Barbara Goose
Co-Chair, CMO
John Hancock

Barbara Goose is Chief Marketing Officer for John Hancock, the U.S. division of Toronto-based Manulife. Ms. Goose leads John Hancock’s marketing, branding, communications and customer engagement efforts, working closely with the company’s various businesses to support their growth plans.  Ms. Goose joined John Hancock from Altisource, a leading financial technology company in the mortgage and real estate industries, where she had been Global Chief Marketing Officer. 

Previously, Ms. Goose, who has more than 20 years of experience in the digital marketing space, had been President of DigitasLBi Boston and Detroit, where she was responsible for the overall growth of both offices as well as the strategy and execution of client programs. 

Ms. Goose serves on the board of Cradles to Crayons and as co-chair of the Board of the Ad Club of Boston. She has also previously served as chair of the New England AAAA (American Association of Advertising Agencies), and on the boards of the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX), the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and the Boch Center/Wang Center. 

Ms. Goose earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard University. She lives in Boston’s South End with her husband Jon, 2 boys and Mini Australian Shepard “Bear”.


Andrew Graff
Co-Chair, CEO
Allen & Gerritsen

Andrew Graff is the CEO of Allen & Gerritsen. Allen & Gerritsen is a 27 years young advertising agency with an entrepreneurial spirit. Always focused on what’s next, A&G view the agency as a lab, incubating ideas to build business. It is ranked the #1 best place to work in the country by Advertising Age and one of the top companies to work for in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal & The Boston Globe. Andrew has spent 25 years in the marketing field and has been a member of the executive team at Allen & Gerritsen since 1995. He received his B.S. from University of Maine and an M.B.A. from Suffolk University.


Cindy Stockwell
Chairman Emeritus, President
Trilia Media

A noted visionary in Media planning and channel integration, Cindy has been with Hill Holliday since 2003 and worked on every significant piece of business from Dunkin’ Donuts and MLB to Chili’s and Liberty Mutual. Her sizable list of industry accolades includes winning the 2013 O’Toole Award for Mid-Sized Media Agency, Adweek Media All-Star recognition, as well as Adweek’s Plan of the Year and MediaPost’s Creative Media award multiple times over the past few years. In addition, she’s led HH to its second straight “Media Agency of the Year” award by Media Magazine in as many years.

Sarah Fay
Managing Director
Glasswing Ventures

Sarah Fay is a veteran of the media services industry: in her two decades of experience, she has developed and implemented groundbreaking new models for advertising and media. Over the course of her career, Sarah has become a well-known voice in the advertising industry on the topics of digital marketing and media integration. She has helped to build one of the most recognized digital companies in the world through a combination of acquisitions, new business wins, and organic growth. 

In her role as President of Carat Interactive and then President of Isobar, Sarah orchestrated the successful acquisitions and merging of several companies including Lot21, Vizium, Freestyle Interactive, Molecular, iProspect, Ammo and Bluestreak. Sarah is also responsible for launching Isobar Mobile, a highly regarded mobile marketing entity. 

An industry thought leader, Sarah initiated several ground breaking studies including “Born to Be Wired” (2003), which examined rapidly increasing internet use by teens, and “Never Ending Friending” (2007), which considered the increasingly vital role of social networking as a component of social behavior and also calculated marketing ROI for Social Marketing campaigns. Sarah has been widely quoted in such sources as Ad Age, Ad Week, DM News, B2B Magazine, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Additionally, Sarah regularly addresses audiences at major marketing conferences and participates on a number of company and industry boards.

Katherine Klingler
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Kathy leads the Product, Marketing, and Digital teams at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and is responsible for developing and bringing to market products and services that strengthen competitiveness and create exceptional experiences for customers and members. She is helping to lead the evolution to become a more consumer focused company, and ensures the brand strategy drives deeper engagement with both employers and members.

Kathy joined the company in February 2017, bringing with her over 25 years of experience solving business challenges through product development, branding, marketing, and communications across several industries. Before joining Blue Cross, Kathy served as SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Kaplan Higher Education, where she was responsible for the company's national marketing efforts focused on student acquisition, retention, engagement, and brand management. Kathy was also the EVP and Chief Marketing Officer of Santander Bank, where she led marketing and communications for the U.S. division, including their bank-wide rebranding to transform Sovereign Bank to Santander. Prior to that, Kathy held senior marketing positions for several financial services organizations, including Fidelity Investments, John Hancock Financial Services and was a senior consultant with KPMG in both the US and UK.

