Advisor, Ocean Collectiv
Founder & Principal, Openbox
Marquise is the Founder and Principal of Openbox. As a business designer and developer for more than two decades, he grounds the Openbox vision in strategic planning from the fields of investing, product development, and technology. Marquise also works in creative leadership, teaching with the KaosPilots in Denmark and South Africa to help students learn by doing.
An active supporter of the arts, Marquise has collaborated with director Petter Ringbom on three short films and one feature-length movie, Shield and Spear (2014), about the rise of creative expression in post-apartheid South Africa. Marquise acts as a board member for the Lowline Underground Park, Center for Healthcare Innovation and board advisor for the Andrew Goodman Foundation and MoCADA, and he is a mentor to Geeks Without Bounds and the Girls & Boys Club. He is also a supporter of the Joyce Theater, Makeshift Magazine and MCA Denver for their ability to inspire exploration and empower creative cultures.
Marquise is passionate about the power of design, and has a boundless curiosity for life. You can find him riding his bike through the streets of Manhattan, doing his part to build a greener urban future.