Marcus founded EIC Growth Pty Ltd to assist CEO’s and leaders implement, embed and measure creativity and innovation systems that result in enterprising behaviours. He specialises in the growth of for profit and not for profit organisations that operate in the turbulence of national and international market places.
Marcus also works extensively with Aboriginal, Torres Strait, Maori and Hawaiian communities to assist them achieve economic self-determination through the skills of innovation and entrepreneurship. He founded of EIC Growth LLC (USA) to deliver training and advice for indigenous Hawaiians.
He has co-authored four handbooks, which are used by many of the 1500 organisations he has worked with as a pragmatic reference for their sustained growth.
Marcus was awarded Australia’s Best Entrepreneurial Educator and has also been awarded for sustained excellence in collaboration between business and universities in Australia.
He has managed, led and owned organisations in the fields of textiles, scientific instrumentation, education, information technology, consumer software development and tourism. As an advisor and facilitator of change to boards and senior decision makers across tertiary and secondary education, pharmaceutical, medical devices, medical communications, city and state governments, fast moving consumer goods, beverage and entertainment industries, he has achieved sustained success for over 35 years.
As a fellow at the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship, Ormond College, University of Melbourne, Marcus assists entrepreneurs make a lasting and significant impact by delivering sustainable social and economic dividends.
As a senior fellow, Marcus also leads and facilitates Strategic Business Value, the capstone course of the Executive MBA, University of Waikato in New Zealand and has received awards for excellence in leading and teaching creative thinking, using the tools of innovation and modeling enterprising behaviours. As Australia’s longest serving Entrepreneur in Residence at RMIT University, he worked with thousands of staff, students and alumni to refine and develop their ideas and business opportunities.
He was founding director of Australian Poetry Limited, The RMIT University Enterprise Board, and led CISCO Asia Pacific, (entrepreneurship programs). In addition, he¬¬ provides pro-bono advice to several not for profit boards in Melbourne. One of which was as the President of the Old Haileyburians Association, the global alumni organisation of Haileybury College, a world school that is Australia’s largest.
Marcus has made, and continues to make, an extraordinary impact on the attitudes, self‐esteem, behaviour, life choices, values and outcomes of thousands of professionals and students in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hawaii, Indonesia and Vietnam.
- Associate, Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne
- Member, Educator Network, Thunderbird School of Global Management
- Member, City of Melbourne External Grants Assessment Panel
- Start Up Champion, Startup Victoria
- In Australia: TEQSA auditor (Entrepreneurship Programs) and in New Zealand: A paper architect (Entrepreneurship Programs) within a Triple Crown University.