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CEO, Magento Commerce
Mark became CEO of Magento Commerce in November 2015, after serving as Senior Vice President of Product for eBay Enterprise. Previously, Mark held a number of leadership positions within eBay Inc., including Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for both eBay Inc. and PayPal. Mark co-founded Bill Me Later, acquired by eBay in 2008. He has spent more than 20 years building businesses at the intersection of the internet, commerce, and information technology. Marks’s background includes successfully developing and executing global growth strategies, acquisitions and joint ventures, startup fundraising, and investing.
CPO, Magento Commerce
Steve is a highly experienced executive, specialising in innovation, commerce, and product development. As an inventor, he holds a portfolio of 36 patents covering a broad spectrum of technology and software. In 2009, Steve created the mobile business at eBay, growing it from scratch to $13 billion in 2012. He was named a ‘Top 10 Mobile Commerce Chief’ by Internet Retailer and is a regular invited speaker for events and media. Steve also serves on the board of Rosetta Stone, numerous startups, the PayPal Giving Fund, and advises several venture firms.
VP of Product Management, Magento Commerce
Paul is Vice President of Product Management for Magento. He started working at eBay Inc. in 2011 and joined Magento in 2012. Prior to joining eBay Inc., Paul led Product Management for Yahoo! Small Business, where over one million small businesses were provided eCommerce, hosting, business mail, and domain business solutions.
Head of Omnichannel Products, Magento Commerce
Michael is Head of Omnichannel Products at Magento, where he leads Product Management and its go-to-market strategy. Michael has over eight years’ of experience in commerce Product Management and Marketing and has partnered with hundreds of merchants and partners on implementing successful omnichannel programs.
Director of Merchant Services & Business Development, PayPal
Simon is responsible for leading PayPal Australia’s Merchant Services business, where he is focused on driving momentum in payment innovation amongst Australia’s largest companies.
Simon joined PayPal Australia in October 2013 from Salesforce.com. Simon’s background includes a long history of senior management and Asia Pacific roles in cloud solutions, foreign exchange and payments through companies such as Oracle, Siebel and Western Union Business Solutions.
Simon is passionate about the role of technology and process in how large corporations innovate around their customers.
Digital Marketing Director, Oliver Sweeney
Alex joined Oliver Sweeney, a premium luxury shoe and menswear brand created in 1989, over 2 years ago. He has 12 years’ experience in international Direct Marketing and eCommerce, and is currently working to re-platform Oliver Sweeney on Magento and will host our new website on Magento Enterprise cloud Edition.
Senior Director of Growth & Strategy – Global Payments, Magento Commerce
Andy is the Senior Director of Growth & Strategy for Global Payments at Magento Commerce. With more than 20 years’ eCommerce experience and 15 years specializing in payments, Andy brings a wealth of hands-on business and technical knowledge to the complex, global payments landscape. With a desire to make payments easier for merchants and consumers, he continues to push industry thinking to creatively address the future of commerce.
Digital Marketing Manager, Acidgreen
As Digital Marketing Manager at Acidgreen, who are certified Magento and Google Partners, Mark has a proven track record of helping clients get the best ROI from all of their online marketing initiatives. Mark has experience both client and agency side and has been working with Magento ecommerce sites in the UK and Australia since 2011. Mark’s main areas of expertise are SEO, SEM, Conversion Rate Optimisation and Data Analytics.
Founder & CEO, DCKAP
Karthik bootstrapped DCKAP, a commerce technology solutions company, out of his apartment in Chicago, IL. With over 10 years of experience implementing retail commerce & open source technologies, he leads his team to deliver disruptive eCommerce solutions enabling clients to efficiently provide a best in class customer experience. Karthik holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and Bachelors in Engineering from Government College of Technology, India.
Head of Product, Temando
Jase is a customer advocate and product practitioner who is passionate about solving key retail challenges. Having managed digital strategy for high volume merchants and SaaS providers in the United States for a decade, Jase continues championing retailers in his role at Temando – an Australian founded shipping and fulfillment platform, as its Head of Product. Jase is based in Temando’s headquarters in sunny Brisbane, and enjoys spending time exploring different parts of Australia with his partner and five children.
Director, Express Commerce
Ali is a Director at Express Commerce, an ecommerce agency focused on providing consulting and development services to online retailers. Ali wears multiple hats including Business Analyst, Project Manager and Technopreneur. Ali has a passion for helping merchants succeed online and leads a team of Magento enthusiasts who are always ready to solve interesting challenges.
Ali holds a Master’s in Engineering from George Washington University coupled with an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. He is also an Adjunct faculty member with Capella University, School of Business.
Manager of Strategic Accounts & Partnerships, eWave Australia
Nick Hull is the Manager of strategic accounts and partnerships for eWave Australia – one of Australia’s leading Commerce Agencies. Nick is an experienced digital commerce leader having advised many of the world’s largest brands on their digital commerce strategy. This has included helping brands such as Nike, Nestle, Canon, Kennards Hire, Staples, Cochlear. Nick is incredibly passionate about helping businesses of all sizes grow through the strategic use of digital commerce enabled experiences.
