Principal, Chait Communications
Manya Chait is a seasoned marketing communications executive with more than 20 years of experience in public relations, marketing, crisis communications and branding. As principal of Chait Communications, Manya has been an active advisor to early-stage and emerging high-growth companies, contributing to marketing communications strategy, product management and executive coaching. A strategic thinker with the ability to get things done, Manya’s expertise enables organizations to scale growth and overcome challenges at all stages. Previously, Manya served as the vice president of marketing communications at Vistaprint (now Cimpress) during its significant growth stages through IPO and beyond, contributing to scale annual revenue from $35 million to over $500 million. Manya earned her undergraduate degree from Clark University and an MBA from Northeastern University.
James G. Clarke
Senior Vice President, Investments & Treasurer, KU Endowment
James Clarke serves as the senior vice president of investments and treasurer for the $1.9 billion KU Endowment. In this role, he oversees investments on behalf of the oldest foundation for a public university in the United States. Before his current position, he was a partner and head of private equity with Fiduciary Research & Consulting, an outsourced chief investment officer service, where he helped to manage over $8 billion. James was previously the director of private investments for the $2 billion Kauffman Foundation. James earned his undergraduate degree from Washburn University and an MBA with an emphasis in finance and investments from the University of Kansas. He is a member of the CFA Institute.
Vice President, Northwest, SiteOne Landscape Supply
Jeffrey Domenick currently serves as vice president, Northwest, for SiteOne Landscape Supply, the largest and only national wholesale distributor of landscaping products in the United States with a growing presence in Canada. A creative strategist and green industry expert, Jeffrey has extensive experience in sales process development, pipeline management and operational turnarounds. His unique experience as a designer, contractor, manufacturing sales leader and distribution executive has provided him with a unique and sought-after perspective of the industry. Jeffrey earned his bachelor of science in landscape architecture from West Virginia University.
Senior Vice President of Marketing, Cartera Commerce
Erin Warren serves as the senior vice president of marketing at Cartera Commerce, a leading provider of loyalty marketing solutions and rewards programs that increase revenue and customer loyalty. Earlier this year, Cartera Commerce was acquired by Ebates, and Erin, along with Cartera’s executive team, has led the successful transition to strengthen loyalty marketing solutions for its customers. A marketing veteran with more than 15 years of experience in the industry, Erin has always been motivated by the opportunity to enhance the way companies execute their marketing strategies to attract and retain customers. A former two-time luge Olympian, Erin is a member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Luge Association and the U.S. Luge Foundation. She earned her MBA from Babson College’s Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business.