About Collaborate

In 2019, almost 1,000 attendees joined Wrike in Nashville and London to share top workplace management frameworks to grow businesses and inspire teams. This year, we're bringing industry luminaries, breakout workshops, real-world strategies, and game-changing networking opportunities directly to you. Learn how you can bring versatility and velocity to your team's project and work management. Check out some highlights from Collaborate 2019.
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Speakers

Below is a sneak peek of our list of speakers.
Check back in to see the full lineup.

Agenda

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Tuesday, October 20

  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PDT
    Welcome Keynote
    - Andrew Filev, Founder & CEO, Wrike
  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PDT
    Nonprofit Customer Panel: How to Operate Collaboratively in Today’s Ever-Changing Environment and Economy as a Nonprofit Agency
    Followed by live Q&A
    - Stephanie Wilson, Project Manager, Collections and Interpretation, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
    - Ryan Nelson, Controller, Entrust Disability Services
    - Marcus Manderson, Supervisor of Audiovisual Operations, National Geographic Society
    - Panel Leader: Renee Thomas, Regional Head of Customer Success, Wrike
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PDT
    Birds of a Feather roundtable discussions on the following topics:
    - Education
    - Professional Services
    - Entertainment
    - Healthcare and Life Sciences
    - Financial Services
    - Marketing and Creatives
    - Agile
    - Nonprofits
    - Managing Remote Teams
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT
    Higher Education Customer Panel: How to Scale and Collaborate With Limited Resources
    Followed by live Q&A
    - Frank Tramble, Senior Director, Strategic Communications & Operations, Georgetown University
    - George Evano, Senior Director, Content Strategy, University of Oregon
    - Mitchell Bausch, Marketing Coordinator for Enrollment & Academic Services, Texas A&M University
    - Panel Leader: Amir Younes, Vice President, Client Success, Head of CSO, North America, Wrike
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PDT
    Live raffles in the Expo Hall
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. PDT
    Live Ask the Experts Q&A Session
    - Matt Williams, Regional Head of Customer Success, Wrike
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Wednesday, October 21

  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. PDT
    Product Keynote
    - Andrew Filev, Founder & CEO, Wrike
    - Alexey Korotich, VP of Product, Wrike
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PDT
    Live Ask the Experts Q&A Session
    - Renee Thomas, Regional Head of Customer Success, Wrike
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT
    Agile Customer Panel: Get Radical Output Fusing Wrike + Agile
    Followed by live Q&A
    - Jeff Hartlieb, Director of Production & Project Management, Pacific Rim, Nickelodeon
    - Justin Zimmerman, Marketing Operations Director, Salesmsg.com
    - Shaun Carlson, Director of R&D and Continuous Innovation, Arvig
    - Panel Leader: Abhay Rajaram, CCO, Wrike
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PDT
    Live raffles in the Expo Hall
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. PDT
    Marketing Creatives Customer Panel: Tighten Corners, Don't Cut Them: How Automation Results in a Productivity Transformation
    Followed by live Q&A
    - Karen Hodges, Head of Studio Operations, Beats by Dre / Apple
    - Kate Collins, Digital Project Manager, Postali
    - Mary Ellen Grom, Executive Director, Marketing Communications, AFL
    - Panel Leader: Fraser Charles, Head of Strategic Partnerships, MediaValet
On-demand breakout sessions will be available throughout the conference
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Wednesday, 21 October

  • 09:00 - 09:30 BST
    Welcome Keynote
    - Andrew Filev, Founder & CEO, Wrike
  • 09:30 - 10:00 BST
    Nonprofit Customer Panel: How to Operate Collaboratively in Today’s Ever-Changing Environment and Economy as a Nonprofit Agency
    - Stephanie Wilson, Project Manager, Collections and Interpretation, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
    - Ryan Nelson, Controller, Entrust Disability Services
    - Marcus Manderson, Supervisor of Audiovisual Operations, National Geographic Society
    - Panel Leader: Renee Thomas, Regional Head of Customer Success, Wrike
  • 10:00 - 11:00 BST
    Birds of a Feather roundtable discussions on the following topics:
    - Managing Remote Teams
    - Marketing Agencies
    - Executive Insight With Calendars
    - Software Development Teams
    - Professional Services
  • 11:00 - 12:00 BST
    Higher Education Customer Panel: How to Scale and Collaborate With Limited Resources
    - Frank Tramble, Senior Director, Strategic Communications & Operations, Georgetown University
    - George Evano, Senior Director, Content Strategy, University of Oregon
    - Mitchell Bausch, Marketing Coordinator for Enrollment & Academic Services, Texas A&M University
    - Panel Leader: Amir Younes, Vice President, Client Success, Head of CSO, North America, Wrike
  • 12:00 - 13:00 BST
    Live raffles in the Expo Hall
  • 13:00 - 14:00 BST
    Live Ask the Experts Q&A Session
    - Aurora Torres, Customer Success Manager, Wrike
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Thursday, 22 October

