Tara Watson started her career in Performance Marketing over 13 years ago when she joined the team at 1-800-Flowers.com, eventually managing their affiliate program and that of their family of brands. Over the years, she has enjoyed watching the affiliate channel grow and change while gaining experience from OPMs and boutique agencies. Prior to joining Acceleration Partners, Tara was an Affiliate Account manager at Pepperjam where she managed a variety of retail brands, many in the apparel vertical. Tara is a graduate of Marist College and lives in NY with her husband and son. In her spare time, she enjoys carting her son around to soccer and baseball practice, spending time with family, traveling, going to concerts, theatre, and rooting on the NY Mets!