Robin Colner is the CEO and founder of DigiStar Media, a digital marketing and social media agency that specializes in helping businesses and professionals increase revenues using effective social media management, search engine optimization, and mobile marketing strategies. Colner teaches Marketing with Social Media at the Fordham University Graduate School of Business. She also teaches The Business and Practice of New Media and Social Media Marketing and Public Relations for Fordham’s Professional Studies in New Media program. Colner is a frequent speaker and seminar instructor on the subject of how businesses drive traffic, leads, and sales using social media and mobile marketing. She has held social media training workshops for the Wharton and Columbia business schools’ alumni associations and numerous companies and organizations throughout New York and Connecticut.
An MBA graduate of Wharton, Colner has more than 20 years of product development and strategic marketing experience. She has worked for leading advertising agencies and Fortune 100 corporations, including Citigroup and American Express, and has held senior account management and business development positions at McCann Erickson and Nash Direct—a spinoff from BBDO, where she managed large-scale, multi-channel, direct response campaigns.
Lisa Grant started her career in 1995, managing Microsoft servers at a small financial company in Linthicum, Md. After joining a special project team in 1996 to get the company connected to the Internet, her team learned quickly that the onslaught of hacking attacks were due to a failure to install a firewall! Grant’s career in security and law was born. She went on to spend more than 15 years in various Internet security roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM, VeriSign and Mindspark/IAC. Currently, Grant develops information security policy at one of the largest entertainment and media companies in the world.
Grant earned a Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law, and is registered to practice law before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In 2011, she worked as senior counsel in the global privacy department at Wyndham Worldwide. Grant specializes in teaching and advising on various data security issues related to the Internet and the law.
Grant is a certified information system security professional (CISSP), and a certified information privacy professional (CIPP). She also holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of Hartford.
Frank Lulgjuraj’s career in cybersecurity began in the late 1990s. Following his service in the United States Marine Corps, he became a checkpoint trainer and, thereafter, a security consultant for VeriSign. Lulgjuraj has extensive experience in conducting educational courses on public key infrastructure (PKI) and IPSec. He further developed his expertise in this field while employed at both VeriSign and Vigilar, where he also designed and implemented cybersecurity solutions. Lulgjuraj continued to work in various security roles, including managing the network security for subsidiaries at a major utility company. He is currently employed by a Fortune 100 company that has established itself as a leader in the deployment of solutions that address cybersecurity threats.
Lulgjuraj is a certified information systems security professional (CISSP), and a certified information security manager (CISM). He holds a B.A. in organizational leadership from Fordham University.
Andrew Marino founded the digital division of Banner Direct with his first e-mail campaign in 1999. Since then, he has designed, deployed, analyzed, and managed more than 2,000 e-mail programs for leading clients including the Army National Guard, the N.S.A., Hyundai, and Shire Pharmaceuticals.
Throughout the course of his 17-year career in e-mail marketing, Marino has maintained current best practices for his company and clients. He is known for developing strategies for integrating e-mail into an overall marketing matrix. His successes in e-mail marketing led him to become a managing partner at Banner Direct. He currently spearheads the e-mail retargeting division of MediaCrossing, Inc., a digital media trading firm in Stamford, Conn.
Marino is the author of dozens of business articles, white papers, and guest blog posts on e-mail marketing. He is also a frequent speaker at marketing industry conferences. In addition, Marino is the well-known author of two award-winning horror novels that are as effective in generating thrills and chills as his e-mail programs are in generating opens and clicks.