Andrea (Riley) Brimmer
Chief Marketing & Public Relations Officer, Ally Financial
Andrea (Riley) Brimmer began serving as chief marketing and public relations officer of Ally Financial in 2015, and was named the 2017 Financial Communication Society Financial Marketer of the year. She oversees the company’s overall marketing and advertising strategies to ensure they support the overall objectives of the organization, as well as oversees market research initiatives and brand management. Before joining Ally, Brimmer worked as an account director at an advertising agency, helping launch the iconic Chevrolet “American Revolution” campaign. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Advertising from Michigan State University and still supports her hometown of Detroit through a variety of organizations and nonprofits.
CMO & SVP of Marketing, Consumer Goods and Retail, Link AKC
Herbie Calves serves as the CMO of LINK AKC, a pet tech start-up funded by The American Kennel Club. Prior to joining LINK, Mr. Calves was the SVP of Marketing and Product Development for the Sports Division of EB Brands , leading product development and marketing. His years as VP of Global Marketing at TIMEX played a key role in guiding Timex’s marketing programs overseeing the TIMEX IRONMAN and TIMEX EXPEDITION businesses. Mr. Calves has managed brands such as Advil, Coca-Cola, and Woolite to name a few which have given him marketing and consumer insights across a diverse number of cultures and product categories. Herbie received his undergraduate degree in business from Notre Dame and his MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
Head of Performance Marketing and Media, American Eagle Outfitters
Kristen D’Arcy serves as American Eagle Outfitter’s Head of Performance in Digital Marketing. Her responsibilities include managing media, digital marketing, and social for the apparel brand. Before working for AEO, D’Arcy oversaw content and innovation for over 70 beauty brands at Coty, and was responsible for digital marketing strategy, analytics, and technology. She also held roles managing e-commerce and digital media for Oscar de la Renta, as well as getting her start in retail by managing digital marketing at Ralph Lauren. D’Arcy earned her bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame.
SVP & CMO, Intel
Steve Fund is senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Intel Corporation. Fund is responsible for global marketing strategy, brand management, product positioning, market research, advertising, partner marketing, retail channel marketing, digital marketing, social media and global communications. Fund is responsible for Intel's successful brand revitalization effort, "Experience What's Inside", which has delivered increased brand strength and value as measured internally and validated through external studies. The re-branding has garnered several prominent industry awards including an Emmy, Gold Cannes Lions, and Ad Age's Marketer A-List. Additionally, Fund was awarded Advertising Week's Brand Genius Award in 2016 and named PRWeek's Global Marketer of the Year.
CMO, TD Ameritrade
Denise Karkos began her role as Chief Marketing Officer of TD Ameritrade in April 2017. Her responsibilities include managing the company’s marketing and advertising to the long-term investor, trade, and advisor segments, as well as leading segment strategy, brand, advertising, content marketing, marketing analytics, and marketing technology and operations. Before she joined TD Ameritrade, she served as the senior vice president of marketing planning at TD Bank and gained experience in various areas of marketing with companies like The VIA Group, L.L.Bean, and Outside Television. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame.
previously SVP & CMO, ICF, & Board of Directors EXTEN Technologies
Named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology, a Fierce 15 CMO and CMO Leader of the Year, Colette has more than 20 years of marketing, digital and communications leadership experience. She has served as the Chief Marketing &Communications Officer of five publicly-traded industry leaders, including advertising pioneer Cars.com; Fortune 500 semiconductor giant AMD; global consulting firm ICF; the $8 billion Dell Services spin-off of Dell, Inc.; and technology disruptor Rackable Systems, now part of HPE. Colette began her career at Accenture as a software programmer, and has also worked in the venture capital industry. She currently serves as a leadership and marketing consultant to select corporate and non-profit clients, and is a board member of EXTEN Technologies. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.
