Speakers

Our speakers represent the forefront of innovation in solutions, business, and technical topics. Each one brings a unique perspective and valuable insights to our event, making Meet Magento NYC a must-attend experience for anyone in the ecommerce industry. Get to know our lineup of speakers and learn why they're the must-see presenters at Meet Magento NYC.

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2023 Speakers

Jenifer Hanki

Solutions Consultant , Adobe
Business
Jenifer Hanki

As a Solutions Consultant at Adobe, Jenifer has spent the last year helping SMB, mid-market, and Fortune 500 enterprises unlock the full power of Adobe Digital Experience Cloud products. Prior to her current role, she served as a trusted technical advisor to top-tier clients ensuring that businesses realize product value through in-depth technical analyses, identifying client opportunities, and recommending digitally transformative solutions. Jenifer's knowledge of Adobe's products in combination with her passion for eCommerce makes her especially enthusiastic, enabling organizations on cutting-edge eCommerce solutions.

Outside of work, Jenifer is a true adventurer, always seeking out new experiences and challenges. Whether hiking to new U.S. National and State parks, designing jewelry for her eCommerce shop, photographing people and places, or baking delicious Japanese confectionery, Jenifer brings the same level of enthusiasm and dedication to everything she does.

Idrees Butt

CEO , RLTSquare
Business
Idrees Butt

Mr. Idrees Butt is a visionary serial entrepreneur who, with his deep software engineering background, has reshaped e-commerce development globally, aiding agencies and merchants in scaling operations. He is the founder of SMSall, FItech, and then finally RLTSquare. Under his leadership, RLTSquare has developed high expertise in providing white-label staff augmentation services to global agencies, which enables them to recruit quality Magento developers quickly and build remote teams under superior supervision. RLTSquare is also facilitating Magento Merchants in building and maintaining their stores, particularly hosted on, but not limited to, the Magento platform.

Josh Ward

VP Sales , Nexcess
Solutions
Josh Ward

As the VP of Sales at Liquid Web, Josh leads a talented and diverse team of sales and marketing professionals who are passionate about disrupting the web hosting industry with innovative solutions and record-breaking results. Josh has over 10 years of experience in web hosting sales and marketing, working with multiple companies that have achieved significant growth and acquisition.

Tadhg Bowe

Magento Solution Specialist , Monsoon Consulting
Technical
Tadhg Bowe

Tadhg entered the world of eCommerce in 2005. He started working with Magento in 2010. Tadhg has helped plan, develop and lead many Magento build projects for leading UK and Irish brands.

In January 2019, Tadhg took up the new role of Magento Solution Specialist with Monsoon Consulting. It has been an interesting transition from a full stack developer. Tadhg is a loyal supporter of the Magento community regularly attending events across Europe and beyond.

He's Irish! That means he loves a cup of tea and a good old-fashioned chat! Maybe a drink or two! ;-)

Tadhg describes himself as a “Jack of all trades and master of one or two”. So, whether it's project discoveries, project management, strategy, public speaking, or even an eCommerce solution specialist, Tadhg approaches it all with the utmost professionalism and a little bit of humour always!

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Oleksandr Lyzun

Commerce Technical Lead , Comwrap Reply
Technical
Oleksandr Lyzun

Oleksandr Lyzun is the Commerce Technical Team Lead at comwrap Reply and joined the company in 2015. In the last 14 years of working with Magento he developed, led and put live numerous Magento / Adobe Commerce projects. As Magento Community Maintainer, Magento Master 2019/2020 and Adobe Commerce Rockstar 2023, he works with passion and love on various Magento Community projects. His passion is to work on complex Adobe Commerce projects, to provide tailored solutions to the digital challenges of e-commerce customers.

Brian Jenney

Senior Engineering Manager , Clorox
Technical
Brian Jenney

Brian Jenney is a senior engineering manager at Clorox where he works with a team of developers to usher in Clorox's digital transformation in the e-commerce space. In the last year Clorox has made the shift to a headless architecture using Adobe Commerce Cloud and PWA. He is a Javascript enthusiast, and mentor.

Jo Baker

Founder & CEO , ShipperHQ
Business
Jo Baker

Jo Baker is the founder and CEO of ShipperHQ, the #1 shipping storefront management solution in the world. With over 20 years of business experience in technology, Jo has first hand expertise built from dealing with the shipping struggles of many thousands of retailers since 2008.

