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Prof. Michael A. Marasco

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Director, Farley Center for Entre...

Northwestern University
633 Clark Street
Evanston , Illinois 60208
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1851, Northwestern University is a leading private research and teaching university with an enrollment of approximately 8,000 full-time undergraduate...   more

Employment History

  • Director of the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Northwestern University
  • Clinical Associate Professor and Director
    Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Vice President and Co-Founder
    Zone Medical
  • Rivia LLC
  • Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
    Bally Total Fitness
  • Managing Director, Customer Relationship Management
    Bally Total Fitness

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MBA
    Harvard Business School
  • BS , Accountancy with high honors
    DePaul University
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Web References
Michael A. Marasco - ..., 13 Jan 2015 [cached]
Michael A. Marasco - Northwestern University
Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
It's a blow to Chicago's connectivity ... [cached]
It's a blow to Chicago's connectivity back to Silicon Valley," said Michael Marasco, director of the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Northwestern University.
ContextMedia, Inc / Michael Marasco, 2 Dec 2012 [cached]
Michael Marasco ContextMedia, Inc / Michael Marasco
ContextMedia What We Do Talent Newsroom Careers Contact
Michael Marasco
Advisory Board Member
Mike Marasco After 20+ years as an intrapreneur and entrepreneur, Michael joined the full-time faculty of the Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (FCEI) in January 2007. Michael founded FCEI to help evolve engineering beyond the application of the sciences to the creation of businesses that capitalize on innovations.
Previously, Michael was a vice president and acting chief marketing officer at Bally Total Fitness where he led Bally's transition into a multi-channel integrated marketing organization. He was also the founder and general manager of the Chicago office of Digitas, now a Publicis subsidiary, where he guided the office from startup to a staff of 80, providing interactive and relationship marketing services to companies such as Allstate, Best Buy, Brunswick, and others. His background includes key roles at Organic, Inc. and Solucient, Inc.
Michael continues to be a zero and early stage investor through his venture capital company, Solesde. He researches how established businesses can successfully foster new businesses through corporate venturing. Michael also focuses on the concept of "bootstrapping" - how to grow a company with little or no capital.
Michael received his BS in Accountancy with high honors from DePaul University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He currently sits on the boards of Sportiqe, Zone Medical, and ContextMedia.
"This is not a class that ..., 9 June 2012 [cached]
"This is not a class that one person teaches," said Mike Marasco, director of the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, which runs the class.
The judges completed evaluation forms looking at criteria such as marketing approach and financial model, but Marasco said the class does not award prizes because "the ultimate validation" would be securing investment from members of the advisory board. "Our relationship with you doesn't stop today," Marasco told the students.
Harvard Business School Health Industry Alumni Association, 15 June 2008 [cached]
Michael Marasco, MBA '91, Vice President/Co-Founder, Zone Medical, San Diego, CA
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