NEIL PATEL, CO FOUNDER, NEIL PATEL DIGITAL
Neil Patel is the co-founder of Neil Patel Digital. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies. Neil is a New York Times bestselling author and was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 35 by the United Nations.
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Julie Van Ullen, General Manager, Rakuten Marketing,
Julie Van Ullen is the General Manager, Americas for Rakuten Marketing’s growth business. In her role, Julie is responsible for overseeing sales and services as they pertain to the holistic suite of Rakuten Marketing’s solutions for Advertisers. Additionally, Julie drives the strategy and vision related to all aspects of go-to-market for RM offerings. Prior to joining Rakuten Marketing, Julie was the Vice President of Digital for FreeWheel. In her role, she served as digital segment GM to oversee product vision, client acquisition, and overall go-to-market strategy for FreeWheel’s suite of video ad serving and monetization solutions.
RYAN DEISS, COFOUNDER & CEO, DIGITALMARKETER.COM
DigitalMarketer.co is, the leading provider of digital marketing training & certifications to small and mid-sized businesses. Ryan is also the founder and host of the Traffic & Conversion Summit, the largest digital marketing conference in North America, and the creator of the “Customer Value Optimization" methodology.
Ryan’s online business endeavors began at 19 when he launched his first website from his freshman dorm room so he could make some extra money to buy an engagement ring for his college sweetheart. It worked! Not only did the girl say “Yes,” but this one, little website ballooned into over 500, and a hobby grew into a real business.
Today, Ryan’s digital media and ecommerce group, RivalBrands.com, owns and operates hundreds of properties including, MakeupTutorials.com, DIYProjects.com, SurvivalLife.com and Sewing.com (just to name a few), and according to Shark Tank star, Daymond John, “His companies practically own the Internet.” He is also the best-selling author of the books, “Digital Marketing For Dummies” and “The Invisible Selling Machine,” and is considered one of the most dynamic speakers on modern digital marketing today.
Most importantly, Ryan is a proud dad of four wonderful kids, Jonathan, Joyce, Ruth and Timothy, and husband to Emily…the girl who said “Yes” and inspired it all.