Michael Marquardt

Startup CEO, International Business Advisor, Board Member and Keynote Speaker

Over the last 25 years I have developed an extensive global network of corporate and government leaders. Whether operating as an international business consultant, a CEO or on the Board of Directors, I bring people and corporations together to achieve something greater than they could have imagined on their own. Due to my global business experience, in 2022 I was appointed by President Biden to the US Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad.

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

Walt Disney

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

Thomas Edison

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.”

Colin Powell

Business Advisor

Expanding and growing a business internationally can be exceptionally challenging, but with over two decades’ experience of doing business across the US, Asia and Europe, I provide counsel to all of my clients looking to negotiate the hyper-competitive global marketplace. I advise on areas including cultural competence, corporate governance, risk mitigation, global compliance and international business development.


As an international business keynote speaker, I specialize in inspiring audiences of senior business leaders on how to be successful engaging in cross-cultural business relationships. I provide context for effectively doing business internationally in a digital world, supported by a deep understanding of challenges that face corporate leaders around the globe, from mergers and acquisitions to digital transformation.

Michael Marquardt


Over the last 25 years I have served on the Board of Directors of seven companies across Asia, Europe and the US. I create organizational alignment among diverse boards, optimizing the contributions of individual members and creating effective systems to implement change throughout organizations.


I am a huge believer in giving back and helping society wherever possible. After my first wife died of cancer I became involved in one of the largest cancer research and support organisations in the world, the American Cancer Society. In 2022 I was elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors, a role I am extremely proud to serve in.

A selection of some of the businesses I have worked with.



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