Accelerate 24 - The Global Ecommerce Acceleration Summit
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May 9 - 10, 2024
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Salt Lake City, UT
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May 9 - 10, 2024
Salt Palace Convention Center
Salt Lake City, UT
Presented by Pattern

What is Accelerate?

The Global Ecommerce Acceleration Summit

Accelerate24 is your platform to engage with industry thought leaders, brand experts, and data-driven ecommerce executives. Through interactive sessions, exclusive networking, and real-world case studies, you'll uncover how to transform challenges into opportunities and ensure your brand is on the forefront of acceleration in an era of constant change.

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Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson is an international star and media darling who has taken the music, fashion, and entertainment industries by storm. Jessica has released 8 hit-producing albums with her unmistakable voice, musical artistry, and signature honest connection to her audience. She has starred on the big and small screens with notable roles in TV shows like That 70s Show, Fashion Star, and the Price of Beauty and films like Dukes of Hazzard, Employee of the Month, and Blonde Ambition. Jessica's memoir, Open Book, debuted at #1 on three categories of the New York Times bestseller list, and became an instant global bestseller, earning many accolades including Time Magazine's "100 must-read books of 2020." She launched The Jessica Simpson Collection in 2005 and has grown it to cover 36 categories, such as footwear, handbags, denim, eyewear, lingerie, jewelry, outerwear, luggage, ready-to-wear, fine jewelry, tween, maternity, athleisure, kids, home and more. Jessica currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Nashville, where she is working on her highly anticipated return to music.

Jessica Simpson

Entertainer, Entrepreneur, and #1 NY Times Bestselling Author

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Jesse Itzler

A successful serial entrepreneur, Jesse's mission is to continually raise the bar and build his LIFE RESUME. And with a passion for endurance challenges, he completed Ultraman in 2022 at the age of 53, which entails a 6.2 mile open water swim, 261.4 mile bike, and 52.4 mile run, the same year he sold his endurance hiking company, 29029 Everesting, to iFit. These things are not uncommon for Jesse, who also completed a 100 mile running race, sold Marquis Jet to Warren Buffett in 2010, and partnered with Zico Coconut Water which sold to Coca-Cola in 2013.

Jesse Itzler

Author, Serial Entrepreneur

Marquis Jet, Zico Coconut Water, Co-Owner, Atlanta Hawks

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Ken Jennings

Ken Jennings was an anonymous Salt Lake City software engineer in 2004 when he was unexpectedly vaulted to TV celebrity by his record-breaking 74-game, $2.5 million winning streak on the quiz show Jeopardy!  In 2020, he was named Jeopardy!'s "Greatest of All Time" after winning a prime time tournament on ABC, and was then named to host the show following the death of longtime presenter Alex Trebek.  He is the author of thirteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers Brainiac, Maphead, and Because I Said So!  He lives in Seattle with his family.

Ken Jennings

Author

Jeopardy! Host and "Greatest of All Time" Player

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Cassie Kozyrkov

Cassie Kozyrkov is Founder and CEO of a stealth AI startup. She also runs Data Scientific, an elite agency that helps world leaders and chief executives optimize their biggest decisions. She is known for founding the field of Decision Intelligence at Google where she served as Google's first Chief Decision Scientist, advising leadership on decision process, AI strategy, and building data-driven organizations.

Cassie Kozyrkov

Google's first Chief Decision Scientist

Founder and CEO of a stealth AI startup

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David Wright

A trailblazer in data-accelerated ecommerce, Dave has built category leading technology and capabilities to help hundreds of brands accelerate their online commerce in more than 60 countries around the world.

David Wright

Chief Executive Officer

Pattern

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Ben Yahalom

Ben Yahalom is the President at True Classic, a premium menswear company on a mission to make everyone look good & feel good. An industry veteran with over eight years of experience working in performance marketing and business growth consulting, Ben has played a major role in profitably growing True Classic to 9 figures in 2 short years. Previously, Ben spent four years at Meta (previously Facebook), helping C-suite executives and marketing professionals of hyper-growth companies to exponentially grow their businesses by leveraging Facebook & Instagram's marketing solutions.

