Speakers for 2019

Merchant Speakers

Dave Brandt

Dave Brandt

Fulton Fish Market

Dave got his start in eCommerce by accident when he offered to redo the website of a local guitar shop in exchange for a free Telecaster. The trade didn't pan out, but the shop offered him a job building and running their new online store instead. Dave learned the ropes of eCommerce development and spent the next few years as a freelancer helping several Detroit-area businesses establish online retail presences. He eventually became a certified senior Magento developer at Human Element, an eCommerce agency based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, before beginning a new phase of his life as an online fishmonger at FultonFishMarket.com - the exclusive online portal, logistics, and fulfillment center for NYC's Fulton Fish Market, the largest fresh seafood market in the world by assortment.
Kevin Castonguay

Kevin Castonguay

Director, Digital Sales and Marketing, ACME United

Kevin Castonguay is a business executive with 20+ years experience across a wide variety of marketing and sales roles within consumer products, industrial manufacturing, financial services and retail. For the past 4+ years, Kevin has led global digital marketing strategy and execution for Acme United Corporation, a publicly traded 150 year old consumer product manufacturer based in Fairfield, CT. Kevin is currently a member of the board for the College of Business at Western New England University in Springfield, MA. Kevin has been married for 21 years to his wife Kim and they reside in Guilford, CT with their two daughters Julia and Lila and enjoy traveling as a family.
Ryan Ehlers

Ryan Ehlers

Integrations Expert and IT Executive, Vaporsource

Ryan started in 2008 as an IT Executive at Vaporsource.com, scaling the business from 1 to 11 offline stores, with 50k+ orders a month while doing all the integrations needed for the team, customers, shipments growth. In 2013 they launched a webshop on Magento 1 and solved the legal protection issue in 2015 by developing a Magento Age Verification extension. In 2018 they begand a digital transformation that will replace all the supporting software - like ERP, Accounting, BI, POS - with a custom built solution based on Magento allowing the company to scale up to 30+ new stores along with increased online traffic and sales.
Craig Funni

Craig Funni

President, Ace Electronics

Jamie Giovinazzo

Jamie Giovinazzo

President & Founder, Eat Clean Bro

Jamie Giovinazzo is the founder and owner of Eat Clean Bro. He has loved food and the process behind food preparation his entire life. As he grew older, his love for food and fitness converged into one. It was not until he began bodybuilding as a teenager that he discovered the true art behind the generic term "eating clean". He saw the way proper nutrition and diet could transform the body and was fascinated by the entire concept that simply prepping meals could completely change the way he looked and felt, but it was not paying my bills!
Kayla Giovinazzo

Kayla Giovinazzo

Chief Operation Officer, Eat Clean Bro

Kayla is the Chief Operating Officer of Eat Clean Bro. She would never have believed during her four years at Rutgers University that this is where she would ultimately find her calling, purpose, and passion. She graduated Rutgers in 2012 with a degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology. While pursuing her degree, she worked as a department manager at Nordstrom. She values the time spent there as it instilled customer service standards that her business is based upon today. She was at Nordstrom for five years, actively pursuing a full-time career in law enforcement, when she met Jamie. His excitement for his work was infectious. Over a pile of disorganized Restaurant Depot receipts, which he tricked her into organizing on one of their first dates, they discussed his ultimate goal of changing the way people ate. Making clean, delicious food affordable, convenient, and healthy, was his singular priority, and not long after, she realized it was hers as well. She remains amazed at his dedication and is excited to see it manifested and mirrored in their customers' satisfaction. She looks forward to spending the rest of their lives pursuing their dream job, surpassing expectations, and facilitating a healthy, happy lifestyle for everyone!
Michael Healey

Michael Healey

President, Yeoman Technologies

Ian Leslie

Ian Leslie

CMO, Industry West

Ian is the chief marketing officer of Industry West, a pure play ecommerce furniture company based out of Florida. With more than 10 years of experience in integrated marketing communications, he has built highly effective campaigns within both the retail and higher education verticals, including work for the US Navy. Ian's focus is on creating data-driven campaigns across multiple channels that empower people to evangelize on a brand's behalf, while allowing the brand to measure campaign effectiveness on a cost-per-acquisition basis.
Brandon Rimmey

