Senior Engineer & Manager - Robotics, Google X
Former Global Marketing Officer, Procter & Gamble, Chief Executive Officer of The Jim Stengel Company
Chief Financial Officer, Flatiron Health
Product Engineering Lead, Square
Founding Principal, Bloomberg Associates
Founder in Residence at Area 120
Co-Founder, Seventh Generation
Mary Ann Belliveau
Head of Brand Partnerships, Reddit
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tribeca Enterprises
Vice President of Product Management, Credit Karma
Vice President of Global Media, Unilever
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Transactis
Founder and Chairman, 1-800 Flowers and Chairman, Willis Towers Watson
Global Chief Executive Officer, Y&R
Chief Executive Officer, PayU
Founder, Sapiens (NASDAQ-SPNS), Precise and Wintegra
Product Director, Instagram
Kristen Morrissey Thiede
Chief Executive Officer, First Step Project
Head of Global Sales, Pinterest
President and Chief Executive Officer, Weight Watchers
Vice President of US Sales, Retail and Technology, Google
Former NBA All-Star
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Taboola
Co-Founder & Managing Director, BAM Ventures
Founder and President, Company3 and Chief Executive Officer, Deluxe Creative Services
Kirthi Kalyanam, PHD
J.C. Penney Research Professor
Product Manager, Google Play Music and YouTube Music
Former Chairman and CEO, Interpublic Group
Former Executive Director, Group President of Li & Fung (Global Brands Group)
Chief Executive Officer, Teachers Pay Teachers
Former President of Video, AOL
Mark was previously an engineer at Industrial Perception Inc (IPI), a startup that Google acquired in 2013 that applied novel sensing and robotics technologies to address applications in the logistics industry. He received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University where he was a finalist for the Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships, focusing on autonomous vehicles.
Jim is also the former Global Marketing Officer of Procter & Gamble and a former member of the Board of Directors of AOL and Motorola, and a former advisory board member of MarketShare. Jim is widely known for leading innovation and for his commitment to building leading-edge marketing capabilities. In 2011, he was named to the first-ever Fortune® Executive Dream Team, and has been named multiple times by Advertising Age as the number one “Power Player” in marketing.
Jason was previously the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Groupon. Prior to Groupon, Jason was Director of Corporate Development team at Google, Inc. and led several major transactions, including the acquisitions of DoubleClick, ITA Software, Invite Media, Feedburner and Teracent; investment and subsequent sale of a 5% stake in AOL; and the sale of Performics.
Gokul is the former Product Director of Facebook Ads, where he drove the product roadmap and execution for Facebook’s advertising products. Prior to Facebook, Gokul was the Product Management Director for AdSense at Google, where he helped conceive and grow the AdSense product to a multi-billion dollar product line. Gokul was the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Chai Labs Inc., which was acquired by Facebook. Gokul
Katherine oversees the media and technology portfolio, advising cities on economic development and public communications strategies, while helping them harness the power of media and technology to improve government services. Katherine has a long history of working alongside Mike Bloomberg, first as General Manager for Bloomberg Radio & Television, and then in government where Mayor Bloomberg appointed her as Commissioner of Media & Entertainment for New York City, a position she held from 2002-2013.
Prior to Google, Elliott was the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Songza, which was acquired by Google in July of 2014. Before co-founding Songza, he co-founded Amie Street, a digital music store with demand-based pricing. Elliott's an alum of Brown University and a native of Washington, D.C.
Jeff's passion for the environment and corporate responsibility is evident in each of his seven books, including “The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win” (2012) and his most recent, “Planet Home: Conscious Choices for Cleaning & Greening the World You Care About Most.” Jeffrey is also the former Chair and a current member of the Greenpeace US Board of Directors as well as co-founder and Board Chair of the American Sustainable Business Council. He is also on the Boards of Practice Green Health, Health Care Without Harm, and Verité, a leading workers’ rights organization.
Mary Ann is a digital media veteran, with over 20 years of business development and operational experience. She specializes in developing sales, organizational and operational strategies for companies. Prior to Twitter, Mary Ann joined Google in 2002, where she was a founding member of Google’s Industry Development and Marketing Team. Mary Ann was also responsible for hiring many of Google’s sales and business leaders.
In addition to co-founding Tribeca Enterprises in 2003, she co-founded Tribeca Productions in 1988 with Robert De Niro and the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001. Rosenthal also co-founded the Tribeca Film Institute, an instrumental resource for filmmakers and arts education, with programs that reach over 25,000 New York City students. Prior to founding Tribeca Productions, Rosenthal was an executive at CBS-TV and The Walt Disney Company. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and is an active leader on the boards of the Tribeca Film Institute, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at The World Trade Center, the Child Mind Institute, the American Museum of the Moving Image, Interlude, and the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Dean’s Council.
Anish was Founder and CEO of Snowball, which he sold to Credit Karma in December 2015. Anish sold his first company to Google in 2010. While at Google he served as a Partner at Google Ventures. He also led the Google+ Mobile product team, where he managed Google’s social efforts for mobile and tablet devices. Prior to Google, he co-founded SocialDeck Inc. in 2008 and served as its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. Earlier in his career, he was a Senior Software Developer, driving core platform and distributed systems efforts at Amazon.com.
