Marc Baraka Strauch

Business Development & Strategic Planning

Strategic planning and business development  including new business and opportunities assessment as well as product/venture positioning.

  • Microsoft (Seattle) – Wrote white paper on the business and financial value for enterprises to use Microsoft Academy as a video podcasting portal.
  • iBoomer (Los Angeles) – Restructured business and strategic plan including business model, revenue sources, technology intellectual property including video e-commerce embedded in content; helped form executive management team.
  • Tunaverse (NYC) – Co-wrote business plan for Blinq, a groundbreaking photo and video app for the iPhone.
  • The Aisle New York (NYC) – Business development and GTM advisor for early stage consumer flash sale company.
  • Oregon Green Expo (Oregon) – Co-founder, B2C trade show, responsible for building business and revenue model, organizing 25 speakers, 25 community roundtable discussions, 15 films and having friend and social visionary Jean Houston present the keynote address.
  • Mystical Rumi (Los Angeles) – Founder and Executive/Creative producer of three CDs of Persian mystical poets. Original translation, spoken in native Farsi and English accompanied by violin. Designed and produced ecommerce website for selling MP3s and CDs. Produced CD launch event with spoken word artist, musicians and classical dance.
  • Chamber of Commons (Oregon) – Co-founding board member of bioregional-oriented business organization that emphasized natural capital and cooperation for sustainable growth.
  • Pacific Domes (Oregon) – Strategic business planning for geodesic dome manufacturer expanding to value-added products including algae-based energy production.
  • Susan Gore & Associates (Iowa) – Worked with Susan Gore, daughter of William Gore, founder of Gore-Tex to build socially responsible company distributing environmental remedial soil additive to increase crop yields. My work focused on indigenous Mayan community in Guatemala to develop test plots and analyze yields over time to develop credible business case for additive.
  • Sub-Genre Films (New York City) – Specialty film and media marketing and business development company headed by the former director of the Tribeca Film Institute. Helped develop and build user survey of approximately fifty independent filmmakers on their use of digital technologies for marketing and distribution and write white paper and presentation materials to develop industry-wide knowledge base.
  • Forensic Scan (New York City) – Co-founded comprehensive malware discovery platform – Virus Inspectors – for enterprises and SMBs; responsible for go-to-market planning and business development. Though we have several enterprise and SMB clients we are still effectively in stealth mode.
  • ElectroCell Technologies (Vermont) – Strategic business and communications advisor to cleantech company with proprietary bio-electric waste water cleanup technology on investor presentations and go-to-market planning. Writer, producer and creative director for investor-facing and customer-facing marketing collateral.
  • SeaWave Battery (Los Angeles) – Strategic business and investor communications advisor to cleantech company with highly advanced proprietary electrical storage device.
  • NP Tech (San Francisco) – Strategic business and communications advisor to cleantech company with proprietary quantum technology on customer-facing presentations and go-to-market planning.
  • Life Force Solutions (Portland) – Engaged by creator of innovative health and wellness products to open up direct-to-consumer retail channel using innovative online-based marketing funnel approaches to reach specific avatars. Creative directed and built Shopify-based e-commerce website. Built marketing funnel including funnel design, sales letter, traffic funnel and operational logistics for drop shipping direct to customer.