London, 1 October 2020
Lola Tech has appointed Marie Wold as Non-Executive Director to help strengthen their commercial offering and growth.
Marie Wold is the co-founder of OnRelay, a mobile telecoms company, based in San Francisco, and has been responsible for the company’s fundraising and strategic partnerships, including establishing relationships with key customers and partners such as IBM, Nokia, Swisscom, Micrsoft, Cisco, RIM and Motorola. Wold also instigated the company's key pivot to a cloud computing based offering.
Before co-founding OnRelay, Ms Wold was a strategy consultant at Braxton Associates, Deloitte Consulting, where she developed mobile voice and data strategies for large global mobile operators in Europe, Asia and North America. As the Head of Deloitte’s European Communications Research Institute, Marie developed Deloitte’s thought leadership platform for the communications marketplace.
Marie Wold earned a Distinguished Honoree medal for Executive of the Year – Telecom, in the 2011 International Business Awards. She has been a Stevie Award finalist for Best Entrepreneur in EMEA and twice short listed for UK Business Woman of the Year for Technology.
Earlier in her career, Ms Wold was a senior telecoms analyst for the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), supporting the US executive branch negotiations in the WTO agreement on Basic Telecommunications. Wold started her telecoms career at the law firm of Wilmer Cutler and Pickering in Washington DC, where she worked with cases involving the first and largest mobile mergers in the United States. Marie has held several secret security clearances from the US government and had a tenure with the US Foreign Service and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).
Marie Wold holds an MA with distinction in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC and was selected as one of 60 Presidential Management Intern (PMI) Scholars in the United States. She also holds a post graduate work in economics from St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, and a BS from the University of North Dakota (her home state), Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Marie to the Lola Tech family and have her join us in this next chapter of the company's growth. Our customers are picking up momentum and are more in need than ever of additional capacity to match their technology to their ambitions. Marie's experience, her intellect and overall no-nonsense attitude are a great addition to our board", says Inge Cuypers, CEO of Lola Tech.
Ms Wold says, "I am honoured to come on board this well established company with such a proven track record. I view Lola Tech’s significant investment in team development as key to their success. They don’t work with contractors and all projects are delivered with the same cohesive, highly trained team. These are two critical factors for any successful outsourced development project. I see an even greater future for LolaTech and am excited to be a part of it.”