Marquis is a software engineer pursuing a career in the health and human services field. He is passionate about technological social innovation. At 16 years-old, he engineered a computer program that produced IDs used to increase school district security in Middletown, NY.
At 24, Marquis was the youngest to win Massachusetts Innovator of the Year (Boston Globe) and Massachusetts Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year (MNN) for founding Foster Skills, a social enterprise supported by Microsoft, AOL, and State Farm that develops innovations, like RateMyFosterHome.Com, intended to help state governments improve the child welfare system.
Marquis is the Co-Founder and Chairman of PhysioCare.io, a healthcare startup disrupting $19B primary care industry. Earlier in his career, Marquis worked at City Year, Massachusetts Appeals and Supreme Courts, and The White House.e Later on, he worked for three startups: Annie E. Casey's Case Commons, where he worked on product team; Y-Combinator's Wefunder, where he vetted 300+ startups; and Wayfair, where he consulted in retail operations and corporate communications. Marquis coached Black Startup, Harper Lei, and Krystal Board.
Marquis was a plenary speaker at the Boston Children's Hospital Management Forum, United Way Youth Venture Kick-Off, and his TEDx talk at Columbia University on 'How To Build a Social Enterprise' received 20,000+ views. He was featured in Reuters, NPR, and Forbes. Marquis blogs for Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Besides work, he loves snowboarding, watching basketball, playing scrabble against the computer on expert, dancing salsa and learning a lot about a lot.