Kathy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Widener University. She serves as a member on the Executive Board of the Ad Club of Massachusetts, Executive Board of Horizons for Homeless Children, and Corporate Executive Council of WGBH.


Tod Loofbourrow

Tod Loofbourrow is CEO of ViralGains (, the video ad engagement platform. He has served as President of iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT), where he helped grow market capitalization from $300M to over $800M, and created the healthcare robotics business. He founded and served as Chairman and CEO of Authoria (now called Peoplefluent), a $150M/year software-as-a-service provider of recruiting, performance management, compensation, and talent management software. He served as Entrepreneur in Residence at the Initiative on the Digital Economy at MIT.

Mr. Loofbourrow was educated at Harvard and Oxford universities. He taught graduate courses on Internet commerce and artificial intelligence at Harvard University for seven years and has lectured at Stanford, MIT, Harvard Business School, Yale, Babson College, and many others. He is the author or contributor to seven books, the first of which was a 20,000-copy trade bestseller on computer science and robotics, written at the age of 16, and the most recent of which was 2014 New York Times Bestseller. His passions are disruptive innovation, building great, large and successful organizations, and mentoring entrepreneurs.


Andy Reinhard
Sr. Agency Development Manager

Andy is responsible for helping to shape Amazon's agency partnership strategy and building strategic partnerships with the largest global holding companies. Focused on executing global partnership arrangements, evaluating Ad Tech platforms for integration and, building scalable processes enabling agencies to adopt and deliver data rich results across the Amazon media ecosystem. Prior to Amazon, Andy worked in various roles at AOL and Yahoo! in Boston. 

Brad Rinklin
CMO, Senior Managing Director
EZE Software Group

Brad Rinklin is currently the CMO, Senior Managing Director for EZE Software Group. Previously, Brade served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Akamai. His responsibilities included leading Akamai's Marketing & Corporate Communications, Product Marketing, Partner Marketing, Sales Productivity and Channel organizations. Mr. Rinklin has over 19 years of high-technology sales, marketing, training and business development experience.

Mr. Rinklin joined Akamai in 2000 as a member of Global Sales where he held several roles including sales engineering and sales management. He was appointed Director of Sales Productivity & Global Field Marketing in 2002 where he built the Sales Productivity and training departments within Akamai and introduced lead and account development to the marketing process.

In 2006, Mr. Rinklin was promoted to Vice President of Marketing and evolved the department over the next 4 years into a global department with leadership in EMEA and Asia. In 2010, he added global channels to his responsibilities and has solidified and grown partner relationships with companies such as IBM, Verizon and HP.
Prior to Akamai, Mr. Rinklin owned and operated high-tech computer training centers for New Horizons Computer Learning Centers.

Mr. Rinklin has a B.S. in Marketing and Economics from Baylor University and post-graduate education from Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management.

Baba Shetty
Chief Strategy Officer
Syneos Health

Baba Shetty is the Chief Operating Officer at Invisible Science. Baba was previously the Global Chief Media Officer at DigitasLBi, overseeing all media and content groups, including planning, activation, social, programmatic, search, television, and media technology. His team at DigitasLBi architected modern media programs for brands such as American Express, EBay, Victoria's Secret, Taco Bell, and Motorola. Baba was previously CEO of Newsweek / Daily Beast, Chief Strategy and Media Officer at Hill Holliday, and a Research Director at Forrester Research. Baba also worked seven years at BMW, leading marketing communications for the U.S. market.

Paul Alexander
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Eastern Bank

Paul Alexander is the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Eastern Bank, based in Boston, Massachusetts. He reports to Bob Rivers, the Chairman and CEO. His goal at Eastern is to create and implement marketing and communication strategies that build bottom-line business results, brand equity, and employee engagement. 

