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 United States 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.


A native of Berlin, Germany, Michael Marquardt moved to the United States 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 served as President of Freeh Group International Solutions (FGIS), a global risk management firm founded by former FBI Director Louis Freeh to assist multinational corporations with corporate governance, compliance and high-level security needs.

Michael served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of International Assistance Group (IAG), a Paris-based alliance of independent medical, travel and security assistance companies with offices in more than 40 countries around the world. He is also Chairman of the Board of PT AA International Indonesia, a Jakarta-based company that offers a wide range of services in the healthcare and insurance industries. In a return to his native Berlin, Michael also oversees global business development for Germany’s largest startup ecosystem Factory Berlin, a next-generation business club fostering innovation.

Michael’s commitment to advanced cyber security oversight at the board level is demonstrated by his CERT Cyber Security Oversight accreditation from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Ridge Global, and Carnegie Mellon University.

Michael is an inspiring public speaker devoted to health equity and wellness, serving on the Boards of the American Cancer Society and the ACS 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.

For a full biography, visit Michael Marquardt’s profile on LinkedIn.

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

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.