12 brilliant attendees you should meet at SaaStock East Coast7 min read

SaaStock East Coast Attendees

As we pack our bags and gear up for next week’s SaaStock East Coast, we wanted to tell you about 12 attendees you should take the time to meet. They are part of an exceptional group of SaaS founders and executives that we are fortunate to welcome. They come from all corners of the East Coast, and each have their unique SaaS journey. The conversations you can have with them could be as meaningful as the presentations from speakers. So if you are already joining us at SaaStock East Coast, be sure to grab them for coffee during one of the many networking opportunities.

However, if you are not, we still have a few tickets left if you want to partake in the learning, networking, and the fostering of an incredible SaaS community. We have a special 30% discount for readers of the Learning Hub, so grab your ticket now.

Claire McTaggart

Claire is the founder and CEO of SquarePeg. SquarePeg is a new hiring marketplace that matches business professionals to jobs based on fit, not just resumes. Claire started working on SquarePeg in 2017, after seeing the amount of guesswork and search involved in hiring. She partnered up with a leading Industrial-Organizational psychologist and assessment expert Dr. Scott Highhouse, and a team of software engineers and data scientists to build a more personalized hiring recommendation system. There is a myriad of things she is knowledgeable of, but her favorite conversation topics are A.I. & Machine Learning for hiring, talent analytics, soft skills and behavioral assessments, and hiring for fit.

Vivek Sharma

Vivek co-founded Movable Ink in 2010 and has led the company through rapid growth to a leading market position with 275+ employees serving 700 of the most innovative consumer brands. Through his leadership, Movable Ink is helping digital marketers embrace a visual world with intelligent creative that adapts at the moment of engagement.  Before co-founding Movable Ink, Vivek headed Eastern North America and EMEA sales for Engine Yard. Earlier in his career, he held senior engineering roles at Blue Martini and Cisco Systems. Vivek graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Chat up Vivek about all things marketing, SaaS, and company culture.

Heather O’Neill

Heather is a growth and product strategist with over a decade of experience creating meaningful products for the people who use them. At Pixels for Humans, Heather helps SaaS startups solve their toughest challenges and grow into mature, community-focused businesses, that center people over profits. A problem solver at heart, Heather also works with design teams to define problems, hypothesize solutions, and track success in their work. Heather has taught classes and workshops at Harvard Extension School, O’Reilly, UXPA International, and more. Heather is the 2018 recipient of Rhode Island’s Tech10 Women in Tech award. Talk to her about scaling your company sustainably and creating a customer-centric product

Stony Grunow

Stony is the CEO of Breadwinner, which integrates Salesforce with financial accounting and payment solutions. His background includes four years running a Salesforce Consulting company, building several other Salesforce Apps, and founding a non-profit in London. Stony is a proponent of building bootstrapped SaaS companies and contributes to the startup ecosystem through the Startup Leadership Program and other online groups. Feel free to get his feedback if you have ideas about integrating your product with Salesforce.

Faith Benson

Faith leads Growth Marketing at Gun.io, the top service in the U.S. to find and hire elite software talent. She got the startup bug after completing three years with Teach for America and has been helping teams scale ever since. Bolstered by core expertise in content strategy, Faith oversees all lead-gen campaigns and programs at Gun.io, including their own in-house Frontier Podcast. Talk to Faith about hiring in today’s software environment, the importance of brand voice, and getting scrappy when it comes to lead generation.

Jan Alexander Jedlinski

Jan is a technology entrepreneur from Vienna, Austria. He is the co-founder and CEO of Gustav Technologies Inc (Gustav) – a collaboration hub for staffing companies.  Gustav was part of Y Combinator’s summer ’17 batch and raised over $3M in venture capital till date from Speedinvest, YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim and Red Bull among many others. Currently based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Jan is passionate about the contingent workforce industry as well as supporting other founders to help them succeed. He actively advises a bunch of technology companies and recently became Venture Partner at Pioneer Fund. Chat with Jan about hiring contract and temporary workers, fundraising, and great places to have food in Brooklyn.

Jennifer Igartua

Jen is the Chief Services Officer at Go Nimbly, the world’s first revenue operations consultancy for SaaS companies. As an expert in Marketing & Sales alignment, Jen has long seen gaps in the way many companies operate—gaps which translate into subpar customer experience and decreased revenue. As CSO, Jen manages Go Nimbly’s delivery teams, helping our customers transform their operations, deliver more seamless experiences, and maximize revenue. Chat to her about all things revenue operations.

Colin Campbell

Colin is the loyal steward of Sales Hacker, the world’s largest community of B2B Sales professionals, with over 120k members. He’s responsible for growing the community and making sure people love being part of it. At SaaStock East Coast, he’s helping bring all the surprising insights and ideas to those SaaS salespeople and sales leaders who couldn’t be there in attendance. If you want to share an insight with the Sales Hacker community in a short video interview, Colin would love to speak with you.

Christy Jo0

Christy leads overall marketing for Ubersmith, a cloud-based subscription management company in New York City. Born and raised in California, Christy’s passion is increasing brand awareness and elevating sales by conceptualizing and executing innovative marketing strategies and activities. Not only is she a pro when it comes to creating successful marketing campaigns, but she can also advise a team on where to find the best tacos in town.

Kevin Zhou

Kevin is the founder of SerpBook.com. For the last decade, Kevin has been pioneering tools in the SEO industry, providing a real-time rank tracker. Creating these tools from his own needs, and with so much misinformation in this industry, he is an advocate for education in the SEO space. Kevin is currently working on his new tool at keyword.com to help with the content planning.

Liz Gilliam

Liz is the Head of Product Marketing at WalkMe Growth, the pioneer and leader in digital adoption platforms, now valued at over $1B. With more than ten years of experience driving product adoption in the B2B SaaS space, she’s passionate about understanding human behavior and creating delightful user experiences. Liz has worked with high-growth startups and some of the industry’s largest enterprises. You can talk to Liz about building compelling messaging, growing a marketing organization at scale, and expanding globally.

Mark Mendel

Mark is a successful founder who previously bootstrapped his last business, iBuyNew, a digital property marketplace, through to a public listing on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2016. In 2018 he founded 99starts, an EdTech platform bringing together the greatest minds on earth to share insights and expertise in their respective fields. Mark is a natural entrepreneur that excels in digital marketing and business strategy and loves mentoring, consulting, and advising other startups. As if building a new startup isn’t stressful enough, Mark is currently embarking on a 6-month around-the-world trip with his wife and two young kids!

These are only 12 of the attendees we will welcome at this year’s SaaStock East Coast. We still have a few tickets left if you want to partake in the learning, networking and the fostering of an incredible SaaS community at SaaStock East Coast. We have a special 30% discount for readers of the Learning Hub, so grab your ticket now.

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