Ryan Hoerr

Software Architect , ParadoxLabs
Technical
Ryan Hoerr

Longtime Magento developer at ParadoxLabs, and board member at Mage-OS. I'm passionate about the Magento ecosystem, and I bleed orange through and through.

Sanne Bolkenstein

Commercial Director , Hyva Themes
Business
Sanne  Bolkenstein

Sanne has been working in the Magento ecosystem since 2014. She has extensive experience in commercial roles in amongst others hosting company Hypernode. She currently works as Commercial Director at Hyvä, growing the Hyvä partner network, defining commercial strategy and contributing to product development. She loves working at the intersection of technical innovation and commercial strategy. She is also a board member of Mage-OS Netherlands, and co-organizes Meet Magento Netherlands 2023. This girl loves the Magento community and is passionate about diversity and inclusion!

Freddie Heygate

North America CEO , Just After Midnight
Solutions
Freddie Heygate

Freddie Heygate is North America CEO of Just After Midnight, the go-to 24/7 support people for brands and their agencies. He brings over a decade of digital expertise working both agency and client side, serving clients from the public and private sectors across the US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific.

With an extensive background in strategic consultancy, business analysis, and account management, Freddie is passionate about driving business transformation, nurturing client relationships and leveraging opportunities in today's rapidly evolving digital landscape.

Cab Burtt

Director of Technology , Corus Fastening
Business
Cab Burtt

IT professional with 20+ years of experience. Deep experience in CRM, ERP and websites. Currently serve as Director of Technology for medium business, managing all aspects of the business.

Matthew Elefant

Managing Director , Inclusive Web
Business
Matthew Elefant

Matthew Elefant, a transformative leader at the forefront of digital accessibility and innovation. As the Managing Director of Inclusive Web, Matthew spearheads comprehensive accessibility audits, custom remediation strategies, and continuous monitoring, ensuring seamless digital experiences for all users. With an extensive background in multinational digital transformation, he has driven growth, strategy, and client engagement, leaving an indelible mark on industries from healthcare to retail. Matthew's academic journey includes a Technology Management degree from Columbia University and a BFA in Film and Multi Media from Syracuse University. As an Adjunct Professor at New York University, he imparts his expertise in science and technology. Beyond his professional endeavors, Matthew contributes to social causes as a Board Member of InTandem Cycling. With a diverse skill set and a trail of endorsements, Matthew is dedicated to creating a more inclusive and innovative digital landscape.

David Deppner

CEO/Founder , Psyberware
Business
David Deppner

David is the CEO of Psyberware, a Google Premier Partner agency specializing in ecommerce advertising for Magento merchants. He has built a solid team experienced in search and social advertising, product feeds, analytics, conversion tracking, and technical integrations between platforms. They navigate the complexity of the advertising systems and regularly test new functionality to help Magento merchants stay in the game and ahead of their competitors.

Anton Kril

Principal , Quadrant One
Anton  Kril

Engineering leader in the ecommerce industry. Ex Magento & WPEngine

Ivan Chepurnyi

Magento Performance Expert , EcomDev B.V.
Technical
Ivan Chepurnyi

Ivan Chepurnyi stands as a recognized expert in the Magento platform, a status he's earned since his start in 2007. His deep technical understanding of the system has enabled him to build and fine-tune Magento websites for clients all around the globe.

Beyond his technical skills, Ivan excels in breaking down complex ideas about performance optimization, code quality, and development workflows. His knack for making these intricate topics easy to understand has made him a regular speaker at Magento conferences and events.

Ivan continues to lead in the field, showcasing his expertise and commitment to the platform's advancement. His work in development, combined with his engaging speaking events, underlines his crucial role in the Magento community and his dedication to its ongoing success.

Jay Myers

Co-Founder , Bold
Solutions
Jay Myers

Jay Myers has been in the ecommerce game for over 25 years. First as a merchant, then a service provider, and today a software provider. His company, Bold Commerce, has helped over 700,000 online stores create not just a higher converting checkout experience, but increased customer lifetime value as well.

Bold has been ranked one of Canada's Top Medium Sized Employers, ranked in the top 50 fastest growing companies in Canada by Deloitte multiple years, a Top Growing Company in Canada by the Globe and Mail, and an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner.

