Udeme is an email industry veteran with almost 2 decades of thought leadership in engineering-based postmaster & policy liaison roles. As a Postmaster and Senior Systems Software Engineer at LinkedIn, he advocates for the best LinkedIn member experience with high-level compliance of email industry best practices & tech standards in policy, deliverability, authentication, and more. In 2019 he collaboratively implemented the emergent “Brand Indicators for Message Identification" (BIMI) pilot tech spec - which enables the use of a brand-controlled “trusted” logo. A few years before, he co-authored the “Global Email Marketing Compliance Guide,” a 70-country look-up matrix. Udeme holds active volunteer leadership roles at M3AAWG and the ANA EEC. He also regularly presents and writes about email best practices.
Spanning an email career of over 15 years, Adrian has worked with many notable brands, including Adobe, TaxAct, CouchSurfing, MindGeek, Microsoft, ScholarshipOwl, and Hallmark. Throughout his experiences, Adrian recognized one of the most severe killers of an email program's success was a decline in Sender Reputation. In 2018, Adrian founded Email Angels to focus solely on email deliverability.
As a lifetime entrepreneur and Founder of Stripo, Dmitry Kudrenko has 10+ years of experience in email marketing, accompanied by 20+ years in software development. He utilizes his business background to create efficient marketing strategies that are quickly implemented. He loves lean principles and adopting them into email marketing and marketing automation.
After self-led study in coding and digital marketing, with a foundation of formal education in social science and business, Kisha Robinson made a career switch from call centers to the tech industry. Kisha is a lifelong learner, passionate about sharing knowledge and the positive impact technology can have on the world. Kisha’s experience spans freelancing, agency work as well as enterprise-level email marketing and development. Presently, Kisha is combining her passions for technology and learning as a Senior Email Marketing Associate at Udemy where the mission is to improve lives through learning.
As a 15-year, award-winning email marketing and marketing automation veteran, Jenny has worked on thousands of emails and is certified by the industry’s top automation platforms. Her keen ability to both strategize and execute on the email experience through marketing automation has resulted in outstanding ROI for clients. Currently, Jenny leads a team of Marketing Automation All-Stars at a full-service agency, Laughlin Constable.
Randy Rayess is the co-founder of Outgrow.co. He is passionate about demand generation, content marketing, and personalized marketing. Interactive content designed by him has been featured on ProductHunt, FlipBoard, TrendHunter, and Digimarcon. In 2020 he was listed in Forbes 30 under 30 for Marketing and Advertising.
Lisa S. Jones is the CEO, Founder, and Technology Officer of EyeMail Inc. She manages a diverse amazing global team and is the owner of multi-patent pending technologies in the digital communications and video-in-email space. In addition, Lisa is a well-known motivational, inspirational, and practical speaker with key takeaways. To date, she has enjoyed speaking at many in-person and virtual events, both domestically and internationally. She is the recipient of multiple awards and has recently been recognized as Thinker360's Top 10 Thoughleaders in Marketing & Entrepreneurship and IndustryWired's 10 Most Influential Women Leaders in 2021.
Alexey Danchenko is the Co-Founder of the eSputnik marketing automation service and the email editor, Stripo. Alexey is responsible for developing and implementing a marketing strategy and selling the eSputnik platform on the international market.
Alexey is an expert in eCommerce and SaaS development with more than 10 years of experience. He is also an author and leader of training on management, business process optimization, marketing, and strategy. Alexey holds an MBA, CIMA, and Meclabs certificate.
As a speaker, Alexey takes an active part in many specialized conferences on email marketing, online and multi-channel retail, digital marketing, and online business marketing, such as OptIn by Sparkpost 2019, PowerMTA, eCommerce, Google Startup Grind, EmailConf.
In the past 13-years, Nate Wright has crafted and delivered over 20,000 email campaigns with his company, Inbox Attack. They are currently ranked in the top 1% of email marketing agencies worldwide on Clutch and Upwork. In addition, Nate has been featured by Bloomberg, Pitch Anything, Mailchimp, and Mailshake. In Oceanside, California, he lives with his oh-so-patient wife, less patient daughter, and two ridiculous dogs.
