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Marketing = Revenue

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Sarah E. Brown
Intricately, VP of Marketing

B2B tech marketing leader, author, startup mentor, and ecosystem builder with more than a decade of experience scaling SaaS companies through customer-centric marketing. Currently, VP of marketing at Intricately, the leading provider of cloud product adoption, usage, and spend intelligence for cloud sales and marketing teams. Founder of Flatirons Tech, a diversity- and inclusion-focused tech meetup based in Boulder, CO. Mentor at Techstars in the Sustainability accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, and the Workforce Development accelerator. Author of the book Power To The Startup People: How To Grow Your Startup Career When You're Not The Founder.

Carly Brantz
DigitalOcean, Chief Marketing Officer

Carly brings more than 20 years of experience with a focus on scaling marketing operations and acquisition at high-growth technology companies. Her dedication to building high-performing teams—through fostering a strong culture that’s grounded in trust—has served as the foundation for many of her successes in business. Carly encourages the adoption of a growth mindset and holds every marketer accountable to KPIs and the ROI of their programs. She sees continuous experimentation as the key to providing greater value in every step of the customer journey.

As Chief Marketing Officer, Carly oversees DigitalOcean’s worldwide marketing operations as the company continues to expand its global customer base. In this role, she’s responsible for scaling DigitalOcean’s self-serve and sales-led acquisition initiatives, as well as its global brand, community, and developer relations efforts. Prior to DigitalOcean, she served as Vice President of Revenue Marketing at SendGrid, leading the development of the company’s self-service, cloud-based subscription model. 

Beyond her work as a marketing executive, Carly is dedicated to giving back to her community, serving as a board member for Pledge 1% Colorado, a network of entrepreneurs who pledge 1% of company equity, founders equity, annual profits, employee time, or company product to nonprofits of their choosing. Carly is based in Boulder, Colorado, and holds a B.A. in International Business and Marketing from the University of Colorado Boulder. When she’s not in the office, she loves staying active with her husband and two daughters in the exceptionally beautiful outdoors Colorado has to offer. 

Cate Lochead
JumpCloud, CMO

About me

I am a wife and mom of 3 kids. Despite that, I curse too often and waffle between believing that it is a gross deficiency or a great trait by which my grandchildren will fondly remember me. As a leader, I believe hiring people smarter than I am is a low bar. I want to work with people who are passionate about marketing, love to learn about work and life, and see the joy of working as part of a great team. 

My role as a Chief Marketing Officer 

I have the pleasure of working at JumpCloud as CMO. I joined to help build upon the company’s unmatched organic content strategy, with a broad, multidiscipline marketing strategy. We are adding team members and functions, learning from B2C, learning from our users, and trying lots of different approaches. Marketing sources 100% of pipeline and we hold ourselves accountable for meeting JumpCloud’s growth stage revenue goals.

Olivia Omega
Wallace Marketing Group, Branding & Positioning Strategist
Lizelle van Vuuren
Undock, Co-founder, CMO

Co-founder + CMO Undock. Building a time machine. Entrepreneur, Founder Women Who Startup, Mile High Tech.  Keep Climbing

A panel of marketing leaders from the startup ecosystem discusses the topic of how marketing contributes to pipeline and revenue. This event is aimed at those who want to align marketing, sales, product, and customer success teams, understand how to take a revenue marketing approach and the role that data and account-based marketing play in successful go-to-market programs.