The 2022 Judges

Aayush Ambardar

Aayush Ambardar

Centrepoint | Landmark Group

Digital Marketing Manager

LinkedIn

Performance marketing professional with 9+ years of experience. Passionate about growing ecommerce businesses in the MENA region.

Azlan Raj

Azlan Raj

dentsu international

Chief Marketing Officer, EMEA

Brett Kaufman

Brett Kaufman

Successful Media

CEO

LinkedIn

A dynamic leader with a no-nonsense approach, Brett is an experienced, energetic and creative executive as well as a self-contributor for both startups and established corporations. Currently, Brett is the CEO of Successful Media where he leads partnership development, operations and strategy. Brett spent 4 years as the COO of WorkBook6, a leading partnership agency serving Fortune 5000 brands. Prior to WorkBook6, Brett consulted with a number of companies (NotVodka Water, WynZyn, MediaPro Services and many more). He also oversaw marketing and acquisition at Goji, a large national insurance agency. Before that he led mobile marketing globally for an international search publisher with revenues in excess of $100MM, and was principally involved in the explosive growth of that the company’s mobile marketing business. Before his career in lead gen, Brett ran online marketing and eCommerce for a number of tech startups in San Francisco.

Charlotte Morris

Charlotte Morris

MG OMD

Affiliates Director

LinkedIn

Charlotte has worked in media for 7 years and has experience working in PPC, affiliates, lead-gen and app download for various client verticals. As Affiliates Director, Charlotte oversees key decisions and ensures the smooth delivery of client objectives. She has overall responsibility for team output and provides a holistic and integrated POV on the overall marketing mix.

Chris Coppola

Chris Coppola

Assembly Global

Director of Affiliate Marketing

LinkedIn

Chris Coppola currently serves as the Director of Affiliate Marketing for Assembly Global and is a 13+ year veteran of the affiliate and performance marketing industry. Having worked for networks, agencies, brands and as a consultant he has built a foundational understanding across almost every vertical from ecommerce and fashion to travel and fintech. With his unique performance marketing experience and long-standing relationships, he strives to help grow and advance the affiliate industry.

Chris Hay

Chris Hay

Groupon

Senior Director

Daan Dierdorp

Daan Dierdorp

BUX Zero

Affiliate & Partnerships manager

LinkedIn

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Fashion & textile technologies I started working at a performance marketing company in 2015. From there on I’ve worked for an international fashion retailer and am currently managing the affiliate & partnerships program at BUX Zero. A Dutch Neobroker. All my life I’ve been an active field hockey player and I like to think that being part of a team also reflects back on my work ethics. Performance marketing is all about achieving the best possible results as a team by working together.

Dmitri Cherner

Dmitri Cherner

Ruggable

Associate Director, Influencer & Partnerships

LinkedIn

Dmitri has been in the Influencer industry for nearly 10 years, having run agency campaigns for Coca-Cola, Walmart, and Wendy’s. He currently is leading the Influencer program at Ruggable.

Elisa Charbonnel

Elisa Charbonnel

The Walt Disney Company

Director, Global Paid Media

LinkedIn

Elisa Charbonnel is the Director of Global Paid Media and Performance Partnerships for Disney Streaming, a direct-to-consumer business unit within The Walt Disney Company’s Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) segment that oversees all consumer-facing digital video subscription services across the company. Elisa’s team is responsible for managing paid acquisition campaigns across various performance-driven partners including affiliate publishers, influencers, loyalty partners and brand partners for Disney+, The Disney Bundle, ESPN+ and STAR+ globally. Prior to joining Disney, Elisa worked in various roles driving growth for Jet.com, Walmart eCommerce and Goldman Sachs. Elisa graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Political Science and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Emily Cresswell

Emily Cresswell

Drop

Director of User Acquisition & Growth

LinkedIn

Emily has worked in the Online Marketing growth space, largely within Affiliates/Online Partnerships for nearly 8 years, and joined HelloFresh, the largest international meal kit company, 3 years ago. Emily is the Global Head of Affiliate Marketing, leading a team who oversee all affiliate and strategic partnerships activity for 13 markets and 18 programs across APAC and EMEA. Emily has a detailed insight on global growth strategy and pushing industry boundaries.

Emily Mennie

Emily Mennie

The HEINEKEN Company

Programmatic Media Manager

LinkedIn

With over half a decade of digital marketing experience spread across the UK’s leading brands, Emily is a well-rounded expert. She has driven award-winning strategies in the UK and Europe. She is passionate about sustainable media and driven by innovation and a desire to change the industry for the better. Emily currently occupies the role of Programmatic Media Manager at The HEINEKEN Company.

