Founder & CEO
Entrepreneur Kara Goldin is the founder and CEO of hint inc., the San Francisco-based company which produces the leading unsweetened flavored water. hint® recently launched a sunscreen spray that is oxybenzone and paraben-free and scented with hint fruit essence. Kara has been named among Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and Forbes’ 40 Women to Watch Over 40. The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Further accolades include EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Northern California, SF Business Times Most Influential Woman, Fast Company Most Creative People in Business, EY Winning Woman 2012, Fortune Most Innovative Women in Food & Drink 2015, NACIE appointee 2016 (recently resigned), the Gold Stevie award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Amex OPENforum’s Women to Watch, and the Marketers That Matter award for Brand Building, Small Company. Previously, Kara was Vice President of Shopping and E-commerce Partnerships at AOL, where she helped lead the growth of its startup shopping business to a $1 billion enterprise. Kara is an active business speaker and writer, a member of C200, and a member of SFBay YPO, the world’s premier chief executive leadership organization. In 2016, Kara launched The Kara Network, a digital resource and mentoring platform for aspiring and established entrepreneurs, and she recently launched the podcast Unstoppable, where she interviews founders, entrepreneurs and disruptors across various industries.
Executive Vice President of Development
Goldberg is responsible for product strategy and development at Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit. Prior to Oracle’s acquisition of NetSuite, Goldberg was CTO and Chairman of the NetSuite board. Before co-founding NetSuite in 1998, Goldberg spent eight years at Oracle Corporation, where he served as a vice president. He was involved in a variety of projects, all focused on making powerful database technology more accessible to users. When he left Oracle, he started mBED Software and built groundbreaking website technology. Goldberg holds a B.A. Summa Cum Laude in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College.
Chief Executive Officer
Mark Hurd is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company's board of directors. He joined Oracle in 2010, bringing more than 30 years of technology industry leadership, computer hardware expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company. Hurd is also a member of the Baylor University Board of Regents.
Magic Johnson Enterprises
Earvin “Magic” Johnson is universally known for his 13 year career in the NBA, but also as a champion in business. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises, which through strategic investments, partnerships and endorsements, provides products and services that particularly focus on ethnically diverse urban communities. Magic Johnson is also Vice President and part owner of the Los Angeles Lakers. The growth of Magic’s business ventures after his NBA career is a fascinating study on reinvention, especially with all the different ways he has expanded his brand, business, and ownership holdings in a rapidly evolving world. Magic will address the NetSuite audience as an athlete, an entrepreneur, and a survivor, promising to captivate and inspire.
CMO & COO
Steiner Sports Marketing
As Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Steiner Sports Marketing, Kelvin Joseph is at the intersection of Sports Marketing and Finance. A CPA, former CFO and business owner, Kelvin utilizes his extensive experience in business consulting to help companies from new startups to Fortune 500s create efficiencies and maximize limited marketing budgets. Enjoying close personal relationships with professional teams, star athletes, and sports media puts him in a unique position to guide corporate clients to leveraging full or fractional access to appropriate sports figures and assets to build their brands. Kelvin was awarded the American Advertising Federation Trendsetter Award, INC Magazine’s “Top 30 Entrepreneurs under 30” (winning this award the same year as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg), and he was the 1st MassChallenge Winner which is the world’s largest business startup competition. As the first U.S. born son of immigrants from Grenada, Kelvin’s unique balance between spiritual things, family, and then his career will be his legacy.
Senior Vice President of Strategy and Marketing
As Senior Vice President of Strategy and Marketing at Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit, Maynard leads overall business strategy and marketing. Prior to Oracle’s acquisition of NetSuite, Maynard was NetSuite’s Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development and was in charge of strategy, marketing and corporate development. Maynard joined NetSuite in 2015, bringing 20+ years of software experience including founding an application startup and serving as a leading equity research analyst for Wells Fargo, Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch. He has an MBA from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business and a B.S. in Business from California State University, Sacramento.
Executive Vice President
McGeever leads all business operations at Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit. He joined NetSuite in 2000 and was the company's 15th employee. From 2000 to 2010, he served as NetSuite's Chief Financial Officer, and was a driving force behind NetSuite's successful IPO in 2007. In 2010, he became the company's Chief Operating Officer (COO) responsible for global sales, services and support operations. In 2015, McGeever became the company’s President. He holds a B.Sc. from the London School of Economics and in 2007 was named the Bay Area CFO of the Year.
