Young Professionals: Cocktails and Conversation with the C-Suite
This is your opportunity to engage and learn from successful VPs of Marketing and CMOs from our BMA Colorado chapter.
Do you ever have sleepless nights where you lay in bed, staring at the ceiling thinking, “How did my boss get to where he/she is now?” Well, ease your insomnia and learn what to do -and maybe what not to do- in your career by asking those questions at Cocktails and Conversation with the C-Suite.
How the event will work:
- YPs will be divided into 5 groups
- There will be five C-Level B2B marketing professionals split up in different rooms
- The C-Level will give a 5 minute introduction
- Followed by 20 minutes of questions and discussion from the YPs (fire away!)
- Once the 25 minutes are up, each group will switch rooms
There will be appetizers, pizza and drinks (beer, wine, soda, water) provided (including vegetarian options).
5:30 pm -6:00 pm: Registration and networking
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Conversations with C-Levels and YPs
8:00 pm on: Networking
Note: BMA defines a Young Professional as age 30 or under.
Founder, CEO & Chief Brand Strategist, COHN
An industry trailblazer, an authority in the marketing community, and an all-around good person, Jeff Cohn is the company’s fearless leader. As the founder, CEO and chief brand strategist of COHN, Jeff leads all brand development and branding initiatives, guides marketing and public relations strategies, and oversees client relationships, creative services and agency management. He also leads COHN’s specialized Retail team. Jeff’s expertise stems from more than 20 years of experience in retail, destination and tourism marketing, including a variety of high-profile projects like his-and-hers gifts campaign for the famous Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, introducing Swatch Watch to the U.S., creating the Riverfront Marketing Association in New Orleans and leading the creation of the first shopping center tourism marketing program in the country.
Since its opening in 2000, Jeff has evolved COHN from a one-man marketing firm into a full-service integrated agency with expertise in brand development, marketing, public relations, creative and digital marketing. He also has expanded the client base internationally and guided the agency to achieve countless prestigious awards. Jeff has a deep passion for helping clients realize their goals and objectives for their brand. He is continually inspired to lead the COHN team to develop powerful brand strategies. As a business owner and CEO, Jeff is committed to providing an open and creative work environment that encourages his team to reach their goals both professionally and personally.
VP, Industry Marketing, Teradata
Dave Grant has been with Teradata since 2001, and is responsible for Industry Marketing and Solution development for Web 2.0, Communications, Media, Entertainment & Utilities verticals.
Dave is also the chair of BMA Colorado's Corporate Advisory Council.
Sr VP & CMO
Mark Grindeland serves as the senior vice president and chief marketing officer for TeleTech where he oversees branding, marketing strategy and marketing communications. For 25 years, Grindeland has been the "go to" advisor for many of the world's leading brands, helping to launch new products, penetrate fragmented markets and understand consumer behaviors.
Director of Marketing, Windward
Larry Goldman is Colorado-based B2B marketer with over 18 years of professional experience in public and private technology and software businesses. He's developed the marketing strategy and managed global teams at large and small organizations, from the Crystal Ball Global Business Unit at Oracle to niche software, SaaS and service providers like MoreSteam.com and Decisioneering, Inc. He is currently the Director of Marketing at Windward Studios, a software company in Boulder, Colorado that provides solutions for reporting and document generation.
Larry's interests span marketing technology, process improvement, content marketing and product development. Selected as a "Forty Under 40" award recipient from "The Denver Business Journal" in 2006, he enjoys volunteering for non-profit and professional organizations, including the Colorado Chapter of the BMA, and has recently co-founded a local Agile Marketing Meetup group. Larry earned his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in 2006. He graduated with a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.S. from the University of Cincinnati. He lives with his wife, daughter, and menagerie of house pets in Denver, Colorado.