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Brian Sugarco-founder & CEO POPSUGAR | LinkedIn
Brian Sugar is the Co-founder and CEO of POPSUGAR, which he started together with his wife, Editor-in-Chief Lisa Sugar in 2006. As CEO, Brian is responsible for setting the overall business direction and product strategy for the company. Prior to POPSUGAR, he served as Vice President & General Manager, Media at 2Wire, Inc., a home networking provider. Prior to 2Wire, Brian held several management positions in the retail and commerce industries. He was Chief Web Officer at Kmart's BlueLight.com, Vice President of e-commerce at J.Crew, and a founder of Neptune Interactive, a leading Internet service provider.
Kevin McKenzieChief Digital Officer of the Westfield Group | LinkedIn
Kevin McKenzie is the Chief Digital Officer of the Westfield Group. Kevin oversees the development of all online and digital media strategy. In addition, he leads the integration of Westfield’s shopping centres around the world with emerging digital technology as well as examine new business development opportunities. A member of Westfield Group’s Global Executive Committee, Kevin is principally responsible for setting and implementing the long-term digital strategy through each of Westfield’s markets. Kevin is a digital media entrepreneur, with more than 16 years’ experience in internet, mobile and product development. Before joining Westfield Kevin was the Founder and President of JiWire Inc, a digital location-based media channel composed of more than 40,000 public WiFi locations through partnerships with more than 30 leading wireless broadband providers and 200 location-based mobile applications. These serve venues such as airports, hotels, shopping centres and cafes, with more than 50 million unique users each month. Prior to founding JiWire in 2003 Kevin was Senior Vice President, Shopping Services,with CNET Networks Inc.
Nick ShethSenior Director Global Business Development, Gap Inc. | LinkedIn
Nick Sheth is Senior Director, Global Business Development at Gap Inc, where he leads the global online marketing and business development efforts for all of the Gap Inc brands including Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime and Athleta. Previously, he led the sales and business development efforts for Like.com, and spent several years in Europe and the United States with Yahoo!. Earlier he held a number of product management and business development roles and was a management consulting at Andersen Consulting. Nick has degrees in Molecular Biology and Business from the University of Texas at Austin.
Will YoungDirector Zappos Labs & General Partner at Vegas Tech Fund | LinkedIn
As the Director of Zappos Labs, Will currently leads the San Francisco team, goaled with developing partnerships and building great products through experimentation, incubation, and off-roadmap projects. Will’s innovative and practical solutions fuel his passion for technology and interest in solving business problems.
Prior to joining Zappos.com in 2010, Will gained more than ten years of experience in creating great web experiences. He has worked as an independent consultant, as well as for leading organizations including Yodlee Corporation and Sapient Corporation.
Will is also a Partner with the VegasTechFund, a seed stage investment fund started by Zappos CEO Tony Hseih, focused on empowering amazing founders and startups passionate about building community in downtown Las Vegas.
Charles Belleco-founder SF Fashtech
Charles is enmeshed in startup land by day and night. By day, Charles is the Executive Director of the UC Hastings Privacy and Technology Project (Privacy Project), and the interim Executive Director of the pilot UC Hastings Institute for Innovation Law (Institute). His work includes research on developing tools for startups in the privacy space and research on regulations that impact startups.
By night, Charles is the Co-founder of SF FashTech where he works with startups at the intersection of fashion+technology. Charles oversees strategy and content for SFFT. He also serves as an advisor, both officially and unofficially, to startups in the space and participates on panels on trends and tools in ecommerce, retail, and SMB.
In a past life, Charles was a technology consultant and co-founded a mobile application in fashtech.