Marc helps management teams achieve their strategic business objectives by helping to develop a clear vision for the future of their business, turning that vision into a sound business strategy and then successfully executing the strategy in the real world. He brings over twenty years of strategic finance advisory experience.
Marc is a Managing Director in Microsoft Corporation’s Corporate Development group where he advises internal executives and executes investment and M&A transactions. He has led 70+ acquisitions with over $15 billion in deal consideration, including Nokia, Yammer, Skype, Fast Search and Transfer, Tell me, Inc., Danger, Inc., DATAllegro, Frontbridge, Softricity, and Massive Inc. Additionally, he co-created Microsoft’s China Investment Program ($60 million Fund I; currently investing $100 million Fund II) and sourced/negotiated and closed 8 program related investments representing ~$75 million of invested capital, including Inspur International, Chinasoft International, Dalian Hi-Think Computing and Rootnet.
Prior to Microsoft, Marc was an Associate in the Corporate Group at Goodwin, Procter LLP where he represented venture capital and private equity firms in structuring, analyzing, drafting, negotiating and closing leveraged buyout, recapitalization and early and later-stage venture investments for clients such as Alta Communications, TA Associates, Summit Partners, Great Hill Partners, and eCOM Partners. Marc received a A.B. in Economics from Colgate University, an M.B.A. from NYU Stern School of Business and a J.D. from Georgetown University.
Marc lives in Seattle with his wife, three children and their dog.