New York Summit 2018
November 2, 2018 | Convene 117 W 46th Street
An event to discover, explore and connect with change-makers from over 600+ global brands, retailers, agencies, startups and tech companies.

Brands We Work With

Nancy Mahon

Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability, The Esteé Lauder Companies

Nancy is senior vice president of Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability for The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., where she leads the company’s corporate citizenship, sustainability, and global philanthropy efforts. She is also global executive director of the M·A·C AIDS Fund, which offers support to individuals in marginalized communities living with HIV/AIDS worldwide through prevention, treatment, and basic needs services.

Gillian Meek

President , Keds

Gillian Meek joined the Keds team as President in 2016. In this role, she leads a cross-functional team which includes product creation, marketing, finance, sales and operations to deliver global growth for the Keds business. The Keds brand dates back to 1916 and, under Meek’s leadership, is forging a new future with a vision to become the most coveted women’s sneaker brand in the world.

Anjelica Triola

Chief Strategist, Suraj Patel for Congress, Co-Founder, Creative Caucus

Anjelica Triola is a creative strategist who builds campaigns and experiences for iconic brands such as Adidas, Pepsi, Target, and LVMH. In late 2016, she pivoted to politics to apply her understanding of art and internet culture to solve the American crisis of low voter participation.

Stephany Kirkpatrick

VP of Strategy & Growth, SoulCycle

Stephany Kirkpatrick is a leading Digital executive with over 15 years of experience helping set omni-channel business strategy for companies across all industries, from start-ups to scaled Fortune 50 corporations. Currently the Vice President of Digital Strategy and Growth for SoulCycle, Stephany is leading the company's expansion into new markets and products with an emphasis on Mind, Body and Soul.

Derek Blasberg

Director of Fashion & Beauty, YouTube

Derek Blasberg is YouTube’s Director of Fashion and Beauty, and a New York Times best-selling author. He was born and raised in St Louis, Missouri, and attended New York University, graduating in 2004 with two degrees, Journalism and Dramatic Literature. His first job was as an assistant at Vogue, and in his career he has been the Editor-At-Large of Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair’s Man on the Street.

Emma Grede

Co-Founder & CEO, Good American

Emma Grede is the co-founder & CEO of Good American, and has decades of experience in the fashion and entertainment industries. Emma co-founded Good American with Khloe Kardashian in October 2016, forming the first fully inclusive fashion brand to offer trend-forward designs that are made to fit women - and not the other way around.

David Kepron

Vice President Global Design Strategies - Distinctive Premium Brands, Marriott International

Kepron brings 20 years of retail design expertise to the making of meaningful customer connections at hotel properties around the globe. His multidisciplinary approach to design focuses on understanding consumer behavior and the creation of relevant brand experiences at the intersection of architecture, sociology, neuroscience and emerging digital technologies.

Gabrielle Korn

Editor in Chief, NYLON

Gabrielle Korn is the Editor-in-Chief at NYLON Media, where she oversees all digital content creation across platforms. Gabrielle joined NYLON in 2014 as Senior Editor, and held a slew of different positions before she became Editor-in-Chief in September 2017. Under her editorial leadership, NYLON has become a fully digital brand that generates around 100 million impressions per month.

Robin Mason

Senior Vice President, Shiseido Fragrances

Robin Mason is an accomplished and highly respected beauty-marketing executive with demonstrated success in brand building in multiple categories. Robin currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Shiseido Fragrances. In this role, she develops winning US marketing strategies for the growing portfolio of luxury fragrance brands, including Dolce & Gabbana, Ferragamo, Hermes, Issey Miyake and Narciso Rodriguez.

Michelle Lee

Editor-in-Chief, Allure

Michelle Lee is the editor-in-chief of Allure. Since assuming the role in 2015, she has been committed to championing diversity and expanding the definition of beauty. In September 2017, Lee and her staff declared the "End of Anti-Aging" in their September 2017 issue and took an oath to remove the term "anti-aging" from their own lexicon.

Lincoln Wheeler

General Manager - Airbnb Experiences, Airbnb

I am the General Manager for Airbnb Experiences in New York City and additional northeast markets. Prior to Airbnb, I completed my MBA at Columbia, and I was a strategy consultant at Deloitte working across six countries on international development projects.

Paul Blackburn

Vice President, Retail Development, Design & Merchandising, L'Occitane en Provence

Paul joined L’OCCITANE in 2012 and has been working within the Architecture & Design industry for 15+ years. He is in charge of all aspects of Real Estate, Design, Construction & Merchandising, for a store portfolio of over 230 locations in North America.

Vikram Bhaskaran

Head of Market Development, Pinterest

As head of market development, Vikram leads Pinterest’s industry strategy, helping marketers across sectors better understand how to derive the most value from Pinterest. Vikram worked on the first version of Pinterest eight years ago & has since gone on to be a founding member of the partnership team, launch the NYC office & lead teams focused on sectors ranging from consumer packaged goods to retail to financial services & travel.

Amanda Tolleson

Chief Customer Officer, Birchbox

Amanda joined Birchbox in early 2014 to lead brand marketing and strategy. She launched Birchbox's first TV campaign and realigned the company around reaching an unexpected target customer - a casual, non-obsessed beauty consumer who has been overlooked and underserved by the industry. In her current role, Amanda is responsible for building the Birchbox brand for this woman and changing the way she relates to and consumes beauty.

Adam Pritzker

Chairman & CEO, Assembled Brands

Adam Pritzker is CEO and founder at Assembled Brands Group LLC, a holding company providing working capital and services to emerging consumer brands. He co-founded General Assembly, a global network of campuses providing professional development training, and served as Executive Chairman prior to its sale to Adecco Group.

Gil Don

CEO & Co-Founder, Splitit

Gil is the CEO and co-founder of Splitit. He holds over 20 years of experience in sales and management for US corporations, previously serving as the Regional Manager for one of Dell EMC’s product divisions where he was responsible for driving sales, building customer relationships, and establishing additional channel partners. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Sales for leading technology system integrators Ankor and We!.

Stephanie Joy Benedetto

Co-Founder & CEO, Queen of Raw

Corporate attorney turned fashion tech entrepreneur, Stephanie is the Co-Founder of Queen of Raw (Techstars '18), a blockchain-enabled marketplace that brings raw material back to life by giving factories that over-produce it and brands that over-purchase it a place to recapture its value. An advocate for women in business and sustainable fashion, her companies have been featured in Vogue, WWD, Fortune, WIRED, and Fast Company.

Madelyn Markoe

Co-Founder, Media Noche

Markoe has been deeply entrenched in the San Francisco restaurant industry for many years; she was a host at Salt House, helped to open Boxing Room in Hayes Valley, was the assistant GM at Tres (where she and Jessie met), helped turn Chino into an event space, and was the GM at Tacolicious in the Marina. For her accomplishments in restaurants and hospitality, Markoe was named on Zagat SF’s 30 Under 30 list in 2015.

Francesco Clark

Founder, Clark's Botanicals

While Clark’s Botanicals founder Francesco Clark likes saying, “Vanity saved my life,” about how his life-changing spinal cord injury eventually
served as the impetus for creating his skincare brand, his background and expertise were lined up for a career in beauty from an early age.