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Kevin Brucato

VP, Creative Operations | Prudential

Kevin is VP, Creative Operations for Prudential Brand Marketing & Advertising and Global Communications. He began his 25-plus years of experience at Bozell Advertising where he later went on to serve as a creative operations executive for other leading New York agencies. Kevin is driven by a passion for excellence. ...

Speakers

William Bealmear

Supervisor - Creative Media Group | Exelon

Bill leads the Creative Media group of Fortune 100 energy company Exelon, whose six utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to the largest number of utility customers in the U.S. His unique background in digital media design and international documentary video production gives him extensive experience developing effective communication solutions, ...

Jennifer Candelario

Head of IT | Droga5

Jennifer Candelario is the Head of IT at Droga5, a creative and strategic advertising agency headquartered in New York, with an office in London. Candelario started her career 20 years ago, pulling film for a print shop in Brooklyn, before moving on to manage studios in advertising. Jennifer joined Droga5 ...

Alice Carpenter

Director, Creative Operations | America's Test Kitchen

Alice Carpenter is the Director of Creative Operations at America’s Test Kitchen. In this role, she manages the teams that handle kitchen operations, consumer insights, and editorial services. Her job is to support the content creators for magazines, books, websites, and tv by removing the friction from getting work done. ...

Clair Carter-Ginn

Partner | Forecast

Clair is a multidisciplinary executive who brings a strong combination of creative vision, strategic thinking and operational expertise to her clients. She partners with her clients to identify their brands, business goals, consumers and long-term aspirations in pursuit of creative and content strategies that engage and emotionally connect with customers. ...

Joseph Gies

Marketing Director, Creative & Photography Services | Bass Pro Shops

25-yr veteran of directing and/or managing Creative Services operations, strategies and procurement. Most of this experience was inside the walls of advertising agencies managing a large portfolio of Fortune 50-500 clients in a variety of industries. Proven, award-winning track record for delivery of highly creative work within an agile, lean ...

Jason Gould

Senior Project Manager, Creative Operations | L.L.Bean

Jason Gould has more than 18 years of Publishing and Creative Operations management experience in the IT Market Research and Retail industries. He has organized and led print and digital creative services and content production teams, and he has stood up and directed large-scale, multi-function offshore operations. Throughout his career, ...

Anthony Imgrund

Project Manager | FCB Global

Anthony works in the Strategic Operations department of FCB as a Project Manager helping local offices and departments achieve better operational efficiency. His main focus is project and resource management and helps deploy solutions to meet those needs for different offices. He also helps account teams with extranets to easier ...

Steve Kalalian

CEO | globaledit & Industrial Color Brands

Steve Kalalian is the CEO of globaledit, a creative production platform that simplifies and accelerates the management of visual assets at scale, and Industrial Color Brands, a family of integrated production companies that offers end-to-end services including studio facilities in NY and LA, still and video capture, post-production, and creative ...

Ranjith Kumaran

CEO | Hightail

Ranjith loves to build great products with long-lasting appeal. Let’s take, for example, Hightail. 13 years ago, he created a simple way to send large files that grew into a service used by 45 million people and 150,000 companies worldwide. Now, Ranjith has returned to the company he co-founded, to ...

David Lesue

Creative Director | Workfront

David Lesuè has worked professionally as a graphic designer, UX designer, art director and creative director for the last 17 years. At Workfront, he leads the creative services team (web, print, and video) as the Creative Director. He cares deeply about simplifying creative operations and presents often at HOW Design ...

Rob Lugo

Director of Print Services | Droga5

Rob Lugo is the Director of Print Services at Droga5, a creative and strategic advertising agency headquartered in New York, with an office in London. As one of the first employees to join the agency, Lugo has established and evolved the agency’s in-house print department, which now exists as a ...

Paul Nicholson

SVP Production & Technology | Showtime Networks Inc.

As Senior Vice President, Production & Technology for Showtime Networks Inc., Paul Nicholson oversees two distinct production disciplines. On the print side, Nicholson oversees Showtime’s production and project management, print buying, pre-press studio & retouching services departments. On the broadcast side he manages Showtime’s RED POST audio/video facility, the network’s ...

Nish Patel

CEO | ConceptShare Inc.

Nish is the CEO of ConceptShare Inc, a collaboration tool that makes it dead simple, quick and easy to share, communicate and collaborate on creative work. He spends his time at ConceptShare driving the overall strategy of the company, as well as working closely with lead customers and the company’s ...

Cindy Ponce

Consulting Practice Lead | Cella

As Cella’s Creative Services Practice Lead, Cindy Ponce consults with Fortune 1000 clients whose in-house teams span from small and mid-sized groups to large and global service providers. Cindy’s management competencies lie in building and managing internal agency model organizations globally and effectively managing cross-functional teams worldwide. She’s known for ...

Jackie Schaffer

Vice President & General Manager | Cella

As Cella’s general manager and vice president, Jackie is responsible for the success of Cella’s end-to-end suite of services including managed in-house agencies, consulting and training solutions—all designed exclusively for the in-house creatively community. She has spoken at numerous industry events, and her work has been published within many industry ...

Kristen Schweitzer

SVP, Global Production Operations Director | GTB

Kristen Schweitzer is leading the development of a content production strategy designed to harness the expertise of WPP’s global network in support of Ford Motor Company’s global marketing efforts. Schweitzer is applying her 18+ years of account, strategy and creative operations experience to defining a smart and simple solution for ...

Tim Vasilovic

Manager, Digital Asset & Photo Library | Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Tim Vasilovic is Photo Library Manager for the Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) Brand Experience group. In his role, he is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of TBS, Inc.’s photography archives, a collection of more than six million images used to support programming, promotion and corporate activities, and ...

Bill Weiss

Director of Creative Operations | DraftKings

Bill is the Director of Creative Operations for DraftKings with 18 years experience in marketing project management, workflow design, process creation and change management. More recently, Bill has customized workflows and process for Christies, Inc and Chipotle Mexican Grill, including the introduction of a consistent project management methodology, implementation of ...

Sue Wolski

Senior Consultant | Cella

Cella Senior Consultant Sue Wolski has built and developed best-in-class creative services teams and processes in both agency and in-house corporate environments. At Cella she supports Fortune 500 creative leaders in assessing current state operations, developing strategic plans to evolve the in-house agency and in implementing change. She has extensive ...

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