Mobile Marketing Strategies Summit 2013, Chicago, IL

Mobile Marketing Strategies Summit 2013, Chicago, IL

How to Build a Business Case for Mobile Initiatives in a Fortune 500 Multi-national Corporation

Mike Ricci - Event Chair
Mike Ricci – Event Chair
Vice President – Digital Solutions Group


As VP of Webtrends Digital Solutions Group, Mike is responsible for all facets of Webtrends digital agency practice. He oversees the companies mobile analytics business and an emerging data visualization design team. At Webtrends, Mike works with blue chip clients like Reebok, State Farm, Coca Cola, Hilton, Microsoft, NY Times, RIM, Fandango and a host of others to effectively implement measurement programs that shape successful mobile strategies and user experiences. Mr. Ricci joined Webtrends after serving as VP and Mobile Practice Leader for Merkle where Michael established Merkle’s mobile marketing practice and positioned Merkle as the premier mobile provider in the eCRM space.

Prior to Merkle, Mike was VP of Creative and Strategy for iLoop, a premier mobile marketing firm focused on assisting marketers, digital agencies and other entities create effective mobile marketing strategies and user experiences. At iLoop, Mike worked with some of the leading players in mobile and also developed a comprehensive mobile marketing strategy for President Obama’s election campaign – an effort that helped the campaign earn recognition as the 2008 Mobile Marketer of the Year. Earlier, Mike oversaw Volantis Systems’ Content Services business and assisted brands like ABC, CBS, Disney, Discovery, EBay, Reuters and the Financial Times as they began to shape their mobile strategies.

Before entering the mobile marketing arena, Mr. Ricci headed up global marketing efforts for York International where he won recognition for some ground breaking “business to business” based Olympic and sports sponsorship programs. Mike also worked with Glasgow, Scotland based Aggreko PLC where he also headed up Olympic and Global Event sponsorship programs.

Anthony Napolitano
Director of Sales and Business Development


As Director of Sales and Business Development, Napolitano helps add to the more than 80,000 content creators, marketers and agencies who have already utilized StumbleUpon’s unique advertising platform to introduce their sites and brands to a highly targeted audience. Previously, Napolitano was a key member of the sales teams for several of Google’s products, including TV Ads, Analytics, Checkout and AdWords. Prior to Google, he was part of sales teams at CNET and ESPN.

Sharon Knitter
Senior Director of Mobile

Sharon Knitter joined the team in 2006 and is now the site’s Senior Director of Mobile Strategy. In this role, Knitter works to enhance’s mobile site and mobile apps to better serve car shoppers on the go. She also assists with the development of advertising products for manufacturers and dealers to help them reach this growing segment. Knitter will continue to monitor the growing mobile space to help identify opportunities for growth on multi-media platforms and lead the third-party mobile automotive space.
Before her role as Senior Director of Mobile Strategy, Knitter served as the Senior Director of Consumer Products at In this position, she implemented the strategic management and development of the site’s consumer automotive buying and selling channels on the web. She also led the site’s mobile initiative and successfully made the first third-party automotive site with an optimized mobile presence. Prior to, Knitter worked at the Tribune Co., where she began in 1987 as a research manager and later worked as both the manager of advertising development and director of recruitment strategy.

Knitter is the co-chair of the IAB mobile committee and previously served as the president of theNewspaper Association of America’s Research Federation. Additionally, she was elected the Oak Brook Park District Commissioner.

Alec Francesconi
SVP of Client Services


Alec brings a decade of internet consulting experience to Cantina where he managed client initiatives as varied as Putnam Investments, Harvard University and Vista Higher Learning, including efforts that have won two recent MITX awards. Prior to Cantina, Alec was with Molecular and Edgewater Technologies where he managed initiatives for clients such as Nikon, Delta Dental, BlueCross BlueShield, Seligman Data and Fidelity Investments and also has designed and implemented in-depth internet business strategies for organizations such as the Project Management Institute, Nikon and Arrow Electronics. In his spare time Alec is active as a musician and audio engineer and has both film and music engineering and production credits to his name. Alec holds a BA from McGill University in Political Science and History and a diploma in Audio Production from the Center of Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University.

