Executive Council

With extensive experience and senior leadership in business and digital media, our Executive Council members are the thought leaders behind Internet Week New York.

Council members include:
Patrick Albano
VP, EMEA Advertising Solutions, Yahoo
Rafat Ali
Founder/CEO, Skift
Marc Altshuler
Managing Partner, Human LLC
Donnovan Andrews
Chief Advisor, Digital Media and Innovation, American Association of Advertising Agencies
Jim Bankoff
Chairman, CEO, Vox Media Inc.
Maya Baratz
Director, Head, New Products, ABC News
John Batelle
Chairman, sovrn Holdings; Chairman, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, NewCo
Scott Beale
Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Laughing Squid
Katia Beauchamp
Co-CEO, Founder, Birchbox
David Berkowitz
Paul Berry
Founder, CEO, RebelMouse
Sari Bibliowicz
Co-Founder, Bib + Tuck
Richard Blakeley
Associate Director of Product, People
Anne Bologna
VP, Brand Strategy, Trip Advisor
Noah Brier
Co-Founder, Percolate
Matthew Brimer
Co-Founder, General Assembly
Asi Burak
President, Games for Change
Gerry Byrne
Vice Chairman, PMC
Bob Carrigan
President, CEO, Dun & Bradstreet
Liz Cebron
VP, Marketing, Madewell
Andrew Cedotal
Senior Product Manager, CrowdFlower
Eva Chen
Chief Creative Officer, The Lucky Group
Greg Clayman
General Manager, Audience Networks, Vimeo
Elliot Cohen
Founder/CEO, CityMaps
David Concannon
Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Joe Crump
Senior VP, North American Lead, Product and Service Innovation, Razorfish
Anna Curran
CEO, Cookbook Create
Mark D'Arcy
VP, Chief Creative Officer, Facebook Creative Shop, Facebook
Jeff Dachis
Founder and CEO, One Drop
Soraya Darabi
Co-Founder, Zady
David-Michel Davies
President, Webby Media Group
Tobias Dengel
CEO, Willow Tree Apps
Matt Diamond
CEO, Defy Media
Caterina Fake
Founder, CEO, Findery
Kristen Fergason
CMO, Powerlinx
George Fertitta
CEO, Bloomberg Associates
Alex Furmansky
Founder, Frienddialer; Founder, Sparkology
Annette Gallo
Cindy Gallop
Founder, CEO, IfWeRanTheWorld
Scott Galloway
Founder, L2; Clinical Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern School of Business
Emily Gannett
Co-Founder, President, IRL Productions
Joan Gillman
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Media Services, Time Warner Cable Media
Maria Gotsch
President, CEO, Partnership Fund for New York City
Lindsey Green
VP, Corporate Communications, Bustle
Bob Greenberg
Founder, Chairman, CEO, R/GA
Steven Greenwood
Founder, CEO, Brewster
Desiree Gruber
Founder, CEO, Modelinia; CEO, Full Picture; Executive Producer, Project Runway
Brooke Hammerling
Founder, Brew Media Relations
Steve Hansen
Strategic Advisor, SpinMedia
Max Haot
Co-Founder, CEO, Livestream
Rachel Haot
Chief Digital Officer, Deputy Secretary of Technology, New York State
Brandie Heinel
Freelance Product Manager
Eric Hippeau
Managing Director, Lerer Ventures
Alexa Hirschfeld
Co-Founder, Paperless Post
Jason Hirschhorn
CEO, Chief Curator, REDEF Group, Inc.
Drew Ianni
Founder, CEO, Group Event Chairman, M2 Events; Advisor, Cult
Cella Irvine
CEO, Vibrant Media
Jennine Jacob
Founder, The Coveted; Founder, IFB
Amy Jain
Co-Founder, BaubleBar
Lindsay Kaplan
VP, Communications, Casper
Jason Keath
Founder, CEO, Social Fresh
Michael Keriakos
Co-Founder of Everyday Health Inc.
