After graduating with a BS in Accounting from Western Illinois University (WIU), Marcus joined Arthur Andersen in Chicago. Marcus transferred to Phoenix and joined the consulting practice of Andersen which eventually transitioned into Andersen Consulting and then Accenture. Marcus has been a licensed CPA in both Illinois and Arizona and focused most of his professional career in the financial services market.
He was promoted to Partner after 10 years and transferred to the New York office to head up the New Jersey Government Services Practice. After two years in New York, he transferred back to Phoenix to lead the Arizona and New Mexico Government Services Practice and the International Gaming Practice. During his 20 years with the organizations he has been responsible for a many gaming studies and projects and the successful startup of over eight US lotteries and many it projects for public and private Clients.
In 1997, Marcus obtained his MBA from the ASU W.P. Carey School of Business and started TB Consulting, LLC (TBC). TBC is a 50+ person Phoenix based business and Microsoft Partner firm focused on assisting mid-sized organization with back office operations and technology. Marcus continues to serve as the President and recently successfully transitioned the management to his business partner and new marketing, sales, and operation teams.
Marcus also founded a professional business advisory firm – BlindSide (BlindSideSBC.com) focusing on assisting business owners reach their whole potential inside and outside of their organization. He is also a trained professional EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) Implementer and his team currently assists over a dozen local professional service organizations in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Marcus has been recognized as the WIU Alumni Achievement Award Recipient and the 2010 Distinguished Alumnus College of Business and Technology. He continues to be an active participant and member of the WIU President’s Advisory Council, ASU College of Education Deans Advisory Council, Fiesta Bowl Board, Catholic Charities Board, and Audrey’s Angels Board. He also supports other charitable and non-profit organizations in an advisory and participatory manner.certified as an