One of the world’s leading marketing experts, Gary Vaynerchuk has built his career by being exactly where consumer attention is going next. In addition to running digital agency VaynerMedia, Gary also serves as CEO of holding company VaynerX, which houses VaynerMedia and The Gallery, a new publishing company Gary started after acquiring leading women’s lifestyle property PureWow.

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Matt Higgins, a Guest Shark on Shark Tank season 10, is an entrepreneur, investor and operator. In 2012, alongside co-founder Stephen Ross, Higgins launched RSE Ventures, a private investment firm that focuses on companies across sports and entertainment, food and lifestyle, media and marketing, and technology. He holds dual roles as CEO of RSE and vice chairman of the Miami Dolphins, overseeing the business of the team. At RSE, Higgins has co-founded several successful enterprises, including the International Champions Cup and public relations firm Derris, whose clients include Warby Parker and Crate & Barrel.

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Patty’s extensive background in mortgage lending includes DE Underwriter and VA LAPP Certifications. Very early on, Patty pursued her own underserved Spanish-speaking markets well before they were a popular and sought after demographic. In 1997 Patty was invited to lead the operations unit of an independent broker shop, and in 2003 she and her husband Rick Arvielo decided to launch their own mortgage company – New American Funding.


Dave Dickman is an experienced media executive, having served in senior leadership positions at a wide range of media and tech companies.

He is currently CEO of Tagger Media, a comprehensive Influencer Marketing platform offering best in class tools to agencies, brands and media companies. Prior to Tagger Media, he was President of Reelio, a managed service offering in the Influencer Marketing space that was acquired by Fullscreen Media.


Brad Auerbach is the Head of Industry, Insurance at Facebook. In this role, he leads the operational excellence, revenue growth and product strategy to help insurance marketers capitalize on the shift to mobile. With over 2 billion people on Facebook, Instagram & Messenger every day, Brad’s team partners with the largest U.S. insurance carriers to empower connections that drive business results, through every step of the journey and across every device. Prior to joining Facebook eight years ago, Brad held various sales and marketing leadership roles at Microsoft and CBS Corporation. Brad attended Indiana University and lives in Chicago with his wife Debra and their two children.

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Denise K. Casagrande is the Vice President of Marketing at PCG Digital. Starting in influencer marketing and eCommerce in 2013, Denise has made a career out of testing and writing about social advertising advancements as they’re put into place. Her current passion is using these advancements to better help the automotive industry not only understand why they need social marketing, but helping auto teams implement these practices. She currently resides at the Jersey Shore, where she co-wrote her first book Can You See Me Now? and created The Automotive Social Media Sales Funnel. Aside from speaking out on the road, her day to day at PCG is spent leading her team, growing the companies reach, and helping dealerships discover their brand voice.


Ryan Huff is a Research Analyst at Twitter. Based at the company's San Francisco office, Huff measures and analyzes campaigns running on the platform for advertising clients in a variety of national business sectors, including the automotive industry. In addition to breaking down data into actionable insights for Twitter clients, Huff specializes in social listening and community panel research.

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Denise K. Casagrande is the Vice President of Marketing at PCG Digital. Starting in influencer marketing and eCommerce in 2013, Denise has made a career out of testing and writing about social advertising advancements as they’re put into place. Her current passion is using these advancements to better help the automotive industry not only understand why they need social marketing, but helping auto teams implement these practices. She currently resides at the Jersey Shore, where she co-wrote her first book Can You See Me Now? and created The Automotive Social Media Sales Funnel. Aside from speaking out on the road, her day to day at PCG is spent leading her team, growing the companies reach, and helping dealerships discover their brand voice.


A Social Sales coach and national keynote speaker, Chelsea teaches people how to use the camera on their smartphones to build a powerful personal brand. Chelsea is an industry leader in camera first branding who understands how the fundamental shift of real time, visual communication has profoundly changed human behavior and more importantly, their expectations.


Frazier is the only mortgage professional to speak at the major conferences for Real Estate, Mortgage, and Title industries. He has more than 20 years of expertise in marketing, social media, technology startups and venture capital, holding various senior-level and C-Level positions.


As Regional Vice President, East - Agencies & Marketers, Marina is responsible for driving awareness and adoption of Factual’s Geopulse ad solutions with brands, agencies, trading desks, and sales partners across the East Coast and Latin America regions.