Noah Oken-Berg

CEO & Co-Founder , Above The Fray
General
Noah Oken-Berg

Vijay Golani

CEO, Co-founder , Evrig Solutions
Business
Vijay Golani

Vijay Golani, a distinguished figure in the world of e-commerce and web development, serves as the CEO and co-founder of Evrig Solutions, a testament to his entrepreneurial prowess and commitment to delivering cutting-edge e-commerce solutions. With a stellar record, Vijay has earned the prestigious Magento Master award not once, but twice, solidifying his position as a leading contributor to the Magento community. As an official Adobe Commerce trainer, he leverages his deep expertise to educate and inspire others in the field. Vijay's journey commenced in 2009 with Magento Commerce, where he honed his skills in diverse domains, including Magento customization, extension development and integration, API integration, and the optimization of Magento's performance. His unwavering dedication to code quality ensures that the solutions he creates are not only functional but also built to withstand the test of time. Beyond his training role, Vijay is a respected global speaker who frequently imparts his knowledge and insights at prominent Magento events worldwide. Furthermore, his active involvement as a Meet Magento Events Committee team member for the Magento Association underscores his commitment to the growth and development of the Magento community on a global scale.

Alex Tse

Head of Cooperations , Scandiweb
Solutions
Alex Tse

Alex Tse is a seasoned Technical Delivery Manager with over a decade of experience working with eCommerce. Leading a huge team of developers, Alex is known for spearheading cutting-edge projects involving developer-first ecommerce platforms, custom CMS systems, advanced PIM integrations, and unique PWA setups.

With a strong track record, Alex has successfully launched projects across four Puma regions in LATAM and the Middle East, working closely with high-fashion brands to implement innovative solutions.

While Alex once explored the culinary world as a Master Chef Ukraine contestant, today, the kitchen is reserved for home cooking.

But from the kitchen experience Alex is always saying that each integration is like a borscht - traditional Ukrainian soup - you need ingredients and knowledge - yes.

But with a passion added you can do magic.

Marsha Naidoo

Chief Ecommerce Evangelist
General
Marsha Naidoo

Marsha has been a driving force in the Magento community for nine years. She has worked internationally in multiple sectors across geographic and cultural boundaries. Her motivation includes strengthening communities and relationships to maximise benefit. She has hosted and supported high profile events including Meet Magento New York, Women in eCommerce events, is an active contributor of the Magento Association and is an international speaker.

You have probably met her at a number of community and industry events or had the pleasure of attending one of her talks.

Julia Prestia

Sales & Marketing Manager , Barr Display
Business
Julia Prestia

Julia is the Sales & Marketing Manager at Barr Display, a B2B business selling shelves and display material for physical stores.

The company was founded in 1949 in Orlando FL and has since expanded to an Omnichannel retailer with a website, 4 showrooms and 9 pickup locations.

Julia has been with the company for over 16 years and has developed her Digital Commerce skills on the job.

Andy Delgadillo

Director of Sales , Feedonomics
Solutions
Andy Delgadillo

Andy Delgadillo leads the merchant sales organization at Feedonomics, the industry's leading product feed management platform. His responsibilities include sales management, strategy, operations, and execution across SMB, mid-market, and global enterprise businesses. Prior to joining Feedonomics, Andy served in various leadership roles at Adobe, focusing on its Digital Experience and Commerce product (formerly known as Magento). While there, he led SMB, mid-market and enterprise greenfield sales teams and was involved in several projects to upskill the sales organization, penetrate new industries, drive operational efficiencies, and grow partner relationships. He began his career at NetSuite-Oracle and had the privilege of working on ERP, CRM, OMS, POS, and ecommerce projects. Andy holds a B.S. in biochemistry from Trinity College, Hartford. Based in New York City, he is active in both social and service-oriented organizations, such as the Penn Club of New York City and Memorial Sloan Kettering's councils.

Sandra Benedicto

COO & Business Development , Hiberus
Business
Sandra Benedicto

With a background in Law and Economics, I've been +2 years in Hiberus helping the company grow its presence internationally. My rol has been changing, from the Legal Dep. to Business Developer of the Retail sector, to Country Manager of Italy, and now in charge of the Operations and Business Development of our American branch, Hiberus International Corp.

Nicanor Gioffre

Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer , Improntus
Solutions
Nicanor Gioffre

Nicanor is the co-founder and current Chief Commercial Officer of Improntus, an esteemed agency that has been exclusively dedicated to empowering businesses on Adobe Commerce for over six years. With a rich background as a programmer and architect that dates back to the early days of Magento 1, Nicanor's journey has evolved into a passion for assisting clients in achieving unprecedented growth as a consultant.

Sam Jadali

CEO , Host Duplex
Technical
Sam Jadali

Sam Jadali is a highly recognized cybersecurity consultant, currently serving as an advisor to the United States Congress and the Federal Trade Commission. His deep commitment to cybersecurity led him to discover DataSpii, a major data leak that highlighted the growing importance of cybersecurity in today's digital age. This groundbreaking discovery has been discussed in classrooms, books, and several high-profile publications. His contributions to security have been publicly recognized by Oracle, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks and other Fortune 500 companies. His research has been featured in The Washington Post, Ars Technica, WIRED, Consumer Reports, TechCrunch, Forbes and many other outlets, which have further reinforced Sam's position as a leading authority in cybersecurity.

In addition to his cybersecurity expertise, Sam operates Host Duplex, a Magento and WordPress cloud hosting company. His extensive involvement with Magento has cultivated a rich understanding of the platform, especially the critical interplay between Magento and cybersecurity. He is dedicated to the advancement of secure e-commerce technologies, assisting businesses in navigating the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape while optimizing their use of Magento.

Steve Johnston

Technical Product Marketing Manager , Vertex, Inc
Solutions
Steve Johnston

Steve Johnston has worked in and around technology for more than 20 years, providing technical product leadership, marketing and customer advocacy. He has worked for standard bodies, such as GS1; technology innovators such as IBM and Real Media; and currently serves as a technical product marketing manager at Vertex Inc.

Neha Singh

CEO & Founder , Obsess
Business
Neha Singh

Neha Singh is the Founder & CEO of Obsess, an experiential e-commerce platform enabling brands and retailers to create immersive 3D virtual stores on their websites. She was previously the head of product at Vogue, where she was responsible for the company's digital business. Neha began her career at Google, where she was a software engineer and tech lead. She holds an Undergraduate Degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a Graduate Degree from MIT.

Alex Podopryhora

Director , M2EPro
Solutions
Alex Podopryhora

Alex combines an extensive IT background with years of investment banking experience and has worked on a number of successful start-ups. At M2E, Alex is responsible for developing the strategy to create and accelerate growth and deliver exceptional value to all M2E Pro users worldwide. Alex holds an MSc in Database Systems along with an Executive MBA from London Business School.

Bernard Gagnon

Co-Founder, EVP Business Development , Nation Marketplace, LLC
Business
Bernard Gagnon

Bernard Gagnon brings an abundance of professional experience to the Nation Marketplace. During the early days of internet retailing, Bernard developed an exclusive relationship with Walmart Stores, Inc. ('Walmart') to successfully place more than 20,000 products onto Walmart.com. In 1997, he represented more than 40 major catalog companies to Walmart accelerating their vendor direct program and online product offerings.

In 1999, Bernard joined BlueLight.com as one of its first employees when Kmart Corporation, Martha Stewart Omni Living and Softbank Capital invested an initial round of $55 million. In this role, he served as Executive Director, Vendor Direct Program, again placing thousands of products on BlueLight.com ahead of its initial launch in San Francisco, California.

From 2002 to 2010, Gagnon transitioned into supply chain management. Employed by Kuehne-Nagel, a $65 Billion Swiss logistics provider and later Expeditors International, an $8 Billion freight forwarding company where he led Expeditors aerospace sector as Corporate Manager, Global Aviation and Aerospace.

As Co-Founder of the Nation Marketplace, Bernard will be helping the CEO to grow the company into a global trading community. He is also the founder and CEO of the Lithuanian Trade Council, Inc. and welcomes you to connect with him on LinkedIn

John Hughes

Board Member (& Content Committee Lead) , Mage-OS
Technical
John Hughes

John is a Magento-obsessed solution architect overseeing the Enterprise (Adobe Commerce) services at Hyvä. Based in Shrewsbury, UK, John has over 10 years of experience, having previously helped build and grow the UK-based agency Fisheye, and is passionate about performant eCommerce sites with exceptional user experience and helping developers and merchants get the most out of Magento. John is also active in the community as a founding Mage-OS Board Member, a Magento Association Content Committee Member, and is often found discussing Magento topics on Twitter and LinkedIn!