  • 09:00 - 09:45 BST
    Product Keynote
    - Andrew Filev, Founder & CEO, Wrike
    - Alexey Korotich, VP of Product, Wrike
  • 10:00 - 11:00 BST
    Live Ask the Experts Q&A Session
    - Bethan Cunningham, Customer Success Manager, Wrike
  • 11:00 - 12:00 BST
    Agile Customer Panel: Get Radical Output Fusing Wrike + Agile
    - Jeff Hartlieb, Director of Production & Project Management, Pacific Rim, Nickelodeon
    - Justin Zimmerman, Marketing Operations Director, Salesmsg.com
    - Shaun Carlson, Director of R&D and Continuous Innovation, Arvig
    - Panel Leader: Abhay Rajaram, CCO, Wrike
  • 12:00 - 13:00 BST
    Live raffles in the Expo Hall
  • 13:00 - 14:00 BST
    Marketing Creatives Customer Panel: Tighten Corners, Don't Cut Them: How Automation Results in a Productivity Transformation
    - Karen Hodges, Head of Studio Operations, Beats by Dre / Apple
    - Kate Collins, Digital Project Manager, Postali
    - Mary Ellen Grom, Executive Director, Marketing Communications, AFL
    - Panel Leader: Fraser Charles, Head of Strategic Partnerships, MediaValet
Here is last year’s catalog so you can see the types of sessions we featured.
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Wednesday, 21 October

  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. SGT /
    12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. AEDT
    Welcome Keynote
    - Andrew Filev, Founder & CEO, Wrike
  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. SGT /
    12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. AEDT
    Nonprofit Customer Panel: How to Operate Collaboratively in Today’s Ever-Changing Environment and Economy as a Nonprofit Agency
    - Stephanie Wilson, Project Manager, Collections and Interpretation, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
    - Ryan Nelson, Controller, Entrust Disability Services
    - Marcus Manderson, Supervisor of Audiovisual Operations, National Geographic Society
    - Panel Leader: Renee Thomas, Regional Head of Customer Success, Wrike
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. SGT /
    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. AEDT
    Birds of a Feather roundtable discussions on the following topics:
    - Resourcing
    - Reporting and Dashboards
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. SGT /
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. AEDT
    Higher Education Customer Panel: How to Scale and Collaborate With Limited Resources
    - Frank Tramble, Senior Director, Strategic Communications & Operations, Georgetown University
    - George Evano, Senior Director, Content Strategy, University of Oregon
    - Mitchell Bausch, Marketing Coordinator for Enrollment & Academic Services, Texas A&M University
    - Panel Leader: Amir Younes, Vice President, Client Success, Head of CSO, North America, Wrike
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. SGT /
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. AEDT
    Live raffles in the Expo Hall
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. SGT /
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. AEDT
    Live Ask the Experts Q&A Session
    - Matt Williams, Regional Head of Customer Success, Wrike
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Thursday, 22 October

  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. SGT /
    12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. AEDT
    Product Keynote
    - Andrew Filev, Founder & CEO, Wrike
    - Alexey Korotich, VP of Product, Wrike
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. SGT /
    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. AEDT
    Live Ask the Experts Q&A Session
    - Renee Thomas, Regional Head of Customer Success, Wrike
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. SGT /
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. AEDT
    Agile Customer Panel: Get Radical Output Fusing Wrike + Agile
    - Jeff Hartlieb, Director of Production & Project Management, Pacific Rim, Nickelodeon
    - Justin Zimmerman, Marketing Operations Director, Salesmsg.com
    - Shaun Carlson, Director of R&D and Continuous Innovation, Arvig
    - Panel Leader: Abhay Rajaram, CCO, Wrike
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. SGT /
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. AEDT
    Live raffles in the Expo Hall
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. SGT /
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. AEDT
    Marketing Creatives Customer Panel: Tighten Corners, Don't Cut Them: How Automation Results in a Productivity Transformation
    - Karen Hodges, Head of Studio Operations, Beats by Dre / Apple
    - Kate Collins, Digital Project Manager, Postali
    - Mary Ellen Grom, Executive Director, Marketing Communications, AFL
    - Panel Leader: Fraser Charles, Head of Strategic Partnerships, MediaValet
Here is last year’s catalog so you can see the types of sessions we featured.
  • Project Planning
  • Workflow Management
  • Collaboration
  • Work Visibility
  • Configurability

The Best News?

Collaborate 2020 is free for you!
You can become a part of our Collaboration Nation at no cost to your organization.
Product Training for North America Attendees (fees apply)
We'll be offering our popular product training with several new courses for you to choose from. Click here for more information.

