Marian is passionate about helping new ventures become successful, by advising and as an active investor. Marian launched YFonGlobal, a VoIP calling service offering free-calling for private on-net subscribers. With $2M in venture funding, the company was launched 18 months before Skype was introduced. Marian raised $3M in venture funding for Wyndstorm, offering online social IPTV to stream live events. Marian has held senior executive positions at AT&T, United Technologies, US West, Sprint, Cap Gemini, American Management Systems (CGI), SAIC, and Stanford Research Institute (SRI). The common thread throughout her career, has been managing cross-functional teams to create new business ventures, based on edge technologies, R&D commercialization, or joint ventures. Marian advises companies in evaluating strategic technology investments, and facilitates strategic business initiatives reliant on technology IP. Marian is a member of Sand Hill Angels, in Palo Alto, CA.
Marian holds a B.S. in Biology from Columbia University, an M.A. in Biology from University of Maryland, and an M.B.A from University of Southern California.