Marlene Williamson

Marlene Williamson is the Chief Executive Officer of Watermark, an executive organization focused on gender diversity in business.  Previously Marlene was Chief Marketing Officer of a number of technology companies including Alfresco, BigMachines (sold to Oracle) and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (sold to Western Digital).


Prior to joining Hitachi, Marlene was vice president of global marketing for Ericsson.  She has held vice president of marketing roles at Symantec, IBM, Polycom and Acer.  Earlier in her career, she led global consumer marketing at Apple.  Her expertise is in go to market & digital strategies for enterprise software companies.


She has been named Marketer of the Year by the American Marketing Association, Partner of the Year by Yahoo, Innovator of the Year by Google, Outstanding Female Executive in Silicon Valley by the YWCA and a Woman of Influence in Silicon Valley by the San Jose Business Journal.  She is a current board director of Watermark, a board advisor to several technology companies and a former board member of the CMO Council and the Association for Corporate Growth.


She holds an MBA from DePaul University, is accredited in corporate governance from Harvard and is a frequent speaker on high tech go to market & digital strategies, leadership & gender diversity issues.