Nitu Walker

Manager, Enablement & Activation , Adobe
Solutions
Nitu Walker

Nitu Walker leads enablement, evangelism, and activation for Commerce Services at Adobe. She has over 10 years of experience in sales, commerce, payments, and partnerships, including collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to drive product value and beneficial relationships. Immersed in the eCommerce ecosystem, Nitu enjoys working with sales teams, partners, and merchants and is passionate about creating awareness around the impact that key commerce business features can have on their growth.

Parul Sinha

Senior Software Engineer , Adobe
General
Parul Sinha

Parul is an E-Commerce enthusiast having deep expertise in software development and management, open source, release strategy, customer advocacy and experience led growth.

Parul manages and executes strategies to foster stronger ties with the Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source Community of Developers, driving innovation through contribution programs and open-source tools.

Parul is also a leader in diversity and inclusion efforts at Adobe, heading the Women at Adobe Employee network for Austin.

Willem Wigman

Founder/CEO , Hyvä
Technical
Willem Wigman

Willem is the founder of Hyvä Themes, the fastest Magento frontend currently on the market. He has been working with Magento since 2011. After he started specializing in performance optimization on Magento, he accidentally built Hyvä out of frustration with existing frontend solutions. Hyvä focuses heavily on performance, reducing complexity and thereby also reducing the build time and developer frustration.

Hyvä has been revolutionizing Magento since its foundation in 2020, and has released new products like Hyvä Checkout and Hyvä UI in addition to Hyvä Themes.

Aubrey Almond

Principal Solutions Consultant , DotDigital
Solutions
Aubrey Almond

Aubrey has spent 15 years working in the eCommerce, Marketing Automation, and FinTech industries, with stops along the way at Adobe, Oracle, Netsuite, and several startups. As a Solutions Consultant at Dotdigital, he is responsible for ensuring the fit between product and technical for his customers.

Denes Petoe

Owner , Complete Tile Collection
Business
Denes Petoe

Entrepreneur & CEO specializing in design oriented businesses.

Creative Director, Producer and Functionality Engineer of: www.completetile.com, a highly specialized site for Tile, Stone & Mosaic products, encompassing more than 5,000 pages of detailed content.

Creator and host of the video series: Designing With Tile

Sofia Aranha

Solutions Consultant , Adobe
Business
Sofia Aranha

Sofia Aranha is a Solutions Consultant at Adobe with a passion for helping companies transform their digital business through a greater focus on consumer experience. She is a creative thinker focused on how innovative technologies and business strategies can help shape the future of digital commerce.

Sofia's expertise ranges from developing go-to-market strategy to product management to consultative selling uniquely positioning her to truly empathize with and solve for the major pain points of the companies she serves.

Sofia resides in Austin, TX. Outside of work, Sofia is a dance teacher, budding social impact entrepreneur, and dog mom to the best boy, Mochi.

Pete Olanday

Director of Consulting for Retail , Vertex, Inc
Solutions
Pete Olanday

Pete Olanday serves as the Director of Consulting for Vertex's Retail solutions. In this role, Pete is responsible for integrating Vertex's tax solutions into e-commerce and retail point-of-sale (POS) systems. With 11 years of experience at Vertex and a total of 25 years of integration experience, Pete brings a wealth of knowledge to the retail industry.

Nicole Donnelly

Chief Marketing Officer , U.S. Air Filtration
General
Nicole Donnelly

Nicole has dedicated the last twenty years to creating and cultivating exceptional customer experiences. Since 2018, as the Fractional Chief Marketing Officer at U.S. Air Filtration, she spearheaded several successful digital transformation projects. Including Salesforce CRM, HubSpot Marketing Hub, and Adobe eCommerce. She helped the company achieve a four-fold increase in marketing-influenced profit, and double-digit profitable growth every year through digital marketing strategies.

Nicole is the Founder and CEO of DMG Digital - a content marketing agency dedicated to helping B2B manufacturers earn trust and improve sales by out-teaching the competition.

