Montgomery Egan

Egan Montgomery is a founder, researcher, and digital marketing expert with more than a decade of experience spanning both B2B and B2C marketing. 

He is Co-founder and VP of Marketing at Backstroke, a generative content platform for email, SMS, and mobile push. Backstroke works primarily with eCommerce customers like Pearl iZUMi, Lyssé, Nathan Sports, and The Porch Swing Company to improve Revenue per Send by as much as 63% using AI-powered audience segmentation and generative content writing. Backstroke is funded by ExactTarget founders and run by former ExactTarget and Salesforce Marketing Cloud executives. 

Egan is based in Indianapolis, IN. Outside of his work in email and tech, he loves hanging out with his family and our Golden Retriever, Pippa. Egan is an avid ultramarathon runner and a painfully average golfer. You can find him on LinkedIn where he posts almost daily. 

Nagar GuyGuy Nagar, CEO & Founder, Kuverto

Guy is the visionary Founder and CEO of Kuverto, a company that specializes in leveraging Large Language Models (LLMs) to enhance and streamline business operations. With over a decade of experience in Software, Guy has gained recognition as an authority in the field of artificial intelligence, particularly in the specialized area of Large Language Models (LLMs). Before founding Kuverto, Guy held various technical roles at Microsoft, where he refined his expertise in artificial intelligence and Large Language Models (LLMs).Guy earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Tel Aviv-Jaffa College. Driven by a passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence, Guy continues to lead Kuverto towards new horizons in the AI sector, shaping the future of business processes with groundbreaking solutions.

Dmitry Kudrenko 600Founder and CEO of Stripo and eSputnik

Dmytro is a lifelong entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the software development world, 15 specifically in email marketing. He is an expert in email marketing automation and a licensed specialist in Lead Management and Email Messaging, according to Meclabs. His goal is to make email marketing more accessible for businesses and more useful for subscribers.

Find him on LinkedIn or Twitter

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With over 10 years of experience in email marketing, Ramya Pingali is the Founder and Director of The Email Studio, a boutique agency that specializes in setting up and strategizing email and lifecycle programs for clients across different industries. 

Ramya has a master's degree in International Business and Management and an executive education certificate in Digital Marketing Analytics from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Her key competencies include email marketing, CRM, lifecycle marketing, customer segmentation, stakeholder management, A/B testing, database marketing, and various email service providers and tools.

Ramya has successfully led and executed multiple email marketing campaigns, migrations, automations, and optimizations, delivering significant improvements in open rates, click rates, redemption rates, and sender scores.

She has also built a team of enthusiastic, smart, and hard-working individuals who share her passion for email marketing and customer engagement.

JenniferVidetta lgJennifer Videtta is a former marketing specialist at ShotFlow. She previously was a Senior Editor at MarTech.

Jennifer has more than a decade of organizational digital marketing experience. She has overseen digital marketing operations for NHL franchises and held roles at tech companies including Salesforce, advising enterprise marketers on maximizing their martech capabilities.

Jennifer formerly organized the Inbound Marketing Summit and holds a certificate in Digital Marketing Analytics from MIT Sloan School of Management.

adeola soleOI member Adeola Sole is an experienced CRM and email marketing consultant with a demonstrated history of working with luxury e commerce brands. Skilled in sales, strategy, life-cycle processes, data management with a splash of digital. She can help you establish and grow your database base well as optimise your email communications and increase retention through customised, targeted campaigns.

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Tejas Pitkar designs the GTM strategy and creates content as a product marketer at KITABOO.

He loves analyzing data and diving deep to find valuable insights for marketers. He has written Email benchmark reports and CMO survey reports. He also gives back to the email industry with his volunteer work on the Only Influencers Diversity Committee.

An #emailgeek at heart, he likes writing blogs, and guides, and sharing email knowledge.

He enjoys hiking, backpacking, reading books, and drinking his favorite Chai in his free time.

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Nespola Lantz Jennifer 2023 03Jennifer is an email geek through & through. She has been a champion of email best practices, fighting abuse & helping good senders navigate the often choppy waters of email for 17+ years.

Before coming to Kickbox, she ran the deliverability team at Zeta where she managed client setups, authentication, remediation, & deliverability strategy.

Now she's running deliverability consulting at Kickbox and is co-chair of the Technical committee at M3AAWG.

Christmann PaulPaul Christmann, Chief Innovation Officer,

5 years ago, Paul Christmann started his journey into the world of email. With over 20 years experience building SaaS products, Paul led the effort to create rasa’s AI-powered newsletter platform. As rasa has grown, Paul has championed efforts to measure how increasing the personalization of each individual email can lead to significant improvements in overall newsletter performance. As Chief Innovation Officer, Paul is now charged with furthering this effort - and exploring how other emerging technologies can build better newsletters.

