Mobile Growth South Bay with eBay,, SoundHound, and Poshmark

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 18:30
Mobile Growth Hackers
San Francisco

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW We're thrilled to be partnering up with Tech in Motion for our first South Bay meetup of 2018 for a night of growth stories and strategies with mobile experts. We’ll kick off the evening with some beer, soft drinks, and pizza, and then hear lessons and best practices for app growth. We’ll cover everything from organic and paid user acquisition, retention and engagement strategies, and more.</p>

6:30 pm: Check-in, pizza + drinks
7:00 pm: Welcome & introductions
7:15 pm: Mobile Growth panel
7:50 pm: Q&A From Audience
8:00 pm: Wrap up + more social time


James Meeks - eBay (Head of Mobile)
As Head of Mobile at eBay, James Meeks is passionate about transforming and simplifying shopping experiences across digital channels. He aspires to deliver best-in-class mobile experiences for 170 million active buyers on one of the world’s largest and most vibrant marketplaces. An experienced product leader and mobile enthusiast, James has been responsible for delivering some of the world’s best mobile experiences, resulting in top-rated apps across the Apple App Store and Google Play. Prior to his role at eBay, James served as Head of Mobile at JCPenney where he focused on mobile-enabled solutions to blur the lines between digital and physical connections for omnichannel customers. James holds a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University, as well as an MBA in Technology Management from Texas A&M University.

Michelle Huynh - Poshmark (Senior Growth Manager)
Michelle is a Senior Growth Manager at Poshmark, the largest social marketplace to buy and sell fashion. She specializes in paid growth (mobile app and web), web conversions and SEO.

Sabari Devadoss - (Principal Product Manager - Mobil)
Sabari has been leading consumer and small business products for over 15 years at companies like Loudcloud, Yahoo! and Intuit. He is currently driving products for the iOS platform for where he is leveraging his passion for mobile to solve problems in home buying.

Rainer Leeb - SoundHound (Sr. Dir. Growth)
Rainer Leeb founded Grow Ventures Consulting in 2014 to help new and established businesses to grow in today's rapidly changing environment. He has well over 15 years of experience in marketing and building businesses. In his current role, Rainer leads Growth Marketing at SoundHound, Inc. in Santa Clara, CA, an innovative venture funded company operating at the forefront of the evolution of voice-enabled AI interfaces. Rainer is passionate scaling great products and companies in the Consumer Internet and Business Web Services space. He has experience in developing and executing marketing strategies of fast growing businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies on a global scale. Through his previous experience in European ISPs as well as eBay and PayPal, he has acquired a deep expertise to help scale businesses in the emerging phase. Rainer has an MBA degree from American University in International Business and is conversational in four languages.

Cynthia Chiang - Branch (Community Manager)


Global Partner
Branch (
Branch provides solutions that unify user measurement across different devices, platforms, and channels, delivering a seamless customer experience no matter where the user comes from. Today's mobile businesses are divided, causing inaccurate attribution and links that don’t work, leading to wasted marketing spend and broken customer journeys. Branch fixes that - providing a holistic view of various user touch points, ensuring that links take the user to the right place on website or native app.

Venue Host
eBay (
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) is where the world goes to shop, sell and give. Whether you’re buying new or used, common or luxurious, trendy or rare – if it exists in the world, it’s probably for sale on eBay. Our great value and unique selection helps every person find their version of perfect, no matter what it is.

Tech in Motion (
Tech in Motion is broad by design, the goal of this group is to be interactive and allow technology enthusiasts to learn from other professionals, have questions answered in real-time, discover new tech, and hear stories that inspire. This group is a place for technology professionals who wouldn’t normally cross paths to meet, collaborate, and learn about what their peers are doing across the city.