Brandon Rimmey

Managing Partner and CTO, Mayvillage Trading

Brandon is a Magento enthusiast; he is the Director of Enterprise Sales for the USA at Krish TechnoLabs to help North America merchants in their digital commerce success. Being an entrepreneur, he operates as a managing partner and CTO at Mayvillage Trading (A company with a strong focus on both B2B and B2C commerce across multiple industries), where he develops, maintains and improves client experiences.

Having exposure on both sides (as a merchant and e-commerce specialist), he can connect to clients' problems easily and resolve effectively. Brandon lives in the Kansas City area with his wife of 7 years and two toddler sons and a fresh 14 week old baby girl. He is an avid MLS fan (Go Sporting!) and thoroughly enjoys a freshly poured Guinness.
Anna Wessel

Anna Wessel

Digital Product Manager, Catbird NYC

Lincoln White

Lincoln White

CIO, Fulton Fish Market

Lincoln White is Chief Information Officer for FultonFishMarket.com. FultonFishMarket.com is the exclusive online portal, logistics, and fulfillment center for NYC's Fulton Fish Market, the largest fresh seafood market in the world by assortment. Prior to FultonFishMarket.com he led Information Technology at Seventh Generation.

Industry Speakers

Ali Ahmed

Ali Ahmed

CEO, Imagination Media

Ali is the founder of Imagination Media and an experienced e-Commerce consultant. He provides advanced know-how in systems integration experience to brands and businesses looking to implement creative, cost-effective commerce solutions in the digital age.
Greg Bandurowski

Greg Bandurowski

Magento Tribe Master, Divante

Senior Project Manager and Magento Tribe Master at Divante.co, Greg is passionate about Project Management and practices used in IT management. He has led the implementation processes for both Startup Web / Mobile applications and huge e-commerce websites delivered for market leaders. At Divante, he is responsible for the largest Clients from the Polish market as well as leaders in foreign markets. Greg is a "Tribe Chief" and the leader of the first development team created on TRIBE principles - which has already completed four large implementations. He has developed a number of procedures that increase the effectiveness of IT implementations. Greg also loves guitar watching NBA.
Mathew Beane

Mathew Beane

Project Manager, MageMojo

Mathew has been fascinated with building and programming computers since his early days of upgrading an 8086 to an 80386. Working initially in the video game industry building servers and managing server rooms, Mat shifted to PHP programming in early 2000. With over a decade of experience in eCommerce, his focus is now devops and Magento. Mat is a 2016 Magento Master and was also part of the Zend Z-Team contributing to Z-Ray and Zend Server. When he's not programming, you will find Mat spending time with his family, watching wrestling or hanging out on a beach in Florida.
Jason Boslow

Jason Boslow

Partner, Razoyo

Max Chadwick

Max Chadwick

Technical Lead, Something Digital

Max is the Technical Lead for Something Digital's Strategic Engagement Group where he oversees a team of Magento developers and the solutions that are delivered to clients. He actively blogs about Magento, contributes to and maintains open source projects, and has spoken at several Magento events. He is also a member of Magento's certification advisory board. Through his effort in these areas he was recognized as one of the top 50 Magento contributors in 2018 and 2017.
Ivan Chepurnyi

Ivan Chepurnyi

Independent Consultant / Performance Expert

Ivan has an excessive Magento development experience. He took the unique opportunity to be a part of the first core team and learned the system from inside out. He is one of the pioneers in applying test-driven development practices and using performance first approach in building Magento projects. Recently Ivan started pushing Magento performance beyond limits by introducing isolated async microservices capable of handling thousands of requests per second. The developer behind async PHP parser of binary protocol for MySQL client/server communication.
Corey Ching

