Marilyn has nearly 20 years of leadership and entrepreneurial experience, building and merging software service businesses. Marilyn successfully launched and expanded a technology education and consulting business which grew to over approx. 10 million in sales with 70 employees by year 5. Offices were established in London, Toronto, Atlanta and New York City with services offered across North America, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Malaysia, England and the Netherlands. Marilyn received the “Woman of Distinction” award for business in 1997 and was runner-up for “Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year” for Canada in 1997. She has been featured in numerous magazines including Chatelaine and news articles and was one of four Canadian women featured in a video for TV and distributed across Canada in schools to encourage young women to choose entrepreneurship as a potential career. She was also featured in “Heartbeat of the City” as one of New York City’s local successful CEO’s. Marilyn's experiences have proved invaluable in her role as President & CEO of TechAlliance, an organization responsible for strategically managing the growth and success of the tech sector in London by focusing on establishing the right environment to support business creation and commercialization, understanding and delivering programs that support growing and established companies and creating a framework that brings partners together (business, government, universities, professional service firms) to support common goals.
President & CEO, TechAlliance