Mark Evans


Mark Evans

Founder

Mark has over fifteen years of experience in market research and producing global tech events in Silicon Valley and internationally, during which time he has been deeply involved in the Silicon Valley startup community and innovation culture. His experience spans consumer goods, retail, pharma, aerospace and many areas of tech, having worked with outstanding companies like Home Depot, HP, Novartis, Kraft and some of the world’s finest startups.

Prior to co-founding BrandGarage, he founded Converge Labs where he produced global conferences focused on bringing together the world’s most innovative technology companies and big brands to discuss, debate and share ideas on the business of technology.



BrandGarage Advisors



Andy Chu

Andy Chu
Divisional Vice President, Mobile & Community Experiences, Sears Holdings
Andy leads the MCE product organizations and is responsible for the P&L of the Sears and Kmart mobile business. Prior to Sears, Andy spent over 11 years at Microsoft where he held a number of leadership roles in product, strategy, planning, and business development.

Di-ann Eisnor

Di-Ann Eisnor
Head of Platform and Partnerships, Waze
Di-Ann is head of platform and partnerships for crowd-sourced navigation and real-time traffic startup, Waze, which sold to Google in 2013. Working across governments, international media and local community groups, Di-Ann continues to spearhead the company’s global initiatives to make connected cities a reality.


Tom Frangione

Tom Frangione
COO, Greylock Partners

Tom serves as the COO, working closely with all marketing, talent, recruiting, network development, and deal flow efforts. Previously, Tom has co-founded and served as CEO for two venture-backed startups.

David Lee

David Lee
Founder & Managing Partner, SV Angel

Prior to SV Angel, David was at Baseline Ventures, a leading seed-stage venture firm. He was a founding member of Google’s New Business Development team and led business development at StumbleUpon prior to its sale to eBay.


Ann Muira-Ko

Ann Miura-­Ko
General Partner, Floodgate

Ann Miura-Ko is a co-founding partner at Floodgate, where her investment interests include capitally efficient, innovative startups that share a philosophy of customer development alongside product innovation.

Chris Petrovic

Chris Petrovic
Head of Corporate Development & Licensing, Kabam

Chris has over 15 years of experience in the digital space, having run two venture-backed internet companies and spent some time in venture capital. Prior to joining interactive entertainment company, Kabam, Chris was principal leader of GameStop’s digital strategy.


Strategic Partners


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