Kabrina Budwell is the owner of a consulting firm that focuses on helping clients create, capture, and nurture Subscribers into paying Clients through automated connections. She takes the scary overwhelm out of technology to show you how systems can work together, make your business run smoother, and your life easier. She has previously trained Cast Members for Disney and has worked closely with other well-known companies such as ConvertKit and Advance Your Reach. Kabrina is a mom of 5, an avid reader, and loves the beach as her warm second home outside of Colorado.
Melanie Balke started her career in Germany in traditional marketing consulting for brands such as Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz. Once she moved to the US, she joined a furniture e-commerce brand as the first marketing hire and helped scale the company to a successful acquisition. Melanie's passion for email took complete focus when she returned to the agency world as the Head of Email Marketing for one of LA's fastest-growing agencies. In 2019, she founded The Email Marketers - an outsourced team of e-commerce email experts that care - to help grow scaling e-commerce businesses revenue and build lasting customer relationships through email marketing.
Kelly Trantow has been working in email marketing for over 10 years. Her passion is in Marketing Automation, and she is a 2X Marketo Certified Expert and a Salesforce Marketing Cloud Certified Email Strategist. She is the founder and co-leader of the Wisconsin Marketo User Group and enjoys helping others optimize their email marketing efforts to support business needs.
Jessica Hawthorne-Castro is CEO of Hawthorne. Jessica has strategically positioned the agency to be at the forefront of advertising, where art meets science. She is committed to providing data-driven solutions and proprietary tools to help clients maximize their advertising investment dollars. From creative and production to strategy, media and analytics, Jessica ensures quality and innovation throughout all disciplines of the agency. As CEO of Hawthorne, Jessica has prioritized company culture and corporate social responsibility and is a Climate Change Reality Ambassador.
Jessica is a member of the Forbes Agency Council and Ad Age’s Agency Collective, invitation-only organizations for senior-level executives in public relations, media strategy, creative and advertising agencies. She is the incoming Chair of the Board for the ANA ECHO Board of Governors, the elite group behind one of the most coveted prizes in marketing as well as a participant in TED International, TED Women communities and Vistage International. She is also a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the global organization empowering more than 28,000 members in more than 130 countries and is the Chapter Chair for YPO Los Angeles and on the YPO Pacific U.S Regional Executive Board.
George Leon is the Chief Strategy Officer at Hawthorne. He has worked with some of the biggest brands with performance and brand awareness metrics, from launch to growth, including Angie’s List, Carbonite, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Credit One Bank, Equifax, Gerber Life, HomeAdvisor, Hughes Satellite, LogMeIn, L’Oréal, Mars, Mattel, Philips Electronics, thredUP, Transamerica, Varidesk, Western Digital and Zulily.
George is an active participant and regular speaker at various media and data analytics conferences and webinars including ANA, NAB, Videonomics, Media Post and BWG Strategies. Much of his subject matter is drawn from his experience across the changing landscape of media channels and devices, consumer response and segmentation and attribution analytics.
Ashley Scorpio is the VP of Partnerships at Hawke Media. She is a seasoned digital strategist with expertise in communications, marketing, advertising, government and public relations. Over the years, Ashley has worked with a variety of brands, organizations, startups, personalities, and public figures to meet their digital growth goals through full funnel performance marketing campaigns across multiple channels—in house, at agencies, and through her own consultancy. Additionally, Ashley has worked in startup and agency settings with a focus on ecommerce and blockchain. She is widely recognized for her expertise in both verticals, and has contributed to CNBC's Cryptotrader and regularly advises startups in either space.
With 10+ years in sales and customer service leadership, paired with 2.5 years in email marketing leadership, Aimee Bennett is an expert in building (hiring, coaching, developing) teams, doing a lot with a little, and finding creative solutions using an “out-of-the-box” mentality. Much of her success has been due to investing personally and professionally in the individuals she works with and leaning on the skills of her team and freelance bench! Although Aimee is no judge of where valuable info comes from, she is ever a learner and feels rewarded every time she share what I have learned with others.