Our Talented Speakers from 2015


Kevin Brucato 
VP, Operations, Prudential Advertising

Kevin began his 20 plus years of experience as Studio Manager at Bozell Advertising. Since that time Kevin has also served as creative operations executive for other leading New York agencies and as the National Director for Williams Lea. Currently at Prudential Advertising, Kevin oversees a wide range of services that includes fiscal responsibility, business process, technology, creative production, project management and ad operations. A self-described troubleshooter, Kevin designs customized creative solutions to achieve optimal operational efficiency and translates complex issue into clear solutions. And when he’s not tackling the latest operational challenges, he can be found on the golf course or relaxing with his family.



Amy Cook
Director of Global Creative Operations Oakley

Amy has nearly 20 years experience in advertising and marketing production. Amy has lead production teams of photography, print and video content as well as the workflow and DAM tools used to govern and share content. Amy is currently Director of Global Creative Operations at Oakley where she oversees creative, marketing production and creative content system integration.





Clair is a multidisciplinary fashion and retail marketer who brings a strong combination of creative vision, strategic thinking and content development expertise to her job and to her clients. She works closely with her clients to understand their brands, business goals, consumers and long-term aspirations in pursuit of creative and content strategies that engage and emotionally connect to shoppers.

She has a unique background both in-house at major retailers and on the agency side and prides herself on being both right and left-brained. Clair currently oversees the Creative Agency and Photo Studio Operations, where (among other things) she is implementing a new global workflow approach and technology that ensure scalability, balances workload, and optimizes Agency capabilities.

Clair is passionate about art, style and words and believes that black is always the new black.


Doug Mullin
Digital Assets Manager Oakley

Douglas Mullin is the Digital Assets Manager at Oakley, inc., in Foothill Ranch, Calif. (Los Angeles Metro), delivering value to the company by bringing organization to chaos. Douglas has been working in DAM for consumer products companies for 15 years. Doug takes pride in mastering the four facets of DAM: Content, Technology, People and Processes.




Executive Vice President, Diadeis

Ken Madsen is a strategic business leader, who is driven by innovation and technology. An expert in marketing implementation, Ken plays a pivotal role managing business strategy, marketing, and technology. He takes an intuitive approach to developing strategic partnerships and has the ability to influence those around him to create innovative business solutions.

His visionary approach, has allowed Ken to lead motivated teams that deploy workflow efficiencies and solutions that bring faster-to-the-market results for leading clients such as    Fidelity Investments, L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, COTY, NBC, ESPN, Chase, Pfizer, Major League Baseball, and Novartis. In pursuit of his client’s business objectives, Ken has developed a real time “Dashboard”, which enables marketing analytic and performance management tools that provides advertisers with graphic, qualitative and quantitative metrics of every campaign and project assignment.

Ken is the founder of PAG - Production Agency Group and he has served on the board of the Public Relations Service Counsel (PRSC) in New York City. Currently, Ken is on the Board of Advisors for CitizenImage.com and involved with Charity: Water helping build wells around the world. Outside of the office Ken is a keen gamer, yachter, cyclist, runner and technology enthusiast.


Amy Strickland
Director of Creative Operations, Samsclub.com

With over 20 years of in-house and agency-side marketing and creative operations experience, Amy prides herself on having a deep understanding of the eccentricities unique to businesses of and for creatives.

Currently, Amy is the Director of Creative Operations for SamsClub.com, a division of the world’s largest retailer. Previously, she held similar positions developing, operationalizing, and overseeing processes and metrics for marketing and creative teams at top tech and design companies including Dolby, Autodesk, Avid, Digidesign, Fuseproject, and Apple. She loves starting with a clean slate and is a three-time builder of an operations function from the ground up.

In her work-life balance time (formerly known as free time), Amy can be found in one of the few sunny neighborhoods in San Francisco, grilling and watching the fog roll in over everyone else.


Charlie Bory
Sr. Director Creative Operations at DIRECTV

As a mentor and leader with experience in building and restructuring departments, I understand the importance of communications and teamwork. My ability to motivate staff to maximum levels of productivity, control costs through effective use of technology, recognize individual strengths and inspire people is where I excel.

The strength that I bring to each experience is my ability to leverage the talents of each person I work with and help them understand how to be successful working as a team.