Speakers

Fiona Norton

B2B Product Marketing Manager at BigCommerce

Fiona has driven marketing strategy and eCommerce transformation across the CPG, retail and electronics industries. She leads B2B Product Marketing at BigCommerce and is focused on helping merchants and partners bring modern buyer experiences to B2B eCommerce.

Bharani Nagarathnam

Associate Director & Instructional Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University

Dr. Bharani Nagarathnam is a faculty and Associate Director of Master of Industrial Distribution at the Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Industrial Distribution. He has more than 20 years of experience in teaching, applied research, program management, and business development.

Dr. Nagarathnam has worked on applied industry projects, consortia and professional development programs for more than 100 industrial distributors and manufacturers. He has published books, journal articles and industry publications. He runs the Talent Development Council that works with Wholesale Distributions on Talent Acquisition, Management and Development practices.

Lori Mata

Director of Industrial Distribution at Saint-Gobain Abrasives

Lori Mata has been with Norton/Saint-Gobian Abrasives for over 25 yrs. and held various positions with increasing responsibility in Customer Service, Sales, National Accounts, and Industrial Distribution, building partnerships for growth. Lori strives to mentor her employees to see business from a broader view and become great leaders. Lori makes her home in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Nauro Rezende

Senior Director of Marketing at Mosaic Companies

Nauro Rezende Jr is the Senior Director of Marketing at Mosaic Companies. For the past 28 years, Nauro has been working at the crossroads of marketing, communication, and technology. With a bachelor’s degree in Social Communication and Advertising and a long track record in the technology field, Nauro brings a unique perspective on how technology can help companies become more efficient and may allow for better marketing and communication processes. A creative thinker, Nauro is always looking for the next big thing and how it can be integrated into marketing and communication.

Matt Mellendorf

Vice President of Digital Strategy and Marketing at Premier Safety

Matt joined Premier Safety in mid-2020 and successfully converted premiersatefy.com over to BigCommerce utilizing both Cloras and flexPIM. Matt has over 26 years’ experience in digital and eCommerce. Prior to Premier Safety, he was the Director of eCommerce at TNG Worldwide, a leading beauty distributor.

In the past 10 years has also worked at General Motors as a Digital Marketing Technology Manager and Home Depot as a Manager, Online Technology. Matt earned his Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. He lives near Ann Arbor, MI.

Tamara Morris

Project Manager at Berenson Inc.

Tamara has spent 40 years in the IT industry, starting as a Systems Engineer at IBM upon graduation from the University of Toronto. She has worked for companies large and small in various roles including technical specialist, team leader and disaster recovery planner. For the past 15 years she has been a IT Project Manager. In April of 2020, she came out of retirement to manage the development of a new website for Berenson Inc, her family’s industrial distribution company in Toronto. She is passionate about leading teams towards the achievement of a common goal.

Amanda Martinez

Information Technology Manager at C-Line Products, Inc.

Amanda Martinez is the Information Technology Manager for C-Line Products, Inc. in Mount Prospect, IL. With over 20 years of experience working with various manufacturing and distribution companies, she is a passionate and detail-oriented problem solver. Amanda genuinely believes that knowledge is power and encourages everyone she meets to step outside their comfort zone to learn new ways to empower themselves.

Girinath A

Business Analyst at DCKAP

Girinath works as a Business Analyst for the Cloras team at DCKAP. He has 7+ years experience in Business Analysis. He kicked off his career at Amazon and developed his interest in the E-Commerce domain. He was born and brought up in India and plays cricket with friends and in corporate tournaments. He is a travel enthusiast and enjoys writing blogs.

Chris Brackett

Director of Sales at DCKAP

Chris Brackett is the Director of Sales with DCKAP. He joins DCKAP with over 16 years of experience in the industrial and safety distribution space, including running the day-to-day business operations and pushing for improvements in technology. Chris has a passion for technology and integrations in the distribution & manufacturing sectors. He has experience with Salesforce (CRM), Epicor Profit21 (ERP), analytical software and various eCommerce platforms all of which used integrations for a seamless and better experience for their employees and customers.

Catherine Sulskis

Partner Manager at DCKAP

Catherine Sulskis works as the Partner Manager, bridging connections, finding ways to co-brand and co-market our solutions, and building lasting relationships with our partners. She works to ensure that our partnerships add value to the community and to expand the partner ecosystem. She comes with an educational background in creative writing and sociology, and has been working in the tech industry for over a decade.

Karthik Chidambaram

Founder & CEO, DCKAP

Karthik Chidambaram is the Founder & CEO of DCKAP. He bootstrapped the company from his small apartment in Chicago, Illinois. DCKAP was started with 2 people, 2 computers and 2 desks and is now a global team with headquarters in the Greater Austin area.

He reckons industry setbacks and renders solid & practical solutions to organisations. Karthik holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.