Before Eastern, Paul served as EVP and Chief Communications Officer for Liberty Mutual Insurance, a Fortune 100 global property and casualty insurance company, where he held responsibility for all corporate brand marketing, advertising, communications, public relations, meeting management and event strategy, and major sports sponsorships. In this capacity, Paul set the direction of Liberty Mutual’s communications strategy, built a high-performing communications team, and led the negotiations to secure Liberty Mutual’s first-ever global sponsorship -- Liberty Seguros Brazil’s sponsorship of the 2014 FIFA World Cup -- as well as Liberty Mutual’s sponsorship of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams and the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Soccer teams. He was recognized as “Financial Marketer of the Year” in 2011 by the Financial Communications Society and was nominated for “Sports Sponsor of the Year” in 2014 by the Sports Business Journal. At Liberty Mutual he established new marketing campaigns and strengthened existing internal communications channels. Under his leadership, the company re-launched its national advertising, revamped its intranet, established internal social media forums and a social media center of excellence, facilitated mobile access for its employee portal, and provided live streaming for CEO town hall company meetings – which enhanced sales growth and employee engagement at Liberty Mutual.  

Previously, Paul was Vice President of Global Advertising and Design for the Campbell Soup Company, where he led brand positioning, creative strategy, advertising development, packaging design, commercial production, and interactive marketing. In this role, he held responsibility for the worldwide media budget for brands including Campbell Soup, Chunky, Pepperidge Farm, V8, Arnott’s, Erasco, Liebig, Pace, Prego, and Godiva. 

Prior to Campbell’s, Paul spent fifteen years at Procter and Gamble (P&G) as a Director of Advertising Development and a Brand Manager -- twelve years in Cincinnati, Ohio and three years in London, England, where he had been selected for an international assignment leading Global Advertising Development for Procter and Gamble’s Paper Sector, including two of P&G’s billion-dollar brands, Charmin and Bounty.

Paul began his career at Time Inc. as a Circulation Manager for Money Magazine, where he developed and led direct response TV campaigns, including creative selection, production, media planning, and analysis. 

Active in the community, Paul is a member and chair of the Board of Trustees of Myrtle Baptist Church in West Newton, MA and serves on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations including Feeding America (Emeritus), The Partnership, Incorporated (Vice-Chair) and the Ad Club of Boston. He is also Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and a member of the board of advisors of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Paul earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and his undergraduate degree in government and political science from Harvard College. He is married to Evelyne Martial and has two adult children, Fay and David.


Kate Ardini
AVP, Brand Strategy & Advertising
John Hancock

Kate Ardini is the Assistant Vice President, Brand Strategy & Advertising at John Hancock. She is a brand-builder and marketer with extensive experience developing and executing integrated marketing campaigns for the Financial Services industry. At John Hancock, she is responsible for overseeing the company’s advertising campaigns and supporting media strategies. Prior to John Hancock, Kate held marketing roles at Deloitte and at a New York City based Broker-Dealer. Kate graduated from New York University and currently resides in Boston.


Fred Bertino

Fred Bertino was President and Chief Creative Officer at Hill Holliday. Under Fred’s leadership, Hill Holliday grew from $300 million to $1.2 billion, winning international awards such as the Grand Clio, Cannes Lion, the Grand Effie, The One Show and the British Art and Designers Club. Wanting to use his ideas on how to run a new type of agency, Fred founded MMB nine years ago and has grown MMB into one of New England’s biggest, most diversified and respected agencies.


Vallerie Bettini
SVP, Group Marketing Director
Arnold Worldwide 

Vallerie Bettini is Senior Vice President, Group Marketing Director at Arnold and currently manages integrated marketing initiatives for Progressive Insurance. She has been a key member of the Progressive account for seven years, at Arnold for nearly 10 years and in marketing for over 15. Throughout her career, she has specialized in executing campaigns that require brand building and a focus on direct sales. Prior to her current responsibilities, Vallerie was a part of the Vonage and Royal Caribbean marketing teams at Arnold. Vallerie first entered the Boston advertising scene in 2001 with Gearon Hoffman, a firm she joined after leaving Dallas-based Launch Partnership, an agency that specialized in launching primarily technology-based start up companies. Prior to her work at Launch, Vallerie worked in New York for Ammirati Puris Lintas/Lowe Lintas & Partners, on the PWC & KPMG accounts. Vallerie graduated from Syracuse University where she was part of the women’s rowing team. She resides in the South End with her husband, James.

