Marlen von Roth

Sales Director EMEA at SUSE an international software company, mentor, passionate advocate for women in tech

Originally from the Black Forest in Germany, Marlen moved to the UK after graduation.

Whilst initially it was the lure of London and the opportunity to improve her English, she realised early that a sales role would provide the career challenges and fulfilment she sought.

From her first sales role with Red Hat, Marlen has climbed the ladder of the sales environment within multiple software companies including Red Hat, Tripwire, EnterpriseDB and Docker. She is currently the Worldwide Sales Director (Cloud Application Platform) at SUSE, a leading global software company in the open source space. Running the unit for the Cloud Application platform solution.

In her free time Marlen is very busy and a mother of 3 gorgeous children who keep her on her toes. Juggling a professional career and being a Mum can be challenging, but Marlen encourages every women to do so as it is rewarding and doable.

Marlen is an advocate and has been speaking at many events recently about diversity and inclusion and how this helps in a tech environment.

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