Our 2019 Sponsors

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FAQ

When is Collaborate?

This year, Virtual Collaborate will be held in three local timezones:
Collaborate North America, Oct 20-21, 2020
Collaborate Asia, Oct 21-22, 2020
Collaborate Europe, Oct 21-22, 2020

Who attends Collaborate?

You'll join members of the Wrike community including customers, partners, and Wrike experts representing various departments, company sizes, and industries.

Andrew Filev

Founder and CEO,
Wrike

Andrew founded Wrike in 2006 after realizing the challenges organizations faced in scaling due to the limitations of collaborating through email and spreadsheets. He had a vision to provide modern work teams with collaboration tools that make them more productive than they thought possible. Andrew has led Wrike from budding startup to one of the fastest-growing providers of collaboration and project management solutions. Wrike has been consistently recognized for its excellent product, tremendous growth, and top-rated work environment. In 2017, Wrike was named one of the fastest-growing tech companies in North America by Deloitte for the third consecutive year and was also designated a top workplace by the Bay Area News Group for the third consecutive year. In 2016, Wrike was named a leader in Enterprise Collaborative Work Management by Forrester Research.

As a business leader, Andrew's insights on entrepreneurship, productivity, and the future of work have been featured in leading business publications including Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, and The New York Times. He is also an accomplished speaker, having led talks at numerous business and tech conferences including the Project Management Institute Global Conference, Web Summit, CeBIT, and Montgomery Summit.

Alexey Korotich

Vice President of Product,
Wrike

Alexey Korotich heads Wrike's product organization. Alexey has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise software design, security, product development and management. His ability to define the long-term vision and management requirements for new, category-defining enterprise solutions has led to numerous successful go-to-market plans and launches.

Michael Michalak

Senior Business Process Analyst,
Thomson Reuters

Michael started with Thomson Reuters immediately after high school in their manufacturing department producing law books. Over 16 years, he has held many positions with the company. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a design degree, he made the transition to the website division with FindLaw and has been a Business Process Analyst for 5 years now.
He leads a team of Wrike admins serving 600+ users of Wrike with 4,000 active projects and counting! He is very passionate about empowering Wrike users. Michael currently leads a local group of Wrike power users where 30 companies collaborate constantly to better serve our customers and business partners.

Archie Sharma

Vice President, Strategic Programs,
Wrike

Archie Sharma is the Vice President of Strategic Programs at Wrike. Prior to Wrike, Archie headed corporate strategy and development at OpenX, where he led strategy, go-to-market, and M&A. He joined OpenX from Ingram Micro, where he led business transformation initiatives. Prior to Ingram Micro, Archie headed the strategy consulting practice at Bainbridge and provided fact-based, actionable recommendations to C-level executives in F500 companies. Previously, he held management and engineering roles at Western Digital, Johnson & Johnson, Akzonobel, and Siemens.
Archie holds a Master of Business Administration from The Anderson School of Management at UCLA, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester, and a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Pune, India.

Abhay Rajaram

Chief Customer Officer,
Wrike
Abhay Rajaram is Wrike's Chief Customer Officer. Abhay has a passion for building great businesses and delivering memorable customer outcomes. Prior to Wrike, he headed up all post-sales services at Hearsay, a SaaS digital marketing platform for global financial services organizations. Previously, Abhay built the customer success organization at YouSendIt / Hightail from the ground up. He also managed product operations, strategy, pricing, and training for Cisco's security business, and held product, marketing, and engineering management positions at IronPort Systems, 3Com Corporation, and and Wipro Technologies. Abhay holds an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in Computer Science from the National Institute of Technology, India.

Jeff Hartlieb

Director of Production & Project Management, Pacific Rim,
Nickelodeon

Jeff is the Director of Production & Project Management, Pacific Rim for Nickelodeon Experience Design. In his role, Jeff manages all aspects from concept to opening of large-scale themed attractions and exhibits ensuring that the Nickelodeon brand and IP are brought to life with the greatest value possible.

Jeff’s early theater design training and extensive production experience have allowed him to develop a broad understanding of how systems and teams work together. As the Nickelodeon creative operations team began transitioning from a traditional model to a more Agile environment, they implemented Wrike as the backbone for collaboration. Jeff works with the creative and project management team, helping them be more efficient and conversant in Wrike.

Jeff spent his early career in performing arts production and all aspects of design for the performing arts (IATSE & USA scenic design affiliated) and migrated to a producer/director role in themed experiences and attractions worldwide. Having a broad experience in how complicated projects are mounted from conception to opening, Jeff has always been looking to refine processes and procedures to better manage projects and make the overall experience more enjoyable for everyone.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts from Whitman College and Masters in Design for the Performing Arts from California Institute of the Arts.

