About Mobile Growth Assocation

Mobile Growth Association (MGA) is a global community providing mobile marketing professionals with frontline content, education, and events to help grow their app businesses and their careers. Drawing on its roots as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to education, MGA is committed to building the world’s most comprehensive set of resources for an accessible community of mobile experts.

Events prioritize community and content quality above all else, attracting a high-caliber audience of mobile marketers, developers and user acquisition managers working in games, commerce, and other app categories, as well as executives representing Adtech, Martech, and data companies.

Meet Our Team

Dave Westin Profile
Dave Westin President

Dave is a highly accomplished and enterprising sales executive with a proven track record of success. He is extremely analytical and strategic with the ability to turn contacts into revenue. He is an innovative leader who inspires and delivers results. Dave has over 10 years of experience in mobile, gaming, monetization, and advertising. He co-founded Mobile Growth Association as a way to bring mobile app marketers together.

Jen Laloup Profile
Jen Laloup CEO

Jen is the CEO of Mobile Growth Association. She brings over 15 years of experience in media, publishing, and operations to the company. Her tenure includes running operations for the world’s largest academic online journal; leading media relations teams; developing content strategy; managing content development and distribution; and driving performance and growth.

Casey Rock Profile
Casey Rock Content Director

Casey Rock has been involved in events organization and management for over five years – and also has a strong background in journalism and public relations. Based in Utah, he greatly enjoys the outdoors – hiking, climbing, camping, and running as much as he can. He is an amateur photographer, videographer, and streamer. He also manages and sings in an indie rock band.

Theresa Cramer Profile
Theresa Cramer Communications Director

Theresa Cramer is a veteran writer and editor, who has been covering technology—specifically the business of digital content—for over a decade. She is also the author of Inside Content Marketing: EContent Magazine's Guide to Roles, Tools, and Strategies for Thriving in the Age of Brand Journalism. Based in Connecticut, she is an avid podcast listener, nascent rock climber, and enjoys paddle boarding around the pond she lives on.

Kamini Perera Profile
Kamini Perera Market Research Manager

Kamini Perera has worked for over 7 years at MGS. Her responsibilities include ticketing, invoices, market research, mailing list management and qualifying events of both MGS and other companies. Based in Sri Lanka, Kamini enjoys traveling and meeting new people and observing different cultures.

Lea Hester Profile
Lea Hester Production Director

Lea Marie Hester has over nine years of experience in event production and project management. She runs event logistics and sponsorship relations for worldwide conference/event series in USA, Europe, EEME, Asia.

Ewa Grauler Profile
Ewa Gräuler Berlin Chapter President

Ewa is a Head of Product & Strategic Partners at Holidaypirates Group, where she is responsible for driving the product global strategic direction and oversights of all tech related partnerships. She also mentors startups in emerging markets through the organization Seedstars and drives the European Chapter of Mobile Growth Summit. Ewa has been in the online industry for over nine years and has worked on diverse strategic project, directly supporting high level management decisions.

Rebecca Nackson Profile
Rebecca Nackson New York Chapter President

Rebecca Nackson is an industry veteran, and the founder of Notable, a boutique growth-consulting agency that helps clients across a wide variety of industries effectively utilize data and marketing technology in their audience engagement efforts. Before consulting, Rebecca specialized in acquisition and growth as a marketer with iHeartRadio, Audible, and Bandsintown.

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Deniz Gezgin San Francisco Chapter President

Denis has three years of experience in Gaming and E-commerce platform companies. He is currently COO at Epics.gg Digital collectibles with Product, Marketing, and Operations ownership. Broad and deep knowledge of digital product development, user acquisition, overseeing production processes, setting up and optimizing live operations, boosting revenues and engagement through analyzing insights into user behavior and KPIs.

Ray Salloom Profile
Ray Salloom Community Manager

Ray Salloom is a veteran of the mobile and web industry, working at companies such as Bandai Namco, DeNA, QuinStreet, Technorati, and LookSmart, leading analytical, content, and marketing efforts over the past two decades.  As the community manager, his position will help in building and fostering the MGS Tribe worldwide. Ray enjoys spending time with his family, attending sporting events, and listening to music from his youth and today.