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Sarah Bedrick | Manager, HubSpot Academy, Hubspot

Sarah Bedrick is a Program Leader at HubSpot, an all-in-one inbound marketing software. She is one of the founding members of the HubSpot Academy team. Their team strives to educate and inspire HubSpot's customers on how they can transform their business to be inbound through innovative learning methods.

Sarah is currently leading the charge for all of the introductory content for HubSpot customers. In her role, she creates new ways to help educate HubSpot customers on inbound best practices and the software. She has recently pioneered a new method of training for SaaS companies which builds off a concept often referred to as "flipping the classroom."

In her spare time, Sarah likes to participate in HubSpot's Toastmasters Chapter and has recently handed over the reigns of President. She likes to identify new inbound strategies through practicing inbound on her personal website - a craft beer blog for girls and then shares findings on her personal blog. She also loves to complete 30-day challenges, read (she will read any book based on a powerful recommendation) and brainstorm new business ideas.

Jenna Camann | Account Director, Social Content, DigitasLBi

Jenna is the Associate Director of Social.Content at DigitasLBi, where she leads social strategy and ideation for global, national and local brands. She currently works with PUMA, Harley-Davidson, Bully Boy and others, helping foster an environment where social is a seamlessly integrated pillar of a brand's marketing plan. Jenna helps brands understand how to create ongoing conversations and relationships with customers to build a base of authentic social loyalists who want to contribute to a brand's earned media, eventually leading to conversion. She is an advocate of deep collaboration with analytics, with a desire to help her clients determine what social content is most relevant and engaging with their social audience and why.

Prior to her work at DigitasLBi, Jenna worked in Charlotte, NC with Lowe's Home Improvement at GMR Marketing, leading the digital and social efforts of the Lowe's NASCAR program. She graduated with a BSBA from Bucknell University, and currently serves as their President of the Boston Alumni Club. When she is done using hashtags for the day, you can find her with friends and family, taking a bike ride or passionately cheering alongside other Boston and NASCAR fanatics.

Brin Chartier | Marketing Manager, Tablelist

Brin leads the marketing charge at Tablelist, a mobile app that allows members to reserve table service at clubs and lounges in Boston and beyond. Her experience in digital, social and branding have grown the company's presence and strategy from it's early stages. Brin's background is in hospitality and tourism marketing, and she draws on experience from her past work at Marriott International, Terrapin Blue consulting and tourism non-profits. Her role at Tablelist includes community management, customer service, strategic partnerships, email marketing, inbound marketing and sales.

Brian Gargan | Video Specialist Lead, YouTube, Google

Brian Gargan is an Upfronts Video Lead at Google focused on driving multi-million dollar upfront commitments in YouTube online video ad sales amongst Google's top media agency and advertiser partners. Brian joined Google in 2010 after spending three years as a hardware sales specialist at IBM in New York City. Prior to his current role on the Upfronts Video team, Brian has served as a regional sales manager within Google's SMB division and held Account Manager and Account Executive roles on the (former) Google TV Ads product.

Brian received a degree in Business Management from Bucknell University where he was captain of the Division I Men's Lacrosse team and was also fortunate enough to meet his beautiful wife, Lauren.

Brian and his wife recently moved to Charlestown, MA and have developed an unhealthy obsession with the neighborhood and all things Warren Tavern. When not working or spending time with his family and friends, Brian can be found participating in some sort of athletic endeavor in which he is far too old and out of shape to be doing.

Moritz Plassnig | Co-Founder & CEO,

Moritz Plassnig is the cofounder and CEO of Codeship, a developer-tool company with offices in Boston/MA and Vienna/Austria. Codeship enables software companies to speed up their software deployment through an automated process. Its products are used by customers & thousands of developers from all over the world. Before that, he cofounded Pioneers, the leading platform for entrepreneurship and innovative future technologies in Europe.

Hannah Weber | Account Executive, Communispace

Raised just outside of Boston, MA, Hannah works as an Associate in Consumer Relationships at Communispace Corporation, the world's leading consumer collaboration agency. While at Communispace, Hannah has had the opportunity to facilitate highly engaged online customer communities to conduct research and uncover crucial consumer insights for a number of high profile clients, including Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Citi Bank, and Roche Diagnostics.

Prior to Communispace Hannah had internship experience in management consulting with the Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte), marketing with Digital Influence Group, public relations with Racepoint Group, and corporate social responsibility with the Rand Merchant Bank in Johannesburg.

In June 2013, Hannah graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in Government (concentration: International Relations, specifically post-conflict societies in Sub-Saharan Africa). While at Dartmouth, Hannah also spent a term studying abroad at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

In her free time, Hannah greatly enjoys traveling and hopes to return to South Africa in particular. She also enjoys staying active and being outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and is always excited for new adventures!

Jennie White | Account Executive, Fiksu

Jennie White is an Account Executive at mobile marketing company, Fiksu. At Fiksu, Jennie is responsible for spreading the word about Fiksu's robust mobile products and bringing new companies onboard. Prior to Fiksu, Jennie was a Marketing Associate and the Head of Social Media at Nanigans. At Nanigans, Jennie led all social, events and sales development initiatives. During college she co-oped at PayPal Media on the marketing team and also at BostInno, where she was the first staff writer. Jennie graduated with a B.A from Northeastern University. In her free time, you can find her exploring Boston or spending time up north with her family and dog in New Castle, NH.

Nicole Xu | Director, Wayfair

Nicole is the Director of Operations Process Improvement at, the "A Zillion Things Home" world's largest e-commerce company for home categories including home furnishing and décor. She is currently working to drive the company's supply chain to great excellence with analytics and process driven approaches. She leads a team of over 20 people that touches operational groups such as inventory planning, warehouse S&OP, capacity planning, transportation network and customer service analytics. Before Wayfair, Nicole was a senior product manager for Amazon's global consumer platform in Seattle. She has great passion for e-commerce business and always follows the latest trend.

Nicole holds an MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth as well as members of ACCA and CFA. In her free time, Nicole enjoys reading, travelling and Boston sports.

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