Marina Levinson has more than 25 years of corporate leadership experience leading all aspects of IT and business process transformation for both B2B and B2C enterprises, including 12+ years as a Global CIO of fast-growing high tech companies.
She has an exceptional background advising CEOs and board of directors on critical IT strategies, building high performance teams and delivering measurable results in highgrowth and downturn business cycles. Marina’s experience includes large-scale, complex implementation of enterprise analytics, eCommerce, and CRM and ERP solutions, on-premise and in the cloud.
She has deep expertise integrating M&As and spinning off companies. After serving as Global CIO of NetApp for over 6 years, Marina founded and runs CIO Advisory Group, LLC, focused on providing technology advice to CxOs, private equity, VCs and start-ups. Her areas of focus and expertise include cloud, SaaS, mobile and data analytics. She is the chair of Advisory Boards for Warburg Pincus, Ellie Mae, Aruba Networks and SnapLogic.
Marina is also a co-founder of the Executive Board Exchange (EBX). The EBX mission is to help board sourcing become more effective and reap the benefits of an interactive, strategic and structured process. EBX provides an exclusive, invitation-only forum for its members.
As a SVP and CIO of NetApp, a $6B+ network storage company, Marina developed and ran a high-performance team capable of supporting 30+% growth in the business. She drove the IT innovation agenda for the company by deploying cloud solutions for customer-facing applications, creating a mobile infrastructure and implementing enterprise business analytics to improve decision making.
Marina also created and led a strategic CIO Advisory Board that provided executive customer feedback into NetApp’s strategy. She launched a best-in-class NetApp on NetApp program to promote NetApp solutions to customers and to provide feedback to Engineering and Product Marketing.
Prior to NetApp, as a VP and CIO of Palm Inc, a mobile computing pioneer, she led the IT strategy to separate the company from 3Com and build an independent IT organization, infrastructure and applications to support Palm’s IPO and growth.
Marina promoted early adoption of mobile technologies by creating an internal program, Palm@Enterprise, which later became a part of Palm’s product offering. Under her leadership, Palm’s eCommerce site and industry-first seamless integration with carriers for smart phone activation became a competitive advantage for the company.
CIO 100 Awards in 2001, 2004, 2009-2011
Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader, 2004