Rob spent the first half of his Unilever career as a brand marketer, managing iconic Unilever brands such as Dove and Axe, achieving record shares, sales, and margin growth. He was responsible for leading a number of highly innovative marketing campaigns leveraging digital, branded entertainment and multicultural strategies. Under Rob’s leadership, Unilever was recognized by Advertising Age as Digital Marketer of the Year, Media Post Media Client of the Year and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Marketers. Prior to joining Unilever, Rob held multiple marketing positions for PepsiCo’s Taco Bell, The Walt Disney Company and was part of two start-ups. Currently, Rob holds executive board positions with the ANA and the Ad Council. He has also been recognized as an industry leader as the recipient of Ad Age’s Media Maven, Entertainment A-List, iMedia Top 25 and Advertising Hall of Achievement Under 40.
Prior to Transactis, he launched REMITCO, a payments company acquired in 2000 by First Data, as well as Financial Telesis (CashFlex) which was acquired in 1992 by CoreStates, now part of Wells Fargo. Joe is a director at SpendSmart Payments Company (SSPC: OTC) a fast growing loyalty platform with 5M digital subscribers. He is Co-Chair of the Consumer Payments Advisory Committee of the Payments Innovation Council as well as a member of the Board of Advisors at the National Automated Clearinghouse Association (NACHA).
Jim recognized early on the enormous potential in providing on-the-go consumers with the ability to express themselves and connect with the important people in their lives through top quality floral gifts combined with exemplary, personal service. Jim is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Willis Group Holdings Limited and a board member at Gruppo Lottomatica.
David was also one of the first pioneers in founding a high-tech marketing company in Israel. Still today, he maintains his involvement in Israel’s marketing and technology sectors. David rejoined the Y&R family on his return to the U.S., working for both Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe. David and his team built the industry’s very first client website, won the first-ever interactive television award and created a logo that is still in use today. In the early days of the Internet, as a Co-Founder of Genesis Direct, David helped create a direct-to-fan Internet presence for the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Basketball Association. David also serves on the Board of Directors of American Eagle Outfitters.
Before joining PayU Mario was Senior Vice President and Group Head of Global Emerging Payments at MasterCard. Prior to MasterCard, Mario was the Managing Director of PayPal in Asia, where he launched PayPal in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Thailand and Vietnam, growing the business to over $100M in revenue. Mario is a Board Director at Kreditech Holding SSL GmbH. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from Bryant University.
He was the founder and Executive Chairman of Precise Software Solutions, another software company he took public on NASDAQ in 2000, until its acquisition in late 2003 by VERITAS in a cash transaction valued at over $600 Million. Ron was a first round investor and a board member in GVT Holding SA, a large telephone operator in Brazil until it’s acquisition in late 2009 by The Vivendi Group of France for over $4.5 Billion. Ron was an early investor and a board member at Wintegra Inc. acquired in 2010 by PMC Sierra for over $200m.
Robby leads the consumer product team across sharing: Stories, Feed, Live, Direct, Camera, and Profile. Previously Robby led mobile product at Yahoo! after the company acquired the startup he founded, Stamped in 2012. He was previously at Google for 4 years. While at Google, Robby managed signups and product launches for Gmail and most recently was Product Manager for the Ad Exchange. He built the first Stamped prototype in his NYC apartment and graduated from Northwestern University.
Prior to First Step Project, Kristen lead the business development and corporate strategy for Starry. Kristen spent 14 years at Google, leading business development and content licensing for Google Fiber and early-stage efforts across Google's global portfolio, including Google.org's Crisis response team to Haiti, Chile, and Pakistan, and the launch of AdSense for Content and distribution efforts globally. She holds a BA in political science from the University of the South.
Formally, Jon oversaw Google’s U.S. advertising sales and operations team. Jon also worked with Google’s product organization to develop solutions that respond to industry and customer challenges, including products such as Google Wallet, Google Travel and Google Advisor. Prior to this role, Jon led Google’s US Financial Services practice. Jon joined Google in 2003 from Economist.com, where he on the founding team and served as Director of Sales and Operations in North America.
Prior to Weight Watchers, Mindy was the Chief Executive Officer of HSN, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSNI) and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. A 35-year veteran of the retail and apparel industries, Grossman joined IAC, HSNi’s former parent company, in 2006 as CEO of IAC Retail. In 2008, she took the company public and became the CEO of HSNi. Prior to joining IAC, she served as a Global Vice President at Nike, Inc., overseeing its $4 billion apparel business. Earlier career highlights include serving as President and CEO of Polo Jeans Company, Vice President of New Business Development at Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, President of Chaps Ralph Lauren, and Senior Vice President of Menswear for Warnaco, Inc. In 2013, Forbes magazine named Mindy one of the world’s 100 most powerful women, an honor she has received three times. In 2011, she was named Corporate Innovator of the Year at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Florida Awards, and was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Top 100 Most Creative People in Business. In both 2010 and 2011, Mindy was ranked by the Financial Times as one of the top 50 women in world business. Mindy serves on the boards of the National Retail Federation, Bloomin’ Brands and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
In addition, McAteer works directly with Google’s product organization to ensure that the company's Retail and Tech client’s interests/needs are being met. Prior to joining Google, McAteer was VP, Sales and Merchandising, for PriceGrabber Inc. McAteer is an emeritus Board Member of Shop.org and graduate of Cal State Sacramento, with degrees in Finance and Economics.