Jane Deery
PGR Media

As CEO of PGR Media, Jane Deery provides leadership and direction for all consumer branded clients and is a valued resource for emerging media trends and new media. Clients  appreciate Jane’s intense involvement in their businesses and her ability to connect media plans to performance. Jane has grown the agency significantly since joining PGR a decade ago.  In fact, an agency once known as “the Tommy Hilfiger agency” has morphed into one recognized for its fashion, beauty and luxury brands. Jane is our consummate “fashionista,” the first to embrace new trends in fashion, travel and culture and she speaks on many panels in the luxury/fashion space. Some of the accounts she has been proud to work with include Kate Spade, BVLGARI and Viceroy Hotels. Jane lived in Rome during the late 1990’s mentoring young women.  She credits that experience for her European sense of style and her love of the good life! Continuing with that philanthropic spirit, Jane has served as one of the Board of Directors for Big Sisters for the past 4 years, helping young girls achieve their personal goals. Recognized as “Best and Brightest Media Strategist” by a leading business  publication, Jane has achieved success for clients by embracing change and encouraging innovation. Prior to her work at PGR Media, Jane was Executive VP, Managing Director of Carat North America. Jane made her mark early as an overachiever when she managed the corporation’s global integration and revenue in excess of $700MM.

John Della Volpe
Founder + CEO
Social Sphere, Inc. 

John is one of the world’s leading authorities on understanding global sentiment, opinion and influence – especially among Millennials and in the age of digital and social media. He has advised heads of state, Fortune 100 CEOs, military generals, sports leagues, athletes and entertainers and has turned his recent insights into tools that help companies and organizations use social media analytics to identify and empower their most important stakeholders. John also serves as the Director of Polling at Harvard’s Institute of Politics undefined and in 2008, he received an Eisenhower Fellowship for which he traveled extensively throughout China, Hong Kong, and Korea (including a supervised day in North Korea) studying Millennials and the use of the Internet. He has keynoted numerous conferences around the world speaking on the impact that the Millennial generation and social media are having on our economy, politics and culture, most recently at the Swiss Media Forum in Lucerne, Switzerland. John is a regular contributor to the New York Times political coverage, the Huffington Post, WBUR’s Cognoscenti and other online and offline channels. John remains active today as a mentor to two 2013 Harvard President’s Challenge finalists who are creating a crowd-sourced map of the human genome; he is President of the New England Association of Eisenhower Fellowships and is a member of their Global Alumni Steering Committee.

Stephanie Games
AVP, Marketing Services
The TJX Companies

Stephanie Games comes to the TJX Companies with over 20 years of experience in the Advertising industry. As AVP of Marketing Services, Stephanie leads the 32 person in-house agency responsible for Art Buying, Project Management, Production, and Studio servicing all three retail brands: T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods. Prior to joining TJX, Stephanie ran her own consulting firm where she brought her experience in the Creative Services field to partner with agencies and corporations in order to implement best practices and streamline process. Prior to that she was VP – Executive Production Manager at Arnold Worldwide and held similar positions previously at Hill Holliday and Bronner Slosberg Humphrey (Digitas). With her numerous years of experience, Stephanie maintains active involvement in the advertising industry and has established long-standing partnerships with agencies and vendors alike. Currently, Stephanie belongs to IHAF (In-House Agency Forum) serving as the representative for the TJX Companies. Most recently, she has worked with the Brain Aneurysm Foundation in an advisory capacity supporting them in their fund-raising and brand awareness efforts.

Jim Gibbons
VP, National & Corporate Sales
Boston Globe Media

Jim is the Vice President of Corporate & National Accounts at Boston Globe Media. Previously he was Director of Strategic Agency at Yahoo, where he served as director, manager, and seller for the nine years. Jim is proud to support the urgently needed work that real journalists do. Also proud to work with a team of rockstars to create innovative, large-scale, customized buying opportunities for large brands to connect with the loyal, influential, affluent audiences that rely on our journalism.