Emma Langridge

Emma Langridge

Mint Velvet

Head of Marketing

LinkedIn

I would consider myself a data driven decision maker, fascinated by the evolving marketing industry and consistent challenge to get customer attention. I’ve been working in Performance marketing for over 15 years, previously recognised as one of Marketing Magazines Next Generation Power 100 and have had the pleasure of working for some iconic brands both in the UK and globally – Topshop, Selfridges, Audi, Mint Velvet.

Georgia Cameron

Georgia Cameron

Papier

Senior Performance Marketing Manager

Iain Davidson

Iain Davidson

Three UK

Affiliates Manager

LinkedIn

Iain is currently an affiliates manager across both mobile and broadband at one of the UK’s largest networks, Three. With approximately eight years’ experience in the affiliate and digital marketing space, he manages some of Three’s largest affiliate relationships alongside driving exclusive offers for their customers to support sales. Before joining Three and the telco world, Iain worked in the energy team at uSwitch as also as a freelance consultant that specialised in PCW strategies & regulation.

Jabari Marshall

Jabari Marshall

Revolt Media

Head of Growth

LinkedIn

Passionate digital marketer with significant experience, managing high profile campaigns and initiatives for multiple brands. Skilled at media planning, creative strategy, and complex organizational structures to deliver best-in-class media and marketing plans.

James Coggles

James Coggles

Dealmoon

Senior Director

LinkedIn

Having graduated from Southampton University in Economics and Finance and starting my career at Deutsche Bank like many quickly found a passion outside of finance which was media and digital marketing. Now armed with over 15 years experience across desktop, mobile, video and programmatic have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. Launched Dealmoon UK in 2017, with the business now having grown to over 40 people in the UK alone, and subsequently launched FR and DE markets in recent years Outside of work enjoy travelling the world having been to over 75 countries, and have a strong passion for all sports, including the tough task of being a Wolverhampton Wanderers fan. A self proclaimed Barbeque expert, claim to be one of the finest at producing world class cooking off the grills.

James Little

James Little

TopCashback

Group Commercial Director

LinkedIn

James has been at TopCashback for 10 years and has seen the UK cashback site grow from 750k UK members to over 20m global members to make it the largest publisher in the UK and one of the largest in the world. He spends a lot of time in the US helping the business grow in that market and enjoys speaking at conferences across the world, plus running AffiliateHuddle.

Josephine Nieh

Josephine Nieh

55Haitao

Head of Partnerships

LinkedIn

Josephine Nieh is Head of Partnerships at the 55Haitao Group and an Affiliate & Digital Marketing enthusiast. Prior to joining the Affiliate space, Josephine was active on the advertiser’s side of operations where she accumulated years of E-Commerce experiences in both Merchandising and Marketing. She has been short listed many times as Best Account Manager of the Year by Rakuten Advertising, and has won IPMA and PMW Awards. Josephine is a strong believer in “people” and believes that people are the foundation to success in any business.

Kelly Farey

Kelly Farey

Good Kind Digital

Affiliate Specialist

LinkedIn

An affiliate partnerships specialist with over 10-years’ experience working with household brands across a range of verticals. I’m passionate about making this channel accessible to emerging brands and unlocking the substantial growth it can bring.

Laura Irwin

Laura Irwin

HSBC UK

Senior Affiliate Marketing Manager

LinkedIn

Laura currently leads the Affiliate Marketing activity for the HSBC UK Group. With her seven year’s experience in the industry, not only is she responsible for driving results, but also on bringing innovation & excitement to the channel. Laura has previously held roles within marketing agencies and has experience in a variety of industries. However, she decided to focus on Financial Services and a true, personal area of interest.

Louis Jenkins

Louis Jenkins

Acquire Performance Marketing

Managing Director

LinkedIn

With over 8 years experience in Affiliate Partnerships and Performance Marketing, Louis is now Managing Director at the premium performance marketing agency, Acquire. Louis’ experience stems from managing global brands, leading and implementing strategies to target new customers and achieve incremental growth. Notably, whilst at Charlotte Tilbury, Louis built the innovative ambassador programme – Charlotte’s Magic Makeup Stars. This went on to win 2020 DRUM Award: Most Effective Use Of Affiliate Marketing.

Mark Pocock

Mark Pocock

Avinity

Commercial Director

LinkedIn

A commercial professional witha background in telco, performance marketing and incentivisation. You’ll find me in a spreadsheet looking for a numbers story, hitting F12 in Chrome to understand how things work or natteirng with friends and colleagues over a coffee. Outside of work I love watching sport, playing golf taking things apart to see how they work. I’ve got more tools than anyone needs and enough smart tech to support Nasa on their next mission!

