Jordan Lipton - Group Creative Director, PublicisSapient For almost two decades Jordan Lipton has been a force in the industry. He’s launched, resurrected and bolstered brands like: Mercedes, Hormel, Spam, target, Marshall fields, Best Buy, Friendly’s, Crocs, Six Flags and the Miami Dolphins (his favorite football team since birth.) But it was a little over five years ago Jordan found his home, SapientNitro Miami. Jordan took the role of Creative Director, and during his tenure has used his talents to lead and create exceptional work for it’s top clients. Jordan’s true passion is helping his clients succeed. But his dream would be doing it while watching his Dolphins win the Super Bowl.
Jacqueline Lesik - Associate Creative Director, PublicisSapient Jacqui is conceptual but loves to dig in to the details of design. While her recent years have been focused in the digital space, she finds branding, identity work, and creative problem solving particularly inspiring. In her spare time, she tends to pick up things like paint brushes, her cat, plant water-ers, and her passport when she gets the chance.
Chanel Abislaiman - Sr. Accout Director, PublicisSapient Accomplished advertising professional with a dynamic career leading high growth and start-up companies. Recognized for strengthening companies to lead in competitive markets; for delivering innovative marketing concepts and strategies; and for effectively managing the sales cycle process from client consultation to closing including development of strategic programs and action plans.
My experience spans more than 15 years managing multi-million-dollar campaigns by utilizing personal insights, strategic media vehicles and tactics designed to meet client goals and objectives. I have had the honor of working with many clients, across a variety of industries, including: The Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival, Cricket Wireless, GE Money, Department of Home Land Security, United States Postal Service, Intuit/Quicken, Travelers, TracFone, Regions Bank, the Miami HEAT and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.
Strong agency and client-side experience managing digital marketing, customer acquisition, and product development. Proven results in growing accounts and business development.
Carolina Labi - Zubi Advertising Carolina is Senior Creative and #FearlessChampion at Zubi Advertising, a Miami-based agency whose goal is to build brands among growth segments. Over her 13-year career, she has developed national and international campaigns for iconic brands such as Johnson & Johnson, Energizer, Toyota, Ford and Chase. Carolina divides her time between being a creative and a mom, which is no easy feat.
For nearly 20 years, David Barkoe has been developing, managing and executive successful PR campaigns for some of the world’s leading brands and most promising start-ups.
Before co-founding Carve Communications, David led bwin.entertainment’s launch of partypoker.com in New Jersey and ran a comprehensive thought leadership campaign for Mindtree, one of the world’s leading IT services firms.
In 2012, David served as U.S. Director of PR & Marketing at Netbiscuits, a mobile software platform.
Earlier in his career, David directed the launch of video-sharing site Vimeo as well as developed, managed and executed communications campaigns for Microsoft, LG Electronics, Intel, MAXIM Magazine, Sporting News, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Crocs, Yotel NYC, DoSomething.org, The American Bible Society, Medialets among many other established and startup brands.
Matt Sacco joined The Rubin Group in 2017 in the role of Government Consultant where he lobbies at the state and local level on behalf of the firm’s diverse portfolio of clients. Rubin Group clients and issues span nearly every industry including commercial and residential real estate, airline, hospitality, health care, gaming, medicinal marijuana, transportation, finance, insurance, communications, retail, sports and entertainment, advocacy groups, unions, and more.
Previously, Sacco spent three years as Sr. Vice President of Strategy for Roc Nation where he oversaw the company’s branding department which focused on business development and strategic partnerships for the a diverse portfolio of artists, athletes, events, tours and other assets.
Prior to joining Roc Nation, Sacco spent nine-plus years with Sunrise Sports & Entertainment, the Florida Panthers Hockey Club and the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer.
Brian Metcalf is CEO of GreenRoom, a fully integrated public relations and digital marketing firm that works to elevate brands through strategic campaigns, innovative storytelling and relentless execution. From day-to-day activities to executive leadership functions and new client acquisitions, Mr. Metcalf is involved in every aspect of the company. Leveraging over a decade of experience in the public relations, strategic communication and executive management fields, Mr. Metcalf co-established GreenRoom in 2011 to promote the most innovative consumer brands on the planet. www.GRNRM.com
Nicky gravitates toward the hospitality world due to her lifelong love of entertaining. Working with clients including CHANEL, Samsung, Morgans Hotel Group, HRH Prince Robert of Luxembourg, Perrier, and the MLS All Star Team, she has developed a keen aesthetic eye, a talent for curating guest lists, and an innovative approach to event marketing.
In 2012, Nicky and partner Teddie Davies, founded COLLECTIVE, a collaborative communications agency, with a focus on luxury hospitality, and food & beverage. COLLECTIVE currently represents dining destinations from Aspen to New York City, and unique vacation properties in global locales including Normandy, and Nicaragua.
During her time at the University of Miami, Nicky was a member of several student organizations, and President of Sigma Delta Tau Sorority's Alpha Mu chapter.
Nicky has a degree in Public Relations & Graphic Arts from the School of Communications.