Corey Ching

Expert Services and Partner Engineer, Algolia

Corey leads the Americas as an Expert Services and Partner Engineer for Algolia. He has a bachelors of science from UC Davis in Computer Science. Previously, he worked for Nutanix, a leader of enterprise cloud technology, abroad in the Netherlands for a company called Blue 21, and an early stage startup. Outside of work he's a huge fan of rock climbing, volunteers in the music industry, and is always looking forward to the next adventure.
Marc Conatser

Marc Conatser

Lead Engineer, HiConversion

David  Deppner

David Deppner

CEO/Founder, Psyberware

David & Megan are the owners of Psyberware, specializing in ecommerce ad management for Magento merchants. David has over 25 years of experience managing internet businesses, including 9 years as the head of IT and Ecommerce for a mid-sized Magento merchant. Megan is a credentialed Project Manager (PMP) with over 15 years of experience managing projects in marketing, communications, and corporate strategy. They both have Master's degrees in Business Administration (MBA).
Megan Deppner

Megan Deppner

COO, Psyberware

David & Megan are the owners of Psyberware, specializing in ecommerce ad management for Magento merchants. David has over 25 years of experience managing internet businesses, including 9 years as the head of IT and Ecommerce for a mid-sized Magento merchant. Megan is a credentialed Project Manager (PMP) with over 15 years of experience managing projects in marketing, communications, and corporate strategy. They both have Master's degrees in Business Administration (MBA).
Corey Dulimba

Corey Dulimba

Manager, Product Management, Adobe

Corey leads the multi-channel initiative at Magento, including sales (online marketplaces) and advertising channels. His mission is to enable Magento merchants to engage, acquire, and convert users wherever they are.
Hasan Elkomey

Hasan Elkomey

CRO, Redstage

Hasan is an accomplished, award winning executive with over 15 years domestic and international experience in eCommerce. He has helped scale Redstage into the modern digital era with the ultimate goal to drive revenue, create an atmosphere for organizational efficiency, and provide deep and valuable customer insights to improve user experience. With a passion for eCommerce, digital transformation, data hygiene, and maniacal focus on the overall customer journey, Hasan has successfully and effectively become a valuable and self-motivated leader at Redstage. On his spare time, you can find Hasan exploring the world through travel, rock climbing and snowboarding.
Eric Erway

Eric Erway

Sr. Manager, Product Management, Adobe

Eric is the Senior Manager, Product Management for Merchant Experience at Magento (an Adobe Company) including Progressive Web Apps, Page Builder and GraphQL. Eric joined Magento in 2015 and brings 20+ years of experience building high-performing teams, and launching award-winning products at Dell, AOL, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is passionate about the customer experience, solving complex problems through product thinking and driving innovation with one US patent and several patents pending. He holds a bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech in Computer Science.
Amber Fullerton

Amber Fullerton

Chief Customer Officer, One World Direct

Amber Fullerton is the Chief Customer Officer at One World Direct, where she advises e-commerce businesses on ways to build scale through their fulfillment operations. With over a decade of experience, her expertise extends from the warehouse floor to coordinating warehouses across the country to best balance serving online customers and third party marketplaces. While she is proud of all the ways she has helped her clients accelerate their growth, her biggest logistical win is probably getting her four boys to maintain a relatively clean bathroom.
TJ Gamble

TJ Gamble

CEO, Jamersan

TJ Gamble is the CEO and Founder of Jamersan, a Magento Partner headquartered in Opelika, Alabama that is dedicated to proving that big-time eCommerce doesn't always come from big cities. TJ has been working with the Magento platform since it was in beta in 2007 and has over 20 years of experience helping merchants grow. He is the driving force behind the eCommerceAholic YouTube channel and enjoys giving back to the community by providing advice and information to help merchants get more from their eCommerce store. TJ was named a Magento Master for 2019, in recognition of his contributions to the Magento community.
Dan Goodfriend

