Thank You to All of Our MagentoLive UK 2014 Speakers

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  • Craig Hayman

    President, eBay Enterprise

    Craig Hayman is President, eBay Enterprise. Hayman joined eBay Enterprise in July 2014, bringing more than 30 years of enterprise technology leadership experience. He most recently served as Worldwide General Manager of IBM’s Industry Cloud Solutions, where he led acquisitions of more than a dozen companies, greatly expanding the company’s commerce business. Prior to this role, he was General Manager for IBM’s WebSphere business where he drove increases in customer satisfaction, revenue, profit and market share gains. Throughout his career, Hayman has built strong, high-performing teams and worked with professionals across Human Resources, Marketing, Procurement, Supply Chain, eCommerce and Government services to help increase the engagement of employees, consumers, partners and citizens.

  • Mariana Mazzucato

    Professor, University of Sussex

    Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) holds the RM Phillips chair in the Economics of Innovation at SPRU in the University of Sussex. Her research focuses on the relationship between financial markets, innovation, and economic growth–at the company, industry and national level. Her new book The Entrepreneurial State: debunking private vs. public sector myths (Anthem, 2013)–on the 2013 Books of the Year list of the Financial Times, Forbes and the Huffington Post–focuses on the need to develop new frameworks to understand the role of the state in economic growth—and how to enable rewards from innovation to be just as ‘social’ as the risks taken. In 2013 the New Republic called her one of the ‘3 most important thinkers about innovation’. She advises the UK government and the EC on innovation-led growth. Her research outputs, media engagement, and talks (including her TED Global talk), can be found on her website.

  • Steve Denton

    Vice President of Marketing Solutions, eBay Enterprise

    Steve Denton is the VP of Marketing Solutions for eBay Enterprise. He has more than 15 years of digital media experience and, for the past 20 years, has been successfully helping retailers and eCommerce companies acquire and maintain customers using technology and services as an effective and efficient way to grow their businesses.

  • John Lunn

    Senior Global Director, PayPal and Braintree

    John has been building payments and anti-fraud systems on the internet for over 15 years and has advised many of the successful and less successful start-ups on their payment strategies. Originally a java certified developer and now an all-purpose hacker, John runs PayPal’s Developer Network.

  • Ben Pressley

    Head of Worldwide Sales, Magento

    Ben is the Head of Worldwide Sales for Magento. Ben and his team strategically align Magento products and services to businesses in need of solutions necessary to compete in a rapidly changing commerce landscape. As a customer advocate, Ben passionately leads programs that provide insight and clarity to help foster our customers’ ongoing success. Ben brings to Magento a decade of open source software experience, having held Sales and Channel leadership positions at Novel in its open source business unit. Ben holds a Masters of Information Systems from both the University of Utah and an MBA from Columbia University.

  • Paul Boisvert

    Director of Product Management, Magento

    Paul is Director of Product Management for Magento and is leading product management for Magento 2. Paul has been working at eBay Inc. since 2011 and joined Magento in 2012. Prior to joining eBay Inc., Paul led product for Yahoo! Small Business inclusive of the eCommerce, hosting, business mail and domains businesses serving over 1 million small businesses.

  • Jonty Sutton

    CEO, RedBox Digital

    Jonty Sutton, CEO of Redbox Digital, has worked in eCommerce around the globe for over 15 years. Leading teams & e-commerce consulting businesses in Australia & 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.

  • Brent Peters

    CTO, eBay Enterprise

    Brent Peters joined eBay Enterprise as chief technology officer in April 2013. As CTO, Brent is responsible for eBay Enterprise’s technology platforms and operations and continuing to drive innovation within and across solutions. He also leads development of eBay Enterprise’s mobile capabilities and deeper integration with Magento, Marketplaces, PayPal, and other eBay Inc. assets. Brent joined eBay Enterprise from IBM, where he spent more than 20 years leading large teams in software development and technical strategy. At IBM, he led organizations such as WebSphere, Lotus, and most recently within IBM GTS, he was responsible for the development of IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+.