Dorree Gurdak
Executive Vice President
Weber Shandwick

Dorree leads integrated marketing campaigns for clients in the food, retail and consumer packaged goods industries. She is actively involved in working on strategic planning with her clients and their agency partners and ensuring that public relations plays a major role in those campaigns. Additionally, Dorree leads the Weber Shandwick Boston’s consumer team. Dorree directs the Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. business and worked with Ocean Spray to create the “Bogs Across America” campaign. The campaign centers around 2,600 pounds of cranberries being displayed in major cities across the United States to gain media exposure for cranberries and to educate people about the heritage, health and versatility of the cranberry. In the past year, Dorree has developed a strategic communications campaign for the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative and leads the charge in educating chefs and media about creating a passion for the product, as well as the place. Additionally, she recently worked with John Hancock to launch a transformational life insurance product that focuses on healthy living. Dorree began her career in public relations at Lois Paul and Partners, a high-tech public relations agency where she worked on Lotus Development Corp., doing media relations for the Lotus executive staff and launched Lotus’ first ever virtual high school, based on a Lotus LearningSpace, a distance learning tool. Dorree received her bachelor of science degree in public relations and journalism from Utica College of Syracuse University in Utica, NY and her master’s in journalism from Northeastern University.

Phil Johnson
PJA Advertising + Marketing

Phil Johnson is CEO of PJA Advertising + Marketing, an award winning national agency located in Cambridge and San Francisco. With a focus on technology, healthcare and other industries with complex marketing problems, PJA likes to figure out the hard stuff. Recognized six times as a top BtoB Agency of the Year, PJA has worked with many of the great technology and healthcare brands on a global basis, including Red Hat, Trend Micro, EMC, Novartis, GE Healthcare, Boston Scientific and Brother. Phil writes for AdAge about agency issues and contributes regularly to the Forbes CMO Network. BtoB Magaizine has named Phil to Who’s Who in Marketing for the past two years. He serves on the board of the Boston Museum of Science, BPA Worldwide, and the New York Chapter of the Business Marketing Association. Phil lives in Cambridge with his wife and two teenage sons.

Pat LaCroix
Global Media & Sponsorship
Bose Corporation

Pat LaCroix leads Global Media & Sponsorships for Bose Corporation.  In this role, Pat manages all relevant agency partners, overall media strategy & investments and major partnerships across the world including the NFL, Rory McIlroy, F1, USSA and notable music/entertainment relationships.

Prior to joining Bose in 2014, Pat served as a Sr. Advisor of Marketing at CVS Health and also held senior level roles in the media departments of both Mediahub/Mullen and Havas Media Boston servicing blue chip accounts such as Fidelity, Goodyear and National Geographic.

Pat currently resides in Westborough, MA with his wife, Tracy, and three young children.

Melissa Levy
SVP, Group Director

Melissa Levy is Senior Vice President, Group Account Director at DigitasLBi, responsible for leading large scale omni-channel client engagements.  In addition to her client leadership role, Melissa heads the Account Management practice in the Boston office, and is the national lead for Women@Digitas, a program focused on the development and growth of future female leadership within the organization.

Melissa has been with DigitasLBi for over 10 years in both the San Francisco and Boston offices.  She has lead strategic and marketing initiatives on behalf of many Fortune 500 Companies. Including HP and PayPal.  Prior to DigitasLBi, Melissa worked on key accounts for MRM, MarchFIRST, and for multiple consumer e-commerce startups. 

Melissa holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont, and a MBA from Babson College.  She resides on the South Shore of Boston with her husband, three sons and two dogs. In her free time she loves to cook, garden and travel.

Eran Lobel
CEO, Executive Producer
ELEMENT Productions

Eran Lobel founded Element Productions in 1998 and grew it into one of Boston’s premiere full service, production and post-production companies. He plays the dual role of creative visionary and financially responsible adult, and leads a talented team of directors, producers and editors. Element produces award winning content for commercial advertising, web video, television programs and long-format films. Element works with top brands such as Nike, GMC, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Buick, Fidelity, Verizon, Hasbro, and ESPN. Their clients include Hill Holliday, BBDO, MMB, Digitas, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Arnold. The day Eran Lobel stumbled upon the craft service table solidified his commitment to an industry that serves free food. In his over 20 years in the business, Lobel has worked his way up from the free coffee and donuts as a production manager to his 3 power lunches a day as an executive producer. Through it all he has excelled at producing national commercials, documentary films, television shows, and music videos. His most recent passion is integrated media and multi-platform programming. Eran has been recognized as a long-time leader in the Boston production community. He is an active member of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) and the Massachusetts Production Coalition. Throughout his career, he has won numerous awards for works he has produced including several Emmys, Tellys and Summit Awards for television and film excellence. But his proudest accomplishment is having a sushi restaurant in almost every state know his order by heart.