Dan Goodfriend

CTO, mediaspa

Dan Goodfriend is CTO and co-owner of mediaspa. He has been a developer and solution architect for over 20 years having built his first ecommerce website in 1997.
Wesley Guthrie

Wesley Guthrie

Director of Technology, Creatuity

Wesley is an experienced developer and devops engineer at Creatuity. He spends his days working with the Magento platform and Symfony console tools. When he is not working with Magento, he is working with Puppet and Vagrant building development environments with a goal of expediting development. After almost a decade of PHP development and more than half of it professional, his personal time is still focused on his passion for development. He has been a face at Magento conferences for 5 years now and finally has taken the steps to start his public speaking career. Wesley loves his work, especially the team he works with and being immersed in such a vibrant development community.
Eric Hileman

Eric Hileman

CEO, MageMojo

Eric is co-founder and CEO of MageMojo Magento Hosting. MagMoho focuses only on hosting for Magento with a special focus on tools for Magento developers and agencies. Eric programmed his first byte of code on a hand-me-down Commodore Vic-20 when he was just 10. He then followed the white rabbit down an amazing path of many things like mining databases for AIDS research and doing live streaming over satellites. Eric has banged out massive amounts of front-end and back-end code while starting and failing my own businesses. Eric was also previously a Customer Advisor to both Cisco's Performance Routing Team and F5 Networks Security Team. Today he enjoys creating tools for agencies and developers that streamlines Magento build and deploy workflows. When not reading slack messages, he enjoys floating in the surf at the many beaches up and down Long Island.
John Hughes

John Hughes

Head of Magento, Fisheye Media Ltd.

John is a Magento obsessed developer and solution architect at Fisheye and is known in the office as "the guy that knows everything about Magento"; with over 6 years experience and four Magento 2 certifications that may be somewhat true... Outside of work John is building MageQuest, an online learning resource for Magento, and can often be seen lurking around on Twitter.
Muliadi Jeo

Muliadi Jeo

Director, ICUBE

Muliadi is the founder and the Chief Technology Officer for ICUBE, one of the leading e-commerce agency and Magento Solution Partner in the Asia Pacific. Muliadi has been focusing in the eCommerce area especially in retail omnichannel and retail innovation for the last 15 years. His past e-commerce projects include some of the well-known international brands such as TOMS Shoes, RelaxTheBack, Rayban, Behr, Oprah Store, Footlocker, and local leading retail brands such as Kawan Lama Group, The Body Shop, MAP Group, Erafone, Hush Puppies, Wacoal and more. For several years, he also served as CTO for several startups in Indonesia such as Bobobobo, Shopdeca and VIP Plaza in the past.
Shannon Kelly

Shannon Kelly

Director of Sales & Marketing, Creatuity

Shannon comes to us from Dallas, Texas, where he builds Texas-sized Magento projects! Shannon Kelly is Director of Sales & Marketing for Creatuity, a Magento Enterprise Solution Partner, and he loves to be the center of attention. A sales executive in the hospitality and technology sectors for more than twenty years, Shannon has quickly become a fixture in the Magento space... at least on Twitter. He was voted "Most Likely to Take The Microphone from Kanye After He took It From Taylor", "A Face Destined for Radio", and "Class Clown... 26 years in a row". He's a little bit Irish and loves karaoke.
Brian Lange

Brian Lange

Director of Business Development, Something Digital

Brian is a longtime commerce veteran with over eight years of experience leading and consulting brands from multiple industries on successful strategic initiatives and implementations. He is a longtime and active member of the Magento ecosystem and founded and runs the Pacific Northwest Magento Meetup. As the co-host and co-creator of the FutureCommerce podcast he provides thought leadership on what's next in commerce to thousands of monthly listeners around the world
Rob Long

Rob Long

Ecommerce Evangelist, PayPal

Rob is an evangelist for PYPL's global system integration and solution partners where he helps SIs better understand, solution and implement ecommerce payments. Before joining PayPal, Rob led Magento's appstore engineering teams and for almost a decade before, led a small system integration company.
Len Lorijn

