Marilyn Mersereau is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Plantronics. In this role, she leads the strategic support of innovative technologies and partnerships through corporate communications, consumer product marketing, enterprise product marketing, gaming product marketing, global channel and partner marketing, global brand strategy, content strategy and research, web and digital marketing, and marketing operations and events.
Mersereau joined Plantronics in 2012 and has more than twenty-five years of experience leading global marketing teams. Previously, she was chief marketing officer and SVP of C3 Energy. She spent nearly a decade as senior vice president of Corporate Marketing at Cisco, where she was a driving force in the global brand transformation that repositioned the company with the "Welcome to the Human Network" campaign. She and her team successfully launched the unified communications product set featuring Telepresence, WebEx, and Cisco's telephony line-up.
She also held senior marketing positions at IBM, including vice president of Integrated Marketing Communications, vice president of Worldwide Advertising, and vice president of Marketing, Canada. During her tenure at IBM, she won three Gold Effie Awards in the Advertising and Campaign Effectiveness categories. She was recognized by the Americas Marketing Organization for improving IBM's lead management process, as well as for the overall integration and effectiveness of IBM's marketing campaigns.
In earlier roles, she provided international marketing leadership for top companies in the food and beverage industry, including Coca-Cola, Wendy's and Burger King International.