George Schlossnagle is a Co-Founder, Chief Evangelist and a Member of the Board at SparkPost. George has been working in email since 1999, when he and his brother began developing what would become the Momentum mail transfer-agent at OmniTI. Following the spin-out of SparkPost from OmniTI in 2008, George held the roles of CEO and CTO before moving into his current role in 2020. Through the expansive Momentum on-premises footprint and his role moving SparkPost into the cloud, George has overseen the evolution of enterprise-grade email sending and analytics over the past two decades.
George is an active participant in the global email community as well as a supporter of the Baltimore-area businesses, currently serving on the board of Circonus. George holds a patent for a method and system for adaptive delivery of digital messages. He received a BA and MA in Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University and his MS from Brown University.
In his personal time, George enjoys cooking, backpacking and spending time on his Maryland farm with his wife Pei, their two children and their many beloved animals.
Jenna Devinney is the Marketing and Communications Specialist at Webbula. She manages social media, creates eye-catching content, and oversees web design. She's a jill of all trades writing a surplus of 100+ blog articles over two years in the email hygiene and data solutions space.
Webbula is the undisputed industry leader in Email Hygiene, Data Enrichment and Audience Targeting services. Check out webbula.com or what Webbula has to offer.
Chitanya Chinta is Global Head of Email Business at Netcore, and Co-Founder and Deliverability Guy at Pepipost.
In early 2015, we started Pepipost with a single mission...
To help developers and enterprises send transactioanl emails in the most efficient way and at the most disruptive pricing ever.
Our mission has never changed.
I initially started in client services at CheetahMail and Borderfree. After having spent the last 6 years at The New York Times and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, I most recently made the jump back into the agency world with Wpromote, a full-service digital marketing agency, leading their Email Marketing service offering.
Amith has successfully started and scaled a number of technology companies over the past 3 decades. He is an entrepreneur who believes in the principles of Conscious Capitalism. Amith founded rasa.io to partner with brands to better inform the world using conscious business practices and cutting edge technology. Now, alongside the team at rasa.io, Amith works on developing AI to drive meaningful daily engagement between brands and their audiences via personalized email newsletters. For many years Amith has also been an active early stage investor in technology companies.
Skip Fidura is a consumer-centric digital marketer with over 20 years' experience on the client, agency and provider sides. Working for dotdigital, OgilvyOne and Acxiom Digital, he has helped B2B and B2C brands like BT, Fred Perry, Paul Smith, DHL and Copa Airlines have real conversations with each customer across all digital channels. Skip has also been an Executive Director at the dotDigital Group plc and a Non-executive Director of the UK DMA. As Chair of the Responsible Marketing Committee, he continues to shape the discussion and define best practice around the responsible use of data and marketing channels. He currently works with a number of companies as CMO, Non-Exec Director or Board Advisor helping them to protect and monetise their data assets.
Skip is a globally recognised data-driven marketer whose high energy talks are more about useful suggestions than buzzword bingo. Making complex concepts actionable, his talks focus on using technology to have real conversations with customers, consumer-centric uses for data and responsible marketing.
Mark is an email automation and relationship marketing expert, author, professional speaker and founder of Strategies.ca, a relationship marketing Collaboratory located in Montreal, Canada.
Morgan Stewart is the Co-Founder of Trendline Interactive.
Program Director, Marketing Research
As Program Director, Marketing Research at Acoustic, Loren McDonald’s role is to produce thought leadership content and educate marketers on digital marketing best practices and emerging trends through articles, white papers, benchmark reports, guides, presentations, and webinars.
He has written more than 500 articles and delivered more than 350 presentations in 14 countries and 150 webinars. McDonald has 35 years of experience as a consultant, marketing executive and thought leader at companies including IBM, Silverpop, Arthur Andersen, USWeb/CKS, EmailLabs, and Lyris.
Acoustic, the largest independent marketing cloud with a total focus on the marketer, offers the industry’s leading open marketing ecosystem comprised of intuitive, AI-powered products that are purpose-built for marketers. Acoustic serves an international client base of more than 3,500 brands including Fortune 500 companies, providing digital marketing, marketing analytics, content management, personalization, email and mobile marketing and marketing automation solutions.
Nick Crawford, Owner of Twist Consultancy
Nick's mission is to help businesses win and retain customers with relevant and engaging marketing by reshaping their strategy, delivery and training.
Working with B2C & B2B clients for over 15 years, he has developed a deep understanding of data-driven marketing & strategic planning with a specialism in email and its cross-channel integration. Recent client success has included doubling annual last click email revenue for a well known hotel brand.
An elected member of the DMA Email council and IDM Tutor, Nick supports fellow practitioners across the width of email skills needed from build, test, delivery and beyond.
Katey Charles Darpel founded Katey Charles Communications, a St. Louis-based email marketing agency, in 2003 to meet the growing need for expert consulting and creative services in the emerging email marketing industry. Since then she has helped her clients grow their email databases and send strategic email marketing campaigns that establish positive B2B and B2C relationships and drive sales. Katey thrives on personally getting to know her clients and their businesses so that she can provide personalized, sound counsel.
Katey’s true passion is excellence in communication in any form. She has more than 20 years of experience in digital and print marketing, strategic communications, writing, editing and graphic design for a wide range of media including email, web, social, print and radio. This broad perspective helps her understand the vital role email marketing plays in an overall marketing and communications strategy.
Matthew Dunn is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Campaign-Genius, the live-content automation platform for email.
He has been a startup CEO, Fortune-1000 Senior VP & CIO, Microsoft veteran, professor and teacher. He is also an award-winning speaker, writer, designer, director and inventor.
Matthew holds a Ph.D. in Digital Media and an MFA in Directing.
Chris Arrendale is the Chief Privacy Officer at Trendline Interactive, bringing over 16 years of experience in email marketing technology and software to the table. He is the founder of Inbox Pros, an email deliverability and privacy firm, recently acquired by Trendline. His expertise includes insights into the email industry’s largest ISPs and is backed by extensive knowledge in industry-leading webmail providers, spam filter providers, reputation management strategies, and deliverability consulting best practices.
Prior to Trendline, Chris traveled extensively as a marketing speaker, author, and software consultant. He is an active participant in industry-leading email organizations, including the Email Experience Council (EEC), the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), and the Email Sender & Provider Coalition (ESPC).
Chris graduated with an associate’s degree from Oxford College of Emory University, followed by a bachelor’s from Emory University and earning a master’s from Southern Polytechnic State University.
Andrew is an avid blogger, frequent speaker and thought leader in the email marketing community. He has been quoted in and contributed to several books on email marketing as well as numerous whitepapers and publications. An advocate for responsible email marketing, Andrew spent more than 10 years running some of the largest and most complex email marketing programs in the world. In 2010 he co-founded Trendline Interactive, a full service email marketing agency that delivers world class programs for enterprise level organizations.