Ben Yahalom

President

True Classic

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Jess Toolson

Jess Toolson is the co-founder and CEO of Mixhers, a woman-owned and operated company offering natural, innovative nutritional therapy products that address root causes of women's hormone imbalance. She believes every woman deserves to thrive. Jess's vision and passion has pushed Mixhers to become a leader in the women's hormonal health space.

Jess Toolson

Co-founder and CEO

Mixhers

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John LeBaron

John oversees go-to-market activities for the company and its partners. Prior to joining Pattern, John ran marketing for the Google Cloud business at Rackspace and has held a variety of global marketing roles with leading tech companies including Apple, Cisco, and Ciena.

John LeBaron

Chief Revenue Officer

Pattern

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Jeremy Segal

Jeremy is the CEO & Founder of Proozy.com - a curated and personalized shopping platform for great deals on famous brands. Proozy started in 2015 to capitalize on the shift that was happening from the traditional brick and mortar sales model to a more direct response model that captures changing consumer behaviors specifically in the efficiencies of shopping online, best in class customer experience, and the omnipotent importance of bringing the busy consumer a truly great deal. Proozy is quickly becoming one of the largest curated shopping platforms in the country having over 2 million loyal customers in the active, outdoor, and fashion category. Jeremy earned his BA in business finance and marketing from the University of Minnesota, and a master of leadership and management degree from The Wharton School.

Jeremy Segal

CEO

Proozy

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Meghan O'Keefe

Meghan O'Keefe is the Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at Samsonite. As an experienced marketing professional, she has been a leader in digital transformation and a pioneer of optimized digital shelf for more than a decade. Meghan graduated from Providence College with a degree in marketing and enjoys tennis, cooking, and sunny beach days with her husband and Golden Retriever.

Meghan O'Keefe

Sr. Manager of Digital Marketing

Samsonite

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Jen Kessler

Jen is the Vice President of Product at Klaviyo, where she leads product management, product analytics and product operations for the company. Together with her incredible team, they deliver data, marketing, and machine learning products to power smarter digital relationships for over 130,000 businesses worldwide. Throughout her career, Jen has sought out roles focused on unleashing the power of data to break down and solve difficult customer problems in innovative ways. Prior to joining Klaviyo in 2021, Jen held product leadership roles at Twilio and SendGrid and was part of the first all-female identifying founding team in Y Combinator's history. Jen earned her dual-BA in Mathematics and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania before completing her MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business. She also serves as a coach and advisor for the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles' KidsX accelerator program, which partners with hospitals worldwide to drive step-change innovation in pediatric health care. When she's not cooking-up incredible product roadmaps and strategies with the team, you can find her in the kitchen creating incredible meals and throwing dinner parties for friends and family. A native of California, Jen never tires of exploring San Francisco, crushing any board game battle thrown her way, and building incredible teams of product leaders.

Jen Kessler

Vice President of Product

Klaviyo

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Jepson Taylor

Jepson is a popular speaker in the AI space having been invited to give AI talks to companies like Space X, Red Bull, Goldman Sachs, Amazon, and various branches of the US government. Jepson's applied career has covered semiconductor, quant finance, HR analytics, deep-learning startup, and AI platform companies. Jepson co-founded and sold his deep-learning company Zeff.ai to DataRobot in 2020 and later joined Dataiku as their Chief AI Strategist. Jepson is currently launching a new AI company focused on the next generation of AI which will be announced in 2024.

Jepson Taylor

Co-founder

Stealth AI

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Destaney Wishon

Destaney Wishon is the co-founder and CEO of BTR Media, previously known as BetterAMS. Her path into Amazon Advertising started over seven years ago, during which she has collaborated with hundreds of brands, leading thousands of campaigns. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas, igniting her passion for e-commerce during an internship in 2017 at a fast growing startup. With a commitment to innovation and education, she aspires to be both a thought leader and a reliable partner in the industry.

