Board Member - Author and Technology Leader
Marietta Colston-Davis is a visionary technology leader whose extensive career includes high impact roles at IBM, Microsoft, U.S. Dynamics, Lotus Development, and Tata Consulting, and corporate board roles with SharpSpring (NASDAQ: SHSP) and Priority Technology Holdings (NASDAQ: PRTH).
Formerly at the Global Managing Director/Vice President at IBM, Marietta led relationships with Cardinal Health and Coca-Cola. At Microsoft, she influenced more than $8B in revenue in executive sales and management roles for over a decade. Marietta also built U.S. Dynamics into a billion-dollar business, leading +500 sales, marketing, and technical experts, and +1,000 partners serving business customers.
Marietta is a sought-after keynote speaker on leadership and women in technology at conferences across the United States. She was awarded Spelman College’s 2015 “Game Changer Award” that recognized visionary women leaders in technology. Marietta’s passion for service drew her to leadership roles including the national nonprofit boards of Youth Villages and The Posse Foundation. She also launched Vision to Learn’s Atlanta presence, partnering with the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Braves to provide free eye exams and eyeglasses to elementary school students in low-income communities. Her writings have appeared in Thrive Global and HuffPost, and her first book, From Autism to Beyond, A Mother’s Journey of Hope, is an Amazon best seller. Her latest release, Earning Your Stripes, is a children’s book published in English and Spanish.
Marietta holds degrees from Bradley University and Loyola University, and executive certificates from Harvard.