About Beth Bamonte
Beth has an innate way of getting to know people and what they love. She listens. This is what makes her a great marketer. As the Global Client Experience leader at IBM responsible for the Retail Industry, it is her job to make sure that IBM's retail clients understand how IBM can help solve their greatest challenges and also ensure they have a great experience. In order to do that, Beth needs to know who her client is, inside and out. Not only what they face every day in their jobs, but where they want to take their careers as individuals and where they look to find the information they trust.
Beth has over 10 years in marketing and her career expands technology adoption marketing, creative digital content development, end-to-end global campaign strategy and execution, and client engagement programs. She is known for her high-energy, positive attitude and her passion for new ideas. Beth is an executive board member of the NYC chapter of the Business Marketing Association and holds her MBA from Marist College, where she is also now developing graduate coursework for Marketing students. Beth lives in Connecticut, where you can find her hiking on the weekends with her family.
About John C. Brockelman
John is Managing Director, Global Head of Communications and Brand Marketing for State Street Global Advisors, the third largest asset manager in the world and creator of the ETF. John leads the firm's global communications, advertising, brand and creative services teams. He is also a member of the firm's Senior Leadership Team.
John joined State Street in 2015 after nearly 14 years at Fidelity Investments where he most recently served as a Senior Vice President and led Corporate Affairs and Executive Communications. John held a variety of communications and corporate marketing roles during his tenure at Fidelity including, serving as a company spokesperson, leading the development of an enterprise-wide message platform and managing internal, executive and corporate marketing communications teams.
Prior to joining Fidelity, John served as a senior advisor to former Massachusetts' governors William F. Weld and Paul Cellucci. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Lawrence Boys & Girls Club. John earned an A.B. from Colby College.
About Kaitlin Dean
Kaitlin joined Ipreo in 2010, and has worked to help Ipreo meet their strategic marketing goals and objectives for their corporate and capital markets business lines.
Kaitlin’s primary focus is strategic communications and campaign management for the corporate business within Ipreo, helping to increase market share and expand the Ipreo brand recognition. Kaitlin oversees the execution of all aspects of the marketing, including email campaigns, thought-leadership content, advertising, and events /conferences.
A native of Westchester New York, Kaitlin earned her Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and Communication with minors in Business from Lehigh University, in Bethlehem PA. Prior to her career at Ipreo, Kaitlin held numerous marketing internship positions, gaining experience in all facets of the marketing role.
About Josh Feldmeth
Josh is a Senior Partner with over 20 years of helping companies maximize the economics of their businesses. Combining a diverse skill set (corporate strategy, analytics, CX optimization, process improvement, design integration) with a CEO-perspective, his work focuses on revenue growth/margin expansion by linking clients’ strategic assets to in-market opportunities. He has lived and worked around the world and with industry leaders (e.g. AT&T, GE, Credit Suisse, BMW, Target, Roche, Emerson, Apollo, UPS) to sharpen corporate purpose, re-shape operating portfolios, shape internal cultures and build compelling, cohesive and technology-supported brand ecosystems.
After 3 years with an automotive start up and an MBA, Josh worked in the strategy practice at PwC, serving retail and CPG clients. He deepened his discipline and leadership tool kit over 14 years and in 4 offices at Interbrand where he was VP Strategy at DesignForum, built a regional analytics practice (Europe), turned around a struggling office (Amsterdam), drove double digit Rev/EBIT growth in the HQ office (New York), sold a software business and ran a regional portfolio of businesses that accounted for >90% of the firm’s profits (North America). During his Interbrand tenure, Josh’s client work increasingly focused on partnering with CEO’s, CMO’s and their teams to drive business transformation and create incremental value through corporate assets (M&A, brand repositioning, CX creation, GTM acceleration, digital platforms).
A regular contributor to business media (CNBC, Blooomberg, Wharton Radio) and a frequent business school lecturer (Stanford, Yale, Wharton, Texas), he has written extensively on how companies create value by shortening the distance between business strategy and positive customer outcomes across categories.
He has a BA from Wheaton College (IL), and MBA from the University of Texas, Austin, and lives in Connecticut with three daughters and his wife, Margaret.