Shaun Carlson

Director of R&D and Continuous Innovation,
Arvig

Shaun Carlson is the Director of R&D and Continuous Innovation for Arvig. He has been with Arvig since 2011 and in the Telecommunications industry for almost 20 years. On the side, he is a Major in the North Dakota Air National Guard, which he's been a member of for 23 years. Over the years he has served his communities as a Church Youth Leader, Church Music Leader, Volunteer Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, and a board member for the Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Mary and a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from North Dakota State University.

Justin Zimmerman

Marketing Operations Director,
Salesmsg.com

Wrike and Agile marketing is, in a way, a matter of life and death to Justin Zimmerman. As a kid, Justin watched his father struggle as a small business owner. With his father's life in chaos, Justin grew up in a less than stable home. Determined to not let history repeat itself, Justin became "fanatical" about creating frameworks to guide his teams (and family) toward meaningful and fulfilling goals.
Without a compelling vision of the future, Justin sees how people suffer, underachieve, and how both companies and families fall apart. This is why Justin believes every leader, manager, owner, mother, and father's true job is to empower their teams (or families) with skills, tools, and systems to visualize a path forward together.
Justin says, "Purpose must be channeled. It must be cultivated. It must be operationalized to serve others. We crave direction and progress toward meaningful common goals. Without them, we get lost. I saw it as a kid and see it in companies today. Too many good people, good teams, and good companies fall apart as they chase numbers rather than invest in people and accountability.”
When asked, "What's the purpose of Wrike and Agile?"
Justin's response is, "To give teams the safety and autonomy they need to grow their skills and test new ideas that help customers get more value from a company's products... which helps companies to continue to give people a stable, meaningful place to work."
Agility and accountability can also be found in Justin's personal life. His philosophy of "consistency over intensity" has powered every step of his 691-day "5K-a-day" running streak. Running every day has taught him that success comes from taking life and business (literally) one step at a time.

Frank Tramble

Senior Director, Strategic Communications & Operations,
Georgetown University

Frank Tramble is a marketing and communications expert with 13 years of experience in higher education. He serves as the Senior Director of Strategic Communications & Operations for the office of advancement — a $200+ million dollar a year fundraising department — and oversees a communications team of 26 individuals whose expertise spans across designers, writers, digital channel strategists, multimedia, user experience, and project management experts. This high-performing team executes nearly 500 projects each fiscal year using the Wrike platform.
Frank holds a BA in advertising from Michigan State University, a Master's in Integrated Marketing Communications from Georgetown University, and an Executive Leadership in Business Certificate from Georgetown University. He has three years of Wrike experience and is known around the department for causing co-workers to preface all project questions with "Don't worry. I'll put it in Wrike" prior to asking their questions. Frank is also an avid runner and created a fitness organization in Washington D.C., called DC Run Crew that has engaged more than 3,000 runners and partners with brands such as Nike, New Balance, Potomac River Running, and many more — and, yes, he uses Wrike to manage all projects there as well. Frank attended Wrike Collaborate 2019 in Nashville and enjoys championing many other institutions to join the Wrike family and experience the great efficiencies it offers.

Mitchell Bausch

Marketing Coordinator for Enrollment & Academic Services,
Texas A&M University

Mitchell Bausch serves as the Project Manager for the Enrollment Marketing team at the university with the largest enrollment in the nation. A graduate of Texas A&M’s Business School, Mitchell came into this role as the university was shifting to support the enrollment management model. Having gotten familiar with Wrike while working at a marketing agency in Fort Worth, Mitchell was able to help his team maximize efficiency and output. A self-proclaimed Wrike nerd, you can usually find workflows mapped out on giant sticky notes in his office. For the second time since starting his role, his team has had to transition to a remote work environment and doesn’t miss a beat.

George Evano

Senior Director, Content Strategy,
University of Oregon

George Evano is the Senior Director of Content Strategy for the University of Oregon. He oversees a team of writer-producers who create content that inspires donations, strengthens relationships among alumni, celebrates university patrons, and advances the University of Oregon’s teaching mission. He’s a member of the cross-campus team that designs and deploys a Wrike installation that serves 300 licensed users and 700 collaborators within and outside of the university. George has won numerous industry awards, and sharpens his creative edge by playing tenor sax at Eugene-area jazz clubs.

Amir Younes

Vice President, Client Success,
Wrike

Amir Younes is Vice President, Client Success and leads Wrike's North America client-facing organization, which helps our customers become raving Wrike fans by driving accelerated adoption and positive outcomes.
Amir understands that people are our most critical asset in business and by driving operational excellence, we can help companies grow without growing and give our people the freedom to choose how they invest their time. By reducing the friction of business, processes, communication, and channels, we enable people to be more productive and spend time on the activities fueled by their passions and help organizations to do more with who and what they have.