Len Lorijn

Developer, MediaCT

Len lives and works in Groningen, The Netherlands and has been working with Magento since the 1.7 days, roughly 7 years ago. He has been working at an agency for over 5 years. IT security was a hobby from for Len even before he began working with Magento, and has served him well in his career.
Sander Mangel

Sander Mangel

CTO, Vue Storefront

With a strong background in PHP and e-commerce (Magento) development and experience with outsourced teams. Sander is active in both the local and international Magento community as a speaker, event-, & meetup organizer and stroopwafel ambassador. Sander has been awarded Magento Master three times for his efforts within the community and to the platform. Based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Florence, Italy.
Duke Marr

Duke Marr

SVP of Digital Strategy, Corra

Duke Marr is Corra's Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy. In this role, he oversees three practice areas: Design, Optimization and Insights. Prior to Corra, Duke has enjoyed a 20+ year career in ecommerce spanning agency side (R/GA), client side (1-800-Flowers) and many notable startups.
Joy Martin

Joy Martin

Director, Strategic Technology Partnerships, Cybersource

Joy Martin is the Director, Strategic Technology Partnerships, at CyberSource. She has over 10 years of experience in the payment gateway, e-commerce applications and merchant services space. She is very passionate about building and developing strategic technology partner relationships and understands the value of developers and system integrators as influencers in the payments industry.
Catherine McLean

Catherine McLean

Executive Creative Director, Corra

Catherine McLean is the Executive Creative Director for Corra where she oversees the Experience Design Team. Catherine has 15+ year's of experience spanning across a broad spectrum of full-service, in-house and digital agencies for some highly regarded global organizations.
Anna Mikkelsen

Anna Mikkelsen

Catbird

Nina Mohanty

Nina Mohanty

Commercial Manager, Klarna

Nina Mohanty is an experienced business developer and public speaker, having worked with and built relationships with many of the UK's top FinTech companies before joining the dynamic team at Klarna USA. Her experience has given her insight into Open Banking, innovation in financial services, the API economy, the future of payments, and more. She is currently working with the incredible team at Klarna to bring smoooth payments to e-commerce based in Santa Monica, California.
Tina Moore

Tina Moore

Senior User Experience Designer, Adobe

As the Senior User experience designer for Magento Business intelligence, Tina strives to improve the experience of data usage within Magento. She focuses deeply on bringing the best practices of data visualization to the tools and educational materials available to Magento Merchants. Recently, she has moved from Philadelphia to Austin to work more closely with the Magento team.
Marsha Naidoo

Marsha Naidoo

MageMojo

Ivona Namjesnik

Ivona Namjesnik

Marketing Director, Imagination Media

Ivona Namjesnik is a Marketing Director of Imagination Media. She thrives on solving business puzzles through a creative approach to innovative technology. Her work is comprised of finding the best ways to present Imagination Media and the results they achieved for the brands with whom they partnered on transforming their e-commerce business. As a full-stack agency specializing in Magento development, complex integrations with retail and ERP platforms, omnichannel commerce solutions, and custom development, Imagination Media is able to meet the needs of a wide range of clients in the small-to-mid-enterprise space.
Brian Ng

Brian Ng

Senior Alliances Sales Engineer, Visa

Brian is an enabler for Magento Solution Providers and Platforms. His consultative and hands on approach help Partners to know and trust CyberSource and Visa when it comes to payments. Brian has 10 years of experience in the financial tech and payment industry. Prior to joining the payment industry, Brian was a software architecture and consultant for Accenture. He holds degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and MBA.
Joe Nicholas

Joe Nicholas

Director, Partnerships & Alliances, Emarsys

Joe Nicholas currently serves as Director, Partnerships & Alliances at Emarsys. He has worked in the Magento ecosystem for over 6 years in the marketing automation and email service providers industry in partnerships and product marketing roles. Prior to working with technology vendors, he spent seven years in the pet industry driving growth well beyond the industry average with Pet360 (www.petfooddirect.com) and Super-Dog Pet Food Company. Joe holds a BS in Business Administration from Albright College and an MBA in Marketing and Communications from Alvernia University. He is also Pragmatic Marketing Level VI certified.
Brent Peterson