Nicole co-hosts Manufacturing eCommerce Success - a weekly livestream event featuring leaders in B2B manufacturing. She is also the host of Tales of Misadventure - a podcast where successful entrepreneurs share how they've faced failure and overcome defeat.

As a fourth-generation entrepreneur, wife and mom of two beautiful girls, Nicole is dedicated to celebrating entrepreneurship and American manufacturing.

Kuba Zwolinski

Founder & CEO , Snowdog
Technical
Kuba Zwolinski

Retail, ecommerce & AI fan. Passionate about building accessible web and hydrogen economy for our greener future. Couple times Magento Master, author of the first Magento translation in Poland back in 2009. Organizer of Meet Magento Poland.

Tiffany Yarde

Principal, HR x Operations , Lim Media
Business
Tiffany Yarde

Tiffany Lim is a Principal at Lim Media in the Staff Augmentation Division. She works closely with leadership, staff, and stakeholders to design, evaluate, and execute DEI strategy; focusing on key objectives that align with Lim Media's organizational goals, including training and development, external relationships, and strategic support to clients who execute projects using Lim Media's methodologies.

For over 14 years, Tiffany has built and led international teams for large and midsized companies in areas of DEI, accounting, marketing, operations, talent management, and business development. She has led new office launches in overseas markets, headcount growth and recruitment program initiatives, staff development and sales training initiatives, job design initiatives, and firm-wide brand strategy for companies all around the world. Reduced attrition, enriched talent pipelines, and exponential revenue growth have been hallmarks of Tiffany's impact at every door she steps through. She focuses her energy daily on a full range of multi-disciplinary DEI initiatives, and professional development programs that help propel people and organizations into becoming better stewards of the global communities they serve.

Tiffany is also the author of the professional development book, “How to Wine With Your Boss” (ISBN: 1939665965) and holds an undergraduate degree in Business Accounting with program honors in Economics from Fordham University, a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management with a concentration in Organizational Effectiveness (OE), and a certification in corporate communications both from New York University. She has been a member of the Society of Wine Educators and holds a "Level 2 w/distinction" certification from the Wine, Spirits, and Education Trust (WSET).

Talesh Seeparsan

CEO , Bit79
Technical
Talesh Seeparsan

Talesh started working with Magento in the confusing early days of Magento Beta. Over the last 10 years he has transitioned into a role of Consulting Magento Architect working with companies to direct (and occasionally rescue) their Magento projects.

After undertaking self imposed mission of teaching and raising the security maturity of the Magento ecosystem for years, Talesh is now building complex Artificial Intelligence functionality for eCommerce.

Tony Alferez

Director of IT , gearUp Sports
Technical
Tony Alferez

A technology leader focused on team leadership, he's known for building organizations, selecting and implementing technology solutions, continuously improving process, and understanding the needs and desires of end-users. Tony has spent his career delivering complex, high engagement sales and service platforms for a variety of industries. From the early days of custom, "n-tiered, systems, to today's Saas packages, he has led development efforts for Intel, Microsoft, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Nike and more.

Gareth James

Engineering Manager , Space 48
Technical
Gareth James

I didn't choose Magento, Magento chose me! I've been a Magento developer since 2013 and enjoyed every minute of it. eCommerce has always been at the heart of my work since I started in the web industry in 2007, I've worked on sites of all sizes and dealt with issues great and small.

Muliadi Jeo

CTO , Sirclo
Business
Muliadi  Jeo

Muliadi is the founder of ICUBE, one of the leading e-commerce agencies and Adobe Solution Partners in the Asia Pacific. Muliadi has been focusing on the eCommerce area especially in retail omnichannel and retail innovation, for the last 20 years. His past e-commerce projects include some of the well-known international brands such as TOMS Shoes, RelaxTheBack, Rayban, Behr, Oprah Store, Footlocker, and leading local retail brands such as Kawan Lama Group, The Body Shop, MAP Group, Erafone, Hush Puppies, Wacoal and more.

In June 2020, the merger of SIRCLO and ICUBE took place, where Muliadi, until today took on the role as SIRCLO's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Enterprise Solutions.

Mark Shust

CEO & Magento Teacher , M.academy
Technical
Mark Shust

Mark Shust is an expert Magento developer, teacher, and course creator with over 20 years of programming experience. After early frustrations learning Magento 2, Mark founded M.academy in 2019 with the mission of making Magento simple to learn through short, focused video lessons. His popular course "Magento 2 Coding Kickstart" teaches Magento basics and patterns even for those with no prior experience.

