Marcus K., a technologist and strategist with 17 years of leadership experience in technology design and business development, currently resides in Huntersville, NC with his wife Sholeh, daughter Leyla Marie, and son Marcus Lee. Professionally he is currently the Director of Operations and Portfolio Performance at Novant Health and is responsible for closing the feedback loop to Novant’s digital strategy and providing ROI metrics and insights that will continually shape the DPS investment and operating strategies.

Prior to joining Novant Health Marcus led a Digital Transformation practice for a boutique technology consulting and delivery firm and served as a fractional Chief Operating Officer for LMK Clinical Research Consulting, LLC.

Marcus is very active in his community serving on several for and non-profit boards, mentoring students, and consulting with societal impact driven entrepreneurs on business model design and value capture strategies. Marcus is passionate about education as a catalyst for upward mobility in his community and as a member of the Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund Executive board his mission is to ensure that every student in Charlotte’s public housing community has both the opportunity and expectation of higher education.

Marcus received his BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Computer Engineering from Morgan State University completing both degree programs with honors and recently received his MBA from Wake Forest University, again graduating with honors. He has 16 patents issued, membership in the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society, and a recipient of several industry awards.