Keith Lusby
Vice President, Media
Dunkin' Brands

Keith is the Executive Director of Mediahub’s 125 person office in Boston.  He has over 20 years of experience in media and communications planning. Previous roles have included Managing Director at Carat, as well as being an original employee of The Media Edge, now MEC. With leadership and integrated planning experience working on clients such as JetBlue, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Harley Davidson, Zappos, Reebok, Nokia, P&G, Chipotle, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, AT&T and Bose, Keith brings a wealth of knowledge about media and consumers and on how best to drive profitable connections for brands through media. 

In 2019, Keith led the efforts that won Mediahub the Chipotle business and was a key reason why the Staples team chose Mediahub for communications planning and offline media AOR duties.

From traditional media to understanding the rapidly evolving new media landscape, Keith shares his dedication to insight-driven planning and big ideas with clients and agency teams to inspire breakthrough media programs across all consumer touchpoints. Keith was recognized in 2013 as an Adweek Media All-Star.

Steve Melia
Senior Director, Head of Americas
Trip Advisor

Steve Melia is the Senior Director, Head of Americas at Trip Advisor leading the CPC Sales team. Previously he was the Senior Director, Media Properties Solutions Sales at Yahoo! where he served as both director and manager for ten years. Prior to his work at Yahoo! Steve served as an account executive at American Cities Business Journals and a sales representatives at Winter, Wyman.

Lynne Montesanto
Chief Revenue Officer
Boston Magazine

Lynne Montesanto started her career in the media department of Bozell, Jacobs, Kenyon and Eckhardt, in Boston, and has been in the Boston market her whole career.  After media department stints at Ingalls, Quinn and Johnson; where she worked on the Ocean Spray, TJ Maxx, and MA Tourism accounts, and at Houston Effler; where she oversaw the media campaigns for Converse, Papa Gino’s and NEC, Lynne switched sides of the desk, and got into advertising sales.  Her ad sales positions included PC Magazine and Fast Company, prior to joining The Wall Street Journal.  She is responsible for overseeing print and digital sales for The Wall Street Journal and The Wall Street Journal Digital Network (, SmartMoney, and WSJ. Magazine, covering New England and Eastern Canada.  Lynne is a graduate of The University of New Hampshire, and she lives in Lynnfield, MA, with her husband, Pete, and her children, Whitney and Jack.

Aaron Niederhelman
Founding Partner

A lifelong advocate of healthier and cleaner food, Niederhelman was selected as a 2015 Eisenhower Fellow. Programs in Europe and the Middle East offered insight into ramifications of an ever shrinking planet.  With focus on collaborating with diverse stakeholders to promote economic growth and greater good from well sourced food with regional provenance – Niederhelman previously co-founded the EAF Agrarian Fund. Now, along with his efforts to modernize meat supply through OneHealthAg, Aaron works with key brands in North Atlantic fisheries to promote Northeast Seafood as a gold standard and pillar in a regional food-shed.  Committed to a future of circular economies, Niederhelman serves on numerous boards ranging from civic engagement to environmental stewardship, and is host of Sourcing Matters podcast. details:

Osman Rana
VP, Senior Manager, Brand Marketing

Osman Rana is Vice President Senior Brand and Media Manager at Santander Bank. Primary responsibilities are to develop and nurture the relatively new brand in the Northeast. Osman has over 15 years of experience in marketing and advertising. He has worked in New York, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Boston helping brands like TD Ameritrade, The Economist, Dell, Progressive, Gulf Air, Etihad Airways, Jack Daniels and American Express reach their full potential through integrated brand building and demand generating work. An avid golfer and photographer (, Osman lives in Scituate with his wife Meghan and son Harrison.

Chip Rives
Riddle & Bloom

Bio Coming Soon!

