#MM17NYC Meet Magento NY 2017 eCommerce Conference - Meet The Speakers


Roman Baluta


E-commerce expert related to the branch since 2007. CEO & Founder of ORBA – e-commerce software house, rapidly growing company that has continually delivered top-quality solutions for its partners and clients. He is also Member of the Board of the Polish Chamber of Digital Economy, where is responsible for the IT area.

Roman takes part in all major events, such as Meet Magento (Munich, Poznan, Prague, Cracow, Warsaw, ), runs workshops and lectures. He specializes in issues related to efficiency of online shops, process automation and cross-border trade. Warsaw University of Technology and Université Paris Diderot graduate. Gained international experience in web projects for PKP Cargo Logistics, Accenture, P.W.P.W. S.A, Sony Mobile Poland InPost S.A, LPP S.A.


Sabra Bander

Optimization Strategist, Human Element

Sabra Bander has been working with Magento clients for more than five years and has worn a lot of hats in that time. From Business Analyst to Account Manager to Optimization Specialist, Sabra has uncovered the mysteries of Magento and has helped dozens of companies get the most out of their Magento implementation.

In the past, Sabra honed her skills in technology strategy and management at companies like Zoup! and Magnetic (formerly MyBuys). She also spent some time in Kenya working with an elephant conservation non-profit. Sabra currently works at Human Element as a Specialist in Website Optimization and is the resident expert in visitor research and A/B testing.


Paul Briscoe

Certified Magento Developer & Director of Development, Human Element

He has worked with Magento since the early days of Magento 1 and is passionate about working with Magento 2 and creating exciting commerce experiences. He likes running in his spare time and telling humorous stories about his experiences living with three young children


Robert Brodie

Founding Partner, SUMO Heavy

Robert (Bob) Brodie is a founding partner of digital commerce consultancy SUMO Heavy and a seasoned e-commerce developer and project manager. With an expertise in platforms and systems, Bob has helped multiple multi-million dollar companies succeed. Bob's role at SUMO Heavy is to guide the clients' technology strategies and lead productions teams. Prior to SUMO, Bob was a Magento Developer at round3media and has over a decade of web development experience. He has published numerous technical articles on the subject on Fast Company, Marketing Tech, Mobile Payments Today, Website Magazine and more.


Max Chadwick

Senior Developer, Something Digital

Max is a software developer at Something Digital where he mainly works with the Magento platform. Much of his work has been focused on effective caching, secure development and monitoring tools. He actively blogs about Magento and technology in general and contributes to and maintains open source projects. When he's not hacking away at something he enjoys good food and cold beer.


David Deppner

President, Psyberware

David is the President of Psyberware, specializing in maximizing profit for Magento merchants through advanced PPC advertising. He holds degrees in Computer Science and Business Management, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). David brings over 20 years of experience managing internet businesses.


Dmitry Dragilev

Founder of JustReachOut.io and Blogger at CriminallyProlific.com

Dmitry single-handedly grew a startup from zero to 40 million page views through SEO and got acquired by Google. He has translated his know-how into an SEO and PR coaching program PRThatConverts and a software app JustReachOut which is used by 4,000+ professionals and entrepreneurs to pitch relevant influencers and bloggers to gain exposure and traffic. In his spare time he documents his experiments on his blog CriminallyProlific.


Sébastien Dubuisson

Chief Growth Office, Borderlinx

Sébastien has over 15 years of experience in eCommerce and product strategy, and has worked in several different markets over the years. Formerly with eBay, and now heading Borderlinx Inc., he has developed a deep expertise in helping renowned online merchants expand and grow Internationally.


Josh Duggan

Head of Paid Media & Data, Crimson Fox

Josh is an experienced paid media consultant who has managed paid search, paid social and programmatic / display activity for a host of global brands, including Google, Nintendo, Aston Martin, Schwarzkopf and Gillette. Josh now overlooks the eCommerce paid marketing activity for Crimson Fox (a niche, London-based eCommerce consultancy), with a focus on defining, creating and targeting audiences via various different paid channels.


TJ Gamble

Founder/CEO, Jamersan

TJ Gamble is a Magento Commerce Expert, Automotive Enthusiast, Certified+ Magento Developer, Founder and CEO of Jamersan.

Jamersan is a Magento Professional Partner that has specialized in helping businesses implement their B2C and B2B eCommerce vision since 1999.


Michael Gentleman

North America Partner Manager, Fresh Relevance

With over 10 years of Martech experience, including 7 years as Sr. Partner Program Manager at Silverpop, IBM, Michael has unparalleled knowledge of Marketing Automation and Cross-Channel eCommerce Optimization.

Based in the heart of Massachussetts, Michael looks after Magento partners and agencies, to help them and their clients get the most out of the Fresh Relevance real-time personalization platform.

When he’s not working, Michael enjoys hiking with his Dogs, Skiing and Cycling.


Thomas Goletz

Meet Magento Association

Since 25 years Thomas has worked in the IT, fashion and internet industry. As managing board of Netresearch App Factory AG he is responsible for business development and finance. During his career he developed as founder companies in Germany and China and he was responsible for the restructuring of one of the leading German listed IT companies. He worked in various industries ranging from automotive via fashion to IT industry.