About Russ Findlay
Russ Findlay heads marketing at international specialist insurer Hiscox USA. Prior to Hiscox, he was the first chief marketing officer in the history of Major League Soccer, and previously a marketing executive for PepsiCo, where he launched the Sierra Mist and PepsiMax brands. Mr. Findlay started his career at Unilever in sales before moving into brand marketing. He has twice won Effie Awards for effective advertising, currently serves as a final-round judge in the Effie Awards and is a member of the National Advertising Review Board. He is on the board of the Association of National Advertisers and the Business Marketing Association of New York. Mr. Findlay was named as one of 2014’s 30 most influential marketers in the world by The Internationalist. He is a sought after speaker on the topics of marketing, advertising and branding. He has lectured at Harvard Business School, Wharton School of Business among others.
About Sarah Forcheski
Sarah Forcheski is an assistant marketing manager at Hiscox USA, a specialty insurance carrier. There she develops and executes marketing strategies for well-known and middle market insurance groups on the partnership marketing team. Sarah also serves on the BMA Advisory Board where she helps drive engagement among young marketing professionals in NYC.
She began her career in 2013 at a shopper marketing agency following graduation from the University of Connecticut and worked on clients such as Starbucks, Clorox, McCormick, SunnyD, Weight Watchers, and many others.
Outside of marketing, you'll find her running in her free time, skiing on the weekends, playing rec league kickball, and slowly ticking off any "must visit" restaurants on her never-ending Yelp list.
About Anthea Hoyle
Anthea Hall is Strategy Director, Employee Engagement at Siegel+Gale. She is a continual improver, seeker of better and believer in the greater good. She applies her combination of curiosity and care to help clients find useful, meaningful and effective ways of delivering on their business ambition and brand promise, in partnership with their own people. Anthea’s strategic focus combined with her empathetic client service and meticulous attention to detail continue to win her high praise from clients.
Before joining Siegel+Gale, Anthea led Ogilvy’s employee engagement specialty, where she partnered with colleagues across branding, activation and sales enablement to help clients deliver on their brand promise from the inside out. Over the past 15 years, Anthea has worked with leading brands such as American Express, Unilever, UPS, DuPont, GE Capital, BP, Bayer and Merck.
About Colleen Leddy
As the Head of Communications Strategy at Droga5, Colleen Leddy’s creativity and intuition go above and beyond traditional media planning. Her work has been recognized by Cannes Lions, the Effies, Jay Chiat Awards, The One Show, IAB Mixx and the Webbys. In addition to numerous accolades, her progressive thinking has inspired some of Droga5’s most savvy campaigns by redefining the media landscape.
Colleen began her career at PHD, learning the foundational skills of media planning. While at PHD, Colleen developed a passion for bridging creative and media through communications strategy, which led to her next job at BBH New York, working on brands like Google Chrome, Cole Haan, The Guardian, Tiffany's and Levi's. Her work on Google Chrome’s "Dear Sophie" spot was selected as Time's 2011 Commercial of the Year.
After six years at BBH, Colleen made a move to Droga5, quickly establishing the Communications Strategy discipline, a group that has been one of fastest-growing departments at the agency.
Her knack for integrated thinking by way of media has maximized the impact of Droga5’s most renowned work and helped to get to the type of thinking that has won awards like: the Jay Chiat Award for Engagement Strategy for Newcastle’s “If We Made It” Super Bowl campaign, a Cannes Titanium & Integrated Lion for the Newcastle follow-up “Band of Brands” campaign and a Cannes Media Lion and Gold Effies for both Under Armour’s “I Will What I Want” campaign and The Clinton Foundation’s “No Ceilings” initiative. Her work on Under Armour's "Game Changer" campaign was awarded a 2016 Media Plan of the Year by Adweek and a Gold Media Effie.
Colleen lives in Manhattan (yes, not everyone has moved to Brooklyn) with her husband, Colin.
About Marta Leja
As Sales Director at Newsweek Media Group, Marta oversees digital, print, programmatic and event sales for the group’s burgeoning portfolio of titles, including Newsweek and International Business Times. Prior to Newsweek Media Group, Marta had a successful 5 year career at The Wall Street Journal.
As a member of the BMA Young Advisors, Marta is responsible for working to develop ideas and events to introduce young professionals in the B2B community to a diverse range of talented individuals, offering unique insights to their businesses and the challenges they face. Educated at The College of New Jersey, Marta held internships at L’Oréal Paris, Viacom, and also worked in Sales at Sears Holdings Corporation.