Destaney Wishon

Co-founder & CEO

BTR Media

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Beau Oyler

A design entrepreneur, Beau is the Founder and CEO of Enlisted Design where he works at the intersection of business, data, and design to create product experiences for some of the world's most sought-after brands, like Allbirds, Samsung, Nestlé, and Amazon. His work has won every major international design award and can be found at the Museum of Modern Art, Apple Store, Whole Foods, Best Buy, and Target. Beau graduated with a degree in Industrial Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Beau also serves as Chief Design Officer at Pattern, where he uses an industry-first approach that harnesses the soul of design and the science of data analytics to create the right brand, at the right time, for the right consumer.

Beau Oyler

CEO at Enlisted Design

Chief Design Officer at Pattern

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Dean McElwee

Dean McElwee is the Director for Global eCommerce Collaboration, for The Stanley Black & Decker Company. He is also the author of "eCommerce for CEOs – What every CEO and C-Suite leader should know about eCommerce. His remit covers Retail eCommerce both omnichannel and marketplaces, B2B eCommerce and Direct Consumer as well as developing new and disruptive business models. As an 18-year plus commercial leader, Dean has a proven track record of designing and implementing innovative growth strategies that not only drive performance but also higher engagement and profit.  He has successfully led business initiatives across Sales Leadership, Retail Consulting and eCommerce. His experience of having worked both in Africa and Europe and across multiple regions gives him a unique insight to working with countries in various stages of business development.

Dean McElwee

Director, Global Ecommerce Acceleration

Stanley Black & Decker

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Marcella Schlitt

Marcella Schlitt is the Global Head of Beauty for Pattern where she has built a strategy to expand and grow the category. Marcella worked at Nordstrom in multiple beauty leadership roles on the store side before moving to corporate and successfully operating as a Buyer, National Beauty Director, and Retail Director. Prior to joining Pattern, Marcella was at Amazon for nearly 3 years as the Head of Marketplace Account Management for Premium Beauty. With the blended retail and marketplace leadership experience, Marcella brings over 20 years of knowledge and insights to the Pattern team.

Marcella Schlitt

Global Head of Beauty

Pattern

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Peter Galli

Peter leads the digital marketing and ecommerce functions for HART Tools. As a founding team member, Peter helped direct the digital launch of the brand – a collection of 850+ products available online and in-store at Walmart. Previously, he worked on 15 different consumer brands in the digital marketing function covering direct-to-consumer, Amazon, and multi-brand retail sites.

Peter Galli

Director of Digital Marketing

Techtronic Industries TTI

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Rob Hahn

Rob leads the global warehouse operations and inventory management teams. Building systems and software to solidify Pattern as the leading 3P partner. Prior to Pattern, Rob was the COO at Whitebox, and a General Manager at Amazon.

Rob Hahn

Chief Operating Officer

Pattern

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Mike Westgate

Mike is the Head of Home, Living, & Retail for TikTok Shop, supporting Fortune 5000 clients and their e-commerce initiatives. Prior to TikTok, he was VP of Marketing at Briggo Coffee, the world's first robotic barista which was later acquired by Coca Cola. Earlier in his career, he was in product and audience marketing at Microsoft in the Windows and US SMB teams respectively. Before his foray into technology, he spent several years at Sara Lee and General Mills in a variety of retail sales and marketing roles.

Mike Westgate

Head of Electronics, Office and Books

TikTok Shop US

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Christina Peng

Christina is the Chief Marketing Officer at COOLA, the #1 organic SPF skincare brand, where she leads brand strategy, product innovation, and marketing and creative efforts. She joined the company in 2018. Prior to COOLA, she was the global brand lead for Neutrogena's Suncare business. Prior to that, she led innovation and marketing efforts for Neutrogena's Face and Suncare categories in North America. She began her beauty career at Dermalogica. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Duke University and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Christina Peng

Chief Marketing Officer

COOLA

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Jason Straubinger

Jason is the Sales Director for Europe at the Bosch Home Comfort Group. He has over 25 years of experience in developing retail, e-commerce and distribution sales channels for various multinational companies. He has an impressive track record of formulating successful go-to-market strategies, managing budgets exceeding €100 million and fostering relationships with national partners.