Amir has helped global organizations and clients across corporate (tech, CPG, retail, auto, and financial services), government, non-profit, and academic sectors unlock their potential and identify and achieve the strategic goals to fuel their growth.

Amir holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Go, Blue!).

Cory "Bubba" Cunningham

Professional Services Consultant,
Wrike

Cory "Bubba" Cunningham is a seasoned business architect and implementation professional. By seasoned we mean "marinated in BBQ brisket" as well as "process methodology" and "work management best practices." By combining his visual communication skills with his talents as a certified PMI Project Manager, PMI Agile Practitioner, and Scrum Master, he's able to provide creative solutions to the most challenging problems. Bubba has implemented project management and work management systems for over 20 years across multiple industries, including marketing, software development, healthcare, professional services, manufacturing, and construction – just to name a few. He holds a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas; a Master of Professional Communication from Weber State University, Utah; and a Perfect Pint Certificate from the Guinness Academy.

Amory Borromeo

Head of Technology Operations,
Carvana

Amory Borromeo has nearly 2 decades' worth of experience working with start-ups and global corporations. She has spent most of her career leading others in operations and product management inside of tech companies, while taking every opportunity to speak at events and share her passion for growth, diversity and inclusion, and operational excellence.
Amory is currently the Head of Technology Operations at Carvana, an online car buying platform. In her current role, she is responsible for defining the operational approach that Carvana’s technology teams use to reach all new levels of excellence. While she encourages the use of tooling and processes, her approach is people-centric and her mission is to empower everyone to be the best, most efficient versions of themselves.
Prior to joining Carvana 2 years ago, Amory ran her own consulting company and worked for a digital transformation agency, which helped her develop a design eye and fall in love with product management. She is passionate about learning and has an insatiable curiosity. Amory uses her free time to read and write as much as possible when she isn’t running around after her toddler or enjoying music with her husband.

Jessica Wooding

Kaizen Manager,
Chosen Foods

Jessica Wooding’s career as an Entrepreneur, Creative, and most recently as a Kaizen (Continuous Improvement) Manager has been built upon the philosophy that change is the only constant. During college at SDSU, Jessica co-founded and served as the Creative Director of the SaaS startup company Jobioz for two years. Jessica took the lessons she learned into her next role in the CPG startup company Chosen Foods as their 8th employee, and grew the creative and brand through a 3-year period of 5,146.8% growth from 2013-2015. Jessica then spent the next 18 months in Amsterdam to establish Chosen Foods’ European branch Agregare. During this time, she also led the creative development for the CPG Brand ElectroLife under Chosen Foods’ new sister company, Kuantum Brands.
In 2017, Jessica returned to Chosen Foods’ headquarters in San Diego and rebuilt the creative department’s processes and systems. She implemented Wrike along with a new digital asset management system for the Creative team and was able to produce a 30% increase in output within the first 4 months despite personnel reductions and create a scalable system for the department still in use today.
After the success with the Creative team’s processes matured over the next year, Jessica transitioned into the Ops Department. She has been busy through 2020 assessing, improving, and now implementing the company’s new product development process into Wrike and training the cross-functional teams on both Wrike and the newly improved process. Jessica’s career has taught her that trust, humility, positivity, collaboration, and transparency are the foundations for operational agility, and when combined with the right processes, tools, and of course the right people, that unimaginable growth is within reach.

Taylor Cotter

Strategic Initiatives Manager for the Customer Experience (CX) Department,
Datto

Taylor Cotter is the Strategic Initiatives Manager for the Customer Experience (CX) Department at Datto, Inc. Headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut with over 20 locations worldwide, Datto empowers the world’s small and medium businesses to thrive by offering unified continuity, networking, and business management solutions delivered through managed service providers (MSPs).
As a Strategic Initiatives Manager, Taylor collaborates with the CX Leadership team to develop and execute projects supporting improvement to the partner experience. She helps drive strategic initiatives by creating tactical paths of execution, including project plan outlines and milestone development, along with task and risk management. In addition, Taylor helps manage, plan, and execute strategic leadership offsite meetings and team building sessions.
Some of Taylor’s most notable initiatives include Datto’s launch of the Net Promoter Score (NPS), refining the onboarding process for new buying partners, and launching a new Datto Certification Program and learning management system for partners.
Taylor graduated with her Masters in Public Policy and Administration (MPA) from California State University, Long Beach. Prior to this, she received her Bachelor of Arts as a dual major in Political Science and Communication Studies from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Outside of her profession, Taylor enjoys running with her Golden Retriever and spending time on Loon Lake in Wayland, New York, where her parents reside.