Michael Kestenbaum
VP, Head of Strategy, IAC
Kellee Khalil
Founder, CEO,
Karin Klein
Partner, Bloomberg Beta
George Kliavkoff
Co-President, Group Head, Hearst Entertainment & Syndication; President, Hearst Ventures
Patrick Kowalczyk
President, PKPR
Jared Kushner
Owner, New York Observer
Nick Lehman
President, Digital, Entertainment and Digital Networks and Integrated Marketing, NBCUniversal
Alex Leo
Head of Audience Development,Yahoo
Ben Lerer
Co-Founder, CEO, Thrillist; Managing Director, Lerer Ventures
Catherine Levene
Co-Founder, CEO, Artspace
Sascha Lewis
Co-Founder, CEO, Flavorpill
Howard Lindzon
Founder, CEO, Stocktwits; Founder, Wallstrip; Managing Member, Lindzon Capital Partners
Mark Mangan
Co-Founder, Flavorpill
Steve Marchese
Executive Producer, The Webby Media Group
Steve Martocci
Co-Founder, Splice
Sean Mills
President, NowThisNews
Kathryn Minshew
Founder, CEO, The Muse
Lenore Moritz
VP, Corporate Communications, Viacom
Andy Morris
CEO, OpenCommunications
Chris Morton
Co-Founder, CEO, Lyst
Sriram Narasimhan
Consulting Manager, IBB Consulting Group
Mari-Kim Novak
CMO, Rubicon Project
Charlie O'Donnell
Partner, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures
Katherine Oliver
Principal, Media and Digital Strategies, Bloomberg Associates
David Pakman
Partner, Venrock Associates
Caroline Palmer
Director, Editorial and Social Media, Amazon Fashion
Shelly Palmer
Host, "Shelly Palmer Digital Living," Fox Television; Managing Director, Digital Media Group, Landmark Ventures/Shelly Palmer
Jay Parkinson
Co-Founder, CEO, Sherpaa
Alan Patricof
Founder, Managing Director, Greycroft LLC
Jonathan Perelman
Vice President, Motion Pictures, BuzzFeed
David Pescovitz
Managing Partner, Co-Editor, BoingBoing
Lexi Peters
Senior PR Manager, The Barbarian Group
Hilary Peterson
Head of Business Development, Lyst
MG Pezzimenti
VP, Content Creation, The Huffington Post
Bob Pittman
CEO, Clear Channel; Founder, the Pilot Group
Susan Portnoy
Founder, Susan Portnoy Communications Consulting
Andrew Rasiej
Founder, Personal Democracy Media; Chairman, NY Tech Meetup
Jackie Reses
Chief Development Officer, Yahoo!
Stacy Robin
CMarketing Director, EisnerAmper
David Rockwell
Founder, Rockwell Group
Steven Rojas
Corporate Digital Director, Morgans Hotel Group
Michael Rose
General Manager, Lifestyle, Everyday Health
Joe Ruffolo
Senior VP, ABC News Digital, ABC News
Kevin Ryan
Founder, Chairman, Gilt Groupe; Founder, Zola
Aubrey Sabala
Manager, Special Edition Accessories, Google
Reshma Saujani
Founder, Girls Who Code
Callie Schweitzer
Editorial Director, Audience Strategy, Time Inc.
Erin Scottberg
VP, Editorial Strategy, Mediaco, Weber Shandwick
John Semel
Senior VP, Planning and Development, John Wiley & Sons
Tim Shey
Head of Scripted, YouTube Originals, Google
Andrew Siegel
Senior VP, Strategy and Corporate Development, Advance Publications Inc.
Jill Siegel
President, Jill Siegel Communications, Inc.
Jessie Singleton
Digital Director, Office of Mayor de Blasio
Rachel Sklar
Founder, CEO,
David B. Smith
Interim Dean, School of Professional Studies, NYC College of Technology
Elizabeth Spiers
Entrepreneur, Writer, Digital Media Expert
Mollie Spilman
EVP, Global Sales and Operations, Millennial Media
Lockhart Steele
VP, Editorial, Vox Media, Inc.
Juliana Stock
VP, Corporate Brand Strategy, A&E Networks
Wendi Sturgis
EVP, Sales and Services, Yext
Allison Tepley
VP, Marketing, Axial
Marisa Thalberg
VP, Corporate Digital and Content Marketing Worldwide, The Estee Lauder Companies; Founder, President,
Julie Thompson
Founder, juliethompsoninc
David Tisch
Co-Founder, TechStars NYC; Managing Partner, BoxGroup
Laurel Touby
Founder, Mediabistro
Are Traasdahl
Founder, CEO, Tapad
Neil Vogel
Kip Voytek
Senior VP, Director of Digital Innovation, MDC Partners
Lou Wallach
Founder, Principal, Wallach Media LLC; Executive Producer, NBC Universal
Mike Walrath
Entrepreneur and Investor
Rick Webb
Venture Partner, Quotidian Ventures; CEO, Secret Clubhouse LLC; Angel Investor
Rachel Weiss
VP, Digital Innovation, Content and New Ventures, L'Oreal
Fred Wilson
Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures; Managing Partner, Flatiron Partners
Stanley Wong
Event Producer, beastsocial
Paul Woolmington
Investor; Co-Founder, Naked Communications
Chris Young
General Partner, Revel Partners
Strauss Zelnick
Founder, Zelnick Media Advisory Committee