Brent Peterson

Magento Master, Wagento

Brent has progressed through the ranks html, ASP, .net, MSSQL and finally Magento. Open source has taught him that working together is better than working in a silo. He loves to run, bike, ski and sometimes swim, in that order. He is often found at Magento events organizing running meetups with his wife Susan.
Artem Pugachev

Artem Pugachev

General Manager, Mobecls

Artem has a wide experience connected to the eCommerce. Working in all positions - Marketing Manager, Customer Service Manager, Product Manager, eCommerce Manager helped him to build a successful local e-commerce platform and sell it to a competitor in 2011. Starting from 2012 Artem has worked as a Project Manager in a Magento specialized development company helping e-commerce companies transform, scale and grow using Magento platform has been a great passion and joy for Artem.
Filip Rakowski

Filip Rakowski

Co-founder of Vue Storefront

Filip is co-founder and technical leader for Vue Storefront - the most popular open source eCommerce project on Vue.js, and also creator of StorefrontUI - open source component library dedicated to performance and customization. He's also the official community partner of Vue.js and organizer of Vue.js Poland events. Apart from his open source work Filip is also a Senior Frontend Developer in Divante - one of the biggest eCommerce software houses in Europe. During his daily job he leads projects based on modern web technologies and speaks about modern Javascript at conferences, meetups and in web publications. He also likes good memes and coffee.
 Jeffrey  Reekers

Jeffrey Reekers

VP of Marketing, Aircall

In addition to his current role overseeing Aircall's global marketing initiatives, Jeff also sits on the board of advisors at multiple high-growth technology startups. Jeff's prior experiences include leading teams at Handshake, ThinkHR, and Forbes, as well as founding his own marketing agency.
Jisse Reitsma

Jisse Reitsma

Extension developer and trainer, Yireo

Jisse is a developer, trainer and entrepreneur in one. As founder of Yireo (based in The Netherlands), he has have developed many Magento 1 and 2 extensions and also helps developers in the US and Europe with backend and frontend development training. Jisse is also the organizer of two technical conferences in Europe - Reacticon and MageTestFest - plus organized many local usergroup meetings and hackathons. He is also involved in PWA efforts and the ExtDN organization, which is trying to increase extension quality across the Magento ecosystem. He is a two time Magento Master.
Demian Renzulli

Demian Renzulli

Senior Mobile Solutions Engineer, Google

Demian is a Senior Mobile Solutions Consultant at Google working with leading US companies such as Spotify, New York Times, and Forbes as well as large e-commerce sites in Latin America including MercadoLibre, OLX and Despegar. Demian specializes in projects related to PWA and Web Performance, and also writes technical articles for Chrome site Web.dev around these topics.
Tom Robertshaw

Tom Robertshaw

Ecommerce Evangelist, Space 48

Tom is an ecommerce evangelist at Space 48. Having racked up a decade worth of Magento development and implementation experience as a niche Magento agency owner, he now provides ecommerce consultancy and identifies business and technical requirements for merchants at Space 48.
Jonathan Roeder

Jonathan Roeder

Principal Scientist, Adobe

Jonathan Roeder is a veteran commerce technologist, having served as VP of Architecture for multiple commerce platforms. As a Principal Scientist at Adobe, Jonathan is working with Adobe Research and Sensei teams to infuse AI capabilities throughout Magento.
Mallory Rosen

Mallory Rosen

Partner Channel Manager, Optaros by MRM//McCann

Mallory is the Channel Partner Manager for Optaros by MRM//McCann, a strategic, creative, commerce agency recognized as a Magento Global Elite Partner. Optaros is the Commerce offering of MRM//McCann, a fully owned subsidiary of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG). She manages the agency partnership with Magento, an Adobe Company. She is also developing and managing a third-party partner program in the e-Commerce ecosystem. Mallory focuses on channel sales, marketing and events.
Ryan Rozich