About Margaret Molloy
Margaret Molloy is the global CMO at Siegel+Gale. She has led high-performance teams in both companies and agencies, including Gerson Lehrman Group and Siebel Systems. Margaret drives breakthrough marketing that grows company profile, profit and team pride. Recognized as one of Twitter’s most influential CMOs, Margaret is a graduate from Harvard Business School and is regularly featured in publications such as Harvard Business Review and Forbes. Follow @MargaretMolloy.
About Christine Nguyen
Christine Nguyen is an Account Manager as Stein IAS. In this role, she is responsible for the successful orchestration and delivery of integrated campaigns across various industries including healthcare and education. She also serves on the Business Marketing Association NYC Advisory Board where she helps to drive young professional engagement in the marketing community.
Prior to joining Stein IAS, she worked at Yale University where she gained invaluable experience as both an academic and an administrator. Christine holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Cultural Anthropology from Smith College.
About Joe Pantigoso
Joe Pantigoso is a brand expert with a track record for delivering growth goals for global brands. Currently, Joe’s Senior Director, Global Brand at SAP, a leading enterprise software company. Joe’s responsible for employee education and enablement across SAP. SAP is #21 on Interbrand’s top global brands list, having grown 6% in brand value in the latest report.
Previously at global brand consultancy LANDOR, as Managing Director, Joe led his office to become one of the fastest growing in the firm's international network. Earlier in his career, at JWT, a top-tier advertising firm, he led the development of sales-driving, award-winning global campaigns for leading brands.
A regular guest speaker at industry conferences and universities, Joe earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University and his masters in Strategic Communications at Columbia University. He lives with his wife and teenage daughters in New York.
About Brian Rafferty
An expert in brand ROI and business impact, Brian uncovers key facts to drive brand strategy and distill data into simple insights that help clients make decisions through research. A graduate from Princeton University, Brian has worked with clients such as SAP, The New York Times and Bank of America. When not in the office, you’ll find him on the squash court.
Geof Rochester is currently Managing Director for The Nature Conservancy focused on corporate marketing partnerships and brand visibility. Prior to this new role he had functioned as TNC’s Chief Marketing Officer since 2010. As CMO he was responsible for steering the organization’s marketing, membership and brand strategies. Geof has a deep and varied marketing background. Since coming to TNC Geof has pushed the organization to broaden support for the environment by going after mega brand partners and unusual collaborations. Some of these have included Macys, Subway, Harley Davidson, Univision, Globo, and a host of other leading brands around the world.
Before coming to the Nature Conservancy, Geof served as the Executive Vice President for Marketing at World Wrestling Entertainment. Prior to that position, he served as Senior Vice President for Marketing at Showtime Networks. He has also held senior marketing positions at Comcast Communications, Radisson Hotels International and Proctor and Gamble. A graduate of Georgetown University, Geof received his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was born in Barbados, but has lived most of his life in the United States. He also serves on the following boards: Georgetown University Alumni Senate, ecoAmerica , and the Alumni Board of Wharton’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership. In the recent past Geof has spoken at the ecoAmerica Climate Leadership Summit, the Sun Valley Forum, the Sustainable Brands Conference and the Latin America Water Week.
About Ted Royer
Since graduating from Atlanta’s Portfolio Center, Ted’s 20-year advertising career has taken him around the world, most notably to Singapore, Argentina, Australia and finally New York City.
In his first year in the business, Ted won more One Show Pencils than any other rookie creative, and since then he has won more than 100 major awards in the industry, including Pencils, Cannes Lions, Webby's and even Facebook Studio’s inaugural Grand Prix.
Ted has been on the worldwide creative boards of both Ogilvy & Mather and Publicis Groupe as Executive Creative Director and regional Creative Director. He was the youngest member in the history of Ogilvy’s council.
He's been at Droga5 since the agency’s early days and has seen the agency grow to over 600 employees. Along the way, Droga5 has been named Agency of the Year 13 times, most recently receiving the nod from Adweek as well as the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Droga5 is the only agency to appear on the Advertising Age A-List over seven consecutive years and was named one of Fast Company’s World's Most Innovative Companies in 2013 and 2017.