Joel Morrow
Mobile Fusion


Joel Morrow is CEO of Mobile Fusion, a leading mobile marketing and social media agency. Mobile Fusion helps clients such as Kellogg’s, Bacardi and other brands increase sales & engage customers through mobile, social media and multichannel marketing. He is a frequent industry speaker on mobile, social and digital marketing for the American Marketing Association (AMA), Direct Marketing Association (DMA), the National Retail Federation, the National Restaurant Association and other groups.

Previously he was Director of Product Development, Digital Ventures at Western Union, where he developed and executed the company’s mobile marketing strategy/roadmap and global mobile money transfer product. Mr. Morrow earned his MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Ken Barber
VP of Marketing


Ken manages mShopper’s marketing campaigns, its Client Services group, and all product development for the company’s Mobile Commerce Platform.

Before joining mShopper, Ken spent seven years providing digital marketing strategy, implementation, and analytics for advertising agencies specializing in digital marketing, branding and PR, and retail and promotional marketing. With an additional background as a Standard & Poor’s Economist and an MBA in Marketing & Entrepreneurship, Ken approaches marketing from the strategic, analytic, and ROI side.

On a local level, Ken created the Denver Business Journal’s first digital marketing column, started Denver’s first LinkedIn group for digital marketing professionals, and serves as a digital marketing advisor to CU’s Business School. Learn more at

Brian Kilmer
Head of Advertising Solutions, Midwest


Brian Kilmer, Head of Advertising Solutions, Midwest for PayPal Media Network has been with the company since 2011. At PayPal Media Network, he works with marketers to leverage location and other key targeting metrics to drive consumer action. In addition, he’s working with key retail partners to convert their shoppers into buyers through marketing opportunities through PayPal’s digital wallet’s closed loop solutions. Prior to PayPal, Brian helped start Yahoo’s mobile advertising business in the Midwest. As the first in-market mobile advertising specialist in the market at Yahoo!, he worked with key advertisers to help understand the mobile advertising marketplace and launched initial mobile advertising programs with advertisers on Yahoo!. Brian got his initial start in media and mobile advertising at The Weather Channel and has also worked at Scripps Networks selling cross-platform programs to advertisers.

Dan Bentz
Solutions Strategist
Universal Mind


Dan Bentz loves working to convert complex ideas into elegant customer experiences and champions the role of Solution Strategist in Universal Mind strategic initiatives. Dan is an indomitable strategist, with the ability to analyze and advance solutions—the more complicated and involved, the better—particularly in regard to organizational and customer experiences. He leads the work on solutions strategy considerations such as Digital Strategy Roadmaps, customer journey mapping & atlases, designing Experience Organizations, CX initiatives, user needs analysis, demand management, process analysis/creation/improvement, Innovation Jams, and much more to help clients recognize and define their paths forward.

Dan brings more than 21 years of experience in being an experience and organizational strategist and has worked in multiple industries for companies big and small, such as Honeywell Technologies, International Paper, James River Corp, Haworth, and the US Navy. He has a Masters in Organization Leadership and a BS in Organizational Management, both focused on organizational strategy, design, functionality, change, and alignment. He has coined and uses strategic-based terms like The First 4 Minutes, Strategic Experience Organization, Strategic Experience Targeting, Customer Atlases, and the Customer Atomic Model to help his clients create organizations rooted in emergent strategy, particularly in the digital realm.

Aside from talking your ear off about the informal culture of an organization, Dan has never met a bad joke he didn’t immediately foist upon unsuspecting coworkers. And, while not an actual Elvis impersonator, he has played one on TV.

Mark Hewitt
SVP, Sales & Marketing


Mark Hewitt is the SVP, Sales & Marketing at Cantina and is responsible for providing leadership and coordination of Cantina’s sales and marketing functions. Mark is chartered with developing and implementing the sales and marketing growth strategy, analyzing/monitoring results against goals, and providing guidance for future company direction. Mark brings a wealth of experience in strategic planning and executing, and knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management. Prior to joining Cantina, Mark worked in various direct sales and sales management capacities at companies including Molecular, Collaborative Consulting, and Forrester Research. Mark is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and served in the US Army as a Cavalry Officer.

Tony Vlismas
Senior Director, Marketing and Sales Engagement
Polar Mobile


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TJ Person
CEO and Co-founder
Koupon Media


TJ Person is CEO and co-founder of Koupon Media, provider of the Digital Campaign Management (DCM) Platform to help retailers and brands deploy coupon, loyalty and offer programs in a matter of days. The Company works with global brands including 7-Eleven, Pepsi, Michaels, just to name a few. Having started Koupon Media in 2011, Person is notably one of two entrepreneur advisors for Startup America in Texas and was awarded Dallas 40 under 40 in 2012.