Matt Wilke

Matt Wilke

Mediacom

Programmatic Business Director

LinkedIn

A career beginning as an SEO Copywriter that was “volun-told” to upskill in PPC because, “It has something to do with words.” Matt found out he has an insatiable thirst to understand more and more about the digital eco-system. Growing up and working in South Africa on global campaigns for a myriad of brands across numerous verticals including FMCG, travel, banking and more for networks such as Omnicom and WPP – Matt has been living back in London for just under 3 years.

Neguin Farhangmehr

Neguin Farhangmehr

GrowthOps

Head of Affiliate and Partnerships

LinkedIn

Neguin is the Head of Affiliate and Partnerships at GrowthOps Digital. She’s a performance marketing advocate who enjoys strategic thinking to help brands achieve their goals more cost efficiently, via partnerships, technology and digital marketing tactics.

With 12 years in Digital Marketing, Neguin has worked with leading brands worldwide in network, agency and advertiser roles and has experience across multiple industries including retail, fashion, travel, entertainment, market research and finance.

Nnenna Ofoche

Nnenna Ofoche

HSNF

Affiliate Marketing Manager

LinkedIn

Nnenna has been in the affiliate marketing industry for over 6 years. Having started out as an Affiliate executive for the agency R.O.EYE, managing their biggest client eBay, she had then onto Network side working at AWIN, managing clients such as Fitness First and Top cashback. Furthering her knowledge in performance marketing, she took up a client side position at the leading dating site Match.com, managing their UK & IE affiliate programme. Going back to her to roots at agency, she joined both Mediacom & Thought mix respectively managing global brands such as Dell & Select Fashion. Currently working client side, Nnenna leads the affiliate marketing and partnership strategy for HSNF, a Global E-commerce health & Beauty retailer, managing their affiliate programme for the brand Mylee, the UK’s biggest Gel nail kit brand.

Rick Magennis

Rick Magennis

Bearcat Media

President

LinkedIn

Rick Magennis has been in the affiliate marketing industry since 2011 starting out as an affiliate and transitioning to an agency owner. He and his team have managed 100+ affiliate programs and enjoy helping brands scale their affiliate programs. Rick leads Bearcat Media, a full-service affiliate program management agency. The firm serves clients across a wide range of consumer-facing industries with special expertise in the health and wellness and outdoor products sectors. Based in New Jersey, Bearcat Media has a client roster of prominent brands and major technology partners to elevate affiliate sales for its clients.

Sasha Shimazu

Sasha Shimazu

Mindshare

Director, Partner- Affiliate

LinkedIn

Sasha is a Director of Affiliate Marketing and Performance Partnerships at Mindshare where she manages global teams across the entertainment/streaming, consumer electronics, fashion, luxury, and energy verticals. She’s a uniquely well-rounded affiliate marketer having also spent time on the brand side with Marriott International where she led their global affiliate program as well as on the network side with Rakuten Advertising. She is enthusiastic about leading global affiliate campaigns and incorporating these efforts into her clients’ broader marketing initiatives. As a multilingual marketer, Sasha enjoys working collaboratively with partners across different regions and integrating these different regional business practices to benefit global teams. In her personal life, Sasha likes to travel, work in the garden, and dote on her dog and two kittens. She also works with NGOs that provide support to eastern Ukraine, where she lived for two years teaching English as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

Seodi Mthembu

Seodi Mthembu

Nestle

Senior Manager - Digital & eCommerce

LinkedIn

Seodi is an experienced T-shaped data-driven digital marketer, with over 11 years experience in various digital roles, including leadership management positions. I am currently the Senior eBusiness lead for Coffee & Beverage brands for (East, Southen African Regions) for all Coffee brands including Cremora & Starbucks at Home at Nestle. I lead a team responsible for driving traffic to our e-Retail eCommerce partners (Take-a-lot, Checkers 60Sixty & PnP ASAP) as well as managing our D2C ecommerce website for NDG. My previous roles in Banking included Digital Performance Marketing, Analytics and 360 Media campaign Management at Nedbank & Standard Bank. I worked closely with all marketing teams (Retail, CIB, Wealth, Insurance & Brand) in target-setting as well as post-campaign evaluations. This is across all paid media campaigns for Digital, TV, Radio and OOH, with the main objective focused on measuring ROMI (Return on Media Investment).

Sophie Van der Veken

Sophie Van der Veken

Tails.com

Senior Affiliates, Partnerships & Influencers Executive

LinkedIn

Sophie manages affiliates, partnerships and influencers for tails.com UK. Having been part of tails.com since 2019, she has valuable experience in developing and delivering efficient marketing campaigns across a variety of channels and markets.

Virginia Rizzi

Virginia Rizzi

Glass Digital

Head of Affiliate Marketing

LinkedIn

Virginia has been working in Affiliate Marketing for 9 years with both experience in network and agency sides. After moving to the UK from Milan, Virginia now works on campaigns for global brands, building affiliate partnerships on an international scale.

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