Ryan Rozich

Director of Product Management for Magento Data Solutions, Adobe

Ryan Rozich is the Director of Product Management for Magento Data Solutions, which includes Magento Business Intelligence. Ryan brings 18 years of experience leading SaaS software companies around data, analytics and machine learning. He holds over 30 US Patents and is passionate about using data to create personalized shopping experiences and inform better decisions. Ryan holds an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife and three children
Aaron Sheehan

Aaron Sheehan

Director of Commerce, Weidenhammer

Aaron Sheehan has been a solutions architect and consultant in the Magento ecosystem for over 4 years. Prior to that he was a technical consultant and a product manager at B2B software companies, as well as a naval cryptologist, police dispatcher, and retail manager. Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana he now lives in Springfield, Missouri with his wife and daughter where he leads Weidenhammer's Magento practice.
Peter Sheldon

Peter Sheldon

Senior Director Strategy, Adobe

Peter is a well-known industry expert in eCommerce and omni-channel technology, having previously held the role of Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research where he spent 5 years leading Forrester's global research on digital commerce technologies, helping to challenge the thinking and lead change for eCommerce executives undertaking major digital transformation and commerce technology programs. In 2015 Peter joined Magento where he held the role of VP Strategy, overseeing strategic partnerships, corporate development, innovation and strategy. Peter was part of the leadership team at Magento that led the sale of the company to Adobe in 2018. Today Peter leads commerce strategy Adobe, overseeing the integration strategy of Magento Commerce with Adobe's Experience Cloud.
Valeria Shevtsova

Valeria Shevtsova

Head of QA Department, Amasty

Valeria is Head of the QA Department at Amasty. With 7+ years of experience in testing, a researcher degree in science, and strong teaching skills obtained while working at a training center, she is Amasty's quality evangelist.
Mark Sieczkowski

Mark Sieczkowski

Cloud Product Suite Owner, Vertex

Mark has over 20 years of IT product and project management experience. He joined Vertex in 2013 as a Senior Product Manager and currently is the Cloud Product Suite Owner. Prior to joining Vertex, Mark served as Vice President of solution delivery for Devon IT, a Thin Client computing company. He was responsible for supply chain management and ensuring solution delivery of both hardware and software projects, as well as, developing and managing strategic relationships with Lenovo, Acer, and Dell computer.
Jay Smith

Jay Smith

CTO, Webscale

Jay Smith founded Webscale in 2012 and currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer of the Company. With Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Colorado State University in 2008, Jay has co-authored over 30 peer reviewed articles in the area of parallel and distributed computing systems. In addition to his academic publications, while at IBM, Jay received over 20 patents and numerous corporate awards for the quality of those patents.
Florian Sydekum

Florian Sydekum

Software Architect, TechDivision

Florian is a software engineer at TechDivision, based in Germany who has worked with Magento for 7 years and loves the challenge of big enterprise projects. He is a Magento Certified Solution Specialist, a Magento Certified Developer and MagentoU Trainer.
Antonija Tadic

Antonija Tadic

Senior Project Manager and eCommerce Consultant, interactiv4

After finishing a computer science degree in her hometown, Antonija joined Inchoo, one of the first and well known Magento agencies in the world as a Sales Assistant. She soon found herself in a role that suits her best - Project management. Managing projects, clients and dev teams is something she is very passionate about. She is a certified Magento Solution Specialist for both Magento 1 and Magento 2. When she isn't working, she likes to organize conferences about women empowerment for the local community, travel to unknown places and try local food, and hit a gym to burn all the delicious food she has eaten.
Tink Taylor