Jason Straubinger

Director Sales Europe

Bosch Home Comfort

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Trygve Jensen

Current - a SAAS company focused on empowering brands in their quest to dominate influencer marketing, ambassador programs, and content. Trygve has built and overseen hundreds of integrations, series, and brand partnerships. He has worked with over 300 different brands building marketing strategy, creative processes, and go-to-market launches.

Trygve Jensen

President of Pattern Creators

Pattern

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Kyle Bliffert

Kyle Bliffert is a well-known and respected leader in the nutritional health industry, specifically in the nutritional supplement segment. He built an impressive career leading and managing numerous successful brands over his 30+ year career.  He started in 1992 with a supplement manufacturer in Sisters, Oregon named Metabolic Maintenance. In 2003, he joined Nordic Naturals where he contributed to the exponential growth of the company through 2007. In early 2008, he joined Atrium Innovations and became President and CEO of Pure Encapsulations and led all of Atrium's healthcare brands including Douglas Labs, Genestra and Pharmax.  Nestle' Health Science acquired Atrium in March 2018 and in October 2020 Kyle was named CEO for their US business.  After retiring in January 2022, Kyle joined the Board of Directors of Gaia Herbs in June 2022 and on February 1, 2024 accepted the role of CEO for Gaia Herbs.

Kyle Bliffert

CEO

Gaia Herbs

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Brett Bardsley

Leads the advertising and digital marketing efforts for hundreds of Pattern's partner brands. Prior to joining Pattern, Brett led both the Sonicare and Norelco brands for North America, and held global marketing leadership roles at Philips.

Brett Bardsley

VP of Advertising and Digital Marketing

Pattern

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Ajay Sharma

As VP eCommerce & OmniChannel, North America, Ajay Sharma is responsible for leading the end to end eCommerce agenda from commercial to capability developing strategies and programs that center on the consumer experience as well as overseeing the executional implementation across all retailers. Ajay has a proven track record in eCommerce & OmniChannel with international experience having also worked in the Global eCommerce team in Switzerland, working with key markets and Bayer's UK Head of eCommerce. Ajay spent the first 10 years of his career working in a number of commercial, trade marketing and eCommerce roles across multiple channels at Coca-Cola.

Ajay Sharma

VP eCommerce & OmniChannel, North America

Bayer Consumer Health

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Amy Errett

Amy Errett founded Madison Reed with over 30 years of business and operating expertise as a four-time entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and social mission visionary. She created Madison Reed based on her strong belief that women deserve more—not just from their hair color, but from their lives. She believes this so deeply that she named the company after her daughter, Madison Reed.

Amy Errett

Founder + CEO

Madison Reed

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Daren Garcia

Daren Garcia is the managing partner of the Vorys London office where he leads eControl in Europe. Daren dedicates his practice to the development and implementation of strategies and enforcement systems designed to protect brand value in the digital world. Daren has counseled hundreds of brands and manufacturers confronting unauthorized sellers, channel conflict and other online sales challenges. Daren has also led litigation matters against significant gray market sellers disrupting brand value for Vorys' clients.

Daren Garcia

Brand Protection & eCommerce Attorney

Vorys eControl

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Don Brett

Don Brett is the Managing Director of Pattern Advisory, leading global ecommerce acceleration for brands in 60 countries. With a career launched at Pattern® in June 2023, he's driven the company's success in the digital marketplace. Don also founded The Retail eCommerce Club in December 2021, connecting executive leaders globally, and hosts The CPG View podcast, offering insights into the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. With previous roles at NBG Home and Newell Brands, Don's expertise in digital transformation makes him a sought-after leader, sharing strategies for success in today's digital landscape.