Renee Thomas

Regional Head of Customer Success,
Wrike

As a Regional Head of Customer Success at Wrike, Renee leads a global team of talented CSMs. Renee has a passion for helping both employees and customers unlock their potential through personal and organizational development. She brings expertise in change management, global team leadership, marketing operations, and project management automation. Renee's experiences as a retail operations manager, head of business development, and now a manager of a CS team help her partner with clients to implement solutions and achieve their organizational goals of increasing efficiency, visibility, and collaboration.

Renat Gersch

Director of Product Marketing,
Wrike

Renat Gersch is the Director of Product Marketing at Wrike. Prior to Wrike, Renat held product marketing and marketing positions at technology startups such as [24]7.ai, contact center AI, Zoomdata, big data analytics, and global enterprise vendor – SAP. She implemented marketing strategies, executed marketing campaigns, developed partner programs, defined go-to-market, and launched cutting-edge technology, driving product adoption and revenue growth. Renat holds a Bachelor of Science from Technion – Technology Institute of Israel and a Master of Business Administration from Swinburne University of Technology.

Mary Ellen Grom

Executive Director, Marketing Communications,
AFL

Mary Ellen Grom leads AFL’s internal and external strategic marketing communications efforts. She is responsible for defining and implementing a strategic marketing vision across AFL’s core markets,geographies, and business units to drive awareness, relationships, and reputation. Prior to AFL, she spent 25 years in distribution/channel marketing at SYNNEX Corporation, ScanSource, Inc., and a division of Arrow Electronics. She is an active diabetes advocate for the Carolinas chapter of JDRF and currently serves on the Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation board of directors.

Kate Collins

Digital Project Manager,
Postali

Kate Collins is the Digital Project Manager at Postali, leading the planning efforts for all new client projects. In addition to day-to-day team and resource management, she focuses on improving internal project organization and efficiencies.
Kate has a background in communications, with a bachelor’s degree from the School of Journalism at Kent State University. With experience in leading projects of all sizes and industries, she combines her Type A organization with her Type B ideation to help guide client goals to completion.
Kate joined Postali in May 2019 after several years of account and project management at a boutique public relations and marketing firm in Columbus. As a self-proclaimed extrovert, she is excited to be at an actionable and strategic company, performing a role where she can focus on supporting the Postali team.

Miron Mizrahi

Solutions Architect,
Wrike

Miron Mizrahi is a seasoned technologist with 20+ years in the software industry, specializing in consulting, strategic presales, product/solution marketing, and portfolio management. He has had a successful track record in helping customers solve complex problems through technology and is now a Solutions Architect with Wrike, focusing on complex deployments and integrations.

Selah Stivers

North American Marketing Director,
TerraCycle, Inc.

Selah Stivers is the North American Marketing Director of TerraCycle, a social enterprise on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. She manages a high-performing team of marketing and creative professionals focused on developing and executing engaging digital campaigns to promote TerraCycle and its brand partners, which include Procter & Gamble, Bausch + Lomb, L'Oréal, and Colgate-Palmolive. While serving as part of the global marketing team, Selah has focused on streamlining cross-departmental communications and providing analytics to support her team's creative work. Selah started her career as a data analyst and event coordinator for a small nonprofit organization focused on child safety policy and continues to pursue her commitment to mental health awareness through her volunteer work with Crisis Text Line.

Ryan Nelson

Controller,
Entrust Disability Services

Ryan Nelson is the Controller for Entrust Disability Services, providing personalized care and support to individuals with developmental disabilities in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. When Ryan started with Entrust 15 years ago, it was a small company providing one service to 9 clients with a team of 27 staff; today, Entrust provides four services to 159 clients and boasts a team of over 550 members. During his time at Entrust, Ryan has helped families in need during crisis, supported clients in learning new skills, and assisted clients in becoming accepted in the community. Now, Ryan uses his understanding of processes and systems to support Entrust team members on the front lines to become more effective and efficient in what they do.
For the past nine years as Controller, Ryan has created and maintained controls that helped Entrust grow. He quickly saw the benefits of Wrike and used it first within his own team to collaborate and increase efficiency. By identifying pain points in each department and building processes within Wrike to address those issues, Ryan led the company-wide implementation of Wrike. Today, Wrike is woven into every department at Entrust with a user rate of 93% – meaning that 93% of Entrust’s growing team has a meaningful interaction in Wrike each week.
Outside of work and Wrike, Ryan and his wife, Jamie, are raising four boys. Ryan enjoys sharing his love of basketball with his sons by coaching up to four teams each season. By teaching the fundamentals of the game, his boys learn teamwork, discipline, and the ability to react quickly and thoughtfully in all situations.

