World-Class Speakers

The Forum features all-star speakers like Martha Stewart, Gary Vaynerchuk, Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki, Barbara Corcoran, and many more. Over 30 TEDx speakers, 22 PhDs, and a dozen university professors have appeared on stage at The Financial Brand Forum.

Forum 2019

Jane Barratt

Chief Advocacy Officer

MX

Natalie Bartholomew

Chief Administrative Officer | VP

Grand Savings Bank

Rohit Bhargava

Author/Professor of Global Marketing

Georgetown University

Andrea Brimmer

CMO

Ally Financial Inc

Alyson Clarke

Principle Analyst

Forrester Research

Mark Cliffe

Chief Economist

ING

Deidra Colvin

Chief Marketing Officer

Baker Hill

Barbara Corcoran

Author

Shark Tales

Kaitlin Cwieka

AVP/Social Media and Brand Communications Manager

Avidia Bank

David DeFazio

Partner

Strategy Corps

Rilla Delorier

CSO

Umpqua Bank

Steve Ducey

CXO

Vibrant Credit Union

Michele Elrod

EVP, Head of Marketing

Regions Bank

Jeff Fromm

President

FutureCast

Alexandra Gekas

VP/Marketing & Engagement

Callahan & Associates

Lily Harder

VP, Research

Mintel

Nancy Harhut

Behavioral Scientist & Chief Creative Officer

Harhut & Associates

Jeffrey Hayzlett

CMO

KODAK

Tricia Hrotko

Regional Executive

Digital Onboarding

Troy Janisch

VP/Director of Social Intelligence

U.S. Bank

Lynne Jarman-Johnson

Chief Marketing Officer

Consumers Credit Union

Brian Knollenberg

VP, Member Insights & Strategy

BECU

Christopher Lester

President

C4ward Strategies

Doug Lipp

Former Training Head

Disney University

Dan Marks

Chief Marketing Officer

Hancock Whitney

Jim Marous

Co-Publisher at The Financial Brand/Owner of Digital

The Financial Brand

Deborah Mersino

Chief Marketing & Experience Officer

OCCU

David Mooney

CEO

Alliant Credit Union

Chris Nichols

Chief Strategy Officer

CenterState Bank

Matt Oczkowski

President

Data Propria

Meredith Olmstead

CEO & Founder

FI Grow

John Oxford

Director of Marketing & Public Relations Senior Vice President

Renasant Bank

Jouk Pleiter

CEO & Founder

Backbase

Abigail Posner

Head of Strategy

Google

Ellie Reineck

National Market President

IncredibleBank

Jim Reuter

CEO

FirstBank

Wil Reynolds

Founder & Director of Digital Strategy

Seer Interactive

James Robert Lay

CEO & Founder

Digital Growth Institute

Dena Roten

Managing Director of Retail Banking

Citi

Jonathan Rowe

Chief Marketing Officer

nCinco

Claudia Sandino

CMO

Ocean Bank

Barbara Sanfilippo

Co-Founder

High Definition Banking

Melissa Schilling

John Herzog Family Professor of Strategy and Innovation / Author of Quirky

NYU Stern School of Business

Lance Senoyuit

Senior Principal/Industry Value Engineering Banking Industry

SAP

Ron Shevlin

Director of Research

Cornerstone Advisors

Jason Silva

Futurist, Storyteller, Behavioral Scientist & Host of Hit TV Show Brain Games

Peter Stackpole

Founder

Stockpole Partners

Ben Stangland

President & COO

Weber Marketing Group

Paula Tompkins

Founder & CEO

ChannelNet

Penne Vanderbush

Chief Strategy Officer

FI Grow

Gary Vaynerchuk

Global Marketing Expert, Social Media Rockstar & Serial Entrepreneur

Joe Wheeler

Senior Director/Mid-Size Bank Practice Lead

J.D. Power

Forum 2018

Jane Barratt

Chief Advocacy Officer

MX

Kevin Blair

CEO

NewGround

Gina Bleedorn

Chief Experience Officer

Adrenaline

Rauly Butler

EVP

The Mechanics Bank

Jill Castilla

CEO/President

Citizens Bank of Edmond

Josh Cook

COO

Community Choice Credit Union

Catherine Courage

VP, Ads & Commerce User Experience

Google

David Defazio

Partner

Strategy Corps

Carlos Dominguez

President

Sprinklr

Jason Dorsey

President & Co-Founder

GenHQ

Tom Edwards

Chief Digital Officer

Epsilon

Tara Graff

VP, Marketing/Business Development

Royal Credit Union

Kindra Hall

Speaker/Storytelling Advisor/Author

Jonathan Hanson

Director, Product Marketing

Community First CU

Nancy Harhut

Chief Creative Officer

HBT Marketing

Tim Harrington

President

T.E.A.M Resources

Lynne Jarman-Johnson

CMO

Consumers Credit Union

Debra Jasper

Founder/CEO

Mindset Digital

Guy Kawaski

Former Chief Evangelist

Apple

Wei Ke

Partner

Simon Kucher & Partners