Person is a seasoned entrepreneur with more than 15 years of mobile experience, notably as co-founder and president of Mango Mobile. In 2005 Mango Mobile raised $1.5 million and after two years as the fastest-growing mobile marketing company Omnicom Group acquired it in February 2007. He spent several years with Omnicon where Mango continues as a leader in the mobile space.

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Stuart Conway
Development Lead


Stuart has 15 years of professional development experience and has been programming since he was seven years old when he started programming from tutorials he got out of a magazine on his Apple IIe. Stuart manages Metia’s team of developers and testers, and oversees information and system architecture with a deep understanding of client-side, server-side, and database development. A Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Stuart is also the co-author of HTML 4.01 Programmer’s Reference and Professional JavaScript, 2nd Edition.

Nate De Jager
Senior Software Engineer
Universal Mind

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Nate is a mobile developer who builds apps people touch every day, and some that touch people too. He has over ten years experience crafting award winning applications for the web, desktop, and a variety of devices. He has worked with companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Oracle, to push the limits and deliver memorable experiences into the hands of consumers. In addition to iOS and Android development, he also has several years of experience developing large-scale enterprise applications using Flex, Silverlight, and WPF. While he is primarily a developer, Nate also has a passion for user experience design. Before becoming a developer, he taught a number of courses on interaction design and user experience at Vancouver Island University as a Media Studies professor. He still enjoys sharing and speaking about emerging technology at local user groups.

Nate currently lives in the Pacific Northwest on rainy Vancouver Island. He believes coffee should be classified a vegetable, and can usually be found coding in one of the many coffee shops in Victoria. When he’s not poking at a screen, he enjoys exploring local beaches, hiking, running, and snowboarding

Daniel Hammond
Director of Strategy
Two Toasters


Daniel is Co-founder and Director of Strategy at mobile design and development firm Two Toasters. Two Toasters builds iOS and Android apps for clients ranging in size from industry giants (Dick’s Sporting Goods, Lexus) to venture-backed startups (Airbnb, Simple, Room 77). Well rounded, Daniel focuses on both strategy and development to help clients realize an exceptional mobile application. Daniel has worked on apps for a variety of industries including hospitality, travel, healthcare, and commerce. His varied experience equips him with expertise in strategizing everything from content to interactions.

Dan Miller
Chief Revenue Officer


Dan Miller is a well-known speaker and expert on using technology and people to make companies more efficient and competitive. He has helped scores of entrepreneurs to start-up, organize, systemize, and grow their businesses. With his diverse background as an entrepreneur, investor, and advisor, Dan applies his unique insights to MobileBits’ business to help drive customer adoption, solutions and revenues.

In addition to his role as Chief Revenue Officer of MobileBits, Dan Miller serves on the Boards of Pongo, Real Digital Media, SEOEngine and Abbetton Accelerator Fund.

Kayla Green
Digital Strategy Director
Saatchi + Saatchi


Kayla Green is the Digital Strategy Director for Saatchi & Saatchi in Los Angeles, working on strategic initiatives for one of SaatchiLA’s largest clients, Toyota, with a focus on digital. Kayla joined the SaatchiLA team from iconmobile, a WPP-owned mobile technology and marketing organization where she ran Client Services for some of the organizations’ global clients including Colgate-Palmolive, Ford, Kimberly-Clark and Microsoft. Named one of Mobile Marketer’s ’25 Women to Watch’ in 2012, Kayla is also the Los Angeles chapter co-chair and San Francisco chapter founder of SheSays, a global organization for women in digital communications.

Anthony Toguchi
Manager, Global Brand Activation

Anthony Toguchi has more than 12 years of diverse management experience in the technology, healthcare, and sports industries. He has expertise in developing mobile solutions for Apple, Android, and Blackberry Smartphones and Tablets. To date, Anthony has launched mobile solutions in more than over 30 countries.

Early in his career, Anthony was the founder of Tsource, Inc., an Internet medical transcription start-up company which catered to award-winning and well-respected doctors throughout the United States. During his time at Ricoh, Anthony led new product launches including mobile business solutions.