Stephanie Wilson

Project Manager, Collections & Interpretation,
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Stephanie Wilson is the Project Manager, Collections & Interpretation at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Stephanie engages Curatorial, Education and Interpretation, Research Collections and Services, and Historic Properties to ensure division and department projects are successful. She oversees exhibition installations, graphic material production, contractors, and project budgets. Stephanie also assesses team capacity and efficiency, and manages cross-departmental communications and grant administration. Stephanie has managed projects for Georgia O'Keeffe Museum since 2016. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and a Master of Business Administration in International Management from the University of New Mexico. She is passionate about project management and using tools that work smarter, not harder.

Marcus Manderson

Supervisor of Audiovisual Operations,
National Geographic Society

Marcus Manderson is the Supervisor of Audiovisual Operations for the National Geographic Society. Before assuming that role in 2016, Marcus was an Audiovisual Technician for National Geographic. He has been responsible for assisting in the maintenance and operation of the audio recording facilities, conference rooms, presentation software, and formal presentation spaces, including a 400-seat auditorium, executive suites, and board room spaces.
Marcus plays a key role in providing training materials such as knowledge articles, in-person (or virtual) classes, and online videos that assist with onboarding staff to various technology platforms. He also continues to develop and maintain strategic relationships with partners, clients, vendors, and others, ensuring the ability to quickly adapt to the increasing technological needs of an international non-profit organization.
Marcus earned a Master of Science in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University, where he was the Valedictorian, and a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Keyboards and Music Industry, Cum Laude. He also has earned an ITIL Foundations certification and an AVIXA CTS certification.

Shane Tallon

Solutions Architect,
Wrike

Shane has been working in the IT Industry for 15 years, starting as a Java Software Developer for a couple of Small Companies before moving into the Architecture and Consulting Space. With a PRINCE 2 and a TOGAF certification, Shane worked as a Senior Consultant for KPMG and an Integration Architect for IBM's consulting department, gaining experience across a variety of different industries. Since he joined Wrike he has worked with a number of different strategic clients focusing on Integration, Analytics, and Hierarchical Reporting needs.

Mark Tapia

Professional Services Consultant,
Wrike

Mark Tapia is a Professional Services Consultant who works with organizations large and small to innovate the way they visualize their data. Mark knows that teams need simple ways to measure their work in order to give reliable, actionable insights to leadership.

Briana Sever

Project Manager for the B2B Marketing Team,
Brookfield Properties

Briana Sever is a project management professional with seven years of project management experience in the Advertising, Marketing, and Real Estate industries. Briana is currently a Project Manager for the B2B Marketing Team at Brookfield Properties, one of the largest retail real estate companies in the United States. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Briana is responsible for the planning and execution of nearly all B2B marketing projects, serving as the main liaison to all stakeholder groups.
As an avid Wrike user, Briana has earned a reputation as the dynamic Wrike leader for the Brookfield Properties Marketing Department, championing the implementation of Wrike to a group of 70+ people, establishing organizational and change management processes, and forming a Wrike Power User Group. Briana has led departments to achieve optimal efficiency in their daily work, ultimately increasing department productivity and encouraging team collaboration. Driven, analytical, and process-oriented in nature, Briana is continuously working with her colleagues to find efficiencies with Wrike to improve their daily lives in the workplace.
Briana attended Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Electronic Journalism (Television Broadcasting), Digital Media Production, Public Relations, and Spanish while being involved in a variety of leadership roles in campus and Greek organizations. She earned her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute in February 2020.

Matt Williams

Regional Head of Customer Success,
Wrike

Matt Williams is a leader of customer success organizations and has over 10 years of experience working at and with SasS companies across the world. With a focus on customer-centricity and delivering operational excellence, Matt has lead operationally transformative projects with multiple fortune 500 companies, including Airbnb, Western Union, iHeartMedia, and more. Matt currently leads Wrike's customer success team and is here to share some of the incredible learnings Wrike has learned from its over 20,000 customers!

Andriy Vertseshuk

Chief Operational Excellence Officer,
Modern-Expo Group

Andriy Vertseshuk is a crisis manager by job requirements and change manager by nature. Andriy has implemented Wrike globally in Modern-Expo Group for daily operations in 70 countries, as well as redesigned and implemented the customer relationship management system. He's experienced in forming teams, employee development, and process standardization. He's also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, achieving 200,000 EUR of verified hard savings in one of the most significant projects.

Serhiy Krypak

Operational Excellence Subdivision Head,
Modern-Expo Group

Serhiy Krypak has been working in managerial roles and has been involved in project management since 2010. With a specialist degree in business economics, he previously supervised around 150 direct subordinates. Serhiy joined Modern-Expo in 2016 and worked as a Product Manager. In 2018 he joined the Operational Excellence division. The team delivers technical and administrative support for internal clients and also does project and engagement management, depending on the size and needs of the projects.

