Marc Ruxin is Co-Founder and CEO of TastemakerX. Prior to founding the company, Marc was the Chief Innovation Officer at Universal McCann and McCann Erikson. In this capacity worked with media companies on cutting edge brand integrations, and developed groundbreaking cross platform programs with emerging media start-ups to create scalable digital marketing opportunities for clients. Before joining UM/McCann, Marc was chief operating officer of The Mill Group, the leader in commercial visual effects, and Beam.tv, the leading advertising digital asset management system. Before that time, Marc served as vice president of business development at iVast, the early leader in MPEG4 technology, and as vice president of business development and marketing at Eveo, Inc., one of the earliest use- generated content portals. Marc also worked for WPP Group, where he was an MBA Marketing Fellow and ultimately led West Coast new media strategy.
Marc sits on more than a dozen Boards and Advisory Boards of internet and technology start-ups in Silicon Valley as well as being on the BoD of the San Francisco Film Society. He started his career in A&R at EMI Records. Marc has a BA from Hamilton College and an MBA from Columbia Business School, and lives in San Francisco with his wife and three children. Marc writes about music and film on www.snoozebutton.com and the Huffington Post.
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