Chief Revenue Officer
Chris Merritt is the Chief Revenue Officer at Cloudflare, a company committed to helping to build a better Internet. Cloudflare makes websites, APIs, and applications lightning fast, protects them from attacks, and ensures they are always online. Today the company runs one of the world's largest networks: powering more than 10 trillion requests per month, nearly 10% of all Internet requests, for more than 2.5 billion people worldwide. The Internet performance and security company was named to CNBC’s Disruptor 50 List, selected by the Wall Street Journal as the Most Innovative Internet Technology Company for two successive years, and named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.
Chris was recognized as one of the Top 100 Global Sales Leaders in 2018, and serves on the CRO Advisory Council for YCombinator. Prior to Cloudflare, Chris held senior roles at a number of global technology companies. He earned a BS degree in Operations and Systems Engineering, Magna Cum Laude from Auburn University and spent some time at MIT’s Sloan Management School.
Global Head of Information Technology
Aesop was established in 1987 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia with offices and stores in over 22 countries.
Aesop’s objective has always been to formulate skin, hair and body care products of the finest quality; we investigate widely to source plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients, and use only those with a proven record of safety and efficacy. In each of our unique stores, informed consultants are pleased to introduce the Aesop range and to guide customer selections.
Troy Smith has been the Global Head of Information Technology at Aesop for over 6 years. During this time Aesop has gone through significant global growth, with NetSuite being a critical technology enabler allowing for successful continued rapid expansion.
Rachel Zoe Inc.
Rachel Zoe is a distinguished designer, editor, author, TV personality and entrepreneur renowned for her effortless take on glamour. As a designer, Zoe makes her exceptional taste and expertise accessible to the fashion savvy as Creative Director of the Rachel Zoe Collection, comprised of ready-to-wear, footwear and jewelry lines. Zoe is the Editor-in-Chief of online style destination, The Zoe Report, reaching over 18 million worldwide and Box of Style, a quarterly subscription service filled with coveted fashion, beauty and lifestyle items all hand picked by Rachel and her team. She started her career as a world-renowned stylist revolutionizing the styling business and inspiring future generations of stylists. Zoe is committed to philanthropic organizations both locally and globally, serving as an Artist Ambassador for Save the Children and on the Board of Directors for Baby2Baby. In addition to being recognized as an avid philanthropist, Zoe has been on countless most influential lists from virtually every domestic and international fashion and financial publication. Rachel and her husband, Rodger Berman, run their lifestyle brand all while being parents to two young boys, Skyler and Kaius.
DIY Home Center
Goodwill of Silicon Valley
Senior NetSuite & Integrations Developer
I am an IT professional with a lifelong background in Information Technology ranging anywhere from entry level documentation to IT Management (with a lot in between: experienced web developer, systems administrator, network administrator, application developer, college instructor, etc.). Currently I manage the HotSchedules NetSuite development, ZenDesk development, and integrations administration and development.
Regina Andrew Design Inc.
I am passionate about bringing value to those I work with and assisting my team members to reach their fullest potential in the company. I am also a proud to be a “Spartan” and my Alma Mater, Michigan State University (Go Green!), graduating from the Eli Broad College of Business with Major in Accounting (1995). My desire to give back has fueled my philanthropic nature. I am proud to be founder of the Children’s Museum of Findlay in 2014, with my lovely wife Nikki. I am also blessed to have shared this life’s passion with my fabulous son Enzo (8) and extraordinary daughter Edna (5). The Children’s Museum of Findlay has been inspiring children, connecting families and building community through exploration, exhibits, programming and play since July of 2014. (www.cmfindlay.com) But most of all, I am passionate about Regina Andrew Design (www.reginaandrew.com). Passion for their customer, has led Regina Andrew Design to invest in NetSuite, providing a “best in class” customer experience. The company launched their Suite Commerce, B2B e-commerce website, in January of 2017. This extraordinary site has proved to be an extremely powerful sales tool. It has successfully streamlined the business processes, while providing a complete consumer buying experience.
