Marlene Williamson is the vice president of corporate marketing for HGST, a $6B subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation. HGST is the former storage division of Hitachi Ltd. Marlene has responsibility for the company's demand generation, thought leadership and brand building efforts targeted to consumers, enterprises, OEM & channel partners.
Prior to joining Hitachi, Marlene was vice president of global marketing for Ericsson where she evolved the company's product marketing to value-creation marketing. 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.
She has been named Marketer of the Year by the American Marketing Assoc., Partner of the Year by Yahoo, Innovator of the Year by Google, Outstanding Female Executive in Silicon Valley by the YWCA, a Woman of Influence in Silicon Valley by the San Jose Business Journal and is a former board member of Watermark, Silicon Valley's premier women's executive organization. She is a board member of the CMO Council and the Association for Corporate Growth.
She holds an MBA from DePaul University.