VP of Marketing, AbacusNext
Over the past 20 years Sophie has developed strong overall global marketing experience in the high-tech and biotech industries in small and large organizations. She has a passion for building strong, high-performing marketing teams that leverage the latest marketing technologies. Her current interest is in evolving teams into modern marketers— where creativity meets data. A few highlights of her career at Epicor, MSC Software, Thermo Fischer, Sage, Avetta and SAP SuccessFactors include: creating demand generation/revenue engine, building marketing operations support teams, globalizing marketing organizations, developing channel marketing programs, and implementing marketing automation solutions.
Multi-lingual and well-travelled, Sophie enjoys all kinds of outdoor sports, is an avid skier and enjoys family trips abroad. True to her French background, she appreciates the finer things in life: good food and good wine.
VP, Brand Experience, PetDesk
Dynamic marketing professional with proven track record of leading, managing and marketing both B2B and global consumer brands. Balances strategic thinking and practical operating and implementation skills. Experience in strategic development and execution of advertising, consumer promotions, PR, events, partnerships / sponsorships across all consumer touchpoints including traditional, digital, retail and social media platforms. Deep knowledge in financial services, consumer electronics / technologies and services as well as expertise in hospitality, recreation & leisure, real estate and sports marketing.
Drew Chapin serves as the Chief Marketing Officer at Hyland, a role he’s held since June 2012. He has deep expertise in team building, marketing strategy, demand generation, lead and pipeline management, product marketing, sales alignment and B2B branding. Prior to Hyland, Drew held various top-level leadership positions at SAP North America, Computer Associates and Hewlett Packard, and was a captain in the U.S. Army. Drew is also an avid Cleveland sports fan, and when he’s not working he enjoys golfing, running and spending time with family.
As the Chief Marketing Officer of Tillster, Hope Neiman has helped to revolutionize the digital ordering industry through extraordinary leadership and innovation. She has executed several integrated marketing campaigns and strategic partnerships that have driven restaurant sales and increased consumer brand loyalty. Her contributions to the industry have empowered restaurants to engage customers in new ways, such as personalized messaging and custom loyalty and rewards programs. Through these programs, restaurants have seen significant lifts in key engagement and transactional metrics. Throughout her 25+ year career, Neiman has developed products, built brands and helped transform businesses that range from small startups to larger corporations such as Shoedazzle, Beachbody, Disney Interactive, McKinsey & Company and Procter & Gamble.
Rashmi is an accomplished marketing executive with more than 20 years of pre-IPO and large corporate enterprise software experience, building and leading marketing teams that bring to market innovative, high-growth software solutions for CMO and CIO buying centers. She excels at developing revenue-generating GTM strategies aligned to product roadmaps that drive market awareness and pipeline growth. Rashmi understands the importance of strategic positioning paired with creative storytelling to educate and motivate change and has led many messaging initiatives in her career. She has instituted best practices to accelerate the sales cycle with on-demand sales enablement, collateral and competitive intelligence. Rashmi is a highly organized, respected, and trustworthy professional who fosters cross-collaboration between product, sales, and marketing.
Director of eCommerce and Analytics, Illumina
Influential leader in digital marketing and analytics who designs and executes strategies producing triple digit growth. Strategic thinker with demonstrated success at driving transformative initiatives, expert in omni-channel marketing, eCommerce and technology stack. Focused on data-driven scalable solutions, accomplished at effectively managing business priorities, projects and building high-performing teams in fast paced environments.
As CFO, Rob leads all of the accounting and finance functions for 6sense. Previously, Rob worked in investment banking for a career that spanned 15 years. At 6sense, Rob is passionate about tracking financial metrics to support data-driven management decision making. When he is not creating or reviewing massive excel spreadsheets, you can find Rob trying to avoid the hills in Marin by jogging on bike paths or chasing his four year old son around the playground.
Thad Kahlow is the CEO of BusinessOnline. As a reformed finance nerd, Thad’s visionary passion for extracting smart, actionable insights from complex data has helped propel BusinessOnline into the national spotlight. Thad led the team to help take Workday from startup to $700M in revenue and a $16B Market Cap. According to Aneel Bhusri, CEO, “BusinessOnline was part of our secret formula.” Karen Mandelson, CMO of Masco agrees, “BOL was the common element among all our most successful brands.”
Thad has spent his career building brands and businesses from the ground up. He has worked with both enterprise and entrepreneurial companies across SaaS, finance, energy and consumer product categories. Thad is considered an authority in B2B marketing and has presented at over 60 industry and executive conferences.
Vice President, Finance
I am an Economist by education, a Finance Executive by occupation, a Strategist by instinct, and Optimist by upbringing. These personas are the foundation for my 18 years of professional experience serving clients as a “Big 4” Accountant and creating accretive financial growth as a Chief Financial Officer.
I love the “Aha!” moments – when the solution to a problem becomes crystal clear. My passion, expertise and business acumen consistently drive shareholder value, whether through complex modeling and deal negotiation, or developing future leaders of the organization.