Garrett Gillas | Digital Summit Portland

Garrett Gillas

Director of Technology
MRM / McCann
Garrett Gillas - MRM

My name is Garrett Gillas and I am from Portland, Oregon. I am a self-taught full-stack developer and studied Computer Engineering at BYU-Idaho. I run the West Technology Group for MRM well as McCann's Global Sitecore Center of Excellence. I've been with MRM for two years and have been working in digital advertising for over 14 years. I specialize in the full stack of marketing technology tools and have helped deliver over 100 SMB and Enterprise CMS deployments including,, and I've worked extensively with Sitecore, AEM, Hybris, Drupal, WordPress, Jekyll, Gatsby, Netlify, Shopify and several other CMSs. My proudest work achievement was leading the digital advertising campaign for Netflix when they first introduced “Netflix Originals”. I have authored many types of content for various clients including the book Driving DevOps Security for Tripwire. Most recently, I have been featured in MRM’s campaign promoting CDPs to build better customer experiences. On a personal note, I am a wrestling coach and train with several notable MMA fighters in the Portland area including Ricky Simon, "Short Fuse" Ed Herman, and "12-Guage" Paige VanZant. My family and I spend a lot of time in the summers kayaking almost anywhere we can find water and spend the rest of the year hiking the great mountains all over the Pacific Northwest. I am excited to be speaking at Digital Summit this year and looking forward to talking with everyone about transforming their marketing technology efforts.