Baron is an investor in companies such as VitaminWater and PopChips. He is also renowned for producing the film, “Crips and Bloods: Made In America,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Davis also recently launched The Network of Champions (The NOC), teaming with Google to create a premium sports and entertainment channel on YouTube.
Taboola has raised over $157M since launch in 2007. Most recently the company raised $117M in a round led by Fidelity Management and Research Company, joined by Yahoo! Japan, Comcast, Advance Publications, among others. Prior to founding Taboola in 2007, Adam developed his analytical skills while serving as an officer in an elite mathematical unit of the Israeli National Security Agency.
With an initial personal investment of $10,000 funded mostly with credit card debt and no outside funding, he steadily grew Oversee.net from an Internet start-up to a profitable enterprise with over $200 million in revenue. Lawrence sold the majority of his interest to Oak Hill Capital upon a $150 million investment in the firm. Lawrence won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 award for the Greater Los Angeles program in the technology category. During his tenure, Oversee.net was named to the Inc. 500 and ranked in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50.
Brian is the former Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of The Honest Company (Honest.com). Prior to starting The Honest Company, Brian was also a Co-Founder of ShoeDazzle.com, and before that, the Co-Founder of LegalZoom.com.
Stefan is a trusted collaborator of some of the world’s best filmmakers. Described by NPR as a “da Vinci of the movies,” Sonnenfeld has applied his skills as a colorist to many of the most acclaimed and popular features of the past decade. In 1997, Sonnenfeld founded Company 3. In 2007, Entertainment Weekly named Sonnenfeld to its list of “50 Smartest People in Hollywood.” Creativity Magazine also included him on its list of “Most Interesting People.”
Dr. Kalyanam is a board member at Overstock.com. He designed and delivered the first Retail University program at Google and today is developing the 3rd generation of this program. He has also served as Faculty Director of the Executive MBA program, a visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, and in the Stanford Executive MMP program. Previously, he was also Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of SpinCircuit Inc, a provider of supply chain integration services to the electronics industry. Dr. Kalyanam has advised or consulted for Comscore Networks, Propel Corporation, Xambala, Kiwi Networks, Symphoniq Corp, Boorah, CoffeeTable. He serves as a board advisor and consultant to the Commander of AAFES, a $9B retailer ranking #36 in the Top 100 Retailers and as an Advisor to Google’s Retail Direct Sales Organization.
Elias joined Google after the company acquired Songza, the company Elias co-founded and led as CEO. Prior to graduation from Brown, Elias co-founded AmieStreet.com and was named as one of Business Week’s ‘Top 25 Entrepreneurs in America Under 25.’ Amazon.com invested in AmieStreet, Inc. in 2007 and acquired the AmieStreet.com brand and customer base in 2010. In 2010, Elias and his co-founders launched Songza. Elias is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Coalition for Queens.
David is the Chairman of Gyro and a Senior Advisor at AOL. David previously held the positions of Chairman and CEO of True North Communications Inc., the world’s sixth largest global advertising and marketing communications holding company. In his career, he has served virtually every kind of industry, from automotive to financial services; consumer packaged goods as well as business-to-business. David was elected to the Advertising Hall of Fame in March 2007.
Haim is also the Co-Founder and Operating Manager of Kidbox, the first kids style box offering name brands, significant savings and a mission to clothe children in need. Previously, he was Executive Director, Group President of Li & Fung USA (now Global Brands Group), the $20 billion Hong Kong based global supply chain provider of consumer goods. Haim has over 30 years of deep retail relationships and experience focused on fashion, brand building and marketing. An expert in the brand management field, he is considered a pioneer of the proprietary brand business model. In 2007, Haim sold his company, Regatta USA LLC, to Li & Fung and stayed on to run its women’s business. Prior to Regatta, he co-founded Gitano, an apparel and accessory retail brand that was sold to Fruit of the Loom. Haim was an early investor in Isaac Mizrahi.
Adam is the former Chief Operating Officer of Etsy. Prior to joining Etsy, Adam was an architect of Google’s international expansion. He joined Google in 2002 to build the international sales and operations function for the company’s fledgling AdWords business. Two years later, Adam founded Google’s International Product Management team. In that role, he led technical product managers, product marketers, and translation specialists to localize features, functionality, and content for all of Google’s products outside the United States.
In 2007, Ran co-founded 5min Media, the industry’s first online video syndication platform for news, entertainment and lifestyle video. Ran was one of the first people to evangelize syndication as a means for publishers and content creators to scale their video business and make the economics of video production work. After 5min Media was acquired by AOL in 2010, Ran’s vision became the cornerstone of AOL’s video strategy.