with more than 500 companies, including 15 of the Fortune 100. He’s provided strategic marketing advice and counsel for global brands such as NASA, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Schneider Electric, and LinkedIn.
Robert Rose

Jay Schwedelson

Founder of SubjectLine.com & CEO of Worldata Group |

@worldata
Jay is the founder of SubjectLine.com, the leading free subject-line rating tool ranked in the top 1% of all websites worldwide. Having led SubjectLine.com through the testing of more than 12 million subject lines, Jay uses his knowledge to guide organizations across multiple industries on how to implement impactful email marketing.
Jay Schwedelson

Bryan Smith

Director of Marketing | Loop & Tie

@boliversmith
Bryan has over 20 years of experience in B2B sales and marketing in a variety of industries including SAAS publishing, consumer packaged goods, and manufacturing. Bryan recently joined Loop & Tie, a SAAS-based corporate gifting platform. Before joining Loop and Tie, Bryan held leadership roles at Tennant Company, Thomson Reuters, and General Mills. In his off time, Bryan enjoys performing in community theater, downhill skiing, and working on restoring his classic Jaguar.
Bryan Smith

Samantha Stone

Founder | Unleash Possible

@samanthastone
Samantha, author of Unleash Possible: A Marketing Playbook that Drives Sales, is a revenue catalyst who helps bridge the gap between buyers, sellers, and marketing for organizations that have complex selling processes. She’s a fast-growth, B2B marketing strategist, researcher, speaker, and consultant who has also managed to find time to raise four children with her husband, David. Throughout her career she has launched go-to-market initiatives and led marketing strategies for award-winning, high-growth companies. In 2012 she founded The Marketing Advisory Network to help savvy business leaders unleash the possible within their enterprises.
Samantha Stone

Emily Sullivan

Manager, Marketing Operations | Milliken & Company

Emily is the manager of marketing operations at Milliken & Company. In addition to managing the learning and development program for over 120 marketing employees, she is responsible for strategic planning, the project management office, and best practice creation. Emily brings her passion for continuous learning and process optimization together to foster a culture that gives marketers the tools needed to achieve their professional goals.
Emily Sullivan

George B. Thomas

Owner and "Chief HubSpot Helper" | George B. Thomas, LLC

@GeorgeBThomas
George is the owner and "Chief HubSpot Helper" at George B. Thomas, LLC. He helps companies streamline and grow by using the right HubSpot CRM, marketing, sales, service, operations, and CMS tools. George is a vault of valuable information, tactics, and strategies with a record-breaking thirty-five plus HubSpot Academy certifications. George's true passion is being a catalyst for growth and helping others be inspired, educated, and willing to work hard to achieve unlimited success! George is the creator of the HubEd Helper YouTube channel, podcast, and blog. He also shares monthly tactical advice through his Tactical Thoughts community newsletter. In George's free time, he is a professional speaker, emcee, husband, father, and friend to many.
George B. Thomas

Jacco van der Kooij

Founder | Winning By Design

@Jacco_vd_Kooij

Jacco is an internationally renowned business leader and thought leader on revenue growth and strategy. He is the founder of Winning By Design and author of Blueprints of a Sales SaaS Organization, along with seven other best-selling books on driving growth for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). He is a sales mentor across several venture capital firms such as Notion Capital, Reach Capital, Astella and Storm Ventures, where he helps accelerate the development of sales teams across their portfolios.

Prior to founding Winning By Design, Jacco held senior executive roles at Qumu (acquired by Rimage), Kontiki, and Technicolor. He is proud to have helped marquee customers over the years, including Amazon, AT&T, Dish, and Disney.

Nice to know: Jacco is the youngest of eight, raised in a small farming village in the Netherlands. He competed in chess, boxing, sailing, and represented the Netherlands at two world championships in the triathlon.