Paul Dell is the founder and owner of SportStop.com an e-commerce retailer since 2001 that focuses on the sport of lacrosse. Paul had been in the retail e-commerce space since 1996 when he started his first online sporting goods company SportingAuction.com. Paul has an undergraduate degree in Physics and enrolled in a PhD computer science degree program for 2 years till he dropped out to run his first e-commerce business full-time. He continues to grow SportStop.com while pursuing a new Podcast focused on Telsa, myteslapodcast.com.
Sr. Business Systems Analyst
POS Supply Solutions
Since 2016, Mark Fitzgerald has served as COO and VP of eCommerce Operations at POS Supply Solutions, an online distributor of point-of-sale and transaction supplies. He has more than 17 years of experience managing B2B/B2C e-commerce sales and marketing operations with a passion for simplifying technical solutions that catapult growth. A serial entrepreneur, Mark's ability to orchestrate online success stories has spanned from working with start-ups to consulting with some of the largest brands in Retail (Keurig), BioPharma (GSK) and Fashion (David Yurman). Mark is credited with leading teams that master personalization, best-in-class UX, and multi channel sales growth. His own e-commerce success story began in 1999 when he and two college classmates founded an online footwear company and pioneered a data-driven approach to marketing that drove annual revenue to over $20 million in four years.
DC Dental, Inc.
Howie Friedman is the CFO and COO of DC Dental, the fastest growing independent dental supply company in North America. Prior to joining DC Dental, Howie worked as an Internal Revenue Agent at the IRS where he was quickly recognized for his ability to develop and present training material as they went on a hiring binge. He left to join DC Dental which was a young and entrepreneurial company that would allow him to pursue his passion for growth, financial management, analytics and operational logistics. Under his tenure, revenue grew from $8 million in 2007 to $44 million and counting. Howie sponsored and implemented many large projects including the implementation of Netsuite to run their entire enterprise, the installation and integration of large scale robotics in their distribution center, and the migration of their eCommerce platform to SuiteCommerce Advanced. In each instance, DC Dental saw massive reduction in redundancies and increases in efficiencies. In recognition of his various achievements, Howie was presented the Smart CXO award by SmartCEO Magazine in 2012 and the CFO of the Year in 2014 by the Washington Business Journal. Howie is actively involved with various local charities and is an executive board member of Shoresh, a 501(c)(3) that brings community and positive experience to local teens and their families. He, along with his wife, founded the JEWELS School, a special needs school in Baltimore, MD. They have four beautiful children.
Services Business Systems Manager
VP, Business Applications & IT
Laura McDonough is Vice President, Business Applications & IT at HotSchedules where she and her team are responsible for all employee-facing business applications and the processes and integrations that surround them. Prior to joining HotSchedules, Laura held management positions at Oracle in the product development and Advanced Customer Services organizations, as well as technical consulting and sales consulting roles at Siebel Systems, Price Waterhouse, and Andersen Consulting [Accenture]. Laura attended Penn State University and has a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. She lives in Austin, TX with her husband and two children.
Global Systems Integration
Jimmy is a NetSuite Consultant at GSI, and holds a B.A. in Organizational Management. He has a background in web development and working with various ERP systems, and has experience in Finance & Accounting, CRM, Professional Services Automation, and Reporting & Workflow configuration and customization.
VP of Finance and IS
Lancaster Bingo Company
Andy Snook, CEO at Fastpath, is certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC) as well as certified in Microsoft Dynamics and SAP. He is active member of the Audit Advisory and Partner Advisory boards for NetSuite. He has been designing audit and compliance solutions for over 15 years and has assisted with compliance projects at more than 100 companies. Under his leadership, Fastpath has grown to support more than 1,000 companies in over 30 different countries. Andy is a speaker at many industry events, including SuiteWorld, InfoSec World, and SAP GRC. Prior to his time at Fastpath, Andy was a financial systems implementation consultant for Microsoft Dynamics and an SAP management consultant with Ernst & Young. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in Economics and Computer Applications.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
An enthusiastic and engaging communicator with over 12 years experience inside a wide array of technical industries with hands on involvement at every stage of a project lifecycle. A strong passion for and understanding of the business, technical, and human importance of an engaging, manageable, and adaptable product. TJ Tyrrell has given several presentations at SuiteWorld all surrounding NetSuite customization management and maintainability. An early adopter of the SuiteCloud Developer Framework (SDF) and SuiteScript 2.0 and having developed several external tools to support the SDF infrastructure (most of which are Open Source), TJ has become a champion of bringing best practices into every NetSuite instance.