Pitch Competition Judges

Rex Briggs, Founder and CEO of Marketing Evolution

Rex founded Marketing Evolution with the goal of making marketing more relevant and personal. He drew on his experience as the first director of research for Wired to understand how data and technology would change business. Rex is best selling author or two books, and has been widely quoted in the press (CNN, CNBC, Economist, BBC, NPR, New York Times, Ad Age, etc.) Marketing Evolution recently raised over $8million in venture capital to accelerate growth with the goal of taking the company public in the next five years. The company won the Big Data Gold Medal from the Advertising Research Foundation, named a leader by Forrester, and ranked among the fastest growing companies by INC Magazine. Marketing Evolution is hiring in a range of positions in marketing and sales to accelerate growth. Rex looks to hire people that are committed to lifelong-learning, are coachable, love to apply what they’ve learned and operate with a sense of urgency.

Deb Wolf, Chief Marketing Officer at Lookout

Deb Wolf is CMO of Lookout, responsible for building awareness, communicating Lookout’s value and driving customer demand across all lines of business. She brings more than 25 years of marketing experience, most recently serving as Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Workday where she oversaw global corporate marketing, including brand, demand generation, go-to- market campaigns, events, and the corporate website.

Samantha Criswell of Frito Lay

Samantha is originally from Atlanta, GA and earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Mercer University and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Texas A&M University. She joined the PepsiCo family as a Human Resources Intern in 2015 in Dallas, Texas and joined the California team in January of 2016 as a Human Resources Representative. She supports Field Sales for the Cascade West Zone and leads Campus Recruiting for the California Region. Samantha enjoys tennis, is a huge movie buff and will be getting married in October of this year.