Tink Taylor

Founder and Chairman, Dotdigital

Tink is Founder & Chairman of dotdigital Group PLC (founded in 1999). He has 20 years' experience in the field of digital communications and has introduced digital marketing to companies large and small. Tink has been pivotal in the development of digital marketing since its outset in both the UK and the US. Serving as a key and influential member of the UK Direct Marketing Association's Email Marketing Council and also the Internet Advertising Bureau since 2006, Tink has judged the Email, Mobile & Agency categories at the UK DMA's awards for over half a decade. In 2014 Taylor was elected as Advisory Committee Member of the Board of the US Direct Marketing Association's Email Experience Council (EEC). He constantly strives to help individual organizations, and the industry as a whole, to develop and progress, acting as a serial tech advisor and investor outside of dotmailer. Tink first launched dotdigital in the US at the back end of 2012 and later took dotdigital to APAC in 2015.
Olena Tkacheva

Olena Tkacheva

Product Manager, Adobe

Olena is leading merchant experience in Magento from a product management side. She drives CMS modernization from the Bluefoot acquisition to Magento PageBuilder release. A key focus of her work is to enable merchants to effortlessly create best in class customer experiences.
Alana Twelmeyer

Alana Twelmeyer

UX Consultant, Shipper HQ

Rick van de Loo

Rick van de Loo

Tech Lead, Hypernode

Rick has been at Hypernode by Byte for about four years where he programs cloud automation for Hypernode, a hosting platform exclusively for Magento that's optimized for security and performance. The systems he programs deploy thousands of Magento servers and run the MageReport.com infrastructure.
Ben Virdee-Chapman

Ben Virdee-Chapman

VP Marketing & Product, HiConversion

Margaret Walankiewicz

Margaret Walankiewicz

Magento Tribe Master | Senior Project Manager, Divante

Małgorzata began her journey in IT project management in 2010, on which she worked with both - fast developing startups and global market leaders, including Senetic, Distripark, and Orbico. Passionate about developing strong teams and agile methodologies, she puts leaders over managers, and practice over theory.
Josh Ward

Josh Ward

VP Sales, Nexcess

With experience in IT, marketing, and sales, Josh Ward plays a key leadership role in the web hosting industry. Currently the Vice President of Global Sales with Nexcess near Detroit, Michigan, Josh helps create secure, redundant, and scalable solutions for a diverse array of clients. Over the past four years Josh has built out a full sales and marketing team at Nexcess and has been a key contributor to accelerated growth at Nexcess consistently setting sales and client acquisition records. Josh is originally from southeast Texas, called Austin home for 25 years, and now lives in Brighton, MI. He met his wife, Clesha, in high school while playing basketball. Josh played college football at the Colorado School of Mines, once poked an alligator in the eye and then shot it for trying to bite him, and ate his weight in raw gulf oysters. On the weekends, Josh avidly avoids yard work by spending quality time (sports, fishing, and card games) with Clesha and their four kids who call him "El Jefe."
Bret Williams

Bret Williams

CEO, novusweb

Since 1994, Bret has been on online innovator, creating several Internet firsts. Today, he leads a growing eCommerce agency focused on mid-market B2C and B2B companies. He has written four books on Magento (with a 5th due out this Fall), and is a regular speaker at Magento events. novusweb is based in Austin, Texas.
Stefan Willkommer

Stefan Willkommer

CEO, TechDivision GmbH

Stefan is Founder and CEO of TechDivision GmbH a provider for Digital Commerce , Omnichannel and agilisation. He has more than 15 years of experience in this area. Beyond he is an outspoken evangelist for open source and supports a serios number of national and international brands on their eCommerce and Omnichannel activities. Besides he is a gladly seen speaker at international conferences for digitization in commerce and company transformation in the new work environment.
Victoria Yashchuk

Victoria Yashchuk

Project Manager, Atwix

Victoria is a Magento 2 Solution specialist and a project manager at Atwix. She's been with Magento for more than 5 years now and since then managed and curated a variety of projects for Magento merchants and technology partners. She is passionate about improving the end user's experience in e-commerce.
James Zetlen

James Zetlen

Frontend Suzerain and Progressive Web Agitator, Adobe