Matheus Gontijo

Software Engineer, Crimson Agility

Matheus Gontijo is a Software Engineer whom has been working focused on web applications using several technologies as PHP, Zend Framework, Symfony, Doctrine and mostly Magento. He's excessively passionate for Clean Code, Coding Standards, Best Practices, the Open Source ecosystem, Remote Work & the community's atmosphere. Also he has talked and attended a large number of PHP & Magento conferences all over the world. Over 6 years working with Magento he has also in his belt two Magento Certifications: MCD & MCD+.


Wesley Guthrie

Developer & Devops Ninja, Robofirm

Wesley is a developer and devops ninja at Robofirm. 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 3 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.


Lee Hadsock

Head of Partnerships, Signifyd

Lee has spent most of his career in sales, business development and partnerships in the Magento Community, including three years at Magento before joining Signifyd. At Signifyd, when not suffering from his latest CrossFit injury, Lee runs the partner team and looks after all e-commerce platform partnerships.


Phillip Jackson

Ecommerce Evangelist, Something Digital

A luminary in the Magento community, Phillip has been developing ecommerce solutions since 1998. With over 15 years of experience creating unique online customer experiences, Phillip has both built and managed Magento installations for some of the world’s most recognizable brands. With 4 Magento Developer Certifications under his belt, Phillip is one of the most certified developers in the community. He currently holds the #2 spot in the world at the Q&A site Magento StackExchange and runs the South Florida Magento Meetup.


Kalen Jordan

Co-founder, Commerce Hero

Kalen has been involved in the Magento community for years – having founded a SaaS app for Magento, cohosted Magetalk – a Magento community podcast, and contributed to a number of open source projects. Kalen is now focused on building Commerce Hero – marketplace to connect great developers with great merchants and agencies.


Piotr Karwatka

CTO, Divante

Piotr is responsible for technology and big-data solutions at Divante. He worked on IT projects for customers like Spiele-max.de, Loods5.nl, ING. Co author of technology book “E-Commerce technology”. Started career as software developer and co-created about 30 commercial desktop and web applications.


Oleksii Korshenko

Magento 2 Architect, Community Engineering, Magento

Oleksii started his career with Magento more than five years ago as a Senior Core Engineer on the Magento 2.0.0 project. He had the unique opportunity of participating in the first core development team that worked on establishing the Magento 2.x framework. Subsequently, he worked as an Architect on the Enhanced Checkout Flow and Scalability features. He has also been Magento’s lead expert on 2.x release packaging and deployment. Currently, Oleksii is a part of the new Magento Community Engineering team and is leading Magento 2 Open Source Track


Andrew Levine

Front End Architect, Magento

Andrew Levine is a Front End Architect working on the Magento PWA initiative. He has an obsession with both web performance and dev tools, which he plans on utilizing to provide delightful experiences for both shoppers and developers. In his free time, he enjoys contributing back to the open source community, and is a member of the Babel compiler core team.


Rob Long

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


Art Malkov

Digital marketing Director, NeedGrowth

He is an entrepreneur with a knack for the digital frontier. An author and recognized expert in the field of digital marketing and growth. Art has guided startup ups, small business and large enterprises in planing and executing digital marketing strategy.

He is a digital marketing director at NeedGrowth,, a digital agency that focuses on bringing together UX design, SEO, lead acquisition, social media management and content for integrated digital marketing.


Joseph Maxwell

President, SwiftOtter Solutions

Joseph loves working with all things Magento (4x certified), especially in helping customers make their sites more profitable. His latest passion is solving problems around easily getting code to production. In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife and daughter and organizing a Kansas City eCommerce meet up.


Robert Moore

Head of Magento Business Intelligence

Robert is the Head of Magento Business Intelligence at Magento Commerce and the Chairman of Stitch. He was previously Co-Founder and CEO of RJMetrics, a SaaS business intelligence company with the mission of inspiring and empowering data-driven people. RJMetrics was acquired by Magento Commerce in 2016. Robert’s writing about technology, startups, and data has appeared in the New York Times, Forbes, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and numerous other publications. Outside of the tech scene, Robert is an improv comedy performer at Philly Improv Theater and a Trustee of the Glassboro Education Foundation, a nonprofit committed to supporting educational innovation in his hometown school district.


Kiril Morozov

Lead System Architect, Sleep LLC

8 years of experience of building eCommerce. Certified Solution Specialist and Developer Plus. One of Magento Core contributors (271 commit) who helped to build several great projects including Ford, Canon, Staples and Toms, Snowqueen in an effort to help organizations realize their potential.


Martin Pachol

Chief Technology Officer, Magemojo

Martin Pachol is the CTO and Co-Founder of Magemojo. His 20+ years of experience have run the gamut of IT industry from software development to database administration, security and network administration. Also a major contributor to the Mage Security Council he is always working to improve the Magento experience for customers and the community.


Brent Peterson

Chief Magento Evangelist and Agency Coach, Wagento

He 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.


