Speaker Profile

Ted Kohnen
Managing Director / Stein IAS San Francisco - President, BMA Northern California

With deep marketing technology expertise and entrepreneurial drive, Ted is the fitting choice to spearhead Stein IAS San Francisco. And his broad experience delivering transformational results through best-in-class digital, media and account services makes Ted the perfect ally for helping our clients achieve their marketing and business goals. For nearly a decade, Ted was Stein IAS’ Chief Marketing Officer, building our award-winning integrated marketing and data analytics practice in the Americas and driving the communications efforts of the agency on a global scale. At the same time, Ted has been an engagement lead and brand steward for global brands such as ADP, Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), PR Newswire, Towers Watson, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Key Technology. Ted knows how to manage and grow brands in the age of digital experience. He began his professional career by bringing his passions for fitness and all things digital together, launching an online, interactive coaching service for athletes – which he grew from a living room in Pennsylvania to offices in New York and Boston and customers around the world. From there, Ted held stints client-side with Payment Technologies as well as several large, national non-profit organizations. Prior to joining Stein IAS, he was with agency Posner Miller Advertising as Head of Interactive Client Services. Ted is a frequent speaker at conferences and events, as well as a content contributor to industry publications pertaining to many of the disciplines for which he is responsible and passionate, including The New York Times, Bloomberg Business, Crains, AdAge, AdWeek, DM News, CMO.com, Content Marketing Institute and the Business Marketing Association. Ted earned his B.A in International Business and Management from Dickinson College and his M.S. in Technology Management from Columbia University. Most importantly, he is Lily and Niamh’s dad.