Meet the Connectors
Connectors is a newly-launched network-advisory board comprised of some of the best and brightest influencers and power players in the communications and marketing industries. These high-profile executives are committed to help bring new innovative ideas, thinking and guidance to our agency, clients, and the communications industry at large. These experts are only a phone call or click away from connecting you to that one person who can help propel your business to the next level.
Former president, Buzzfeed, Criteo, Yahoo, AOL
Greg is the former president of BuzzFeed, where he also sits on the company's Board of Directors to scale social advertising globally and expand mobile, video and ad products. Coleman has been advising the company since 2010. Most recently, he was the President of advertising technology company Criteo. Greg has previously held roles as President and Chief Revenue Officer at the Huffington Post and the EVP of Global Sales at Yahoo. He also served as President of Platform-A at AOL from February to April of 2009 and was formerly Senior Vice President of Reader’s Digest Association and president of U.S. Magazine Publishing. At CBS, Inc., he spent 10 years leading advertising efforts for Woman’s Day as Vice President and National Sales Manager. Greg holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University and attended the M.B.A. program at New York University. He is an adjunct professor at New York University's Stern School of Business where he teaches a class on digital marketing and innovation.
Co-founder & Chairman Emeritus at Advertising Week & Chairman of the 4A’s, Founder and former executive chairman of Euro RSCG North America
Ron served various top posts within the Havas-owned network including stints as CEO of both Euro RSCG New York and San Francisco. He is the man credited with coming up with the “Time to make the donuts” campaign for Dunkin Donuts, which made the Museum of Broadcasting list as one of the best TV campaigns of the 80’s.
Founder & CEO of Akila One
Over the course of her career, Aurelie ran Cheetah Mobile's global B2B marketing and business development organizations, was instrumental in building QuinStreet towards its IPO, and in growing SendMe to $120M annual mobile revenues. McKinsey-trained, she holds an MBA, as well as an MSc in Engineering Chemistry. Aurelie is President Emeritus of Women in Wireless, which she grew to more than 12,000 members worldwide. Aurelie is the author of The Mobile Native's Guide to Marketing, published with App Annie, and a sought-after conference speaker and contributor to media publications. In 2016, she was named one of 25 Mobile Women to Watch by Mobile Marketer.
CMO Action IQ, Investor & Advisor at Appluence Inc., former COO and advisor at Braze (formerly Appboy)
Marc is a 20-year veteran of e-commerce and has been on the cutting edge of e-marketing since its inception, building large, direct marketing-driven e-commerce sites and online communities, as well as executing multi-channel retailing strategies. He held senior marketing and management roles at Barnes & Noble, Jigsaw (acquired by Salesforce.com), Capcom Entertainment, where he helped launch the online entertainment business; Palm Inc., where he helped initiate the e-commerce business; and Egghead.com (acquired by Amazon). Marc has an MBA from UCLA and an engineering degree from the University of Michigan.
CRO at Digital Trends
Prior to joining Digital Trends, Andrew was the Executive Vice President of Advertising Sales at Break Media (now Defy Media), and was responsible for developing and implementing Defy Media’s advertising sales strategy. He also oversaw all of the network’s advertising sales, strategic planning, operations, and promotions initiatives. Andrew joined Defy Media from CourtTV (now truTV), where he was Vice President of Sales. Andrew is a graduate of Boston University and has served as a consultant and advisor to a number of start-ups in the digital media world.
Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at Dynamic Signal
David is an online advertising/technology veteran with more than 15 years of experience in the digital space. Before joining Dynamic Signal, David was at Salesforce.com, following that company’s acquisition of Buddy Media, where he was VP of Business Development. David co-founded Media6Degrees—now called Dstillery—and held senior positions at Didit Search Marketing and at DoubleClick, which was acquired by Google.
Accomplished business developer professional, expert in information systems and organization, former CFO, strongly connected to the startup ecosystem for 15 years, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Involved since 2005 in the mobile industry, spent last 4 years working focusing on retail and e-commerce and developing corporate innovation.
Previously, Jeudy managed expansion of the mobile gaming unit at Sega Europe and developed business development opportunities just before the iPhone came out. Prior to that, he was involved for many years in IT through various financial positions in international companies where his role consisted in managing information system, reporting system, project management, and finance.