IBM Blockchain & Global Alliances Ecosystem Marketing Leader,
Deborah Kestin - Schildkraut
IBM Blockchain & Global Alliances Ecosystem Marketing Leader, IBM
Deborah is the IBM Blockchain Ecosystem Marketing Leader focused on Blockchain-for-good and ecosystem development. She was recognized as a 2019 CRN Women of the Channel. She is a proud alumna of IBM Corporate Service Corps where she served as team leader consulting on a women's entrepreneurial school in Chile. Passionate about community service, she’s involved in many Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility projects. She expanded the IBM New Jersey MentorPlace Program for middle school students. She is on the Women@IBM NYC Planning Squad. Deborah developed the Emerging Leaders initiative to mentor and engage early career professionals. Former roles at IBM include Chief of Staff to the CMO for Industry Platform Marketing, and Global Program Director roles for Business Partner Strategy, Value Added Distributor marketing, and Digital Marketing delivering educational workshops globally. She developed and led the IBM Business Partner Innovation Center program launching 100 centers worldwide. Deborah earned a CompTIA advertising excellence award with her first IBM job, after starting her career as an advertising account manager for technology accounts. She’s active in her community serving on the Board of Directors and as past president for several non-profit organizations. Married with two children, she has a B.S. in marketing and music.