Anthony is currently Manager, Global Brand Activation at Wyeth Nutrition (previously Pfizer Nutrition), which is part of Nestlé S.A., and operates in more the 60 countries. In this role, Anthony pioneered the iPad launch to the global field force organization. The launch was one of the first global rollouts in the Pharmaceutical and Nutrition industries.

Adam Soroca
Chief Product Officer

Before Jumptap, Mr. Soroca served as General Manager of Search Services for Lycos, Inc., which included overseeing Lycos Search and HotBot, the award-winning, leading search engines in the Lycos Network of sites. Prior to his GM role, Mr. Soroca served as the Group Product Manager for Lycos InSite, a comprehensive suite of search marketing tools providing advertisers with a single dashboard to manage campaigns from customer acquisition through ROI analysis. Mr. Soroca grew the business line to include three major products and established billing relationships with over 100,000 advertisers and site owners. Before Lycos, Mr. Soroca ran three business units for Internet retailer Mr. Soroca graduated with Cum Laude honors from Middlebury College.

Valerie Williamson
Vice-President, Business Development

Valerie comes to OtherLevels with a deep passion for technology and how it can level the playing field and improve lives globally. She has deep experience in retail, media, and entertainment in both start-ups and Fortune 1000 companies, including being co-founder of the E3 tradeshow. Her areas of expertise include Business Development and Marketing.

Marah Lidey
Digital Engagement Manager

As the Digital Engagement Manager, Marah manages mobile strategy for, the largest organization for teens and social change – with one of the largest SMS subscriber lists in the non-profit industry.

Marah and the Digital Engagement team are responsible for understanding how young people (ages 13-25) think and for creating effective digital strategy, content and data analysis to engage and grow the member base. Marah also owns and develops organizational partnerships with mobile marketing experts and tech thought leaders.

Marah comes to from American Express, and previously MTV Networks where she managed social media marketing in both roles. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a New Media Certificate from the University of Georgia.

Baylee Greenberg
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Baylee is a member of the Business Development team at, the largest organization for young people (ages 13-25) and social change. She is the liaison between the organization and corporate sponsors with a focus on creating new partnerships as well as positive experiences for existing corporate partners.

Previously, Baylee worked with children with communication disorders. She holds Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Psychology and Linguistics from the University of Michigan.

Scollay Petry
Director, Product Marketing

A Datapreneur for more than 20 years working with large, global companies (AOL, Booz-Allen) and clients (Ford Motor Company, US Treasury) as well as start-ups, Scollay is experienced in optimizing networks, lowering costs, discovering new business opportunities, and supporting new advertising and business models. In Summer 2012, Scollay helped bring OtherLevels’ amazing suite of mobile notification marketing tools to the United States from Australia.

Marcia Kadanoff
CEO & Founder
Open Marketing


Marcia Kadanoff has been working in online marketing since 1995, creating compelling content and lead-generation campaigns for Cisco, Content Rules, Levi Strauss, Microsoft, Oracle and Wells Fargo.

Previously, Marcia worked as a marketing executive at Apple Computer, as a VP of Marketing at Sun Microsystems, and co-founded the largest independent direct marketing agency on the West Coast (Miller/Kadanoff/Huber – which was absorbed by DraftFCB).

She has served as the CEO and CMO to multiple venture-backed startups including: Flycast (direct response banner ad network), IQ Commerce (online sales promotion and subject of a famous Harvard Business School case), Everypath (mobile web 1.0), Mobio (mobile apps), Zannel (multi-media add on to Twitter), and Recurve (energy efficiency / clean tech).

A recognized expert in ROI marketing and marketing attribution analysis, Kadanoff is a frequent contributor to Marketing Profs, ClickZ, and Mashable.

Today, Marcia parachutes into companies on behalf of Open Marketing, to help clients get found online, turn traffic into leads, and optimize programs for results. She is a frequent speaker on SEO, marketing automation, and ROI marketing and is currently working on a book on mobile content marketing.

Kadanoff has an MBA from Stanford and a BA in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard. She has served as a member of the Committee of 200, a membership organization for the top 400 women business leaders in the US. She is currently a member of Watermark, a similar organization targeting the top women business leaders and entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. She serves on the non-profit board of directors for Rebuilding Together SF.

Mobile Marketing Strategies Summit 2013, Chicago, IL

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