Mark Rosenthal
Head of Display Advertising, North America

Mark Rosenthal is the Head of North American Display Advertising Sales at Google, leading a team which help's Google's largest advertisers leverage Machine Learning and Automation of advertising to achieve transformational business results. Prior to his current role, Mark was Head of Industry, Health Services at Google where he led a team which provided digital marketing strategy consultation for many top U.S. companies in the consumer health and wellness industry.

Prior to joining Google, Mark was the Vice President of Sales at Ando Media, a Triton Digital company, developing software and technology in the online audio space.  Earlier, Mark led the traditional and digital media sales teams at CBS Radio in Boston.

Mark and his wife Rachel dedicate time and resources to important causes and charities including Boston Children's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Jewish Family & Children Services.

Mark is a graduate of The George Washington University.

Mark lives in Sudbury, MA with his wife and three children.

O'Neal Rowe
Vice President of Marketing 

With a passion for delivering profitable growth while connecting brands and communities, O’Neal Rowe is the Vice President of Marketing at Invaluable, the world’s leading online live auction marketplace.  In this role, O’Neal is focused on building the Invaluable brand through bidder and auction house acquisition, public relations and social media. Prior to joining Invaluable, O’Neal served as Director of Field Marketing for Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, where he was responsible for new member acquisition and engagement across North America. In that role, he managed activities across experiential marketing along with traditional and digital media (OOH, display, paid search, and SEO) for Zipcar’s consumer and university segments, helping grow the company from 200,000 to 760,000 members over a five and a half year period. Before Zipcar, O’Neal served as Director of Global Brand Marketing for The Timberland Company, where he was responsible for the company’s consumer marketing strategy. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.

George Sargent
President, Boston
Havas Media

George serves as President of Havas Media Boston and leads the integrated Havas Village team serving Fidelity Investments. George oversees the satisfaction and growth of clients and employees, driving his teams to deliver client-centric solutions focused on creating meaningful connections with consumers. 

George has been with Havas Media since 2013 and previously served as Group Media Director for Fidelity Investments. His publishing experience (WSJ Digital), and roles in ad tech (YuMe, Digilant) give him a broad understanding of supply-side media economics and the evolving approaches to media transaction. George's unique background allows him to bridge the gap between content owners, platforms and marketers, creating idea-led strategies that leverage the broad spectrum of tools and transactions that marketers have at their disposal. 

Cheryl Savage 
Education First

Bio Coming Soon!

Marc Sutter
Group Director, Platform Sales

Bio Coming Soon!

Sam Thompson
Senior Managing Director
Progress Partners

Sam is a Senior Managing Director, providing guidance to growth stage companies in Media, Marketing, and Enterprise software and technology. He is also an investor and advisor to early-stage technology companies as a Founding Partner at Progress Ventures, an early-stage venture fund that invests in media and marketing technology companies.

Sam works with companies to develop strategic partnerships, and organize and act upon merger and acquisition strategies. Areas of particular focus include enterprise software and the convergence of marketing and retail technology, where Sam has built a strong strategic network for both early and growth stage business alike. Before banking and investing in software and technology, Sam was an entrepreneurial manager with a twelve-year history in media sales, business development and leadership.

Prior to joining Progress Partners, Sam held interim positions in management of design at Pod Consulting and The Procter & Gamble Company, finance and sales at the Phoenix Media/Communications Group, and client relations at IGN Entertainment, Inc., and Sam began his career in commercial photography after graduating with a BA in Fine Arts from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR, and then earned his MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, Magna Cum Laude.

Sam has brought his passion in business to the non-profit world as a former Managing Director of the MassBike ( board of directors and now maintains his passion for cycling through the founding of the Kendall Square Bicycling Association that runs regular networking rides for business professionals. Sam regularly coaches leadership to undergraduate students and guest lectures in classes at the F.W. Olin School at Babson College. He also serves on judge’s panels for venture and business plan competitions at Babson and MIT. When not involved with business matters, Sam enjoys road and mountain biking, tennis, nordic and alpine skiing, stand-up-paddle and surfing, as well as photography. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife and two children.

Sam Thompson is a Series 7, 63, and 79 registered representative of an independent broker/dealer, Applied Capital. Member FINRA/SIPC.

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