Mark is highly respected in the Magento community, having presented at Magento Imagine, Meet Magento New York, and Meet Magento Florida. He holds multiple Magento certifications including Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Certified Professional. Outside of Magento, Mark is known for creating the popular docker-magento development environment. When he's not teaching, Mark enjoys spending time with his family and tinkering with cars and Rubik's cubes.

Igor Miniailo

Principal Enterprise Architect , Adobe
Technical
Igor Miniailo

Took part in multiple conferences as a presenter, especially when was part of the Adobe Community Engineering Team

Thayer Luscian

Manager, Global Engineering & Delivery , Above The Fray
Technical
Thayer Luscian

Thayer Luscian is a seasoned strategic IT leader, specializing in software architecture and delivery within the digital transformation consulting industry. With a wealth of experience spanning ecommerce, marketing, education technology, and consumer packaged goods (CPG) categories, Thayer brings a comprehensive understanding of diverse sectors. He's currently leads the Global Engineering & Delivery team at Above The Fray, an integrated ecommerce agency based in Portland, Oregon.

Sharon McLaughlin

Founder , Sharon McLaughlin MD FACS
Business
Sharon McLaughlin

Dr. Sharon McLaughlin is an esteemed speaker and renowned authority in the field of women's empowerment. She is the visionary behind Female Physician Entrepreneurs, a thriving network for women physicians that she established with the aim of empowering them to excel in their careers and ventures. The group boasts an impressive membership of more than 9,000 accomplished women physicians. Dr. McLaughlin's primary objective in creating this community was to provide a secure and supportive environment for women physicians to acquire valuable knowledge in the realm of business. Given the alarming statistics of over 50% of American physicians experiencing burnout, she felt compelled to assist them in forging alternative pathways and choices in their professional lives.

Mathias Schreiber

Executive Director , Magento Association
General
Mathias Schreiber

Mathias comes from a background in advertising in the music industry. After venturing into musical instrument wholesale he moved to the advertising side of things in the late 90s. He then spent over 20 years in OpenSource, bridging the gap between development and businesses. Since 2023 he serves the Magento Community as Executive Director of the Magento Association. In his few hours off Magento he tries to master the guitar while co-raising kids in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Krish Iyer

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Industry Relations , Auctane
Technical
Krish Iyer

Krish is the Vice President of Strategic Partners and Industry Relations for Auctane, which includes ShipStation, ShippingEasy, ShipEngine and Stamps.com. A respected expert in e-commerce, Krish is often quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider and the New York Times. An industry leader with over 20 years of experience, Krish brings perspectives from FedEx, Pitney Bowes, Neopost and Auctane. In addition, Krish serves as the Vice President of the Package Shippers Association (PSA), which serves as the voice of the package shipping industry.Headshot attached.

Jordi Vermeer

VP of Revenue, North America , Channel Engine
Solutions
Jordi  Vermeer

Jordi Vermeer, VP of Revenue, leads the North American expansion for ChannelEngine, Inc.; a leading global ecommerce marketplace integrator. Jordi has worked in ecommerce for the past 8 years with a significant focus on empowering businesses to successfully benefit from the growing dominance of marketplaces. Through his passion for helping people and companies, Jordi thrives on maximizing revenue for brands and retailers by leading the conversation on cross-border strategies and implementation. Outside of work, Jordi finds joy in surfing and sailing.

Jenna Galardi

Director of Omnichannel Growth , Feedonomics
Solutions
Jenna Galardi

Jenna Galardi has over a decade of experience helping businesses grow online. Whether the business is a startup or a Fortune 100 company, they rely on Jenna's expertise as a growth accelerator. From award-winning website design and development to inbound marketing tactics of search-engine-optimization, content creation, pay-per-click, email marketing, social media and influencer marketing - she loves connecting businesses to the right customers online.

In her current role as Director of Omnichannel Growth, she leads the consultation arm and Omnichannel Certified Agency Program at Feedonomics. Focusing on helping merchants strengthen their online presence and adopt social commerce, marketplaces, and product feed optimization solutions to scale their growth. Jenna is proud to be a strategic resource to her customers and partners.