Sam Kilmer

Senior Director

Cornerstone

Sallie Krawcheck

CEO & Co-Founder, Chair of Elevate Network

Ellevest

Jean Pierre Lacroix

President

SLDNXT

Ralph LaMacchia

President

La Macchia

Natalie Lemoine

VP/Marketing Director

Home Bank

Jim Marous

Fintech Strategist/Co-Publisher

The Financial Brand

Jeff McCarthy

VP, Marketing Director

First Bank Financial Centre

Karen McGaughey

Principal

Weber Marketing Group

Craig McLaughlin

CEO

Extractable

Paula Milstead

Director of Marketing

Chesapeake Bank

Michael Mothner

CEO & Founder

Wpromote

Lux Narayan

CEO

Unmetric

Drew Neisser

Founder/CEO

Renegade

Allison Nygaard

SVP/Corporate Marketing

Regions Bank

Sean Payant

Chief Consulting Officer

Haberfeld

Joe Pulizzi

Founder

Content Marketing Institute

Wil Reynolds

Founder/Director of Digital Strategy

Seer Interactive

Louis Richardson

Chief Storyteller

IBM

Barnaby Riedel

Psychologist & Lead Researcher

Riedel Strategy

James Robert Lay

CEO

Digital Growth Institute

Deborah Robinson

Senior Partner

Centier Bank

Scarlett Sieber

VP, USAA Labs

USAA

Brian Solis

Principal Analyst

Altimeter

Kerry-Ann Stimpson

Group Chief Marketing Officer

JMMB Group

Joe Sullivan

CEO

Market Insights

Mark Trokse

SVP, Director of Digital Banking

TCF Bank

Katie Ullman

Marketing Manager

First Source Credit Union

Jenn Wade

CMO

Deer Valley CU

Karl Wirth

CEO & Co-Founder

Evergage

Randi Zuckerberg

Former Head of Marketing

Facebook

Tracey Zywicki

VP, Treasury Management

4Front CU

Forum 2017

Brenda Arndt

VP Content and Search, U.S. Bank

Michael Balsimo

President, Balsimo Strategic

Tim Bennett

Consultant, CAVU Strategy Consulting

Jonah Berger

Marekting Professor, Author “Contagious: Why Things Catch On”, Wharton School

Ed Boyle

CEO

Medici Bank

Allison Brown

VP of Marketing, Essential Federal Credit Union

Brennie Conkle

Vice President, Customer Strategy

Invoca

Andrew Davidson

SVP/Chief Insights Officer

Mintel

Ray Davis

CEO/President

Umpqua Bank

Dave DeFazio

Partner

StrategyCorps

Jim Dellavilla

Chief Client Officer

Catalyst

Jim Dicso

President & CRO

SundaySky

Kirk Duke

Vice President of Marketing

Main Savings

Roxanne Emmerich

CEO

The Emmerich Group

Rick Hall

Managing Director, Banking & Financial Services

BKM Marketing

Bill Handel

VP/Research & Development

Raddon Financial Group

Nancy Harhut

Behavioral Scientist & Chief Creative Officer

Harhut & Associates

Carie Kelly

AVP/Direct Channel Manager

Radius Bank

Martin Kelly

SVP/CMO

Firefly Credit Union

David Kerstein

President

Peak Performance Consulting Group

Ryan Kilpatrick

SVP/Business Development & Director of Culture Strategies

Origin Bank

Pete Koomen

Co-Founder & CTO

Optimizely

Kesna Lawrence

Chief Data Scientist

Datamyx (Deluxe)

Shelly Loftin

Chief Marketing Officer

Bear State Bank

Don MacDonald

CMO

MX

Dan Marks

Chief Marketing Officer

Hancock Whitney Bank

Jim Marous

Co-Publisher

The Financial Brand

Kelly McDonald

Marketing Expert & Best-Selling Author

Robert McKinnon

Practice Leader/Financial Services

SiriusDecisions

Craig McLaughlin

President/CEO

Extractable

Joe Meier

Principal Analytical Lead

Google

Deborah Mersino

Chief Marketing & Experience Officer

OCCU

Brad Montgomery

Happiness Expert, Speaker and Author

Melissa Musgrove

VP/Head of Social Media

Regions

Jeffrey Nowicki

AVP/Partnership & Product Manager

Radius Bank

Meredith Olmstead

President

SocialStairway

Jessica Pate

Senior Director of Brand

Ally Bank

Jim Perry

Senior Strategist

Market Insights

Philip Philippides

Principal

Capgemini

Steven Ramirez

CEO

Beyond the Arc

Wil Reynolds

Founder & Director of Digital Strategy

Seer Interactive

Steve Rice

EVP

EverFi

Eric Ryan

Co-Founder, Chief Brand Architect

Method

Tina Seelig

Professor, Department of Management Science & Engineering

Standford University

Chris Snook

Author of “Digital Sense” and Brand Humanizer at Large

David Sosna

CEO & Co-Founder

Personetics

Korey Thurber

SVP- Solutions

C2G Partners

Ron Tite

Branding & Creativity Expert

Mark Weber

CEO & Founder

Weber Marketing Group

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