Mary McKeown-Christie
Mary McKeown-ChristieFounder, Managing Principal
As a highly accomplished marketing professional with more than eighteen years experience, Mary founded Maven Marketing Solutions to help businesses establish cost-effective marketing programs to increase brand awareness, establish an online presence through social media, and ultimately, drive revenue.

Regarded as a thought leader and innovator, Mary has a passion for working collaboratively with her clients to design integrated marketing, public relations and social media programs to drive quantitative results quickly. Mary has a background steeped in strategic marketing, website development, communications and public relations essential to organizational success of large and small corporations.

In addition to overseeing client services and business development, Mary is the technical lead of the group and “speaks geek” to help guide programmers on core requirements and infrastructure setup to support centralized lead collection and communications.

Prior to Maven Marketing, Mary held several senior marketing positions in a myriad of industries including semiconductors, software, real estate, motion control, nanotechnology, medical robotics and non-profit. She has worked for industry leaders such as Dell, Yardi Systems, Digital Instruments, Veeco Instruments, Motion Engineering/Danaher, Cox Communications, and Computer Motion (now Intuit), where she developed and managed all aspects of successful integrated marketing and PR programs.

She holds an MBA in Global Management, and has received several awards for leadership and exemplary service to the Santa Barbara community as Executive and Marketing Director of two local non-profit organizations. She is published throughout several technology markets, and enjoyed teaching Public Relations at the University of California Santa Barbara Extension program prior to her move to Texas.

When not working, Mary enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as staying active through golf, kayaking, bike riding, Yoga, Pilates, skiing, gardening, camping, cooking and entertaining.