Magento Chief Architect, Magento Commerce
Alan joined the Magento team mid 2013 focusing on the new Magento 2 platform. Alan is now responsible for the integration of several Magento related initiatives, such as integration with order management and in-store retail associate tools. Prior to Magento, Alan grew up in Melbourne, Australia, joining eBay in 2011 to lead the team that rewrote the eBay distributed search engine from the ground up.
M2 Lead Architect, Magento Commerce
Anton is a Magento 2.0 Engineer and the technology lead for the Core Technology Team at Magento. He focuses on the Magento 2.0 library and framework components. His expertise is in framework and enterprise application design and he has been involved in multiple Enterprise application development projects at Magento.
Head of Solutions Consulting – North America, Magento Commerce
Bob is the Head of Solutions Consulting at Magento in North America. Prior to joining the organization in 2013, Bob worked in Oracle Corporation’s Retail Global Business Unit where he focused on helping merchants get better control over their omnichannel customer experiences. With a decade of experience in the ecommerce and customer experience management industries, Bob has a thorough understanding of how technology can be applied to some of the biggest challenges merchants face today. Bob is based in New York City.
CEO of Product, Lux Group
Alexandra is the CEO of Product for Lux Group, where she has direct responsibility for Brands Exclusive, The Home, TheActive and pop. She joined Lux Group in June 2012 as CEO of The Home and pop, and under her leadership, revenue of The Home has grown more than 400 percent. Today, Lux Group’s homewares businesses generate more than $30 million annually. In December 2014, Alexandra was appointed CEO of all product sites within Lux Group, which entailed adding designer fashion outlet Brands Exclusive and premium sports retailer TheActive to her portfolio of sites.
Alexandra started her career at the tender age of 17 as a professional ballet dancer, which she believes has shaped and perfected her leadership skills, and the twirling days taught her the importance of discipline, attention to detail and team work.
Head of Magento Analytics, Magento Commerce
Robert is the Head of Magento Analytics at Magento Commerce and the Chairman of Stitch. He was previously co-founder and CEO of RJMetrics, a SaaS business intelligence company with the mission of inspiring and empowering data-driven people. RJMetrics was acquired by Magento Commerce in 2016.
Moore’s writing about technology, startups, and data has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and numerous other publications.
Outside of the tech scene, Moore is an improv comedy performer at Philly Improv Theater and a Trustee of the Glassboro Education Foundation, a nonprofit committed to supporting educational innovation in his hometown school district.
Head of Magento Marketplace & Xcelerate, Magento Commerce
Bhavin is Head of Magento Marketplace & Xcelerate Tech Partner Program at Magento Commerce where he leads the teams responsible for E2E buyer & seller experiences on marketplace platform as well as tech partnerships. By engaging deeply with the entire global Magento community, Marketplace & Xcelerate teams champions the mission of making discovery & purchase of high quality Magento extensions & other partner products, a complete delightful experience for Magento customers.
Before Magento, Bhavin played product and technology leadership roles at various companies in SF Bay Area. Most recently, he was at Intuit Inc. leading a product organization within the Intuit Developer Group where his team launched & scaled Intuit’s developer experience and app store.
Howard graduated with a medical degree in the early eighties. Two years in military research ignited a passion for computers that lead to him starting a networking company in 1985. In 1999, he established Syncrony, a digital agency specializing in web development and custom software. He developed Syncrony’s first ecommerce platform in the early 2000’s and retired it ten years later to focus exclusively on the Magento platform. Howard currently specializes in SEO and online marketing.
Vice President of Strategy, Magento Commerce
Peter is a well-known industry expert in eCommerce and omni-channel technology, having previously held the role of Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research where he spent 5 years leading Forrester’s global research on digital commerce technologies, helping to challenge the thinking and lead change for eCommerce executives undertaking major digital transformation and commerce technology programs.
Today Peter leads corporate strategy and business development for Magento, the leading provider of open omni-channel commerce to retailers, brands and branded manufacturers with over $50B in gross merchandise volume transactions processed annually by a community of more than 250,000 online retailers.
Strategic Partnerships, Mailchimp
As head of Strategic Partnerships at MailChimp, Tony and his team design, build, and manage the programs that power MailChimp’s partnerships. He works with software developers, creative agencies, and everyone in between to build powerful solutions for MailChimp’s e-commerce customers. When he’s not flexing his people skills around the office, Tony can be found consuming and creating podcasts in suburban Atlanta.
CEO, Redbox Digital
Jonty has worked in eCommerce around the globe for over 15 years. Leading teams and eCommerce consulting businesses in Australia and New Zealand before establishing Redbox Digital in London in 2004.
Redbox Digital is a leading International eCommerce consultancy that provides strategic global solutions for brands such as Paperchase, The Conran Shop, Screwfix and ESPA. An accredited Magento Gold Partner, Redbox Digital are experts in designing, developing and supporting sizeable and complex eCommerce solutions.