Digital Marketing Certificate Program (Chicago, IL) - Meet the Faculty

About Taru Jain

Taru JainTaru possesses a rare combination of world-class digital marketing and integrated marketing experience. And now, he channels this vast experience to help executives maximize their potential. Taru focuses on training & coaching executives in digital marketing, leadership & change management. Taru has held senior leadership positions in the world’s leading digital marketing and advertising agencies, including the roles of MD at JWT-XM, Singapore’s most awarded digital agency, Head of Digital and Integrated at Y&R and Client Director at LBi. Prior to these roles, Taru worked for many years with Lowe Group to help build Unilever’s global brands.


About Mark Schaefer

Mark SchaeferMark W. Schaefer is a globally recognized author, speaker, educator, and business consultant who blogs at {grow} – one of the top marketing blogs of the world. He teaches graduate marketing classes at Rutgers University and has written five best-selling books including The Tao of Twitter (the best-selling book on Twitter in the world) and Return On Influence, which was named one of the top business titles of the year by the American Library Association. His clients include Pfizer, Dell, Adidas, and the US Air Force. He has been a keynote speaker at prestigious events all over the world including SXSW, Marketing Summit Tokyo, and the Institute for International and European Affairs. He has appeared as a guest on media channels such as CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and CBS News.


About Carole Walker

Carole WalkerCarole Walker is President of Integrity Marketing & Media, which provides strategic marketing consulting in all areas of brand and corporate marketing innovation, agency management, and integrated marketing communications for clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, JustBorn Quality Confections, Oscar Healthcare, Time Inc., and NBC Universal.

A recipient of Advertising Age’s “Women to Watch”, Carole is a 21st century industry thought leader and a digital pioneer with success leading media, digital, and integrated marketing teams at Mars, Kraft, and Nabisco. In addition to serving on the Ad Council Board, she has served on the Executive Board of the global media-auditing firm BPA, and she is the former Chair of the ANA Digital Marketing Committee, hosting the ANA’s first annual Digital and Social Marketing Conference.

During her career, Carole has also been recognized with an Adtech Internet Industry Achievement Award and named as an iMedia Class25 top influential executive in the internet industry.


About Tim Peter

Tim PeterTim Peter helps companies put the web to work to grow their business. Since 1995, he has worked on developing innovative e-commerce and internet marketing programs across multiple industries. Prior to launching Tim Peter & Associates, LLC, a full-service e-commerce and internet marketing consulting firm in early 2011, he worked with the world’s largest hotel franchisor and the world’s premier independent luxury hotel representation firm to help hotels and resorts across diverse segments achieve more than $2 billion in online revenue.