Multichannel Merchant will have its camera rolling at IRCE 2015. Stop by Booth 308, watch, and listen to Multichannel Merchant’s editors interview the ecommerce industry’s biggest thought-leaders. [RELATED: What’s Happening at IRCE 2015] Here’s a sampling of thought-leaders who are scheduled to stop by and visit with the Multichannel Merchant team:
Eoin Comerford, CEO, Moosejaw
Eoin Comerford oversees the strategy and operations for Moosejaw, a multichannel retailer of outdoor adventure apparel and gear, including Moosejaw.com , and Moosejaw’s 10 stores in Michigan, Illinois, Missouri and Colorado. Moosejaw’s is known in the uindustry for its unique, engaging and irreverent marketing techniques. Prior to Moosejaw, Eoin was president of AJ Prindle, a multichannel retailer of auto-related gifts and gadgets.
[Eoin’s interview at Booth 308 will take place, Thursday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m.]
Lauren Freedman, President, The E-Tailing Group
Lauren Freedman is a seasoned 20–year e-commerce veteran, author of “It’s Just Shopping” and a recognized and respected figure in omni-channel retail. Her company’s annual mystery shopping and merchant surveys provide a comprehensive overview of cross-channel commerce, setting industry standards and highlighting best practices. Freedman founded the e-Tailing group in 1993 after an extensive career as a buyer/merchandiser, evolving her company into a leading e-commerce consultancy that advises retailers on merchandising, strategy and customer experience best practices while also developing thought leadership and go-to-market strategies for top technology companies.
[Lauren’s interview at Booth 308 will take place Wednesday, June 3, at noon]
Scot Wingo, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, ChannelAdvisor
Scot Wingo sets the strategic direction for the company and works closely with the management team to align product direction with market trends. Scot is an industry thought leader, contributing regularly to several ChannelAdvisor blogs and speaking often at industry events. Scot received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Computer Engineering degree from North Carolina State University. Scot has received numerous awards including Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year and Triangle Business Journal’s Businessperson of the Year.
[Scot’s interview at Booth 308 will take place Wednesday, June 3, at 5 p.m.]
Stephan Spencer, Co-Author, “The Art of SEO”
Stephan Spencer is co-author of The Art of SEO: Mastering Search Engine Optimization and author of Google Power Search: The Essential Guide to Finding Anything Online with Google, both published by O’Reilly. Stephan founded the interactive agency Netconcepts in 1995 and sold it to San Diego-based agency Covario in 2010. Stephan is the inventor of the automated pay-for-performance SEO (search engine optimization) technology platform GravityStream.
[Stephan’s interview at Booth 308 will take place Thursday, June 4, at 10 a.m.]
Carl Miller, Founder and Managing Director, Global Retail Insights Network (GRIN)
Carl Miller is the Founder and Managing Director of the Global Retail Insights Network (GRIN), the principal not-for-profit global community for ecommerce professionals. Carl, the EVP of Global Strategy at GoInterpay, founded the GRIN to help cross border retailers lead and innovate through knowledge and collaboration. He previously led the retail practice at GlobalCollect (an Ingenico company), where he worked with top retailers, helping them develop global ecommerce strategies.
[Carl’s interview at Booth 308 will take place Tuesday, June 2, at 5:15 p.m.]
Ian MacDonald, Director of eCommmerce, Silver Star Brands
Ian joined Silver Star Brands (formerly Miles Kimball, and home of Walter Drake, Easy Comforts, As We Change and Exposures) in November 2013 after 2.5 years with PartySuppliesDelivered. Ian helped launch and grow to profitability a new party supplies business unit within USMattress.com. Previous to that he had a short stint at a cataloger. Ian spent the previous 10 year transitioning CenturyNovelty from a struggling bricks-and-mortar into a profitable and growing etailer (also of the party supplies variety).
[Ian’s interview at Booth 308 will take place Tuesday, June 2, at 4:45 p.m.]
Jeremy Liebowitz, Vice President, Global Ecommerce, Newell Rubbermaid
As vice president of global ecommerce at Newell Rubbermaid, Jeremy Liebowitz is leading major organizational design changes to reshape the company’s ecommerce delivery structure, improving results in the process. To support this effort, in 2015 he spearheaded the launch of Newell Rubbermaid’s first New York City-based office devoted entirely to ecommerce, hiring world-class talent to serve the needs of retailers. Prior to Newell Rubbermaid, Jeremy was vice president of digital commerce and marketing at Jarden. He also held customer marketing and ecommerce management positions at fortune 500 and start-up companies, including Limited Brands and 1-800-Flowers.com.
[Jeremy’s interview at Booth 308 will take place Tuesday, June 2, at 6:15 p.m.]