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Saturday, June 28 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Building Online Businesses: A Discussion with Chicago's E-Commerce Leaders
Moderators
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Pat McGann

Managing Director, Prolific Interactive
| Pat McGann is the Managing Director of the Strategy Led Mobile Agency, Prolific Interactive. Prolific is a mobile agency that loves making awesome products for other people and ourselves. Pat has been fortunate enough to work with awesome partners including: Threadless, ModCloth, Thrillist, lululemon, NBA, Rent The Runway, HP, Automatic and Dash. Pat is a huge advocate of Chicago sports teams, taking too many pictures, and all... Read More →

Speakers
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Michael Alter

The Tie Bar, CEO
Michael Alter is the Chief Executive Officer of The Tie Bar, LLC.  Founded a decade ago on the premise that a well‐made tie shouldn’t cost a fortune, The Tie Bar has become the #1 e‐commerce destination for stylish men's accessories. Previously, Michael was a co-founder and CEO of SurePayroll, a Chicago-based technology company that is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Paychex®.   Michael’s other experience... Read More →
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Molly Garris

Leo Burnett and Arc Worldwide
Molly Garris is a Digital Strategy Director for Leo Burnett and Arc Worldwide, a creative advertising agency based in Chicago. She is the agency's in-house mobile marketing subject matter expert, and since joining the agency in 2009, Molly has been instrumental in activating successful mobile marketing campaigns for Coca-Cola, Miller Coors, Whirlpool, P&G, Kellogg's, and Purina, just to name a few. Molly is a strong believer in the power of... Read More →
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Ross Petersen

Ross Petersen is a Co-Founder of Blitsy, a venture-backed e-commerce company vertically focused on serving the $30B Arts and Crafts market.  Previous to Blitsy, Ross was Co-Founder of ScrapHD, a SaaS platform that was acquired by the world’s largest Arts and Crafts retailer, Michaels Stores. He is a Chicago-native who enjoys golf, lacrosse and going to Montrose Dog Beach with his wife and 2 dogs.  
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Ryan Petersen

Ryan Petersen is a Co-Founder of Blitsy, a venture-backed e-commerce company vertically focused on serving the $30B Arts and Crafts market.  Previous to Blitsy, Ryan was Co-Founder of ScrapHD, a SaaS platform that was acquired by the world’s largest Arts and Crafts retailer, Michaels Stores. He has been in the crafting industry for over 10 years and for the last 8 years has enjoyed bringing his dog, Ranger, with him to the office... Read More →
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Brad Wilson

Brad's Deals
Brad Wilson is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of BradsDeals.com. Brad started BradsDeals in 2001 as a poor college student to show his friends and fellow students how to save money using tips and tricks online. Brad Wilson is a nationally-known savings expert and professional bargain-hunter. He has appeared on The Early Show, FOX & Friends, USA Today, The New York Times, TIME, AOL Daily Finance, and many other national and local news outlets.


Saturday June 28, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654