  • Michael Kliger

    Managing Director International, eBay Enterprise

    Michael has been working in the retail sector for over 20 years and has a unique blend of strategic consulting and operational retail experience. Prior to eBay Inc., he served as Executive Director in the Retail Practice of Accenture, where he built and led the German, Swiss, and Austrian retail business with focus on multichannel project work. Previously, Michael served as the COO for Real, a German Hypermarket chain with net sales of 7B EUR, 290 stores and 28,000 employees.

  • Pete Blackburn

    Head of EU Merchant Solutions, eBay Marketplace

    Pete is the Head of Merchant Solutions for the EU Merchant Development business at eBay. Pete and his team work with Large Merchants across Europe to integrate their businesses with the eBay platform and make eBay the best partner for growing your business. Pete has been with eBay for 5 years, leading various areas of the Merchant Development organization and brings over a decade of sales leadership experience within eCommerce and FMCG industries.

  • Matt Althauser

    General Manager EMEA, Optimizely

    Matt joined Optimizely as the first non-technical hire in June of 2011. After building out the initial sales team in the United States, he moved to the Netherlands to set up Optimizely’s European office in 2013. Matt’s team is expanding rapidly and he is now in charge of Optimizely’s business in Europe.

  • Hedley Aylott

    Co-founder and CEO, Summit Media

    Hedley launched Summit in 2000 at HMP Wolds to provide online strategy, marketing, and technology to businesses whilst establishing a rehabilitation program for prisoners. Today, Summit has a turnover of £40 million and employs over 150 staff at its offices in Yorkshire, London, Prague, and Paris. Summit helps some of Europe’s most successful retailers and brands such as Argos, Homebase, Selfridges, Carpetright, Office Depot, and Reckitt Benckiser transform the way they trade online. Away from work, Hedley is a passionate polo player, pilot, water-ski instructor, and sailor.

  • Dhruv Boruah

    Co-founder, Reckless.io

    Dhruv has over 7 years of Magento experience working with exciting high-growth clients in the UK and Spain delivering Business Intelligence and data projects. His current focus is using machine learning and big data to develop Amazon like tools for Magento retail clients. He is an engineer and holds an MBA from IE Business School. While not working on Magento projects, he drove an ambulance from Madrid to Mongolia for charity and is training to race from London to Rio de Janeiro next year.

  • Lisa Butler

    Head of Enterprise Solutions, eBay Enterprise

    Lisa Butler orchestrates the centralized and primary support of all pre-sales activities globally across eBay Enterprise solutions including Sales Development, Sales Consulting, Demo Innovation, Sales Channels and Partner Program, Education and Content and Sales Systems. She is a leading contributor to the development and execution of company-wide and department-specific strategic plans and is catalyst that drives organizational transformation and is a proven thought and industry leader. She joined eBay Enterprise in June 2012. Prior to eBay, she led the worldwide Solutions Consulting Team at Oracle ATG and has driven other leadership positions in the enterprise software arena.

  • Russ Carroll

    Commercial Director, eBay Enterprise EMEA

    Russ is Commercial Director at eBay Enterprise EMEA. He is focused on creating high value partnerships with brands and agencies, by tailoring our suite of best-in-class commerce solutions to drive demand generation and revenue. He has worked in the eCommerce and display advertising space for over 15 years and also has experience across affiliate, CRM, search, social, attribution, and analytics. Russ has been with eBay Inc. for 4 years working across a number of divisions. Prior to eBay Inc., he helped launch PriceGrabber.com in the UK, has a background in early web startups like LetsBuyIt.com, and worked at a number of performance marketing agencies.

  • Serge Del Grosso

    Head of Media Strategy, eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions

    Serge leads Media Strategy for Display, within eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions. His role is to help clients acquire, retain, and grow their customer base by using eBay Inc.’s proprietary technology, media, and measurement strategies. He joined the company in February of 2014.

    Serge is a recognized and accomplished media professional with the unique experience of having worked across client, agency, and media sales disciplines. Prior to joining eBay Inc., Serge was Director of Media at SapientNitro, Director of Media at Sony Electronics, and Director of Media at Organic. Serge began his career in media planning at Young & Rubicam Advertising. He is a graduate of New York University where he received a BA in Economics.

