Entrepreneur in New York
Marcus has an impressive track record of success advising early stage ventures and investing in them. More significantly is Marcus’ commitment to purpose through his work in criminal justice reform, seeking to de-carcerate America and build institutions that provide opportunity for all.
Marcus Glover began his career working with global advertising and marketing agencies such as Fallon, BBDO, Arnell Group and UniWorld Group where he handled accounts ranging from United Airlines, Miller Brewing, Pepsi-Cola, McDonald’s, Reebok, NBA, NFL, Adidas, Ford, Mercedes Benz and a host of others. During his tenture in advertising he managed more than $500 Million in corporate advertising spending.
Over the years, Marcus has also created successful ventures with some of the world’s most beloved celebrities including the Muhammad Ali, GOAT Snack food company in partnership with Masterfoods/ M&M’s, The S.Carter Footwear Company, a partnership between Jay-Z and Reebok, Ekocycle sustainable apparel, a partnership between the Coca-Cola Company and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas and TRUKFIT, skate apparel company, an apparel venture with Lil Wayne.
Marcus has also consulted entertainers and athletes including Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Shakira, The Black Eyed Peas, Ray Lewis, Peyton Manning, Rihanna, Allen Iverson, Eli Manning.
With a deep desire for social justice and to pursue criminal justice reform, Marcus is also the Board Chair for Defy Ventures New York. Defy Ventures harnesses the natural talents of currently and formerly incarcerated men and women, redirecting them toward legalbusiness ventures and careers.
Marcus has also become a dedicated mentor to incarcerated men, women and youth as a volunteer yoga and meditation instructor leading juvenile programs at Rikers Island Prison.