Board of Directors
Kaye Media Partners
Karen McFarlane leads Kaye Media Partners, a strategic marketing practice that helps high-growth technology companies drive demand for their products and services, develops innovative mobile and web apps, and creates high-impact digital content. With over 20 years of experience in the hi-tech, financial, real estate and entertainment fields, Karen helps companies devise revenue-generating marketing programs that elevate brand image, improve marketing productivity and build strategic partnerships to grow their business. FULL BIO>>
Jason Revzon has specialized in building successful digital businesses for traditional companies over the past 20 years, currently as lead strategic consultant at Revzon Rocks! where he works on digital direct marketing for clients that range from global FinTech start-ups to wholesale flower-bulb ecommerce sites. FULL BIO>>
Lincoln Sales Zone Manager
The Ford Motor Company
Peter is a sales and marketing leader specializing in sales, process improvement, channel management, and business strategy. Peter began his career at Ford Motor Company in 2007 and has held various leadership positions in sales, business development, and the consumer experience. Currently, he is in charge of growing Lincoln vehicle sales in the New York market by wholesaling Lincoln vehicles, boosting dealership digital marketing performance, and improving the consumer experience. FULL BIO>>
Craig Charney is a market researcher and pollster with over 25 years’ experience in more than 45 countries. He is an expert in marketing and communication strategy development. He understands global markets from every angle, having worked on international marketing, development, and security issues. “Craig is one of the few people who can field solid market research just about anywhere, including notoriously difficult to research countries like China, Vietnam, India,” say former AMA-NY President Randy Ringer of Verse. FULL BIO>>
Cisco’s Vice President of Americas Marketing and Communications, Michelle Chiantera, leads a team of marketers who are in lock-step with sales to capture market share and accelerate the growth of the Americas region. Michelle and her team strive to deliver an amazing customer experience through marketing innovation and cutting-edge technology. Always putting the customer first, she believes in the importance of shifting mindsets to not only incorporate the digital aspect, but to keep the human touch to achieve customer loyalty and position Cisco as the bridge to possibilities.
Dorothy Crenshaw has provided the inspiration and initiative behind a range of high-profile and award-winning campaigns for clients, including those in CE and digital technology, retail, consumer products, and health promotion. FULL BIO>>
Bianca Di Salvo
Chief Discovery Officer and Strategy Facilitator
Di Salvo Research & Strategy, Inc.
Bianca Di Salvo is a Voice of the Customer expert with a big picture focus. She helps companies discover opportunities by finding where the customer’s longings and the business needs intersect for greater profit. Ms. Di Salvo has written for a variety of industry publications, has served as an adjunct professor at Fordham University and is the founder and managing director of our mentoring program. FULL BIO>>
Appara by commVerge Marketing
Immediate Past President
Kahn Consulting, Inc.
Robert Kahn is a well-known leader in corporate and consumer branding, marketing and advertising. He founded Kahn Consulting, Inc. in 2006, after 20 years of working for big agencies, to provide highly experienced branding talent to mid-size clients and in the last ten years, the firm has completed over 120 client assignments. Kahn is perhaps best known as a founding member of FutureBrand, the global consultancy of McCann-Erickson. He has also served as Chief Marketing Officer of NetJets and led two brand strategy business units at Ogilvy & Mather in NY. Earlier in his career he was a brand strategist at Landor Associates and Brand Union. FULL BIO>>
Lisa is a brand consultant who helps create and build profitable brands. She has decades of experience working with businesses of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies and major brands, to start-ups and fast-growth businesses across all aspects of branding. Lisa is a frequent contributor of subject matter expertise to NPR, CBS, CNN, BBC, Fortune, Crain’s, The Atlantic, Marketing Daily and many others. She writes for publications such as Forbes, Yahoo Finance, American Bank Marketing, Manufacturing, Apparel Magazine, China Business News, Sporting Goods Business and others. Her book Merriam’s Guide to Naming was first published in 2009, with a second edition in 2013. FULL BIO>>
Chief Commercial Officer
As a thought leader in the business applications of Wearable Technology and Internet of Things, he works with the ecosystem of device manufacturers, application developers, system integrators and consultants to collaboratively create a new enterprise technology paradigm focused on optimizing human performance. Before Enterprise AR Peter has been following his passion to organize technology around people through a succession of startups & research positions in Enterprise VR, E-Commerce Big Data, Digital Media and Mobile Video Messaging.
Executive Circle Chair
YoungMi Park is Chair of the New York Chapter of the Executive Circle. She is a strategic marketing and management expert and has over 30 years of experience working with major brands, international, education, and new ventures. She currently serves as Senior Vice President of International for technology venture Starnex Company, Ltd. Past roles include leadership positions with consumer businesses, such as American Express, Burger King, and Levi Strauss and education companies, such as Nations Academy. YoungMi has served on several non-profit boards, including the AMA New York, and is also an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers Business School, where she teaches Executive Leadership.
Director, Center on Global Brand Leadership
Columbia Business School
Matthew researches, writes, and shares knowledge on a wide range of issues critical to building a strong brand, including marketing ROI, strategies for marketing in the digital age, and how to develop creative and effective brand communications. He is also thrilled by co-producing the acclaimed BRITE Conference which brings together big thinkers from industry and academia to discuss how innovation and technology help build strong brands. FULL BIO>>
Marketing Hall of Fame Chair
President, Global Brand Strategy
Joanna leads the global brand consulting practice for OgilvyRED with assignments across the global network. She specializes in helping clients maximize the financial potential of their brand and marketing strategies. She is recognized as a global expert on brand creation and growth strategies, brand architecture, and brand valuation. She has more than 20 years of experience in providing strategic recommendations with measurable financial impact to leading clients worldwide. FULL BIO>>
Professor of Marketing
His best-selling books, Value Above Cost, Marketing 101, and Branding 101, available in several languages including Chinese, Russian, and Indonesian. Recipient of Columbia Business School’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Author of numerous articles on branding and marketing in journals such as the Harvard Business Review, Journal of Marketing Research, and Management Science. Founder of The Arrow Group with clients that have included Unilever, IBM, Citi, Pfizer, MetLife, DuPont, PepsiCo, GE, and Verizon. FULL BIO>>
Barry Wacksman is the Vice Chairman and Global Chief Strategy Officer of R/GA, overseeing all of R/GA’s strategic practices, from consulting to insights to data. He also oversees the global business development team. Barry is the key architect of R/GA’s vision of “Transformation at Speed,” which focuses on helping brands grow amid technology disruption via an interconnected set of transformative capabilities – at speed. He writes and publishes articles in a wide variety of industry publications. He presents on topics pertaining to strategy, innovation, design, and technology at conferences and events around the world.