Don Brett

Managing Director, Advisory

Pattern

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Priya Backos

Priya Backos

Priya Backos

Sr. Brand Manager

Integrative Therapeutics

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Sreenath Reddy

Sreenath Reddy is the founder and CEO of Intentwise, a retail media optimization and analytics platform. Sreenath has more than 20 years of experience in digital advertising and data analytics. Before Intentwise, he headed performance marketing and data analytics teams at Orbitz, the online travel platform. Sreenath is passionate about applying cutting-edge data science and analytics practices to the realm of Amazon and marketplace e-commerce. He has a master's degree in engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Sreenath Reddy

Founder & CEO

Intentwise

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Carlos Kemeny

Dr. Carlos Kemeny is the VP of Artificial Intelligence at Cinch and the founder of drumdata.ai, an AI and decision making research company. He is the former CEO of DrumCV, led data science at Weave Communications, and strategically advised several Fortune 250 C-Suites and senior executives while at Domo. Dr. Kemeny earned Dual-PhD and Master's degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as an MBA and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. His dissertation on decision making and uncertainty informed his groundbreaking research on artificial intelligence and human decision making, which is the focus of his podcast "The AI Decision Guy".

Carlos Kemeny

VP of Artificial Intelligence

Cinch

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Scott Anderson

Scott attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and graduated with a degree in Economics, post which he served 6 years in the US Army as an Armor Officer and Tank Company Commander. He then transitioned into a leadership role with Amazon in their fulfillment center network. At Amazon, Scott held progressive leadership roles within the fulfillment centers and quickly got promoted to General Manager and then Regional Director of multiple FC's throughout the U.S. In 2018, he assumed leadership of the Amazon Robotics Fulfillment Network and helped it scale rapidly by incorporating disruptive changes in safety, automation, and leadership development. In 2020, Scott moved to lead the entire North American Fulfillment Network for Amazon and helped navigate the myriad of challenges the industry faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, Scott transitioned into a new role leading the North American Transportation & Logistics Network where his remit was to enable a highly connected end to end supply chain for Amazon. In his free time, Scott enjoys traveling and getting into adventures with his wife Julie, two young children, Logan and Jean, and their dog, Odin.

Scott Anderson

COO

Chewy

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Ritu Java

Ritu Java began her eCommerce journey as an Etsy seller over a decade ago and now serves as the CEO of PPC Ninja, a leading software tools and services provider for 7, 8 and 9 figure brands in the Amazon PPC space. Ritu is passionate about applying data analytics to get the best ROI on paid advertising. She has shared her knowledge on over a hundred podcasts, webinars, blogs, and conferences, including Amazon Accelerate, Prosper Show, Global Sources Summit and the Billion Dollar Seller Summit, where she was voted best speaker.

Ritu Java

CEO

PPC Ninja

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Tim Foley

Tim is an e-commerce and supply chain technology leader, currently serving as the Senior Director for Fulfillment Technology at Chewy. In this role, he oversees a broad scope including Industrial Design, Robotics Engineering, Process Engineering, and Chewy's Warehouse Management System (WMS). Prior to his tenure at Chewy, Tim spent seven years at Amazon, where he led Fulfillment Operations and Robotics Engineering teams. Tim holds a degree in Supply Chain and Information Systems from Penn State and an MBA from Georgetown University. He lives in the Boston area and enjoys spending time away from glowing screens with his wife, two boys, and their hound-mix pup.

Tim Foley

Senior Director of Fulfillment Technology

Chewy

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Lisa Marx

Lisa Marx has been President of North America for KEVIN.MURPHY since June 2022, leveraging her extensive leadership experience since joining the company in July 2012. As a former Executive Vice President, Marx drove significant growth in sales and business development, both regionally and globally. With a commitment to sustainability and ethical business practices, she continues to make a lasting impact in the beauty industry. Marx's expertise and passion for innovation drive her leadership in KEVIN.MURPHY's success. Prior to her current role, Marx held positions in business development and sales consulting within the beauty industry, consistently exceeding targets and expanding market presence. Her leadership philosophy centers on fostering growth, innovation, and positive change, reflecting her commitment to driving excellence.

