Thursday, April 30th, 2015

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

ThinkTank I: Admiralty Room

Growing Revenue & Users: Marketing+Tech Trends across Social (FB,YT, TW, IG), Mobile, MCNs and Influencers

Barry Stamos, CEO Videoo

Dustin Suchter, Exectutive Vice President, Social Reality

Dhruv Joshi, CEO, Social Rockfish

Georgii Speakman, Director BD, IZEA

Juan Bruce, CEO/Founder,

Juston Brommel, Founder, Advisor, CMTO, CSO, Free(dom) Agent, Moderator


Juan holds a Bachelors in Product Design, a Masters in Engineering and an MBA from Stanford.


Barry Stamos, CEO/Co-Founder, Videoo – The world’s first social video player Founder/CEO @Videoo. Founder @Inbox Marketing; Sold to Responsys pre-IPO (MKTG); Acquired by Oracle for $1.6 Billion. 6-Year Global Executive @Acxiom (ACXM). Marketing Expert (Consulted >100 of Fortune 500 on paid, owned, earned and sold media).  Clients include: Acer Group, Ad:tech, Allstate, American Family Insurance,, AT&T, Avery Dennison, AXA Group, Bing, Bloomingdales, Capella University, Capital One, Chase, Citibank, Continental Airlines, Deutsche Lufthansa, Disney, DMG World Media, Dow Corning, E-LOAN, FedEx, Fingerhut, Fortune Magazine, Fidelity, Fisher Scientific, General Motors, GSI Commerce, Harley-Davidson, H-Careers, Helzberg Diamonds, HP, Intrawest, Itau, Jewelry Television, John Deere, Key Bank, Kraft Foods, Lego, Lending Tree, L'Oreal, Lumenis, Macys, Mastercard Advisors, NBC Universal, Nidek, Omniture, Oracle, Orbitz, Philosophy, Playboy, Quicken Loans, Quill, Rhapsody, Santander, Scotiabank, Sees Candies, Select Comfort, Serenata Flowers, Sony Ericsson, StubHub!, Symantec, Thompson West, Trend Mirco, Tyco Electronics, U.S. Bank, Virgin Group, Vanguard, Visa, Wells Fargo, and Wine Enthusiast.  Specialties: Results-driven executive with 14 years of experience advising leading brands on innovative customer experiences omni-channel/device/app (advertising, sales, marketing, product and service); 10 years optimizing acquisition, growth and retention with emerging media (mobile, social, video, display, web, email, search, iTV, and what's coming next). Expertise in strategy and implementation that drives incremental revenues and measurable ROI. Strong skills and abilities in corporate visioning, strategic consulting, new media and marketing ecosystem optimization (paid/owned/earned/sold).


Georgii Speakman, Director Business Development, IZEA – The grandfather of Sponsored Social and Influencer Marketing.  Georgii is the Director of Business Development for IZEA – the largest influencer marketing network in the USA – home to over 250,000 + content creators across all leading social channels. The influencers that Georgii works with includes celebrities, athletes, musicians, reality TV stars, YouTubers, Viners, bloggers and more. Georgii heads up the Entertainment vertical for IZEA out of Los Angeles.  Georgii’s experience also pertains to having worked on both sides of the camera as an Actor and Creative Producer. Her experience also lends itself to 10 years in PR, marketing, social, recruitment, communications and business development. Georgii has spent years interviewing, talking to, networking with, head hunting and engaging high profile individuals in both the business and creative fields. Georgii’s most recent experience on camera has seen her Present on the red carpet at LA based celebrity driven events, such as the Oscars (87th Academy Awards 2015) at the Historic Warner Bros. Mansion party for a Time Warner subsidiary. As a recognized executive in the disruptive media space, Georgii has had the opportunity to sit on panels for ‘Digital LA’ at the famous ‘House of Blues’ for a panel addressing Actors and Musicians looking to ‘socialize their careers and monetize their platforms’; and at DEW – the ‘Digital Entertainment World Expo’ 2015 on topic of ‘is Silicon Beach hyper reality or fact?’. Georgii currently sits on a board for charity group ‘Ambition’ as a Media Advisor.  Georgii’s inspirations include travel, art, music, film and television, being exposed to incredible ideas and innovation in and around Silicon Beach, CA, and being influenced herself by genuine game-changers and shifters of culture, community, business and the arts.


