Programming Committee


Start-Up Champion, Entrepreneurs Foundation

Caitlyn is the Startup Champion for the Entrepreneurs Foundation at Capital Factory, devoted to supporting the philanthropic efforts of Austin’s tech and startup community. After graduating The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Political Science, she has worked with entrepreneurs to build sustainable organizations through operational management. Being involved at the startup level of multiple companies fostered a deep sense of...


CEO, JDI, and Co-Founder and Co-Head of Programming, Culturati

Josh has spent his career making sure that what’s important gets your attention. Today he is Founder and CEO of JDI, a boutique marketing consultancy focused on emerging technologies. Their clients over the years can be found here. Josh is also well-known as a co-founder of The Daily Dot, and currently serves on its Board. The Daily Dot is an online newspaper covering Internet culture, and one of the fastest-growing online media ventures of...


Vice President, JDI

Liz Jones-Dilworth is a Vice President at JDI. Her role is to craft business strategy with the executive team, with a particular focus on JDI’s financial KPIs. Another big focus is JDI culture, and she enjoys the continual building of her dream company. In 2015, JDI won a...


Vice President, JDI and Co-Head of Programming, Culturati

As a Vice President at JDI, Rebecca is focused on creative services: from copywriting to graphic design and code, from photography to film and audio production. She has spent a decade as both a verbal and a visual communicator, helping companies large and small craft a narrative that speaks volumes.

She's a marketer by trade, but an artist at heart. The majority of her experience lies in emerging consumer technology, with a particular...


Managing Director, Creative Executive Coach, The Creative Executive

Lauren Dearing Russo, M.A., coaches, teaches, and speaks at The Creative Executive, in Austin, TX. Her work empowers creative professionals, entrepreneurs, and executives to step into their visionary role and have a meaningful impact on their world. With expertise in academia, advertising, non-profits, and social justice organizations, she has over a decade of experience cultivating effective and meaningful change for individuals,...


CEO, Entrepreneurs Foundation, CEO & Co-Founder, Culturati

Eugene Sepulveda is the founder of Culturati. He advises ceos, boards and investors on corporate culture and employee engagement as CEO of the Entrepreneurs Foundation and a director/partner of Capital Factory.

A senior advisor & the campaign treasurer for Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Eugene brings 30 years experience from banking, high tech startups, and higher education, operating at the intersection of business, government and...


Founder, The Creative Executive

As the founder of The Creative Executive, Jen Spencer helps creative companies, executives and teams take their professional and personal successes to the next level.

After working in advertising for close to a decade and seeing the unique challenges facing busy, creative leaders, Jen became a certified Results Coach and founded...