mfongDirector of Marketing, Engage3
Marielle has spent her career helping companies develop their value proposition and go-to-market strategies for a wide range of products and services. As Director of Marketing at Engage3, Marielle is responsible for overall branding, content strategy, and demand generation. Prior to Engage3, Marielle was founder of Balikbayan Gear, a private label development company for the largest retail chains in the Philippines. This included SM, Rustans, Ace Hardware, True-Value, Kultura, Robinsons Department Stores and National Book Stores. She also co-founded MarketingValet, a 40-people offshore creative agency that produced marketing campaigns for Google, Adobe, Agilent, and Verizon Wireless. She was recognized for these two companies by being chosen as one of the Top Ten Entrepreneurs in 2008 by Entrepreneur Magazine, Philippine edition. Before venturing out on her own, Marielle spent most of her early marketing career in senior marketing and product management positions in Silicon Valley: as part of the release team for web.sql, the industry’s first tool to generate dynamic web pages from a database, and as part of the strategic team for XML for data warehousing at database companies Sybase (SAP), and Informix (IBM), respectively. Marielle is a member of the Forbes Communications Council. In her free time, Marielle runs the CCC Hula Fellowship Group in Sacramento. She is also mom to local band “The College Fund Street Band” (www.cfstreetband.com), and raises three egg-laying chickens in her backyard. Marielle received her B.S. in Commerce from De La Salle University in Manila and her MBA from Pepperdine University in Southern California.