Marilyn has 25+ years of experience as a global HR leader, primarily in the technology sector, including companies such as Cisco Systems, BMC Software, Anaplan and Marilyn is currently the Chief People Officer with Netskope, a data security company. Marilyn’s passion is to help organizations create talent strategies that scale their businesses, drive operational excellence and deliver strong financial results. Marilyn is recognized for her ability to context a people strategy for each stage of an organization’s growth, including her experience with companies already at scale as well as helping to lead earlier stage companies through an IPO process and beyond. Marilyn also uniquely understands the importance of being intentional about how companies create and evolve their cultures in order to drive the employee experience that is a necessary ingredient to attract and retain top talent at each stage of growth.
Marilyn grew up in Iowa on a century family farm. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in political science from the University of Iowa. Marilyn now lives in Washington State, where she loves to garden on the weekends as well as spend time with her horses. Marilyn further has a passion for traveling, cooking, and reading.