Marc is a veteran of consumer oriented digital content and Business to Business applications with more than 25 years’ experience in senior executive roles, from public companies to entrepreneurial start-ups. His results-oriented style and expertise in business planning, marketing, brand building, sales and operations have helped many organizations successfully achieve their goals.
Most recently, Marc lead 2 new initiatives for a full lines insurance brokerage; working with startups and early stage companies, in the Media, Entertainment and Technology markets.
Secondly, Marc established a National Partnership with a program administrator who offers Lawyers Professional Liability (E&O/Malpractice) insurance to firms 1-100. He has positioned the Agency to become the market leader in this niche, as the program offers enhanced products that are specific to the practice of law, and preferential pricing that saves firms 15% - 45% on their current premiums.
As an emerging market expert, Marc was engaged to build TOKYOPOP Digital as a standalone entity, enabling the parent company to leverage its digital rights to approximately 100 IP’s which existed solely in print form. Marc created the strategy to exploit that IP into the Mobile, Broadband, and Handheld markets by creating derivative products such as images, tones, eBooks, video/short films, animation and games. Starting by developing the business plan; securing internal support and funding and executing the plan, he created revenue streams in all viable markets.
Prior to TOKYOPOP, Marc founded First Person Productions, LLC which packaged books, DVD’s and audio books for major publishers such as Barnes and Noble, Hyperion and Carlton Publishing in the U.K. Millions of copies have been sold through retail and mass market big box stores.
As a co-founder of Cambrix Consulting Group, Marc has worked with technology companies in a broad range of industries including wireless, handheld devices, Internet infrastructure, media, and software applications.
Prior to Cambrix, Marc served as Executive Vice President for the North American operations of Emblaze Systems, a leading supplier of solutions for streaming audio and video over telecom and IP networks. In this role, Marc was responsible for all North American activities including operations, finance, sales, and marketing. As a member of senior management and the Board, the team completed a $44 million secondary public offering on the London Stock Exchange and a $350 million private placement through Lehman Brothers.
Prior to Emblaze Systems, Marc was the Founder of Cambrix Publishing, Inc., one of the largest CD-ROM reference publishers in North America. Cambrix produced, published and distributed over 150 software titles worldwide. Under his leadership, Cambrix developed customers such as IBM, Creative Labs, Canon, The Learning Company, Encore, and Quantex and created strategic alliances with Saban Entertainment, Fox and Metrolight Studios. Cambrix's award winning software was sold through distributors Tech Data, Ingram Micro and Merisel, retailers such as Best Buy, Comp USA, Costco, Fry’s and Target, and e-commerce sites such as Amazon.com, Cyberian Outpost and Digital River.
Before Cambrix Publishing, Marc held various senior management positions at Cal-Abco, an electronics distributor, where he managed product marketing, product management and coordinated inside and outside sales. He established strategic relationships with leading companies including Toshiba, Mitsubishi, NEC, and Panasonic. He was directly responsible for sales of over $100 million. In 1984, Marc sourced; test marketed and launched various peripherals, which later became branded as Packard Bell Computers.
Marc continues to be involved with startups from both a board/advisory position to mentoring young entrepreneurs.