Leading Growth to a Massive Exit and beyond, with Freshly and Wikibuy Growth leaders

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On January 26th, we sat down with two executives who have led the growth engines of innovative startups through incredible exits. Adam Gassman shared about his experience overseeing growth at Freshly through their $1.5B acquisition by Nestle and Luke Fernandez spoke about his time growing Wikibuy from less than 100 users to over 5 million and an acquisition by Capital One.

About Our Speakers:

Adam Gassman is a Growth & Marketing executive with a decade of experience driving user growth for both content & D2C brands. Adam previously led growth at Freshly from its earliest days through its 1.5B sale to Nestle. Currently, Adam is leading Lane 529, the boutique marketing shop he founded after leaving Freshly.

Luke Fernandez is a Consumer SAAS and e-commerce user growth leader and advisor who is always looking to share knowledge and meet great teams. An early hire at Wikibuy, Luke worked as Head of Growth to lead the company to its 2019 acquisition by Capital One where he went on to become Head of Growth Marketing for Capital One Shopping. Today, Luke is a growth advisor and angel investor.

About our Moderator:

Anish Shah is the CEO & Founder of executive search agency Ruckus. Anish has worked in-house in Growth roles at Snapfish and Getable. He started Bring Ruckus as a Growth consultancy 11 years ago working with 40+ clients, then re-focused his firm on executive recruiting for Growth leaders.

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