Paul’s initial interest in software development, and algorithms in particular, started nearly 30 years ago, delivering solutions for aircraft scheduling for one of the largest US Airlines. He has since brought that passion for building software solutions to many different platforms and industries. Based in New Orleans, he is also an AVID fan of all things Notre Dame. Geaux Irish!

April PaigeApril Paige is Marketing and Communications Manager at AtData who drives business results and ROI by leveraging diversified experience and a passion for creativity to continually advance and achieve company goals.

She has a record of success in delivering multi-million-dollar revenue and profit growth while executing innovative, cost effective marketing strategies, programs and initiatives that produce results.

All About Email Marketing

As an Email Marketing Consultant, Alexandra is passionate about email because of its flexibility between technology, analytics, and human behavior. With two decades of experience in conceptualizing and managing high-impact email marketing programs for multi-billion dollar Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, she has the insider knowledge and skill-set to engage existing and potential customers in a highly personalized way.

She led the email marketing strategy and execution at Carnival Cruise Lines, Spirit Airlines, NBCUniversal Telemundo, Perry Ellis International, and more.

Alexandra is from Puerto Rico and lives in South Florida. She is currently focused on helping eCommerce businesses generate even more revenue through email automation and customized email strategies. 

Connect with Alexandra on LinkedIn


Kisha Anderson RobinsonKisha Anderson is a CRM and Email Marketing Automation consultant as well as a coach to early-career email developers and marketers. After a decade in service-oriented and creative careers, Kisha approaches CRM and Email marketing from a customer-centric perspective combined with a heavy focus on systems and processes.



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Email Deliverability and Email Marketing Expert

Podcaster & Blogger @ CRM.BUZZ

Helping companies, startups, and ESPs with email deliverability, email authentication, and email strategy.

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Chad S. White
is the Head of Research at Oracle Digital Experience Agency. He’s also the author of four editions of Email Marketing Rules and nearly 4,000 articles and posts about digital and email marketing. Chad was named the Email Experience Council’s 2018 Email Marketer Thought Leader of the Year. Find him on LinkedInTwitter, and Mastodon.

KomalhKomal Helyer, Fractional CMO and Marketing Coach

Award winning Komal has over 20 years experience in email and digital marketing. 

A passionate email marketer, Komal is Chair of the DMA Email Council. As a key industry thought leader and events speaker, Komal is also a sub Editor @ The Modern Retail and writes for many other publications.  

Komal's passion to support greater diversity in the workplace is the driving force behind her commitment to mentoring individuals in the industry, she is also a Mentor @The Girls Network. 

She has been nominated for many awards and was proud to win Corporate Woman of the Year '19 at the Business Woman's Excellence Awards and to be awarded a Top 50 CX Star accolade in 2021.

Connect with her on LinkedIn.

Sean DuffySean Duffy is founder of Segmentum, an eCRM strategy & implementation agency, and Reignite, a real-time email personalisation platform.

Sean has been in the email marketing industry since 2003, initially spending 10 years at a start-up ESP, helping establish them as one of the UK's leading email marketing platforms. Since then he has also worked client-side before creating Segmentum in 2015.


Lisa S Jones is the Founder & CEO of EyeMail Inc. a multi-patent marketing technology company delivering 60+ seconds 4KUHD video-in-email experience, in the email at ~15K in size with no hyperlinks to external sources.

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CEO of EmailSoldiers Inc.

With 10 years of experience in email & marketing automation, Ivan Ilin has learnt all the nuances of digital marketing (both from client and agency’s perspective). Ivan co-founded a team of marketing enthusiasts that now has over 100 people.

Always open to new connections on LinkedIn.

GavinGavin is a veteran of over 15 years in the email marketing industry and heads up dotdigital's thought leadership team. He’s a keen blogger, speaker, and sits on the DMA email council. He’s worked closely with organizations in B2B, B2C & NFP across Europe and the US, helping them to build their email programmes to drive increased customer experience, lifetime value, loyalty and ultimately return on investment. 

Tom Profile PicTom Wozniak is the head of Marketing and PR for OPTIZMO Technologies, delivering the industry’s most powerful platform for email compliance and suppression list management to clients throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Tom has over 20 years of experience in email, affiliate, and various other digital marketing channels.  Prior to OPTIZMO, he was VP of Marketing at SpotX, headed up marketing at Media Breakaway, and held senior leadership roles with Trueffect and NextAction, among other companies.  He regularly writes for several industry publications and speaks at various affiliate and email marketing industry events.