Prior to joining REDW, Marcus founded Meridian Group Inc., an IT services firm based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Since its inception in 1989, Meridian grew to became the region’s premier Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP), under the domain of IPkey.com. Meridian’s clients included Federal, tribal and local government, banking, gaming, healthcare, education, and a variety of commercial businesses.
Marcus began his IT career in the emerging technology of commercial Wide Area Network systems (WANs). This led him to United Video in Tulsa, Oklahoma, managing nationwide delivery of data transmission by commercial satellite. Marcus moved to Albuquerque in the 1980s to lead a project in a data network between various facilities in the Southwest for the public electric utility PNM. After several years of providing network management services, Meridian focused on information security monitoring and management for risk-sensitive clients.
Bachelor of Science from the University of Southhampton, United Kingdom
PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
IPkey Information Security Outlook (Annual)
NM Technology Council, Board Member
Pro bono services for non-profits, including Accion NM, Santa Fe Opera and Manzano Day School
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
CIO 100 Award (2000)