Marie Williams

Founder & Principal
Marie Williams is the founder and principal of Coderella. Her strategic, relationship-based approach to storytelling has made her a trusted partner to startups, established companies, and the media. Highlights of her 10-year career include working on Yelp’s first PR agency team, driving Silicon Valley strategy for Microsoft Bing, and launching UGOBE’s robotic baby dinosaur, Pleo.
Marie began her career interning for an entertainment publicist in Malibu, then quickly moved into tech PR in San Francisco. After four years agency-side, Marie jumped into startup life at cloud-based wireless pioneer Meraki, where she led marketing communications for the company. She loved working with the developer teams at Meraki so much that after striking out on her own, she sought out opportunities to run developer marketing campaigns for up-and-comers such as SendGrid, StackMob, DotCloud and Mogreet.
At Coderella, Marie indulges her passion for the consumer-tech and high-tech industries, delivering successful marketing and PR campaigns that fit into business strategy. Coderella’s client list has included early stage startups, public companies, academic institutions and VC firms.
Marie graduated from Pepperdine University with a dual degree in Public Relations and Spanish.