Marina brings more than eight years of experience in digital advertising to Factual and has had a focus on growing teams and scaling businesses. Prior to joining Factual in 2017, Marina was Regional Vice President of Sales at Taykey, a real-time data company that was recently acquired by Innovid. At Taykey she managed the East Coast sales team and helped scale revenue from $0 to $20M. Earlier in her career, Marina oversaw the entertainment advertising division at the New York Post where she partnered with major movie studios and TV networks including Paramount, Sony Pictures, CW, NBCU, and more.

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John W. Fitzpatrick is the President and CEO of Force Marketing and Helix Technologies. He co-founded Force Marketing in 2007, and since then, it has grown to boast more than 120 team members with headquarters in Atlanta and NYC.

One of the nation’s leading tech-enabled digital marketing companies, Force Marketing partners with more than 1,200 dealership rooftops, including Sonic Automotive, Berkshire Hathaway Automotive, and many other prominent clients. The company also works with with Ford, General Motors, FCA, and Honda at the Tier I & II levels.

Molly McKinley is an expert at connecting the dots. She is a senior public relations and integrated marketing strategist with over 19 years of experience launching new products and brands. Her passion lies in finding hidden connections between people, experiences and finding the shared value. An entrepreneur at heart and founder of several small businesses, she’s also worked with Adwerx, Adobe, IBM and is currently the VP of marketing at First.io. Her traditional PR agency background has evolved into all things digital, from SEO and link building, to influencer and content marketing, as she weaves relevant stories that connect and create brand advocates.


Andrew Tai is CEO of Motoinsight, a technology company that makes buying cars easier. Motoinsight’s flagship digital retailing platform MotoCommerce™ powers omni-channel and e-commerce enabled car buying experiences for leading automakers and dealership groups. Motoinsight was named one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50™ Companies in 2017 and was listed number 32 on the 2018 Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Andrew is also a regular columnist for The Globe and Mail's automotive section covering topics ranging from shopping tips to industry trends.


Pat Kinsel is the Founder and CEO of Notarize, the first platform to empower thousands of people each day to sign and notarize documents online. Pat is also a Partner at Polaris Partners where he specializes in building and investing in technology companies. Before Notarize, Pat co-founded Spindle, a social search company that was acquired by Twitter in 2013. Pat holds several patents and has been recognized with awards such as the Mortgage Bankers Association Tech All-Star Award and Housingwire‘s 2018 Rising Star Award.


Nicolle Lamb is the VP of Production at Dealer Inspire, a certified advertising and technology provider for 20 OEM brands. With more than 20 years of Marketing experience at organizations like Ameritech, US Cellular, and Epsilon, Nicolle has always been a driver of growth and progress with a focus on excellent client services. Four years ago she took a leap of faith and landed a Vice President role at Launch Digital Marketing/Dealer Inspire, a start up at the time. Quickly, she became a core member of the leadership team for these two growing companies. Nicolle has managed a multitude of highly successful marketing campaigns, but being a mentor and a coach is one of her favorite roles. DI has expanded to over 500 employees and 3,000 clients today and growing.

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Ace Watanasuparp is the Regional Vice President of Citizens Bank Home Mortgage Division; a top-performing bank. Ace joined Citizens Bank 3 years ago and has since broken down barriers by expanding into new markets and capturing unprecedented market share. His esteemed reputation in the finance and real estate industry has allowed him to attract talented top producing Loan Officers in the NY, NJ and Connecticut areas. Prior to joining Citizens Bank, Ace took on the role of President of Douglas Elliman’s lending arm with Dottie Herman and Howard Lorber, formerly known as DE Capital, where he oversaw multiple states, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

A native New Yorker of Thai and Taiwanese ancestry, Watanasuparp became the first Asian-American in the University of Connecticut’s history to “walk on” to the prestigious men’s basketball team; he then went onto NYU Law School. Ace has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Brick Underground, Real Estate Weekly, NY Real Estate Journal and the Mann Report as an expert in Residential Lending.


Bradley is a nationally recognized Insurance Agent and Marketing Enthusiast. He runs the day to day operations at Saraland Insurance in Saraland, Alabama, a business he built on the back of social media and personal branding. Although he is a part of the insurance industry, Bradley considers himself a marketer first, generating 98% of his new business through Facebook and Instagram in 2017. In 2016 he was named the #1 Insurance Personality on Snapchat. Bradley is the co-host of the “Insurance Guys Podcast” a marketing podcast that can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and iHeart Radio.

