Maureen leads L2’s research and advisory group and has benchmarked and/or developed digital and social media initiatives for over 300 prestige brands. She began her career at Triage Consulting Group in San Francisco. At Triage, she led several managed care payment review and payment benchmarking projects for hospitals including UCLA Medical Center, UCSF, and HCA. She has gone on to lead research and consulting efforts focused on digital media, private banking, M&A, insurance industry risk management, and renewable energy economics for professional firms and academics. Maureen has a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from NYU Stern.
Greg is the founder of SocialChorus, the leading advocates marketing company. Greg has helped brands and consumers connect online since the early days of the Internet. 2Market, a Silicon Valley start-up that he co-founded, pioneered the development of interactive shopping before being acquired by AOL in 1995. In the past, he has worked at Sun Microsystems, Apple Computer and AOL. He likes to play soccer, collect photos and cook.
Renowned computer scientist and technology industry veteran, Darren Vengroff is responsible for all of RichRelevance’s analytical and machine learning development—from high-level strategy and analytics, to strategic implementation plans. From startups to industry leaders Amazon.com and Goldman Sachs, Darren has designed and built a variety of world-class customer-focused scalable applications.
Prior to RichRelevance, Darren was CTO and co-founder of Pelago, Inc. (makers of Whhrl) where he oversaw Pelago’s technology and actively supported product definition, fundraising, and business development. Before Pelago, Darren was a Principal Engineer at Amazon.com with responsibilities in personalization, automated email targeting, time-series analysis, content platform architecture, attribute-based navigation, search, and build and deployment systems.
Before Amazon.com, Darren spent six years at Goldman Sachs. As a vice president, he was responsible for trading and risk management systems that priced billions of dollars of derivative products for the fixed income, currency, and commodity businesses.
Darren holds an Sc.M. and PhD in Computer Science from Brown University, where he studied I/O-efficient algorithms with Jeff Vitter, and a B.S.E. in Computer Science with Highest Honors from Princeton University.
Christina is a Creative Director at SapientNitro with deep expertise in emerging experiences specializing in the retail and consumer products industries. Excels in thinking creatively and strategically to define experiences that first meet consumer needs while satisfying business objectives, managing complex engagements, building senior client relationships, driving business development, and growing internal talent.
Her strong conceptual and interactive design skills have been applied to award-winning engagements, including AutoTrader UK iPhone application and Maybelline NY Mobile site. Also, during her career at SapientNitro, Christina worked on brands such as Coca-Cola, Target, Ann Taylor, Bare Escentuals, Bed Bath & Beyond, MSNBC, and The Home Depot.
Prior to SapientNitro, Christina was a User Experience Designer at Accenture, where she drove .com and application design for clients like Microsoft, Chevron, Office Depot, and BellSouth.
Christina holds a BS in Industrial Design from Georgia Institute of Technology.