213-741-1500, ext. 600
Marcus brings more than twenty years of public policy and project management experience to the service of our clients. His leadership in many of our practice areas, including, Legislative and Policy Advocacy, Project Management and Procurement is rooted in his thorough understanding of government systems.
As Chief Deputy Controller of the City of Los Angeles [2000-2005] and then Deputy Chief of Staff in Charge of Operations and Finance [2005-2007] for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Marcus was responsible for the implementation of the mayor’s policies and initiatives as well as oversight of the City’s budget process. He managed teams of deputy mayors, commissioners and general managers. This remarkable background frames Marcus’ approach to problem solving around the client’s issues.
Part of Marcus’ approach to issues is the application of analytics to position a client’s initiative for competitive advantage. This cutting-edge approach creates a framework for the client’s story that is compelling. He has helped EKA clients introduce strategies and programs to managers and elected officials that are aimed at improving the day-to-day operations of government. These areas include healthcare, collections, predictive analytics, liability claims reduction, asset and fleet management and alternate service delivery approaches. Marcus’s reputation is built on meticulous preparation and the respect of his colleagues in both the public and private sectors. He knows how to design a path to success and the right places to deploy it.
A graduate of UCLA, Marcus also earned a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and the Southern California Golf Association.