Dhruv Joshi, Chief Evangelist + Growth Hacker, Social Rockfish:  Social Rockfish is an evolving growth company based in San Francisco, CA and with a office and team operating out of London, founded by Chief Evangelist and Grey Hat Growth Hacker Dhruv Joshi from the United Kingdom, leading the companies early focus on lean practices and digital strategy models surrounding audience growth and development.  Social Rockfish takes on 16 projects per year, sometimes working with only 7 clients at any given time. Each project tends to involve technology, audience development, and data analysis. We constructively build brands digitally and deliver targeted engagements attracting more visibility and actual customers. We have been successful in developing revenue models from simple ideas in the early start-up phase -to- existing businesses that currently have revenue models in place. Our team has been described as creative thinkers/designers, growth hackers and advance analytics; with our primary aim to develop great products and reach customers in a creative way, delivering true ROI.


Dustin Suchter, Exectutive Vice President, Social Reality - Integrated social, social ads, and influencers:  Dustin builds social and display advertising technology with hundreds of millions of users served and dollars earned, billions of impressions served over 15+ years with scalable infrastructures and online advertising.  Most recently he was the founder and CEO/CTO of Five Delta who was acquired by Social Reality.  Past companies include: Inktomi & Yahoo!  Dustin has a B.S. Mathematics of Computation from UCLA.


Juston Brommel, Founder, Advisor, CMTO, Strategist, Special Agent:  Juston Brommel ( drives valuation, revenue, user growth, and ROI for Internet and mobile investments.  He is a highly sought-after strategic consultant to technology and media CEOs, their boards and their teams.  Juston consults to Fortune 500 companies, capitalized startups, and investment funds in the technology and media sectors with a focus on Internet and mobile.  His work creates successful results across five domains: marketing, product, technology, analytics and business management. • Founded and sold marketing tech company to @Responsys (acquired by @Oracle for $1.6B) • Built direct response, marketing, and ecommerce that garnered $1B exit (@lovephilosophy) • Primary contributor to 500%+ growth in 2 years resulting in sale to global leader (confidential) • Doubled conversion rates of primary revenue program in 120 days (@LendingTree) • Solved complex UI/UX+data+marketing problem, enabling company to scale (@stubhub, sold to eBay $310M) • Led a gaming turn-around to cash-flow positive in 90 days and the closing of its Series A funding • A value-driven professional, Juston’s clients say he “clear-cuts a path right to bottom-line results,” is “brilliant at bridging strategy and operations across departments.”  He has an “uncanny comprehension of the marketing and technology landscapes”, and is “always presenting attractive alternative options.”  His clients have been in the business, enterprise and consumer sectors; with companies in technology, SaaS, IaaS (info), DaaS (data), software, services, mobile, media, publishing, advertising, affiliate, lead generation, gaming, travel, finance, direct response, dating, info marketing, events, subscription services, CPG and retail. He has worked on US, European, Chinese and Global initiatives.

As a strategist, revenue driver, and digital growth expert, his work balances risk, reward and revenue across departments (marketing, product, technology, analytics, business management) and creates clarity between the C-level execs and the management team.


Juan Bruce is the co-founder and CEO of Epoxy, the leading provider of multi-platform software for short-form online video creators and networks. His background is an eclectic combination of design, technology, and entertainment. Juan started his career at the design firm IDEO in silicon valley as a designer and innovation lead for brands ranging from Apple and Palm to BMW and Sony. Juan founded the LA studio of the design and innovation firm Continuum. Prior to Epoxy Juan lead digital development and investments for Robert Downey Jr.’s Team Downey, including early investment in Maker Studios.