Sean Phaler

Manager of Digital Innovation, Pentair

Sean got his first taste of the digital world in eighth grade when he was offered a $60k job as a web designer after winning an online contest. The offer was subsequently rescinded when the company figured out he was only 14. Not to be deterred, Sean has been working in the web marketing world pretty much ever since.

After four years of division one basketball and a short stint as a professional basketball player, Sean ran a successful web design and digital marketing company that catered to small businesses. He later took his talents to the NBA, where he expanded the digital footprint of the Charlotte Bobcats (now the Charlotte Hornets).

As the Manager of Digital Innovation at Pentair, Sean looks for opportunities to break the old B2B manufacturing mold and transition this Fortune-500 company into a leading digital powerhouse. Sean remains on the cutting edge of new digital technologies and trends, and is well-known in the Magento world by towering over Magic Johnson at the 2016 Magento Imagine Conference.


Paul Rodgers

eCommerce & Magento Consultant, Klevu Search

Magento Certified Solution Specialist, football, @lfc, running, travelling etc


Jamie Maria Schouren

CEO, Hatimeria BV

Jamie Maria is addicted to e-commerce, in love with code and her mind bound to business. Driven by the urge for innovation she fights with the aim to improve the online world around her. With Deity she is abetting an online revolution to evolve web technologies to the use of headless solutions. You can find her working with ‘the guys’ in the heat of the moment or in the middle of the night, while transforming chaos into gold.

Jamie Maria has focused for the last 6 years on Magento achieving her certificate as Solution Specialist. When there is a moment where she isn't working, she loves to cook and of course shopping the highest heels she can find. Oh and not to forget Game of Thrones...She loves Game of Thrones!


Lewis Sellers

Founder, Pinpoint

Lewis is the Managing Director of Pinpoint, an Official Magento Partner located in the UK. Lewis has been working in eCommerce for over 9 years and has worked with merchants of all sizes.


Marty Simmons

Director of Support, MageMojo

Marty is the Director of Support at MageMojo Hosting. He has 8+ years of IT support experience, over 4 of them at MageMojo. If you have sent a request to MageMojo support, he has probably worked on your tickets. As a jack-of-all-trades and master of some, he has too many hobbies.

He has: 20 years experience as a drummer for terrible bands, worked as a field geologist, managed a small woodworking business, and earned a pilot's license. And any time he can get is spent with his wonderful wife and son.


Moira Tamayo

Head of US Marketing, Amazon Pay

Moira Tamayo is the head of marketing for Amazon Pay in the US, and the head of global product marketing for the company. She’s a seasoned marketing executive with over 30 years’ experience in business and consumer marketing, both in the US and globally.

Moira started her career at Procter & Gamble and SC Johnson. She then spent 11 years at Western Union, where she helped grow the money transfer business to record levels. Among other positions at the company, she was vice president for Latin America and global vice president for business intelligence. Moira later moved to what was then Fifth Third Processing Solutions to rebrand the company. Once FTPS was rebranded as Vantiv, Moira developed and led the marketing team and helped steer the company through its 2012 IPO.

Moira lives in Seattle and is a board member of the Puget Sound chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.


Kimberly Thomas

Practice Lead, Magento Services

Kimberely has over 15 years of experience working with clients to develop and architect large-scale solutions to meet their business requirements. She is an active member of the Magento Community and has promoted the ecosystem through social channels, organized community events, and has spoken at events globally. She is a Certified Magento Solution Specialist and a Certified Scrum Master.


Eugene Tulika

M2 Architect, Community Engineering, Magento

Eugene has been a part of Magento Commerce family for over seven years. He started as an ECG consultant and extensions developer, and created part of the first Magento U training. Currently, he works as the Magento Framework architect and community maintainer, focusing on PWA, headless Magento and data integrations.


Joshua Warren

Founder & CEO, Creatuity

Joshua is the Founder & CEO of Creatuity, a Magento Enterprise Solutions Partner. As a frequent conference speaker and author, he is constantly exploring the future of commerce and how technology will provide richer, more engaging shopping experiences.


Dree Ziegler

Magento Certified Solution Specialist & Director of Marketing at Human Element

For more than seven years, Dree has worked as a Business Analyst, eCommerce Strategist, Sales Executive, and Digital Marketing Maven for Human Element. Her background is in technology strategy and implementation, digital marketing, writing funny shit, and generally knowing how Magento works.

Dree has played a key role in ongoing strategy and development work for dozens of Magento stores and now leads digital marketing services for Human Element. Dree's more notable accomplishments include hosting a very silly international web show called “Yo, Adrienne!", living (intentionally) in a Ford Escort on a beach, writing daily for one of the only surviving newspapers in Southern California, and presenting a bill to the Ohio Legislature at the age of 13.


Kuba Zwolinski


Kuba Zwolinski is a CEO at Snowdog Sp. z o.o., Silver Magento Partner and certified Magento Front End Developer. Organizer of the annual international Meet Magento conference in Poland. Passionate about open source and new mobile and GIS technologies. Involved in translating Open Source projects (Magento, WordPress). After hours husband, father of 3 kids, white water kayaker and trail runner.

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