About the event 

Digital DealMaker is a one day virtual event in which we will host our affiliate network for a day of education and, of course, networking. The first half of the day will be focused on forward thinking content and speakers. Our goal is to have you walk away from our sessions with pages of notes that you can directly apply to your work. 


The second half of the day is dedicated to networking which is the heart of our DealMaker events both in person and virtually. Two weeks prior to the start of the event you will gain access to the event community. This community allows you to browse, message and book meetings with the other attendees at the event.  Digital DealMaker will be one of the most powerful affiliate marketing events of the year where hundreds of partnerships are created. Register now and join us!


Tickets to the event are $99. If you are an advertiser you qualify for a complimentary ticket. Email events@rakuten.com to learn more and view our guidelines here.

Keynote Speaker

Shabnam Mogharabi 

CoFounder, SoulPancake


We are more distracted, lonelier, and anxious than ever in history. And Covid-19 has only exacerbated this mental health crisis. In that world, embracing the power of joy is an act of rebellion. Joy can fuel our sense of purpose and improve our ability to lead with authenticity. This keynote focuses on practical tips and easy-to-implement learnings on how to harness the power of positive psychology, lead with purpose, and shift your perspective away from toxic positivity to a meaningful mindset change.



Anthony Capano

Rakuten Advertising

Managing Director, North America

Tyeisha Spruiell

Rakuten Advertising

Senior Manager, Client Services

David GIll

Rakuten Intelligence

VP, Analytic Solutions, Retail & Technology

Kyle Fish

Rakuten Advertising

Lead Product Manager

Kate Swanson



Salim Holder

4th Ave Market

CoFounder / CEO

Ramses Meijer


General Manager

Michelle Dunn

Wells Fargo

VP, Affiliate Marketing

Denise Woodard

Partake Foods

Founder & CEO

Yomi Arokoyo

Rakuten Advertising

VP, Performance Solutions

Paul Coutts

Mint by Intuit

Head of Partnerships

Brooke Ray

Rakuten Advertising

Director of Partnerships

Matt Labouvie

SVP, Head of Digital Acquisitions Channel


Alexis Caldwell

Head of Business Development, Brand Platform

RewardStyle & LIKEtoKNOW.it

Leslie Peden


Celestyal Cruises

Natalie Creed

Director Client Services

Rakuten Advertising

Adam Rodriguez

Online Sales Manager

Camp Chef

Tracy Li

Business Development Representative

Cheese Financial

Amy Choi

Director of Brand Partnerships


Stephen Sanna

Senior Manaager of Partnerships & Affiliate


Stephanie Nicolet

Vice President Sales

Rakuten Advertising

Maurice Honor

Vice President of Travel Distribution Sales


Sara Korab

Director of Influencer Marketing

Sivan Social


Rakuten Advertising's DealMaker events are the premier gathering place for online performance marketing leaders. Attendees have included thousands of executives from top companies doing business online, representatives from leading and innovative publisher websites, and online marketers from Rakuten Advertising's client base.

Representatives from hundreds of companies based both nationally and internationally across a wide range of product categories attend Rakuten Advertising's events every year.

Sponsorship opportunities

Why Sponsor?

Maximize your exposure at Digital DealMaker 2021! Event sponsorship provides an optimal opportunity to boost your company's brand awareness, get in front of event attendees and make quality connections. 

View the sponsorship brochure and email events@rakuten.com for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

Thank You to Our Sponsors