Gartner Expert

Maria Marino

VP Analyst

Maria Marino is a Senior Director Analyst in the Product Marketing group. Ms. Marino focuses on B2B customer experience, customer success and marketing for technology service providers. She writes research and advises clients on how to improve the effectiveness of their customer experience (CX) strategy, encompassing Voice of the Customer (VoC) programs and technologies, methodologies and tools for designing customer journeys, CX measurement and analytics and CX governance.

Previous experience

Ms. Marino has more than 20 years of high-technology product marketing, customer experience and product marketing experience for startup through large technology service providers. She held leadership positions with Level 3/CenturyLink, and Sparkplug (Airband/USNi/GTT).

Professional background


Vice President Enterprise Customer Experience


Director Business Product Customer Experience

Level 3 Communications

Vice President Product

Areas of coverage

Messaging and Differentiation

Marketing Impact


B.S.F.S., School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

M.A.L.D., Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to structure and build a Customer Experience strategy?

2How to create effective customer listening / Voice of the Customer programs?

3What methodologies / tools should be used to support the Customer Experience strategy?

4How to increase cross-functional alignment to support a Customer Experience strategy.\?