Executive Members – Silicon Valley Group

Meri GruberMeri Gruber is Co-founder and Board Director at Decision Management Solutions. Meri is an accomplished professional with proven experience in delivering high-value solutions to customers and partners. At Decision Management Solutions, Meri focuses on helping clients operationalize advanced analytics. 

Meri led and managed new ventures as part of Intel's New Business Initiatives Group, part of Intel Capital. She has extensive operating experience with Silicon Valley start-ups, Intel, Total SA, Schlumberger Wireline, and Ernst & Young Management Consulting, including 14 years in Europe and Asia – Norway, France, Brunei, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. She holds a BSEE with honors from the University of Washington, Seattle and an MBA from INSEAD, France.

Silicon Valley Executive Membership Group Leadership Team

Deb Siegle, Principal of Strategic Marketing Solutions, is Past President of Women In Consulting and strategist for the Leaders Network. Deb is an astute marketing leader, problem solver and communicator who is an authority in market research, strategy, and customer loyalty and experience. She understands what drives buyer and customer behavior, and is expert at hearing and translating the market and customer voice into actionable strategies and tactics that matter.

Deb assists clients with strategic research, branding, positioning and messaging, market and product development and launch, competitive and technology analysis, and customer loyalty and experience projects. Deb has more than 25 years of marketing, customer service, and sales experience in public and privately-held companies in high tech, healthcare / wellness, biotech, sustainability and professional services. She brings a unique combination of strategic and tactical skills developed through hands-on line management experience at fast-growing companies. Deb was named one of the top 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley in 2016.

Prior to founding Strategic Marketing Solutions, Deb held senior and executive level positions in customer satisfaction and service, marketing, product management, and market development. Deb graduated Beta Gamma Sigma with a M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and Phi Beta Kappa with a BBA from the University of Michigan. She is a popular speaker, and has been featured in executive pod- and web-casts on “Customer Voice”, , "Building Customer Loyalty," "The Power of Retention Marketing", and "How Research Can Reveal New Insights into Your Customers, Your Product, & Your Brand." 


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