  • Jonny Dixon

    eCommerce Channel Manager, dotMailer

    Jonny works with Magento Solution Implementers and Technology Partners across the UK and USA. Having worked for one of the UKs top Magento SIs as Head of Account Management, Jonny has a great understanding of both sides of the fence: what marketing managers need and what agencies require. Jonny has worked across multiple industries and some notable clients include Paperchase, Cowshed, USN, and Rodial.

  • Richard Fincher

    Online, Aston & Fincher

    Richard joined the Royal Navy as an officer from school, which he left to go into a journalism and writing career at Emap, a FTSE100 media company. He took Bike Magazine to the no. 1 spot in the UK as editor. He then worked as a General Manager on Emap’s specialist titles, including working with the initial digital team to convert magazine audiences into online consumers. Since leaving Emap he has owned a company specialising in ski and outdoors media. For the past three years he has been working within the family wholesale business to develop a B2B online proposition alongside the existing rep and store-driven model.

  • Mitch Goldman

    Product Owner, Made.com

    Mitch is Product Owner at Made.com. He’s led Magento projects for clients including Hillarys Web Blinds, Kookai, and Wedo Shopping, since Community Edition 1.4 (that’s 2010 for you non-Magento folk). Mitch organises MageHack, London’s premiere Magento Hackathon (3 years running), and co-organises the London Magento Users Group, Meetup’s biggest and most active Magento group. As a Scrum Master and father of two young kids, he’s recently learned that children grasp the concept of Minimum Viable Product better than most VCs.

  • Sophie Gonin

    Strategic Account Manager, Magento Europe

    Sophie has been part of the Magento team since 2012. She started with Magento in Culver City, California, as an Account Manager for the UK, France, and Switzerland. In 2013, Sophie moved to London to take on her current role of Strategic Account Manager for Europe helping drive success for key merchants on the Magento Platform. Prior to Magento, Sophie managed and executed the strategy, implementation, and delivery of traditional and digital marketing campaigns for large brand accounts at various Los Angeles advertising agencies. Transitioning to the eCommerce space with Magento was one of her best career choices

  • David Gorman

    eCommerce Manager, Liverpool Football Club

    David is the eCommerce Manager at Liverpool Football Club, one of the world’s most recognisable football clubs who have won the English league 18 times and the European cup 5 times. Liverpool brought the Magento Enterprise Platform on-board in May 2014 with the primary objective to provide a best in class experience for the LFC Fan. David has worked within e-commerce for the last 7 years, working for a number of key sporting brands.

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    Luke Griffiths

    Head of Marketing Solutions, eBay Enterprise EMEA

    Luke is the Head of Marketing Solutions for eBay Enterprise in Europe. He works with retailers and brands to help them grow their businesses through maximizing performance marketing channels. Luke has been involved in marketing for almost 20 years and digital channels for the last 15 years. Prior to eBay he was involved in building e-Dialog in the European region working with brands such as Expedia, Skype, Net-a-Porter, Dell, and Philips. Previously, he served as European Marketing Director for Wyndham Worldwide.

  • Sebastian Gutierrez

    Senior Project Manager, eBay Enterprise

    Sebastian is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at eBay Enterprise and a marketing industry speaker. Prior to eBay Inc., Sebastian spent over 5 years at Microsoft where he led a regional team on online marketing strategy. His work with world class organizations has allowed him to work with top B2B and B2C brands developing marketing strategies that benefit eCommerce businesses of all sizes around the world. His academic background includes an MBA from the University of Wales and a Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Management from the London School of Commerce.

  • William Harvey

    Sr Product Manager, Magento

    William joined the Magento product group in 2012. With over 20 years of experience in development and product management roles, he is currently focused on improving the performance and scalability of Magento.

  • Charles Heal

    Senior Business Development Manager, eBay Enterprise

    Charles joined eBay Enterprise in 2008, serving as Senior Business Development Manager in Europe. Charles is responsible for helping clients build out business and technology solutions designed to meet their current and future needs. He helps guide both startups and established retail businesses in growing successful international omnichannel businesses. Charles has been heavily involved in leading the Magento integration activities in Europe since 2012. Prior to joining eBay Enterprise, Charles worked at Amazon.com supporting Enterprise clients and led the European Marketplace support team.

