Howard Marks '13 Contributor Since 2013
Co-founder & Executive Chairman | StartEngine
Howard Marks is the co-founder and CEO at StartEngine, the leader in online public offerings. Marks founded StartEngine with the mission of helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. Marks was the founder and CEO of Acclaim Games, a publisher of online games now part of The Walt Disney Company. Before Acclaim, Marks was the co-founder of Activision Blizzard and Chairman of Activision Studios from 1991 until 1997. As co-founder, former Board Member, and Executive Vice-President of video game giant Activision, he and a partner took control in 1991 and turned the company into a $30B market cap video game industry leader. Marks is the 2015 “Treasure of Los Angeles” recipient, awarded for his work to transform Los Angeles into a leading technology city. Marks is also named one of the 500 most influential people in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Marks is a member of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s technology council.