Marcus Shingles is an expert vice president in the Bain Innovation Exchange (BIE), based in San Francisco.
Marcus has decades of experience running and working with leading organizations to prominent startups focused on innovation, specifically related to new business models, organizational and cultural evolution, digital transformation, and data and analytics. He has led several programs tailored for cross-functional executive teams to understand and capitalize on emerging technologies, including AI, robotics, 3D printing, biotech, nanotech, blockchain, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).
Marcus previously served as the CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation, a nonprofit and the global leader in prize and crowdsourcing models for innovation and technology breakthroughs used to solve humanity's grandest challenges.
He also served as a partner for another top consulting firm, where he led the organization's technology and innovation practice. He also founded and led his own business and IT strategy consulting firm and led digital transformation for sales and marketing at The Kellogg Company.
Marcus holds degrees in marketing and international business from Western Michigan University and Singularity University, located at NASA Ames in Silicon Valley, California.
He is a board member of the Stanford University School of Engineering's "Disruptive Technology & Digital Cities" Program. He also serves on the board and/or is an advisor to several national nonprofits focused on entrepreneurial education for underserved communities.
Marcus's expertise in innovation and technology is often featured on leading broadcasts and publications, including NBC’s The Today Show, CNBC's Squawk Box, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Forbes, and Wired magazine.