Steve Fajen

President: Deutsch Inc, Simmons Media Research

EVP Media: Saatchi & Saatchi, Needham Harper and McCaffrey McCall

General Manager: Morgan Anderson Consulting

Research Director: A C Nielsen, JWT

Published: Harvard Business Review “More for your money from the media” and ANA Insight Brief “How To Manage Your Media Agency”

Acknowledged: twice named to the top 100 “Most Influential Media Executives in the US” published by Mediapost Magazine

Russel Wohlwerth

For nearly 15 years, Russel has been advising companies around the world on all aspects of marketing agency supplier management. He is a serial entrepreneur who was an owner of Select Resources, a founding partner of Ark Advisors, and the founder of External View. His intellect, broad experience and innate curiosity have made him one of the most highly regarded consultants in the field.

Reji Puthenveetil

Reji is President of Group Newhouse, a marketing management consulting firm and is also Chief Marketing Advisor for the American Lung Association. For the American Lung Association, Reji works to identify strategic growth opportunities and define opportunities to improve marketing effectiveness. Group Newhouse partners with other firms, both profit and non-profit, to develop innovative programs to realize profitable revenue and align marketing, sales, and operational efforts.

Wendy Hagen

Keen insight. Bold strategies. Creative vision. Effective collaboration. These are the essentials of strategic leadership that Wendy brings to every marketing challenge. Based on a thorough understanding of what matters to the audience, the competitive landscape and how a brand, cause or organization is positioned, she guides teams to create powerful messages and integrated communications programs that tell a coherent and compelling story.

Hasan Ramusevic

Having orchestrated over 400 agency reviews for big brands, Hasan's new business experience is impressive; first as a managing partner at AAR Partners NYC, then the brains behind McKinney & Silver's slew of new business wins. Today, Hasan is president of Hasan + Co., an agency review consultancy.

Dan Hestbæk

Dan Hestbaek is the CEO and partner of Lift Relations.

He is a serial entrepreneur by nature and has previously founded a number of successful enterprises s.a. the consulting companies Hestbæk Consult, MaForCom and MarketingFirstForum as well as the technology companies’ adstrument.com, Hainsight.com and ScopePool.com.

Dan is recognized as a global thought-leader on trends and behavior in the marcom industry and is often invited as a key-note speaker on Next Practice standards for both marketers and agencies.

Joanne Davis

Joanne Davis founded Joanne Davis Consulting, Inc. in 2000. The consulting firm specializes in client/agency optimization, search and compensation management, and client internal integrated marketing communications. Consulting clients include and have included such clients as the U.S. Department of Defense, Bausch and Lomb, BlueCross BlueShield, Fidelity Investments, Eli Lilly, Ford Motor Company, IBM, International Hotels, Johnson & Johnson, Macy’s, Merrill Lynch, Miller Brewing Company, Office Depot, Payless ShoeSource, Pfizer, Smith Barney, Subway Restaurants, T.G.I.

Elizabeth Zea

Liz had a marketing career, based in both the US and Europe with leading roles in account management, new business and general management before becoming a recruiter and talent consultant in 2003.

Liz began her career in New York at Ammirati & Puris, then moved to Young & Rubicam. Over the course of eight years she ran a large portion of the AT&T business and was appointed Chief of Staff for the Worldwide CEO.

June Blocklin

June is a hybrid herself, having worked in Agency, Client and Media Marketing Roles. She spent a decade at Ogilvy and Mather where she led the repositioning of the American Express Personal Card under the long running “Membership Has Its Privileges” banner, earning her client “Marketer of the Decade” designation. She spent another decade at Young & Rubicam Brands where she rose to the position of Vice Chairman, Chief Growth Officer and Head of the Global Telecom/ Technology Practice.

John Purdy

A "brand wars" veteran with 30 years of Fortune 500 marketing experience, John's expertise has contributed to the success of a long list of well-known US brands. His career began in marketing research at General Mills where he developed the analytical skills that continue to support his insights into strategic planning. From research, he moved into marketing management where he directed the marketing activities for a premium packaged food product.