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Charlene Marini

Senior Commercialization Advisor

Charlene Marini joined the team in January 2023 when Emerge was spun out from In-Q-Tel and into the new merger with NobleReach. Charlene works with a portfolio of DARPA performers, advising early stage deep-tech startups through the first stages of their commercialization journey.

Charlene spent more than two decades in the semiconductor, computing and software industries and brings expertise in semiconductor supply chain, chip design, network infrastructure, wireless technologies, IoT applications, data services, and cybersecurity. She has extensive experience in building new business ventures in leading edge technology areas, having held executive roles or leadership roles in product and marketing, technology and corporate strategy, and product management and rollout.

Charlene was chief product and marketing officer at Pelion, an IoT SaaS platform company. Before that, Charlene was with Arm Ltd for over 10 years, working with the broader semiconductor and computer ecosystem to bring computing intelligence to the many devices across our daily lives. She also served as a non-executive board member of Arduino, LLC, an open-source hardware and software company.

Charlene has a master’s in international affairs from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Brown University.