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Opex vs. Contra: Keep it Simple | Craig DeWolf EP. 81

Planning a successful MDF or CoOp program is challenging enough without having to worry about whether or not your activities are contra vs. opex. While there are some gray areas, the reality is that determining how to classify your program is pretty straight forward – especially with the right guidance. While your program objectives are always your “North Star,” it’s always a good idea to get the funding right the first time. Please join us in a spirited conversation with Craig DeWolf, VP of MDF Product at 360insights as we discuss how to define, align and manage around the right funding model.

About the Author

Steven Kellam Senior Vice President, Marketing and Alliances Steven is a respected leader in channel incentives and marketing with a comprehensive end-to-end understanding of what it takes for brands to succeed selling through complex sales channels. He has over twenty years of executive management experience combining leadership, vision and execution applied to sales, marketing, business development and operations. At 360insights, Steven drives growth through alliance building, thought leadership marketing and collaboration with the sales team. Steven is a strong strategic leader with a passion for growth and operations excellence. Prior to joining 360insights Steven served as President of CCI (now E2Open’s incentive business). At CCI, Steven led efforts to form alliances across the channel software market, grew its MDF and co-op advertising business, and expanded its solutions offering across its product suite to include rebates, sales incentives and APIs to support strategic partnerships. Steven studied Economics and Marketing at Virginia Commonwealth University and Hampden-Sydney College, respectively. Steven lives in San Francisco and is a competitive athlete, participating in triathlons and open water swims including the Escape from Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge and the Kona Ironman in Hawaii.

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