Marc Emmer

Marc Emmer

Marc Emmer is an author, speaker and consultant recognized as a thought leader throughout North America as an expert in strategic planning. The release of Marc’s book, Intended Consequences, was covered online by Forbes, CNBC and Fox Business.

Before his consulting career, Marc spent over 20 years in the food business, in operations, marketing and business development. In 2002, Marc founded Optimize Inc., a California-based consulting firm. Optimize has an impressive client list including public companies such as CB Richard Ellis, Justice Stores (formerly Limited Too), Superior International and mid-market companies in a diverse range of industries including financial services, health care, technology and energy. Marc has personally facilitated strategy sessions for over 100 companies.

Marc has also served as an advisor to several serial entrepreneurs and currently serves as the Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for Account Control Technology Holdings, Inc. Marc is an accomplished speaker, having delivered over 225 key note speeches for organizations such as the Association for Corporate Growth, and speaks internationally for Vistage, the world’s largest CEO peer group organization. His weekly strategy blog is received by over a thousand senior executives.

In 2015, he was nominated in his community of Santa Clarita for Man of the Year to recognize his non-profit service. Marc’s firm is active in its community, supporting The American Cancer Society, The Arthritis Foundation, The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Soroptimist International, and many others. Marc has served on numerous committees and boards and is past President of the SCV School and Business Alliance and Single Mothers Outreach. In order to provide non-profit leadership, Marc completed the rigorous non-profit training offered by the Annenberg Foundation at USC (by invitation only).

Marc graduated from Loyola Marymount University’s business school and has also completed executive education management programs at Ohio State and Cornell where he earned a Certification in Financial Management. His alma mater awarded him the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award in 2003 and celebrated his achievements at the “Dinner with a Winner” event in 2011. He also received  commendations from Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich (twice) the California Legislature, the William S. Hart School District for Outstanding Business Partner, and the ACSA Golden Apple Award for his contributions to education. Marc lives in Valencia, CA with his wife of 25 years and two daughters.