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Email Marketing Round Table Board Members


Justin Foster, Chairman

Justin is Founder and GM of RealTime Email at Liveclicker. Prior to Liveclicker, Justin led the services practice for WhatCounts, Inc., an email marketing services provider, where he was responsible for client strategy and deliverability. He also founded the Email Marketing Roundtable, an industry discussion forum that represents over 1,500 email marketers worldwide including the majority of the largest online retailers in North America.

John Caldwell, Director

Active in email marketing since 1996, Red Pill Email founder, John Caldwell, has worked on the agency side, the client side, and as a consultant, using deployment tools from ESPs to in-house to homegrown email systems. He has been involved in over 50 ESP vendor selections for major clients since 2005, and has produced an annual Email Vendor Features & Functions Guide since 2009. The annual vendor guide reviews ESPs across 600 data points and is the only ESP vendor guide written by an experienced hands-on practitioner providing objective analysis of email vendors' functional capabilities. He is a Member of the Email Experience Council of the Direct Marketing Association, serving as Chair of the Marketing & Membership Subcommittee from 2013 through 2016, Co-Chair of the Email Measurement Accuracy Roundtable/Advisory Board from 2009 through 2013, a member of the former Speakers Bureau, a MAC Committee member, and member of the former Career Paths Roundtable.

Jack Hogan, Director

Jack Hogan is chief technology officer and co-founder of Lifescript. He oversees all of the Company's IT related systems and IT development. He has extensive experience in systems integration and software development with a strong focus in email technologies and Web design. Mr. Hogan is also responsible for the Company's customer service and general operations. He also designed and developed many of the Company's key systems and applications. Mr. Hogan is a member of the Direct Marketing Association's (DMA) Email Experience Council, the Email Sender and Provider Coalition (ESPC), Email Marketing Roundtable, and he speaks at numerous Internet marketing conferences.

Ryan Phelan, Director

Ryan Phelan brings over 15 years of worldwide online marketing experience to Adestra as the Vice President, Marketing Insights. In this position, Ryan is responsible for the marketing efforts of Adestra in the US. Ryan is a respected thought leader and nationally distinguished speaker with a history of experience from Acxiom, BlueHornet, Sears Holdings, Responsys and infoUSA. In 2013 he was named one of the top 30 strategists in online marketing and serves as the Chairman of the EEC Advisory Board, Advisory Board Member for DMNews and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Email Sender and Provider Collation (ESPC). Ryan is also involved many companies in the start-up space as an advisor, board member and investor.

Matthew Vernhout, Director

Digital Marketing and Privacy Advocate with more than 16 years of experience in email marketing. Matthew ensures that Inbox Marketer's clients are compliant with all relevant industry regulations including: CAN-SPAM, PIPEDA, and Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). He actively shares his thoughts on industry trends via his own social marketing blog, EmailKarma.net, which was recognized in 2010 as one of Canada's top 40 marketing blogs. Matthew is also involved as director at large of CAUCE and chair of the eec's Advocacy Subcommittee, as well as the co-author of “A Complete Guide to e-Marketing Under Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation.