How I Got Here: From Marketer To Capital One MVP, Here’s How Marcie Apelt Made The Jump To Tech

When now-Capital One managing vice president (MVP) Marcie Apelt finished college, a 20-year career at a corporate fintech giant wasn’t quite in the cards.

Apelt graduated from the University of Virginia with a focus in marketing and a determination to work for a small company. Her answer was moving to Seattle, Washington to take a marketing job at a company called Sterling Communications. But before she knew it, she had moved through three jobs in five years, none of which fit quite right.

“I was definitely learning and I was getting what I wanted in some ways,” Apelt told “I was the entire marketing department right out of college because it was a really small company — which was great, but I wasn’t getting what I wanted from the company culture.”