Marcus is a proud member of ROI Community; he is passionate about people and information and has spent much of his professional life working to bring people together in person or provide tools to engage people with relevant information. Marcus is a positive person, always looking to make things better and find the smartest and most effective solution to any problem.
Marcus served as Program Officer for Technology at the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (in Jerusalem) from 2015 to 2019. In this time, Marcus took a leading role in helping the foundation embrace enterprise solutions which help young adults around the world to connect with each other and create social change or Jewish community.
Marcus is highly skilled in a variety of software solutions including Salesforce, Form Assembly, Pardot and Marketing Cloud, as well as in Schusterman's Drupal-based website. During his time as Program Office for Technology, Marcus took the lead responsibility for developing and rolling-out training curricula for Schusterman staff as well as helping ROIers and REALITY Alum use various Schusterman tools.
Marcus originally joined the ROI Community team in 2013 as Program Manager and was responsible for the coordination of the annual ROI Summit, Schusterman Connection Points and other programs around the world. Marcus is passionate about facilitating great in-person experiences and worked on the planning and implementation of 9 ROI Summits and dozens of other gatherings. Marcus was part of the founding team of LaunchPad, a platform for innovation in Jewish life, which began in Australia in 2014 and has since been brought to other countries including South Africa.
Prior to his time at ROI/Schusterman Marcus worked at Masorti Olami, a fundraising organization which supports Masorti/Conservative Jewish life around the world. His role as Missions and Campaign Director combined fundraising, data management and delegation planning. Marcus has also worked at Da'at - an educational tourism company in Israel, and at the Jewish Agency for Israel where he managed gap year programs for members of the Habonim Dror youth movement. In both of these roles Marcus combined his passion for people, Israel and good planning to implement short and long-term educational experiences in Israel.
Originally from Leeds in the UK, Marcus lived in Jerusalem from 2002 to 2020 and but enjoys spending time traveling the world for both pleasure and work. Marcus is married to Dean, a native of South Africa; they live in Jaffa near Tel Aviv with their dog, Oscar.