Merove works with clients on website updates and launches, information architecture, search engine optimization, digital ads, and overall digital strategy and client engagement. She enjoys using data-driven strategies to achieve business objectives and has over fifteen years of diverse digital marketing, strategy, and operations experience in companies of all types and sizes including international nonprofits, start-ups, small businesses, online retailers, and everything in between. Prior to...
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Tyla Cobb works with clients to optimize and grow their affiliate programs. Prior to joining Acceleration Partners, Tyla was an affiliate manager at Digital River, where she managed several global, multi-network affiliate programs. She also held a marketing analyst position at Target.com, where her goal was to drive profitable sales through the affiliate channel. Tyla holds a BS in advertising and marketing from Saint Cloud State University. In her spare time, Tyla loves to bargain hunt and...
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As Vice President of Marketing, Laurie Cutts has global responsibility for Acceleration Partners’ brand, strategic marketing planning, demand generation and corporate communications.  During her tenure, Acceleration Partners has been named a "Best Workplace" by Inc., Entrepreneur and AdAge. Her experience launching and growing high-growth companies spans two decades. Previously Laurie served as the Director of Marketing at Nanigans where she helped build the company into a world-class...
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William Schawbel is the founder and CEO of The Schawbel Corporation, a business he formed in 1981 through the acquisition of two divisions from The Gillette Company.  The Mosquito Repellent division of the company was sold in July 2014, which precipitated a name change to Schawbel Technologies, LLC. The company has founded or acquired more than 30 businesses include personal care hardware and baby products. Prior to founding The Schawbel Corporation, Bill held senior management positions...
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Steve Tritman currently serves as a thinking partner/consigliore to over a dozen growth oriented CEOs and non-profit Executive Directors. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of both Power Consulting and Linear Air. In addition, Steve consults to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in the areas of strategic planning, unique value propositions and board retreat facilitation. Previously, Steve was a serial President, having run 9 businesses of all types—high tech, low tech,...
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Jill Smith served as Chairman, CEO, and President of DigitalGlobe Inc., a global provider of high resolution satellite images. Prior to joining DigitalGlobe Inc. she served as President and CEO of eDial, a VoIP collaboration company, and President and CEO of SRDS, a business-to-business publishing company. She was the Chief Operating Officer of Micron Electronics, a co-founder of Treacy & Company, and a partner at the consulting firm Bain & Company. She also serves on the boards of Endo...
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Nancy Cremins is the General Counsel of Globalization Partners, which was ranked #6 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies and the fastest growing woman-led company in America. Prior to joining Globalization Partners, Nancy was a partner at Gesmer Updegrove in Boston where she represented emerging companies.  Nancy is also the co-founder of SheStarts, which supports the growing pipeline of women founders through networking, coaching, and events. Nancy was a member of...
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Mr. Anstiss is the President of Anstiss & Co. an accounting, audit, tax, and financial consulting firm headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts. Prior to joining Anstiss & Co. in 1993, Mr. Anstiss served on the audit staff of KPMG from 1988 to 1992. Since 2011 he has served on the Board of Directors of Fidus Investment Corporation and is the chairman of the audit committee and a member of the nominating and governance committee. He serves as a member of several private company Boards of...
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As AP's in-house graphic designer Jo works on in-house sales and marketing collateral. Prior to working at AP Jo managed the e-commerece department at a home décor product company that was a client of AP's. She has worked in the graphic design industry for ten years and has experience in print, web, and product design. Jo graduated from Boston University with a BA in communications and an art minor. She is a big font nerd and enjoys disconnecting from technology to get crafty...
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Devon works with the affiliate marketing team to implement, manage, and improve projects and processes within the affiliate marketing practice. Prior to joining Acceleration Partners, she worked as the director of volunteer support for Girl Scouts of Eastern PA. Devon earned her bachelor’s degree in business management from Gettysburg College. She currently lives with her husband and their three fur-kids. In her spare time, Devon enjoys reading, cooking, playing outdoors, and spending time...
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Amanda manages key vendor relationships for Acceleration Partners to ensure that we are always up to date on the latest and greatest services and technology. She is our first point of contact with new partners and enjoys working with industry-related organizations and individuals to add to the Acceleration Partners network of referrals. Prior to Acceleration Partners, Amanda worked as head of operations for a stealth-mode digital startup after working in strategic projects for American...
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Shandi works with the affiliate team to promote successful client campaigns. Prior to joining Acceleration Partners, she worked as an account manager for clients in the hospitality, education, and retail spaces, developing strategy in both affiliate and paid search. Shandi earned her bachelor’s degree in business from Florida Atlantic University. She currently lives with her husband and young child and enjoys trying out new recipes, tackling new fitness crazes, and all things country.
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