Co-founder and Managing Director
Marielle Valdez-Fong, Marketing Valet’s Co-founder and Managing Director, has over 16 years of experience in business development, product management, marketing, and offshore operations in both B2B and B2C settings. She also founded Balikbayan Gear, a branded product development company in Manila whose product lines were carried by the top three major department stores in the country in more than 250 retail locations. Her work in Manila was recognized when she was named one of The Top Ten Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur Magazine Philippines in 2008.
As Senior Product Manager for Informix Software in Menlo Park, she collaborated with customers and engineering to identify and prioritize customer requirements. Before that, Marielle was Product Marketing Manager for Sybase’s $100 million Data Warehousing business, where she was instrumental in launching Sybase IQ, the first column-based, extreme-scale, relational database system for data warehousing – which is still the leading product in its category.
Marielle has a BS in Commerce from De La Salle University and an MBA from the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, CA. She is the founder and organizer of the CCC Hula Fellowship (www.meetup.com/ccchula) and creator and business manager of The College Fund Street Band (www.cfstreetband.com).