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    Amy Guarino is passionate about helping customers and partners transform their businesses. Over the past 20+ years, she’s been an accomplished business leader who utilizes sales, marketing and management capabilities developed at IBM to quickly drive results at start-up and mid-size companies across the world. At Marketo, she was employee #26 (VP of Business Development) and has been a part of the leadership team that has grown the company from less than 1M in revenue to the recent acquisition by Vista Equity for $1.8B. She has a proven commitment to customer value and satisfaction by understanding critical business issues and creating success even in complex and difficult situations. She’s built winning teams and networks of influencers and partners by recruiting, leading and developing people across organizations. Her outcomes have included two IPO’s, three acquisitions and one spectacular failure.
    In early 2009, Amy joined Marketo as the Vice President of Business Development. Her responsibilities included building out a global indirect sales organization of resellers and agencies, managing key technology partnership relationships including, Microsoft and SAP and building out the international markets. Amy moved to Tokyo in April 2014 to launch Marketo KK, a joint venture with SunBridge and Dentsu eMarketingOne. Marketo Japan now has over 100 customers and 16 employees. Allen Miner, the Chairman of SunBridge, has indicated that Marketo Japan has been the best launch of a US software business in Japan – ever.
    Prior to Marketo, Amy ran sales, marketing and business development organizations at a number of startups including Right90, Biz360, Latitude Communications, AlterEgo Networks and iPass. She began her career with a 13-year stint at IBM in various sales, management and channel roles. She served as a board member of several non-profit organizations including the Notre Dame Alumni Association, the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals and Oakland Elizabeth House. She was recently appointed to the Notre Dame Advisory Council for the California Initiative. In 2001, Amy founded the Notre Dame Technology Forum. Amy has a B.A. in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame. She has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Women of Influence in the Silicon Valley and as CRN's Top Women in the Channel. Her mantra since living in Japan is “get comfortable with being uncomfortable.”