Christopher Carson

COO, VP of Client Services , Above The Fray
General
Christopher Carson

Tchaysllaney Gomes

Lead Product Designer , Haivision
Technical
Tchaysllaney Gomes

Lead Product Designer and UI/UX Specialist with 13 years of experience. Currently based in Montreal, Canada.

Creative, design-oriented, problem solver, fascinated by new e-commerce technologies to design, build, and launch projects with world-class user experience.

Joshua Warren

CEO , Creatuity
Solutions
Joshua Warren

With over two decades of immersion in ecommerce, Joshua Warren has navigated every corner of the ecommerce realm, accumulating invaluable insights along the way. As CEO of Creatuity, Joshua's innovative strategies have created bespoke solutions that cater to the unique needs of B2B brands, omnichannel retailers, and high-volume D2C brands, with an eye to ensuring an impeccable customer experience.

His dedication to the broader community is evident, not only through his leadership at Creatuity but also in his role as Chair of the Magento Association Board of Directors. This dual role positions Joshua uniquely, blending hands-on industry knowledge with a deep understanding of community dynamics.

Meet Magento New York attendees can anticipate rich, actionable insights from Joshua, a visionary poised at the crossroads of innovation and community.

Damien Retzinger

Founder, Software Engineer , Graycore, LLC
Technical
Damien Retzinger

I am the CEO and Founder of Graycore, LLC. I am a software engineer that has worked with Magento since 2015.

I created Daffodil, the Ecommerce PWA framework for Angular. I frequently contribute to Magento and MageOS and I also often responding to questions on Slack or Discord.

Sue Monroe

SVP of People & Culture , Corra
Business
Sue Monroe

Sue Monroe is SVP of People & Culture at Corra. Her HR career spans over 25 years in corporate and private organizations & digital agencies. Sue is an energetic, strategic leader in the development of innovative human resource strategies & initiatives to streamline processes, strengthen employee engagement, build and maintain an award winning culture, and capitalize on organizational growth opportunities. She has managed global human resources operations including talent management/talent retention, succession planning, performance management, training & development, DEI, benefits & compensation, policy and process. Her ability to pivot a global organization to move from an in office/hybrid work environment to fully remote was seamless, while maintaining the culture and continuing to reinforce the core values and beliefs of the organization. Sue holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources Training and Development and also a degree in Telecommunications. Prior to Corra, Sue owned her own HR Recruitment/Consultant Firm and worked in Human Resources Management in the financial industry. Fueled by a passion to foster the professional development of emerging talent from her alma mater, Sue also serves on the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Alumni Board providing opportunities for students to engage in professional networking opportunities, receive career guidance and coaching while helping to prepare them for entering into the workforce.

Alex Teller

CEO , Home Perfect
Business
Alex Teller

Alex Teller is the CEO of Home Perfect, an ecommerce retailer that has been selling luxury kitchen & bath fixtures online since 2008. Alex started using Magento over 10 years ago, after transitioning from a SaaS platform, and was even at the very first Magento Imagine Conference in Los Angeles way back in 2011! A Native New Yorker with a passion for technology and entrepreneurship, when not in front of a computer, he collects vintage comic books and likes to go to the beach.

Ritesh Somani

Product Management, Adobe Commerce Services , Adobe
General
Ritesh Somani

Ritesh Somani helps to drive value added services and features for Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source within the product team. He has over 15 years of experience delivering software solutions for SMB and enterprise customers in the commerce and payments spaces for platforms. Having started his own business, and having worked at startups and companies such as Intuit, Visa, and PayPal, Ritesh understands the needs of merchants and has successfully implemented easy to use and delightful solutions for millions of businesses worldwide.

Peter Jaap Blaakmeer

CTO , Elgentos
Technical
Peter Jaap Blaakmeer

Owner of elgentos, a 12 year old Magento agency from the Netherlands. Wrote a book on console commands, started several SaaS businesses and runs the Slack community MageChat. Any spare time is spent on family, skateboarding, wakeboarding and board games.

David Lambauer

CEO , run_as_root GmbH
Technical
David Lambauer

David Lambauer is the CEO and founder of run_as_root, a remote-first eCommerce agency based in Germany specializing in high-quality Magento 2 development. He has been working with Magento 2 since its first beta release and is an active open-source contributor. David actively contributes to Mage-OS, by organizing Hackathons or re-inventing the DevDocs

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