Advisory Board and Programming Committee

Roger Barnette

IgnitionOne President
Roger Barnette is President of IgnitionOne, the world’s first closed loop Digital Marketing Suite offering media optimization, on-site optimization and attribution all in one platform. As President, he oversees the company’s aggressive growth and technology strategy. Previously, Mr. Barnette was the Founder and CEO of SearchIgnite (now IgnitionOne), leading its expansion into one of the world’s largest media platforms managing more than $1 billion in online advertising.

Mr. Barnette has extensive experience managing and growing emerging technology businesses and is a veteran of the online marketing industry. He is a monthly columnist for Search Engine Watch and MediaPost's Search Insider blog, and a frequent guest speaker at digital marketing conferences. He has received numerous awards including the Atlanta Internet Marketer of The Year award and Emory's Goizueta Business School Outstanding Alumni award.

Richard Harris

Intent Media Co-Founder & CEO

Richard Harris is CEO of Intent Media, based in New York. Prior to co-founding Intent, Richard was SVP, Strategy and Distribution at Travelocity. Richard led the Travelocity Partner Network, which grew to over $2B in sales during his tenure. In 2000, Richard was a co-founder of, an innovator in online travel technology and merchandising. Richard served as Site59’s VP, Strategy and Business Development and then as CFO through the company’s acquisition by Travelocity in 2002. Earlier in his career, Richard worked at the Boston Consulting Group. Richard holds a BA from Harvard University and an MBA from INSEAD in France.

Russ Mann

Covario Co-founder and CEO

Russ Mann is chief executive officer and founder of Covario- the 2011 Search Agency of the Year and the leading provider of SaaS SEO software for advertisers and agencies. 

Under Russ’ leadership, Covario has grown a high-performance team of over 130 members globally and expanded its client portfolio to include more than seventy Fortune 500® and Internet 1000 advertisers representing over 1,000 brands and websites. With such a great team and clients, the company has won every award and accolade in the business from organizations such as Forrester, AdAge, AlwaysOn, ad:tech, Gartner & 1to1 Media, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Search Engine Strategies and Search Engine Watch.   Russ was San Diego’s 2010 E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year in the Emerging Business category and the company was listed in the top 25 mid-sized places to work in San Diego.

George Michie

Rimm Kaufman Group CEO

As Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, George helped develop RKG’s paid search management system, and has remained involved in the ongoing evolution of our proprietary platform. An acknowledged thought-leader in Paid Search Marketing he sits on Google’s SEM Advisory Council, serves as an unofficial consultant for the Bing product development team, and fields regular calls from the investment banking community.

Henry Park

Director of Search Engine Marketing AT&T Yellow Pages

Henry Park has been a Digital Marketer with over 15 years of online experience in Social, SEM , SEO, Mobile and email marketing. From concept to finished product, Henry Park has spent most of my career building, growing and developing online strategies for SMBs to large fortune 500 companies. Henry’s current role is Director of Search Engine Marketing -User Acquisition at and helps bring over 30 Million users per month to all of YP’s digital properties.

Laurie Sullivan

MediaPost Senior Writer