  • Malcolm Horne

    Solutions Architect, Snap-on Business Solutions

    Malcolm has worked in the Automotive sector for nearly 20 years, working directly with vehicle manufacturers in a technical role for a UK based subdivision of Snap-on. In 2012, Malcolm was directly involved in the recommendation to move to a Magento platform for eCommerce and, since then, he has been working with Solution Partners and internal account managers on the setup of over 150 B2B stores with a distinct business model operating in 30+ countries, in over 20 languages, on behalf of 6 manufacturers.

  • Michael Jones

    Head of Affiliate Marketing, eBay Enterprise

    Head of Affiliate Marketing for eBay Enterprise, Michael is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Affiliate Center of Excellence as well as driving product innovation. Jones possesses over 15 years of experience in both digital and performance marketing and has served as the Chief Operating Officer of PepperJam prior to its acquisition by GSI Commerce in 2009. Before co-founding PepperJam Exchange, Jones was a commercial litigation attorney at Rosenn, Jenkins, and Greenwald, LLP. Jones has a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and a Juris Doctor from the Villanova School of Law.

  • Vitalii Korotun

    MTS2 Architect, Magento

    Vitaliy began his career with Magento in 2007, and, in 2008, he took the role of technical leader of Magento Expert Consulting Group (ECG) and continued in that role until 2013. As the technical leader of ECG, his primary responsibility was organizing a highly effective team that provides trainings, consulting and development services for partners and clients across the world. Recently, Vitaliy has changed his role and now he is one of the leading architects of Magento Product Engineering and his area of responsibility is delivering and implementing advanced solutions for Magento products.

  • Aaron Krass

    Solutions Consultant, eBay Enterprise

    Aaron is a Senior Solutions Consultant for eBay Enterprise where he focuses on various technologies including Magento, retail order management, and omnichannel fulfillment. Since joining Varien in 2010, Aaron has been a key partner and strategist for some of Magento’s largest and strategic customers. He has worked in a number of capacities surrounding Magento products including project management, solutions architecture, and sales engineering.

  • Tom Lodge

    ECG Senior eCommerce Architect, Magento

    Currently working as a Senior eCommerce Architect with the Expert Consulting Group (ECG) at Magento, Tom provided Merchants and Solution Partners with advice and direction in and around the Magento eCommerce Platform ecosystem. Before joining Magento, Tom worked for the luxury and fashion shoe retailer Kurt Geiger for over 12 years, initially as Head of Information Systems, and then enjoying the last 6 years as Head of eCommerce, responsible for online marketing, design, UX, and web development.

  • Ben-Marks

    Ben Marks

    Magento Evangelist Community Manager, Magento

    Ben joined Magento in April 2014 as a Developer and Community Evangelist after spending five years working as a Magento developer and educator. He is responsible for helping Magento and its amazing community of users and developers to be as connected as possible.

  • Jacques Ricoux

    Senior Manager eCommerce Marketing for Vans and The North Face, VF International

    Jacques is Senior Manager eCommerce Marketing for The North Face and Vans Europe, the largest Outdoor and Action Sport brands within VF international. Jacques is responsible for the end to end ecommerce journey from acquisition to retention and leverages 14 years agency side (The Coca-Cola Company, Zadig & Voltaire) and retail industry (Levi Strauss & Co) experiences to contribute into VF International eCommerce expansion and growth.

  • Tom Robertshaw

    Managing Director, Meanbee

    Tom is founder of Meanbee, a Magento development studio based in Bath. He is responsible for bridging the gap between business and technical needs, and oversaw the launch of Ordnance Survey, Swag Jeweller, and Diamonfire on to Magento with responsive design in the last year. He enjoys contributing to the community, whether that be in the form of the eCommerce survey, sharing knowledge, posting articles, attending hackathons, and open-sourcing work.

  • Mark Selby

    eCommerce Director, Macfarlane Packaging

    Mark is eCommerce Director at Macfarlane Group PLC which is the UK’s largest packaging distribution company. Having worked for the group since 2000, Mark joined the business as IT Director, moving to head up its eCommerce strategy in 2009. Mark comes from a background in technical solution implementation having headed up projects for organisations from the aviation, pharma, construction and retail sectors.

  • James Simpson

    Area Leader – eCommerce and Digital Marketing, 3M West Europe

    With more than 15 years’ sales and marketing experience, James has spent the majority of his career within the digital arena. Having gained a BSc (Hons) in Management Studies from Surrey University, he joined the M&S graduate training scheme in 1994, managing several stores over a four year period. He then moved to Head Office as a commercial buyer working for several business groups. James joined the 3M UK and Ireland Corporate Marketing team in 2008, as the interactive marketing leader for the diversified technology company. In January this year, James was appointed to his current role: Area Leader of eCommerce and Digital marketing for 3M West Europe.

  • Ben Staveley

    Head of eCommerce, dotMailer

    With over 10 years’ experience in Digital Marketing—including 3 years architecting and selling a proprietary eCommerce system, and 4 years running a successful London based Magento Agency—there isn’t much about eCommerce Ben doesn’t know. Ben is leading dotMailer’s dedicated eCommerce team with one goal, delivering the best email marketing solution for online retailers.

  • Alistair Stead

    Chief Technology Officer, Session Digital UK

    Alistair is CTO at Session Digital UK and Magento Certification Board Member. Alistair has been developing software with PHP and other technologies since 2000 and has helped many enterprise clients from the UK and Europe realise complex commerce solutions. As an advocate of Open Source software, Alistair has contributed to a number of projects. Recently, he has been working on projects that have validated the scalability and performance credentials of Magento and supported clients with business critical applications.

  • Roger Wade

    Founder and CEO, BOXPARK

    Roger is the Founder and former CEO of Boxfresh. After he sold Boxfresh, Roger formed his own brand consultancy, Brands Incorporated. In 2010, Roger founded and created the World’s first pop-up mall, BOXPARK Shoreditch. Roger is a creative entrepreneur who believes that all brands should be special. He identifies with brands and projects, and adds values to them. He is passionate about Independent brands, the Future of Retail, and thinking outside the Box!

  • Ian Waller

    IT Director, The Consortium

    Ian Waller joined Connect Education & Care in January 2013 having spent 15 years in Retail. Ian has previously worked for Early Learning Centre, House of Fraser and Wincor Nixdorf. Whilst working for Wincor Nixdorf he delivered solutions for Asda, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. Ian has been leading the delivery of Multichannel solutions since 2007.

  • Nicholas Weber

    Head of eCommerce, Bidvest 3663

    Nicholas Weber is Head of eCommerce at Bidvest 3663, a national foodservice wholesale distribution company which is part of the South African owned Bidvest Group. Previously, he has worked as a retail buyer in both Sainsbury’s and Safeway supermarkets.

  • Chris Wells

    CEO, Nexcess

    Chris is the CEO and founder of Nexcess. Having been involved with Magento since its inception, Nexcess continues to push the envelope on performance, offering an optimized platform catering to specific client needs. Nexcess has grown to be the largest Magento hosting provider, which Chris attributes to the team’s dedication to its clients and strong relationships with its partners.

  • Stefan Willkommer

    CTO, TechDivision

    Stefan studied computer science at the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim. During this time, he started several projects leading into founding TechDivision, an internet support company for open-source solutions in the areas of content management and eCommerce. TechDivision has become one of the leading companies in Europe for consulting, developing and supporting Magento Enterprise Edition. During the last 5 years, Stefan has supervised many international projects for prestigious Magento customers.

  • Max Yekaterynenko

    Senior Manager Engineering, Magento

    Max began his career with Magento more than 6 years ago as a member of the Expert Consulting Group (ECG). During his tenure with ECG, Max worked with large Enterprise Edition accounts on complex customizations, integrations, and performance projects. Subsequently, Max moved into leadership roles within Magento’s product development organization, and he has worked on many Magento platforms and services. In 2013, Max assumed leadership of the Magento 2 program, a role he is currently in.

  • Simon Young

    Web Development Manager, Paul Smith

    Simon is the Web Development Manager at Paul Smith Limited, the pre-eminent British fashion house founded more than 40 years ago by Sir Paul Smith. eCommerce is now a key route to market for Paul Smith and Simon is responsible for delivery of the Magento Enterprise Edition platform, the single largest shop operated by the company. Simon has more than 17 years of experience in the web industry and has been working with the Enterprise Edition platform since its launch in 2008.