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Marianne Marck has enjoyed a long technology career. She got her start as a software engineer and moved into engineering management with ever expanding leadership roles. She has worked for software companies, internet companies, and retail businesses. Today, Marianne is the CIO at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers where she oversees all aspects of technology. She has been with Ritchie
Bros. since April 2016. Marianne also served as the SVP, Consumer Facing Technology at the Starbucks Coffee company for over 4 years. There she led IT for China Asia Pacific and led engineering for global consumer facing technology. This included technology for retail, mobile, online, integration, and loyalty programs. Marianne served as the SVP of technology at Blue Nile. While there, she led multiple initiatives including launching the company’s first mobile app and international expansion. For five years Marianne served as Vice President of Engineering for the Disney Interactive Media Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company. While at Disney, Marianne led the software engineering teams that built technology for the company’s online advertising,content management, mobile applications and online video players. Her team was awarded multiple patents for their innovative contributions. Marianne served for 5 years in various capacities at CNET Networks, most recently as Senior Vice President of Technology Infrastructure. Marianne served as engineer and engineering manager at Sybase, an enterprise software company. She was at Sybase for over 6 years. She was also a software developer at the IBM Almaden Research Laboratory. Marianne holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Mills College and has done graduate work in computer science and executive management.





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