IMA is led by board of directors consisting of some of internet marketing’s foremost leaders. The executive council is responsible for IMA’s development, day-to-day operations, and overall vision. With their unbridled creativity and dedication, the executive council has been paramount in leading IMA to its current success and world recognition.
Matthew Langie, Member
Vice President, Strategic Marketing Adobe Systems, Incorporated
As Vice President of Strategic Marketing for the Digital Marketing Business Unit at Adobe Systems, Langie is responsible for marketing the company’s industry-leading digital marketing solutions generating over one billion dollars in revenue. His responsibilities span go-to-market strategy, messaging and positioning, pricing & packaging, sales enablement, competitive intelligence and product evangelism.
Langie has extensive experience in software and technology marketing, including leadership roles at Omniture, WebTrends, Infor Global Solutions, Datastream and Hewlett-Packard. He served as vice president of marketing for Timeline Computer Entertainment, a software company founded by the late, best-selling author Michael Crichton, and he led marketing and business development for the software technology research lab at Intel. He began his career in the U.S. Air Force, leaving the service at the rank of Captain.
Langie currently serves Board Vice Chairman of the Internet Marketing Association, a professional organization with nearly 800,000 members worldwide. He is Director Emeritus of the Digital Analytics Association and is a recognized thought leader in the analytics and digital marketing industry. Langie is a highly sought after speaker at digital marketing conferences, trade shows and other industry events focused on innovation in new and emerging digital channels, such as social media, mobile, and online video.
Langie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame. He holds an MBA from the University of Texas, where he was recognized with the Texas Business Hall of Fame foundation award and scholarship.
Sinan Kanatsiz, Chairman & Founder
Chairman & CEO, KCOMM
Sinan Kanatsiz has effectively made his mark as an outstanding entrepreneur. In 1998, while studying for a master’s degree at Chapman University, he followed his entrepreneurial spirit and formed his first company, KCOMM, a Public Relations and Internet marketing agency. The company quickly evolved into a full-service marketing, government affairs and event marketing firm known for its Internet expertise and results-oriented approach. In less than ten years, Sinan grew the firm to several million dollars in revenue, opening business centers in Dallas, New York, Dubai, Istanbul, Montreal, London, Argentina and Delhi. Currently, KCOMM has over 55 employees and contractors in several countries, and has developed campaigns for over 500 of the most prominent companies throughout the world. These include organizations ranging from innovative start-ups to New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq listed companies such as Oracle, Sony, eBay, T-Mobile, HP and the University of Phoenix.
KCOMM’s dedication to strategic programs and results-oriented campaigns has earned the firm several PROTOS awards, the highest honor bestowed by Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). The effectiveness of KCOMM’s strategies has become so widely-recognized that the firm’s clients have now extended beyond the realm of technology to include elected officials, municipalities, state and federal government and multi-national organizations.
As a consummate entrepreneur and philanthropist, Sinan takes his community responsibilities very seriously. In addition to mentoring high school and college students, he is often asked to speak about entrepreneurship and the Internet. He has held engagements at several universities, including USC, Chapman University, UCLA, Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine and Cal Tech. Additionally, he was a keynote speaker at the Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA) National Conference in San Jose and is often called to speak on a variety of topics including Social Media, Search Engine Optimization, Email Marketing, Modernizing Government and the future of the Internet.
Sinan’s belief in the power of entrepreneurism and politics led him to start Generation NeXt in 2004, a network of young business and community leaders committed to making a difference by empowering others for the betterment of the next generation. Additionally, he founded the Internet Marketing Association in 2000, a group that has grown to over 375,000 members worldwide. His philosophy is to make the association free to join and underwrite all events with corporate sponsors. Past events have included the founders of Google, SalesForce, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft, St. Regis Hotel, Wahoos, Quest Software, Oakley and YouTube. Kanatsiz is currently expanding the group globally and involving technology leaders from Europe, the Middle East, China and India, creating the largest trade association in the world, which is defining standards for the Internet.
Sinan holds a B.A. in Communications, with an emphasis in Public Relations, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership with a certificate in Human Resources, all from Chapman University. Sinan was designated Alumnus of the Year by Chapman University in the year 2000. He was also the recipient of the Community College of California Alumus of the Year Award in 2005. Sinan was named in the Hall of Fame for Santa Ana College in the year 2006. He has also been named as 40 under 40 and a featured Entrepreneur of the Year by OC Metro Magazine. To this day, he credits his accomplishments to his Four Pillars of Success: personal integrity; coaches and mentors; family; and education. Kanatsiz and his wife, Kai, reside in San Clemente, California.
Vincent Walden, CFE, CPA, Member
Partner, Ernst & Young
Mr. Walden specializes in business intelligence, investigations and anti-fraud analytics. With a focus on financial services and life sciences firms, Mr. Walden has more than 17 years of experience handling the information management and electronic discovery needs for large-scale, complex litigations, investigations and proactive anti-fraud programs. He is experienced with providing clients leading anti-fraud-based innovation, research and analytics, including Fraud Triangle analytics, link analysis, text data mining and cluster analysis that seek to identify or predict fraud risk variables, data anomalies or data inefficiencies that can lead to unnecessary costs or enterprise risks. Vincent holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and is a certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner.