Marcus has over 25 years of experience in financial technology, investment banking, alternative asset management, and consulting, the majority of which was spent in Asia. Prior to joining Quinlan & Associates, Marcus developed and managed alternative asset strategies for private investors in Asia. He was also the Asian Head of Trading, Electronic Execution, and Cross-Asset Execution for the likes of JPMorgan, Macquarie Group, and Societe Generale. At Macquarie, he launched and managed their award winning DMA/Algorithmic Trading platform, while also acting as the Global Head of Account Management and Corporate Access. In addition to his investment banking career, Marcus has been a pioneer and champion in the trading technology space as the Head of Asia for Ullink (now ITIVITI), SWIFT’s first Pre-Trade/Trade Division Global Head and the Co-Founder/COO/CRO of Tigerex Trading System (Asia’s first Electronic Trading platform sponsored by the ASX). Before this, he worked on Wall Street as American Express Consulting Group’s Head of E-Commerce. Marcus began his career at Deloitte & Touché in New York. Marcus was one of the founders and later Co-Chair of the Asian FIX (FPL) community and is a global industry speaker on Electronic Execution and Financial Technology. Outside of his financial services career, Marcus is a Board Member of the Sake Brewers Association of North America, a member of the Osaka Sake Brewers Association (Japan), and has been recognised as the first-ever non-Japanese CEO of a Japanese Sake Brewery, Daimon Brewery. Japanese Sake and culture remain one of Marcus’ personal passions.
Marcus holds a Masters degree in Finance and Operations from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Analytical Statistics from Lehigh University, and has served with distinction as an Officer in the United States Army.