I am a left-handed, right-brained enthusiast of all things outdoors, with over 25 years of experience in marketing operations strategy, integrated eCommerce, and emerging data and tech platforms.

Today, as a chief strategy officer for global agency Wunderman Thompson, I work with clients and client teams on key accounts such as Dell, Ford, Microsoft, Aston Martin, and UnitedHealth Group. This consultative role unpacks client marketing operating model challenges and develops solution strategies in collaboration with practice leads spanning technology, data, analytics, CX, social, CRM, ABM, app dev, media, and commerce. Previously, I led or worked with offering development teams, and partnerships with Salesforce, Adobe, Amazon, and LinkedIn, to create maturity model-based solutions for B2B and B2C clients. Early career experience includes helping scale start-ups and publicly traded technology companies that develop and market eCommerce platforms and biometric technologies.

In parallel, I am a Hudson Institute trained leadership development coach to entrepreneurs, executives, and athletes through my company ThomasMarc & Co., and am a CEO group facilitator for Bluefield. Currently, I’m most excited about advancing the methodology of transformational leadership coaching, understanding what drives the development of human resilience to adversity, and designing an approach to improve our performance in response to the challenges which I believe play a key role in realizing our full potential.

Speaking engagements include the Seattle Interactive Conference, OMMA, CA World Technology Conference, and advisory board member for the iMedia Commerce Summit, and have been published in various industry communications including The Huffington Post, Ad Age, The Drum, Contagious, Campaign, Digiday, VentureBeat, and The Next Web.

Living just north of Chicago on Lake Michigan, most weekends I’m outdoors, on the water, or out on a motorcycle ride to Lake Geneva thinking about ways to build the ultimate stand-up paddleboard.