Samantha Hanreck

Global Head of Information Technology,
AgriProtein

Samantha Hanreck is Global Head of Information Technology by day and international DJ by night. Samantha has implemented Wrike globally for the Insect Technology Group for daily operations in 10 countries, as well as digitally transformed the organization to have world-class IT solutions. Her experience in developing teams, growing employees' careers, and working in cross-functional departments within the business has grown expansively. Samantha is signed to a South African record label and has performed live at over 40 festivals. Her main focus is to continue to push Wrike as the company expands into the Asia, EMEA, and U.S. regions over the next two years, ensuring transparency, collaboration, and productivity throughout the organization.

Jacques Du Toit

Business Systems Manager,
AgriProtein

Jacques du Toit is the Business Systems Manager for the Insect Technology Group by trade and an active seeker of human-powered outdoor adventures. Jacques enjoys putting systems in place that empower people and cut down human effort, all whilst making businesses move faster. Tasked with project managing the global deployment of Wrike and being the lead system champion for ITG, he’s actively looking for new ways in which Wrike can add value for the various teams. His current focus is on coordinating internal and external resources to manage an ever-increasing project load – for which Wrike is the perfect sidekick.

Jana Metz

Intl. Sales Director, New Business,
Wrike

Jana Metz has been working with Wrike for the last five years in various customer-facing positions. Her main goal is always to support clients during the initial evaluation process to figure out if Wrike might be the right solution for their organization. One of her main interests is to always find a solution to a problem and never give up until she succeeds. In her position as a Sales Director, she has adopted an Agile outlook on the day-to-day business, which has been especially helpful during the current and constantly changing environment.

Fraser Charles

Head of Strategic Partnerships,
MediaValet

Fraser Charles leads global strategic partnerships at MediaValet, a leading cloud-based DAM provider. After becoming one of the youngest general managers in a global engineering firm, he launched into the technology sector to pursue a passion; leveraging partnerships to create amazing products that drive more value for customers. Today he works closely with companies like Microsoft, Wrike and many others to achieve this goal.

Karen Hodges

Head of Studio Operations,
Beats by Dre / Apple

Karen has nearly 20 years experience building teams and producing print and digital marketing for some of the world’s biggest brands both agency-side and in-house. Focused on marrying creative problem solving with technology in order to remedy the 'how we work' issues. Committed to making our team a great place for designers and producers to do their very best work. Passionate about craft, integrity and communication, talent development and creative workflows.

Meryl Johnston

Founder & CEO,
Bean Ninjas

Meryl is a Chartered Accountant who specializes in the cloud accounting software Xero.
She founded Bean Ninjas in 2015 with $1,000 following the 7 day Startup methodology.
Now 5 years later the company operates in Australia, the US, and UK and has a distributed team of 15 people.
Meryl is also a mentor at Rob Walling’s accelerator TinySeed and has been featured in articles by Xero and Chartered Accountants ANZ, as well as popular podcasts including TMBA, SuperFastBusiness and Pat Flynn’s AskPat 2.0.
Meryl believes in people over profit, the power of building systems, remote work and being a coach rather than a manager.
When not out transforming how services businesses operate, Meryl can be found surfing at a local Gold Coast beach or hanging out with her partner and baby daughter.

Heather Laybutt

Head of Professional Services,
LAB3

Heather is a fearless professional services leader with a strong customer-centric focus. Her aim is to make sure customers achieve value from investing in technologies. She motivates cross- functional teams to successfully deliver technology that works.
As well as being on top of the game, Heather is highly curious about emerging technologies and works hard to identify benefits for customers. She meets the ever-increasing pace of delivery and the need to identify new solutions to meet demand.
Heather achieves outcomes by working with customers to understand their end goals. She helps them to adapt to change and new ways of working. She has successfully led joint customer and multi-vendor teams to deliver evolutionary, leading edge business outcomes.
Heather is a straight talker with a reputation for creating momentum out of seeming chaos. She uses the principles of DevOps for technology delivery and has a broad range of industry experience across software and cloud engineering.
Heather is passionate about equality and teamwork. She provides opportunities for team members to be their best selves at work, and to foster the generation of ideas, solutions, and innovations. Heather holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, is a certified Agile practitioner, attended multiple management and industry conferences and courses, trained as a Project Management Professional, and is currently studying for a Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals certification.

Owen Greenwell

Content Operations Director,
Medium Rare Content Agency

Owen Greenwell has 25 years of consulting experience in the advertising, printing, and publishing industries focused on the creative workflow, including all aspects of server infrastructure, application integration, project management, digital asset management, app development, and Adobe Creative Suite.
In his current role he architects, deploys, manages, and supports WoodWing Studio/Assets and data plan JournalDesigner hosted on Amazon Web Services. The latest project is rolling out the Wrike work management platform across the whole organization.

 
 

Monday, October 19

Pre-conference training