About Michael Marquardt

Michael Marquardt is a globally respected leader, entrepreneur and sought-after advisor who enables companies to conquer the bureaucratic, social and political challenges of opening, acquiring and growing businesses in the U.S. and abroad.

Michael’s management and collaborative skills have added considerable value in many mergers and acquisitions. Clients look to him to identify and cultivate talent for senior recruitment needs and to provide decisive market research.

Welcomed in boardrooms worldwide, Michael is a trusted strategist who quickly gains an understanding of business culture and drives change from within.

Discussing best practices when a crisis occurs at a corporation – National Association of Corporate Directors event in Houston

Michael with Andy Toh, co-founder of Asia Assistance at the company’s offices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Michael Marquardt and Natarajan Chandrasekaran NACD 2017

Michael with Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons, at the NACD’s 2017 Global Board Leaders’ Summit


A native of Berlin, Germany, Michael Marquardt moved to the U.S. soon after the Berlin Wall crumbled in 1989. He led a fast-growing technology company before being recruited to drive a new start-up venture in late 1999. Michael served for seven years as co-founder and chief executive of the health services company MediGuide and led its successful business development initiatives in the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

Michael is an inspiring public speaker devoted to health equity and wellness, serving on the National Board of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. He is a seasoned wine enthusiast who, along with his wife Claire, enjoys hosting wine tastings in his cellar for friends and colleagues from all over the world.

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Michael Marquardt benefits the entire board on which he serves; his organizational talent, along with an insatiable desire to succeed, make him a results-first asset.

Business Expansion Expertise

An expert on expanding businesses into Europe and Asia, Michael’s varied skill set includes:

  • International corporate governance
  • Risk management
  • Enterprise technology

  • Cyber Security
  • Anticorruption

  • Medical and health issues
  • Balancing the interests of corporate stakeholders

Michael is available to speak on any of these topics; please contact Michael Marquardt with inquiries.

Michael Marquardt works closely with chief executives and senior leadership teams on business development and strategic planning. He also advises boards of directors and audit committees on effective risk management measures, corporate governance, geographic expansion and emerging digital technology issues.