Associate Professor, Northwestern University; previously VP US Sales & Service, Google
Jim Lecinski is an marketing advisor and educator. He is currently Associate Professor of Integrated Marketing at Northwestern University; and teaches Marketing Strategy in Notre Dame’s Executive MBA program. Prior to that Jim spent 12 years at Google, where he was Vice President of Customer Solutions. "Winning the Zero Moment of Truth" (“ZMOT”), Jim's book about the new marketing model, was published in June 2011, and has been read by over 300,000 marketers worldwide and featured in the New York Times and Advertising Age. Jim holds an MBA from the University of Illinois and a BA from the University of Notre Dame.
VP Brand Marketing, Constellation Brands Beer Division
Ann Legan works as the Vice President of Brand Marketing at Constellation Brands Beer Division. She has extensive marketing experience working for other major brands such as Bel Brands USA, Unilever, and Kraft Foods. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with her B.S. of Accounting and earned her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Principal, Client Strategies Group - Marketing, Edward Jones
Tim Rea is responsible for the all the marketing functions of Edward Jones, including advertising, digital marketing, client and marketing insights, firm communications, and public relations. Before serving at Edward Jones, Rea was executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Office Depot Inc., senior vice president of brand marketing for Darden Restaurants, and had experience in brand management at Hershey Foods Inc. and Proctor and Gamble Co. After earning a bachelor’s degree in economics at Harvard University, Rea earned a master’s in economics and an MPA from the University of Texas.
Chief Growth Officer, Kellogg
Clive Sirkin has served as Kellogg Company’s Chief Growth Officer since December 2015. Before working at Kellogg, Sirkin worked as the Chief Marketing Officer at Kimberly-Clark. Sirkin has extensive experience in marketing and consulting, working as a principal at Plunger Group, a consulting firm focused on advising CMOs how to transform their businesses into digitally driven commercial models focused on driving growth, and Burnett Worldwide, a global advertising agency. Sirkin received his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, with a focus on Economics and Marketing, at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Watson joined Intuit from Google where he most recently served as vice president of global brand solutions and innovations. He led the company’s brand advertising business, working with some of the world’s leading companies to build stronger and more trusted brands through Google-based solutions. Watson and his team were responsible for the launch of key innovations, including Google Preferred, Brandcast, Brand Lab, Brand Lift, and Brand Safety Ratings. He joined Google as vice president of sales and marketing for YouTube and was instrumental in helping YouTube become a viable commercial success. Prior to Google, Watson worked for Procter & Gamble, holding a variety of sales, marketing, and digital business roles across the globe. As marketing director of global digital business strategy, Watson drove P&G’s digital initiatives for 75 brands across 200 countries.
Chief Experience Officer and Founder, Green Stone
Matt Walsh founded Green Stone, an experience design consultancy, in January 2014 and serves as the firm’s chief experience officer. Prior to founding Green Stone, Walsh founded CP+B, a company which helped design innovative platforms and products for a variety of clients such as Best Buy, Microsoft, American Express, and more. Walsh also worked for R/GA on a Nike account, creating and redesigning a number of influential platforms for the brand. Walsh graduated from the University of Notre Dame with his B.B.A. in Marketing, and went on to attend graduate school at NYU.
Former CMO, USAA
Consumer driven marketing executive with proven track record across CPG, Retail, Financial Services, and Consumer Durables industries. Demonstrated leadership in creating new brands and unlocking the potential of existing businesses. Industry leadership roles as Vice Chairman of the Association of National Advertisers, Chair of the national Brand Management Committee, and Judge of EFFIE awards honoring advertising effectiveness. Serves on National Advisory Council for Northwestern University. Specialties: Marketing Strategy, Marketing Best Practices, Consumer Insights, Positioning, Advertising development, CRM, Retail, and Training and Development. Certified eMarketer (CeMA).
Emily is an innovative Omni-Channel Marketing Executive who combines digital (eCommerce, mobile, social etc.) and traditional (retail,TV, print & CRM) marketing strategies for major consumer brands: Rebecca Minkoff, Unilever & Clinique in order to build & lead strong global teams, develop new revenue streams and implement new processes in order to deliver measurable results and revenue. Emily uniquely combines integrated marketing experience from WW agencies (Ogilvy, Digitas etc.) with client-side experience at Estee Lauder Co., Unilever and Rebecca Minkoff.