Marcus Startzel

SVP, Marketplace Development
Marcus Startzel

“Ship. Shipmate. Self.” 

As Senior Vice President, Marketplace Development, Marcus leads development efforts for the AppNexus Marketplace. A proven executive leader with a track record of driving industry leading growth, Marcus served as Chairman and CEO of MediaGlu, a cross-device technology company acquired by AppNexus in late 2014. Previously, Marcus was the GM of North America and Global CRO at Millennial Media where he led dramatic enterprise growth that resulted in a successful IPO on the NYSE. In addition, he held various positions at Advertising.com, developing creative and winning revenue strategies leading to the acquisition by AOL. Marcus is an IAB Excellence and Stevie Award winner, a regular speaker at industry events, and serves on the Board of Directors at the Maryland Foodbank.

Marcus earned a Mathematics degree with Merit from the United States Naval Academy and is a former U.S. Naval Submarine Officer and qualified nuclear engineer. He currently resides with his wife and three sons in Annapolis, Maryland.