Lisa Marx

President North America

KEVIN.MURPHY

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Jim Lee

Jim Lee likes to turn lofty ideas into tangible results. As the President/COO of CrunchLabs and the Mark Rober YouTube channel, he works at the intersection of entertainment, ecommerce, and education to launch new products and videos every month. He has over two decades of experience across strategy, operations, finance, and marketing. He spent seven years at Google launching new technology and partnerships, along with several years in private equity and acquisitions. When he's not working at the secret lab, you may find him biking or skiing with his wife and three adventurous kids.

Jim Lee

Founder / COO

Crunchlabs

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Torsten Schäfer

Torsten is the General Manager of Pattern's European business. He is responsible for the revenue and profitable growth of the territory covering all departments of the business in the region (including our two offices in London and Munich). Torsten has considerable expertise in ecommerce, most notably at Amazon. Prior to joining Pattern, he spent around 10 years at Amazon retaining senior positions in vendor management, and as Principal Program Manager in which he was responsible for the analysis of profitability, sales, and operational metrics, as well as launching and positioning brands on the marketplace. Torsten began his career as a consultant for Accenture, developing his skills in data analysis and customer consulting. He has an MBA in Technical Business Administration from the University of Stuttgart.

Torsten Schäfer

Managing Director Europe

Pattern

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Keith Archer

Keith Archer currently holds the position of Vice President of Sales and Ops for Amazon US, leveraging over 23 years of experience with Newell Brands. He commenced his tenure in 2001 within the Writing Business Segment, where he initially managed regional responsibilities for Office Depot's B2B Division. Keith is an experienced sales executive renowned for driving profitable growth and maximizing sales revenue through strategic acumen and a comprehensive grasp of financial metrics. Proficient in transforming data into actionable insights, he excels in executing digital, omni-channel and pure-play growth strategies, fostering cross-functional collaboration, and cultivating strong customer partnerships. With a track record of success spanning P+L management, sales training, people development and stakeholder engagement, Keith demonstrates robust leadership skills and thrives in dynamic business environments.

Keith Archer

Vice President of Sales and Ops

Newell Brands

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Erin Logan

Erin Logan, the VP of Retail Strategy at Merkle, Dentsu's Customer Experience agency, is a seasoned executive with over 15 years of leadership experience in building businesses and brands across multiple industries. With a track record of success at Amazon, Chewy, and Procter & Gamble, Erin has demonstrated her ability to develop early concepts, scale high-growth businesses, and optimize established brands with billion-dollar revenues. Her expertise lies in crafting end-to-end go-to-market strategies fueled by a digitally native, data-driven approach, leveraging customer insights to drive expansion into new territories. Erin's agile leadership spans diverse sectors including entertainment, electronics, luxury, pets, and grocery, showcasing her adaptability building high-performing teams both domestically and internationally.

Erin Logan

Vice President, Retail Strategy

Merkle

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David Gubbin

David Gubbin is a visionary leader recognised for his strategic business acumen and his ability to turn ambitious plans into reality. For the past 23 years, he has been instrumental in Australia's Breville Group's growth and success overseas. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Flinders University in South Australia, David has honed his expertise and has become a significant figure in the international home appliance industry. A testament to his strategic approach is the remarkable growth of the Sage Kitchen Appliances brand in the UK, which he launched in 2012. David took a single-country operation with just three employees and expanded it into a powerhouse that consolidated six European distributors under one brand. His leadership not only extended Sage Appliances' reach across ten more countries within 11 years but also demonstrated his ability to master the complexities intrinsic to the EMEA region.

David Gubbin

President of EMEA

Sage

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Chase Cooper

As Sr. Director of Omnichannel Strategy and Paid Media at Dorel Juvenile, Chase Cooper leads the marketing team overseeing paid media, social, influencer, and retail channels. Dorel Juvenile, the world's leading juvenile products company, operates in over 100 countries with a mission to Care for Precious Life, ensuring safety and comfort standards for all families. The US brand portfolio includes Maxi-Cosi, Safety 1st, Tiny Love, Disney Baby, Cosco Kids, and Monbebe, reflecting our commitment to providing the best for all parents and caregivers. Prior to Dorel, Chase worked with Fortune 500 retailers as a media director and strategist for leading CPG brands and retailers like P&G, Coca-Cola, and ExxonMobil. Chase holds a B.S. in Communications from Texas Christian University and resides in Northwest Arkansas with her family.

Chase Cooper

Senior Director, Omnichannel Strategy & Media

Dorel Juvenile

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Jonathan Kantor

Jonathan Kantor is Chief Marketing Officer of Gozney. Gozney's multi-award-winning range of pizza ovens are beautiful, functional, and durable tools that have changed the way people cook outdoors. Prior to Gozney, Jonathan spent twenty years building market-leading consumer brands like Burton Snowboards, Oakley, and Skullcandy.

Jonathan Kantor

Chief Marketing Officer

Gozney

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Kathryn Smith Bullough

Kathryn Smith Bullough is a seasoned marketing leader with over 15 years of experience, driving growth for global brands in consumer tech, sporting goods, and public safety. She's held impactful roles at Skullcandy, Axon, Salomon, and Atomic, showcasing her extensive expertise. Kathryn's career highlights include pioneering groundbreaking marketing efforts at Axon and leading global brand marketing at Skullcandy for over 7 years. She's known for her outcome-driven approach and expertise in crafting successful brand campaigns across diverse industries. Recently, she brought her experience to The Picklr, leading marketing for the fastest-growing indoor pickleball franchise in North America, with over 275 locations planned. Kathryn holds a B.A. from the College of Charleston and has been based in Salt Lake City, UT for over 12 years.

Kathryn Smith Bullough

Chief Marketing Officer

The Picklr

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Richard Norton

Richard Norton leads the global strategy and execution of eCommerce and cross-border eCommerce for a portfolio of healthcare brands, including Kelo-Cote, Nizoral, Amberen, and Macushield across Asia (particularly China), Latin America, North America, and Europe. With over 30 years of experience in the global healthcare industry, Richard has worked for companies like Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Novartis, Reckitt Benckiser, and Nestlé. Throughout his career, Richard has held various roles in eCommerce, marketing, sales, digital, business development, and commercial excellence.

Richard Norton

Alliance Pharmaceuticals

Head of Global eCommerce

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Ben Liu

Ben Liu, Director of Business Development at Alibaba Group Tmall Global – The Americas. Ben engaged in Cross-Border E-Commerce and China-U.S. Cross-Border project management and operations for over a decade, focusing on health and consumer goods sectors and has worked for several top multinational corporations such as Alibaba Group and JD.com, Inc.ng a new AI company focused on the next generation of AI which will be announced in 2024.

Ben Liu

Director of Business Development

Alibaba Group Tmall Global - The Americas

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Heather Syth

Heather Syth, the Compliance Administrator at Thorne HealthTech, embodies Thorne's core values and believes in the transformative potential of their products. With a keen understanding of the customer base, Heather consistently strives to exceed their expectations. Before joining Thorne's compliance legal team, she dedicated 17 years to training new customer service team members. Beyond her work at Thorne, Heather has a diverse background, having worked in merchandising for companies like Hallmark, 3M, and DreamWorks. She also owned a log home construction business and a specialty wedding cake bakery. When she's not working, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and snowshoeing with her dog Akita, camping, fishing, and reconnecting with lifelong friends in her hometown in the Northern Panhandle of Idaho.

Heather Syth

Compliance Administrator

Thorne HealthTech

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Greg Alleger

For over 10 years, Greg has been a pioneer in the influencer space. He currently oversees all influencer and celebrity partnerships at Ridge, a brand most recognized for their sleek and minimalist wallets. He's grown the program significantly by facilitating collaborations with thousands of creators, across a wide range of reach, style, and vertical from nano influencers to A-list celebrities. He's also supported the launch of custom collaborative wallets with creators. Prior to Ridge, Greg worked at BENlabs, responsible for managing high volume influencer campaigns with clients including Disney and Electronic Arts.

Greg Alleger

Director of Influencer and Celebrity Partnerships

Ridge

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Jackie Lee

Jackie is the Head of China Acceleration at Pattern and responsible for driving the growth and expansion for global brands in heath supplements, beauty, personal care and other CPG sectors across Asia-Pacific markets. Jackie has over 10 years of experience in cross-border & international ecommerce, strategic go-to market planning, operation and marketing management between brand partners and marketplaces in both the US and China.

