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Michael Trembley

Michael Trembley, Vice President, Partner Programs for Walmart.com, brings over 20 years of experience building and designing e-commerce and consumer services. At Walmart, he is responsible for accelerating and expanding the third-party marketplace and drop-ship businesses across Walmart.com and Jet.com.

Prior to this role, Michael led product management of several online service businesses including pharmacy, financial services, and photo and directed user experience design for Walmart.com. He has also held roles with Kodak, Ofoto, and several startups. Originally from Switzerland, Michael received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.

David Spitz

David Spitz, ChannelAdvisor’s CEO, is responsible for leading the company in its mission to provide retailers and branded manufacturers with the software and services needed to successfully sell their products via online sales channels. Before joining ChannelAdvisor, Spitz founded and successfully exited multiple venture-backed software companies.

David received a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego. David has been awarded three U.S. patents, is past chairman of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Foundation Board and is a member of the executive committee and board of directors for the North Carolina Council for Entrepreneurial Development.

Rob Rekrutiak

Rob is a Group Product Manager with Google Shopping. In this role he is focused on leading efforts in product content and data, global expansion and advertising programs for merchants, marketplaces and brands.

Prior to joining Google in 2013, Rob has been entrepreneur and executive both in-and-outside of tech including positions as COO of China’s leading branding and integrated marketing agency, founder/CEO of a vertically integrated home and lifestyle product brand, co-founder of a multi-category online retailer, co-creator of an award-winning IoT device, dotcom-era digital strategist and early 90’s web design pioneer.

Rob has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the GS1 Innovation Board where he sets global direction and strategy for product data standards such as the UPC barcode and GDSN. Rob is also active as an early stage investor/advisor with a variety of technology and product companies.

Tracie Nunez

Tracie Nunez currently serves as President of Performance Warehouse Association, a nonprofit organization of specialty automotive parts distributors, based in Southern California. PWA is a responsive professional network representing more than 400 companies comprised of distributors, manufacturers, sales reps and retailers. Since 1971, the association’s main focus has been to promote the profitable distribution of specialty automotive products and grow business for the long haul.

Previously, Tracie spent fifteen years at Advanced Clutch Technology, a performance clutch manufacturer. As the CEO, she was a key player in growing the business and developing the ACT brand. She also spent eight years working in warehouse distribution at Avery Dennison, a leading manufacturer of office supplies. Tracie received a Bachelor of Business Management from the University of Phoenix. Her professional experience enhances her perspective of industry trends that impact automotive businesses.

Henry Maier

Henry J. Maier assumed his role in June 2013 and is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the company. He also serves on the FedEx Corp. Strategic Management Committee.

Maier has more than 38 years of experience in the transportation industry, including more than 30 years at FedEx companies. His FedEx career includes a series of leadership positions in logistics, sales, marketing, and communications, including serving as director of sales and vice president of marketing and communications. Immediately prior to his current position, he was an executive vice president of FedEx Ground and responsible for all of the company’s strategic planning, contractor relations, and corporate communications programs.

Originally from Texas, Maier graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He holds board positions on the United Way of Allegheny County and  the Allegheny Conference for Community Development.

Khurrum Malik

Khurrum is the Head of North America Product Marketing at Facebook, where he is responsible for the company’s advertising product strategy and execution. Prior to Facebook, Khurrum was the CMO at eXelate and VP of Marketing at comScore where he led corporate and product marketing efforts to drive growth across audience, advertising, and digital analytics product lines. His background includes driving revenue, share, and profitability in mobile, digital, and software industries. He has also spent time in marketing leadership roles at Accenture, Microsoft, and Sprint. Khurrum received his MBA from the Darden School of Business and his MS (Information Technology) and BA (Environmental Science) from the University of Virginia.

Lee McCabe

As Vice President of North America at Alibaba Group, Lee leads the company’s North American business. As GM of this effort, Lee works closely with all industries to set the course for how to best utilize Alibaba Group’s family of brands and services.

Prior to joining Alibaba Group, Lee was Global Head of Vertical Strategy at Facebook. He has also held roles with Expedia, eBay, Telstra and Warner Music.

Bob Kupbens

Bob Kupbens, Vice President of Seller Experience and Global Trust, brings extensive industry as well as customer-facing experience to this role. Kupbens leads eBay’s effort to bring unique and differentiated inventory to the eBay platform, enhance sellers’ business growth and drive buyer and seller confidence in the marketplace.

Previously, Kupbens was Vice President of Online Retail at Apple, where he was responsible for leading one of the top five largest ecommerce businesses globally. There, he was additionally responsible for the Apple Store app, Apple Store digital interactive experiences and global retail customer service teams. Prior to Apple, he was Vice President, Marketing & Digital Commerce at Delta Air Lines. He also spent eight years at Target Corporation in a variety of roles and organizations, from supply chain to technology to e-commerce.

Kupbens began his career at Ford Motor Company before going into consulting. He is a graduate of MIT and has an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School.

Scott Galloway

Scott is a Clinical Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business where he teaches brand strategy and digital marketing. In 2012, Professor Galloway was named “One of the World’s 50 Best Business School Professors” by Poets & Quants. He is also the founder of Red Envelope and Prophet Brand Strategy. Scott was elected to the World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow and has served on the boards of directors of Urban Outfitters (Nasdaq: URBN), Eddie Bauer (Nasdaq: EBHI), The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), Gateway Computer, and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He received a B.A. from UCLA and an M.B.A. from UC Berkeley.

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Emmy Award-winning television show host, entrepreneur and best-selling author, is America’s most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher. Millions of people rely on Martha Stewart as a source of useful “how-to” information for all aspects of everyday living – cooking, entertaining, gardening, home renovating, collecting, organizing, crafting, holidays, healthy living and pets.

Her namesake company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, which she founded in 1996, reaches approximately 66 million consumers across all media platforms each month and has a growing retail presence with 8,500 products in thousands of retail locations. In addition, the company offers television and video programming, award-winning magazines, best-selling books, innovative websites and apps.

Raised in Nutley, New Jersey, in a family with six children, Martha developed her passion for cooking, gardening and homekeeping at an early age. Her mother taught her the basics of cooking, baking, canning, and sewing; her father introduced her to gardening at the age of three. Martha earned a bachelor’s degree in history and architectural history at Barnard College. Upon graduating, she became a stockbroker on Wall Street, where she gained her early business training. After moving to Westport, Connecticut, in 1972, she developed a catering business that showcased her remarkable talent and originality. Her unique visual presentation of food and the elegant recipes she created for her catered events were the basis for Entertaining, published in 1982. Entertaining was the first of 78 books, including bestsellers such as Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook, Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook and Martha Stewart’s Cooking School. The latter inspired the weekly television series, Martha Stewart’s Cooking School, on PBS. It is the latest addition to MSLO’s expansive portfolio of television programming, which over the years has been recognized with 18 Emmy Awards.

The Company’s merchandising offerings include the Martha Stewart Living line of home-improvement products at The Home Depot, the Martha Stewart Collection of home products at Macy’s, the Martha Stewart Home Office line with Avery at Staples, Martha Stewart Pets products at PetSmart, Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels and Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores, Martha Stewart Clean with Hain, among others. MSLO entered into a strategic alliance with J.C. Penney Company, Inc., and launched products in jcp stores in Spring 2013.
Martha Stewart founded the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai Medical Center in 2007.