Erica Schmidt, the first female to ascend to the Global CEO role of IPG Mediabrands’ advertising technology unit Cadreon, continues to break barriers. As Global CEO, Schmidt focuses on the global development and management of IPG’s programmatic offering, which provides data-driven marketing solutions on behalf of its partners – UM, Initiative and Reprise – as well as its clients.
With 20 years of digital experience, Erica leads a global team delivering best-in-class programmatic and strategic advisory services.
Armed with extensive data and technology expertise Erica has brought Cadreon’s programmatic vision to life in markets around the world by ensuring that real, measurable business outcomes are delivered for all clients. Erica is passionate about her team of specialists and has put people at the center of a technology-heavy industry. Alongside Cadreon’s business endeavors, Erica is deeply committed to building a best-in-class culture at Cadreon. She serves as a Board Member of IPG’s Women’s Leadership Network, and executive sponsor of Cadreon’s Impact Group, a network championing women in advertising technology across the U.S.
Prior to becoming Global CEO, Schmidt served as Executive Vice President, Managing Director, North America where she led the Cadreon team that developed the agency’s best-in-class product suite. As a leading voice in the ad tech and programmatic space, Schmidt has strengthened Cadreon’s consulting practice by building data-enabled strategies with direct impact on investment decisions. Before that, she spent eight years in London working on the global development and rollout of Dentsu Aegis’ search offering iProspect, as well as its programmatic trading offering.
Gavin Stewart - Marketing Director, Ashton Media
Gavin Stewart is the Marketing Director and co-founder of Ashton Media, leaders in the creation, production and marketing of highly targeted, invitation-only, executive conferences. Gavin is an expert B2B marketer with over 13 years experience delivering event audiences. Specialties include: audience development, marketing strategy, email marketing, DM, SEO, SEM, analytics, social media, creative and sales.