Jackie Lee

China Category Leader

Pattern

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James Atkin

James Atkin is the VP of Marketing at Nomatic. He has over 20 years of experience building brands. Focused on developing transformational brand-building strategies that are customer-led, and driven by sales and profit growth objectives. Specializing in creating collaborative relationships between brands and developing programs that influence, educate and connect with consumers. Prior to Nomatic, James held roles at Topo Designs, Black Diamond, Goal Zero, and was a professional Skateboarder.

James Atkin

VP of Marketing

Nomatic

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Jim Hamel

So far, my journey has taken me from small town ND to the flashiest cities in North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. I am always willing to tackle a challenge, especially a new one. I am told that I am not a traditional Finance guy, and I like to break a little glass or make a big splash when the stars line up for it. As an extrovert, it's likely you'll hear about it afterwards! My transition to CEO has changed a lot of what I do each day, and hasn't changed me. There are very few things that I am as passionate about as trusted and trustworthy partnerships, like the one I have with the Pattern Team. I have built a career on global experiences surrounding finance, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and sales of branded, consumer products and services. I am energized by the brands I represent and believe in and the Teammates and Partners with whom I choose to collaborate in making the world a little better and lives a little happier every day.

Jim Hamel

CEO

Swanson

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Jon Bradshaw

Jon Bradshaw is the President of AI Utah and the Founder of Codebase.com. He leads a team of exceptional outsourced engineers, driving innovation and excellence in the tech industry. At AI Utah, Jon is dedicated to showcasing the incredible AI talent in the region, actively promoting Utah as a hub for AI excellence and highlighting local innovators.

Jon Bradshaw

Founder & CEO

Codebase

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Jana Weinstein

Jana Weinstein's early professional career began in fashion, focusing on sales, business development, and merchandising at brands like Free People, alice + olivia, and Milly. She pivoted into tech in 2021, leading brand partnerships at a digital gifting platform. From there, Jana was one of the first 50 hires at TikTok Shop, supporting its launch and building the ecosystem of social commerce experts to help brands scale. She secured and trained enterprise clients such as Deloitte Digital, Publicis, WPromote, and Pattern to help their clients increase revenue through shoppable content. Now, she oversees the TikTok Shop strategy for Pattern, which incubates and grows brands through end-to-end services offering paid media strategy, content creation, affiliate management, and fulfillment.

Jana Weinstein

Director of Partnerships

TikTok Shop at Pattern

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What is Accelerate?

Accelerate24 is a two-day summit for you to engage with over 1,500 industry thought leaders, brand experts, and data-driven ecommerce executives.

Experience interactive sessions presented by over 75 executives, get access to exclusive networking, and learn from the most influential keynote speakers.

Who should attend the summit?

Accelerate is geared toward ecommerce thought leaders and data-driven Founders, C-Level executives, VPs, and Directors from DTC and CPG companies.

When and where is the event?

The event will be held May 9 & 10 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, UT.

100 S W Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Travel Tips and Hotel Information

We recommend arriving on May 8th to take advantage of early registration at the Salt Palace. The event ends after our closing Main Stage session on May 10th, 2024 at 5pm MT.

The closest international airport is Salt Lake City (SLC) (15 min to the venue).

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Who is speaking at Accelerate?

You can find the full list of our 2023 speakers here. 2024 speakers TBA.

Is there an Accelerate app?

The Accelerate24 event app is now live! Please click here or scan the QR code to download the app on your mobile device. You'll get access to the full event schedule, check out speakers and sponsors, and experience the opportunity to connect with other attendees!

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What is the event cost?

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Tickets can be transferred but are not refundable.

Can I sponsor Accelerate?

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Does the conference have WiFi?

Yes, information will be provided at registration.

Are meals included in the ticket cost?

Yes, breakfast, lunch, and hors d'ouevres will be provided on Day 1 and breakfast and lunch on Day 2.

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