Marie Wold

Marie Wold

San Francisco, California, United States
Member since July 25, 2011
Just moved to San Francisco from London, UK , and am excited to be launching OnRelay's mobility solution in the US market! Quote_down
  • About
Johns Hopkins University SAIS , MA , with distinction, International Economics
St Catherine's Collage, University of Oxford Economics
University of North Dakota , BS , Double Major with Honours: Economic Geography / Political Science (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude

I am a(n):


If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:


What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Rewarding is actually building something, adding to the economy, employing people - not just pushing paper around. Frustrating is things moving too slowly.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Giving up too early.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

(1) Seek council wisely, quickly filter through the chaff
(2) Believe in yourself, no one else will until you are proven
(3) Revenue is king

Full bio

Wold is the President & CFO of OnRelay, the pioneer in Cloud-based Mobile corporate voice systems. In addition to her finance and business development functions, Wold was involved in the original design of OnRelay's patented architecture and spearheaded OnRelay's cloud strategy. 

Previously, Wold started and was the Head of Deloitte's European Communications Research Institute, where she developed Deloitte's thought leadership platform for the communications marketplace. Wold was also a strategy consultant at Braxton Associates, Deloitte Consulting, where she developed mobile voice and data strategies for global mobile operators in Europe, Asia and North America. 

Before then, Wold was a senior telecoms analyst for the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), supporting the US executive branch negotiations in the 1997 WTO agreement on Basic Telecommunications. Wold also did short stints in the US Foreign Service and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Wold got her start in telecoms at the law firm of Wilmer Cutler and Pickering in Washington DC. 

Wold has held several Secret Security Clearances during her employment at the US Federal Government.

Wold was named a Distinguished Honoree for Executive of the Year – Telecommunications, in the 2011 International Business Awards, won by the CEO of BT. Wold was a Stevie Award finalist for Best Entrepreneur in EMEA 2010, and twice short-listed for UK Business Woman of the year for technology (2007, 2008).