Jacco van der Kooij

Tom Webster

Partner | Sounds Profitable

@webby2001
Tom is a partner at Sounds Profitable, dedicated to setting the course for the future of the audio business. He is a 25-year veteran audio researcher and trusted advisor to the biggest companies in podcasting, and has dedicated his career to the advancement of podcasting for networks and individuals alike. He has been the co-author and driver behind some of audio's most influential studies, from the Infinite Dial® series to Share of Ear® and the Podcast Consumer Tracker. Tom has led hundreds of audience research projects on six continents, for some of the most listened-to podcasts and syndicated radio shows in the world. He's done a card trick for Paula Abdul, shared a martini with Tom Jones, and sold vinyl to Christopher Walken.  
Tom Webster

Allen Weiss

Founder and CEO | MarketingProfs

@allenweiss
Allen is the founder of MarketingProfs. Over the years he has worked with high tech companies — including Texas Instruments, Informix, Vanafi, and EMI Music Distribution — to help them position their products . He’s developed a rigorous approach to ensure that positioning is defensive in a competitive environment. Allen is also the founder of Insight4Peace and the Director of Mindful USC. He has taught mindfulness classes for the past 14 years and his “Basics of Mindfulness” class at InsightLA was noted the Best in Los Angeles by Los Angeles Magazine.
Allen Weiss

Nick Westergaard

Chief Strategist/Partner | Brand Driven Digital

@nickwestergaard
Nick is a strategist, speaker, author, and educator. He’s spent his career building standout brands at organizations of all sizes—from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies to President Obama’s Jobs Council. He’s the author of the books Brand Now and Get Scrappy, and host of the On Brand podcast.
Nick Westergaard

AJ Wilcox

Host of the LinkedIn Ads Show, Founder B2Linked | B2Linked

@wilcoxaj
AJ is a LinkedIn Ads pro who founded B2Linked.com, a LinkedIn Ads-specific ad agency. He's managed over $150M in spend on the platform (they're official LinkedIn partners). He's also the host of the LinkedIn Ads Show podcast, and has managed 5 of the world’s top 10 LinkedIn Ads accounts. He's a ginger & triathlete. He lives in Utah, has 4 adorable kids, and his company car is a wicked-fast gokart.
AJ Wilcox

Ashley Zeckman

VP of Strategy & Customer Success | Onalytica

@azeckman
Ashley is the VP of Strategy and Customer Success for Onalytica. In addition to finding innovative ways to showcase the exceptional work of her team, she drives strategy for influencer and content programs for mid-size and enterprise B2B clients.
Ashley Zeckman

Speakers

From well known to up and coming, B2B Forum strives to provide you smart, diverse voices in B2B Marketing.

Keynote Speakers

Ann Handley

Chief Content Officer
MarketingProfs
@marketingprofs

Mona Chalabi

Mona Chalabi

Data Editor
The Guardian
@MonaChalabi

Paul Roetzer

Paul Roetzer

Founder and CEO
Marketing AI Institute

George B. Thomas

George B. Thomas

Owner and "Chief HubSpot Helper"
George B. Thomas, LLC
@GeorgeBThomas

Jacco van der Kooij

Jacco van der Kooij

Founder
Winning By Design
@Jacco_vd_Kooij

Tony Pham

Vice President, Marketing
SuperLayer
@tonypham

Session & Workshop Speakers

Jay Acunzo

Jay Acunzo

Creator & Host
Unthinkable
@jayacunzo

Michael Barber

Michael Barber

Marketing Strategist
@michaeljbarber

Bruce Brien

SVP of Global Sales Support Services
UpTempo

Kelsey Bronski

Kelsey Bronski

Marketing Manager
Perkins School for the Blind
@perkins_access

Mona Chalabi

Mona Chalabi

Data Editor
The Guardian
@MonaChalabi

Cathy Colliver

Marketing Director
Test Double
@cathycolliver

Sydni Craig-Hart

Sydni Craig-Hart

CEO
Smart Simple Marketing
@SydniCraigHart

Andy Crestodina

Co-Founder and CMO
Orbit Media
@crestodina

Melanie Deziel

Melanie Deziel

Speaker, Author, and Co-Founder
The Convoy
@mdeziel

Pam Didner

Pam Didner

B2B and Tech Marketing Consultant, Author, Speaker
@pamdidner

Janet Driscoll Miller

President and CEO
Marketing Mojo
@janetdmiller

Ashley Faus

Ashley Faus

Content Strategy Lead
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