At TechCrunch, Alexia Tsotsis covered young companies, and has had the opportunity to interview everyone from Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom to Facebook investor Peter Thiel to fashion blogger Leandra Medine. In 2011, Alexia made the Forbes “30 Under 30: Rising Stars of Media List.” In 2012 she became Co-Editor-In-Chief of TechCrunch. In 2015, she stepped down as Co-Editor to attend Stanford. She is working on building something new.
One of the pioneers of social media marketing, Bob Pearson is globally recognized as a marketing visionary who is driving “pragmatic disruption” in the new world of what is now called “Social Commerce.” Bob is President of W2O Group, an independent network of digital communications and marketing companies.
Beca Alexander leads an all-female team at Socialyte, an influencer casting agency. Together, they help identify content creators for custom campaigns on behalf of some of the world’s most elite brands including Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Bottega Veneta and Grey Goose Vodka. Socialyte has also helped build and manage the careers of social-media stars including Marianna Hewitt, Marcel Floruss, and Adam Gallagher.
Denise Lambertson is Chief Connecter at LMS, a boutique entertainment marketing agency specializing in entertainment and marketing solutions for emerging brands. As Madonna’s right hand woman for six years, Denise learned the ins and outs of celebrity partnerships and built an extensive rolodex in the entertainment industry. A few of LMS’ marquee partnerships include Beyoncé & WTRMLN WTR, Jillian Michaels & Thrive Market and Olivia Wilde & Runa.
Growing up in and around the sports, entertainment and finance community, Martin Morse developed invaluable experience, resources, and relationships in the space. Martin is an expert in connecting relationships that create, drive and build relevance and revenue for emerging brands.
Leandra Medine is the Founder of Man Repeller. Launched in 2010 as a humorous site for serious fashion, Man Repeller has grown into a media brand that has been called one of the most important voices in fashion. Today, Man Repeller has over 1.7 million followers on Instagram alone. As an entrepreneur, Leandra has been honored in Fast Company's "100 Most Creative People in Business" and Business Insider's "Most Inspiring Innovators and Entrepreneurs Under 40," and twice named to Forbes' "30 Under 30."
Conor Begley is a Co-Founder of Tribe Dynamics. Tribe Dynamics was founded in April 2012, after Conor discovered the power and potential of influencer marketing while working in Australia. With extensive experience in search marketing, reputation management and CRM systems, Conor and his partner Jon Namnath decided that influencer marketers needed their own analytical systems and enterprise-class technology. What began as an intuitive theory shared by two long-time friends, the Silicon Valley based startup has become a leading authority in technical marketing and social analytics within the beauty, fashion and lifestyle industries.
Sarah Dussault aka "Sarah Fit" is one of YouTube's most viewed fitness guru's of all time, with over 26 million views and 220K subscribers to date. She has a coveted reach of over 400K millennial women each month. Through her online workouts, healthy recipes, parenting journey and honest weight loss advice, Dussault built a community that has followed her since she began in 2008. Her inspirational videos and blog posts have made her YouTube's most relateable fitness guru, or as SELF magazine editors claimed, "the perfect friend." Dussault has been featured in Women's Health, Self, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, New York Times, Boston Globe and more.
Stefania Pomponi, Founder, President and Chief Evangelist of CLEVER, has what can be described as an "Influencer Marketing Sixth-Sense." An industry pioneer, Stefania believes real people tell the best brand stories, and that influencer marketing isn't advertising. It's better. Stefania plays an integral role in the way the world sees CLEVER. Her public relations and evangelism efforts support and secure CLEVER’s role as the influencer marketing agency. Stefania is responsible for inking key partnerships and spearheaded CLEVER’s participation in the viral and emotionally-driven #Batkid phenomenon. Along with her co-founders, Stefania authored the go-to guide on the industry, "Influencer Marketing for Dummies."