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Digital-first, full-service agency, VaynerMedia hired their first-ever Chief Strategy Officer in July 2017, Justine Bloome, to lead a “full stack” team of empathetic, strategic thinkers and practitioners at the intersection of Culture and Attention. Prior to joining VaynerMedia, Justine created the Catalyst team at media agency, Carat USA as EVP, Head of Strategy and Innovation. She cultivated a diverse team of strategists, technologists, and creative media thinkers.


Jeff Nicholson was appointed as VaynerMedia’s first Chief Media Officer in June 2017 after growing a paid media group of nine into a diversified and full-service media organization of nearly 200 in two years, with managed spend nearly doubling year-over-year. In Jeff’s current role, he oversees all buying, planning, ad tech, and analytics services offered by Vayner.


Steve Babcock is chief creative officer at digital agency VaynerMedia, where Babcock brings a unique perspective to the business. His media-agnostic approach always puts the solution first and considers every possible outlet, from prime time TV to Periscope. His practicality keeps the focus firmly on the business impact and not on flashy industry awards. Babcock's innovative nature breeds solutions beyond typical advertising, and his favorite professional achievements include inventing the famous, and impactful Domino’s Pizza Tracker, as well as his personal viral initiative to curb distracted driving known as “Red Thumb Reminder.”


Dreamer, doer, camp counselor at heart… Lindsay is an adventurous spirit fixated on finding new ways to tell great stories. Lindsay currently runs VaynerTalent, a division of VaynerMedia dedicated to helping emerging and established Talent personalities (musicians, artists, executives, and other visionaries) build their personal brands and businesses through content production and distribution. In this role, Lindsay combines her 4+ years of experience working with Fortune 100 & 500 clients on their digital marketing strategies and first-mover, integrated campaigns with over 7 years of experience in activation, PR, entertainment marketing and artist management at Grey Agency in NYC and William Morris Agency/WME in LA.


With nearly a decade of digital media expertise, Avery Durnan has deep familiarity with marketing in a digital world. Avery currently serves as the of Vice President, Media Platform Development, at VaynerMedia. In this role, she is responsible for shaping media strategy and buying across the global agency with top tier media partners. Prior to VaynerMedia, Avery spent 6 years at Google, working across various divisions (AdWords, YouTube, and DoubleClick); partnering with brands directly and on agency/re-seller channels. Avery has in-depth knowledge of Search Advertising, Display and Video Planning and Buying, Social Media Marketing, Programmatic Buying and Measurement Technology (DSP, DMP, SSP), Ad Tech, CRM and Email Marketing.


Jon Morgenstern is the VP of Paid Media at VaynerMedia, where he oversees digital media buying efforts for multiple Fortune 500 brands in North America. Much of Jon's focus is around digital media innovation and excellence, working with brand teams and platform partners to modernize marketing strategies for the year we live in. Jon's background is largely in paid social, getting his start in the marketing partner ecosystem in 2011.


Matt Guerin is VP of Partnerships at VaynerMedia. He’s focused on business development for emerging and established media companies within the social and digital environment. Previous to VaynerMedia, Matt spent 6 years working in business development for an MIT incubation group out of Cambridge, MA building consumer acquisition companies in the insurance and automotive space.

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Robbie is a resourceful and adaptable sales and marketing strategist with a passion for collaborating with CPG, eCommerce brands, and technology start-ups to accelerate growth. Robbie leverage's his entrepreneurial mindset to implement innovative growth strategies that create new business for fortune 100, mid-size, and start-up accounts in diverse industries.


Since joining VaynerMedia in 2017, David Cortés has worked to elevate creative and brand strategy across projects to ensure the success of his clients. While he didn't grow up wanting to become a strategist, he was lucky enough to have stumbled upon the career and has since accumulated over 15 years of experience helping brands and consumers connect with one another.

Prior to joining VaynerMedia, David was a Senior Strategist at FCB NY, for which he won a Gold Effie in 2014 and a Bronze Effie in 2016 for his work on The Real Cost, a teen smoking prevention campaign. He also served as a Retail Marketing Manager at Ford Motor Company before transitioning to the agency side in 2006.