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Portrait de Michael Marks
Age : 66
Public asset : 4,117,319 USD
Country of residence : Unknown
Linked companies : Schlumberger Limited. - GoPro Inc

Summary 
Mr. Michael E. Marks is Chairman at Katerra, Inc., Partner at Walden Riverwood Ventures, Founding Partner at Riverwood Capital Management LP, Chairman at Solectron Global Services Canada, Inc., Chairman at Berkeley Lighting Co., Inc., Chairman at Berkeley Lights, Inc. and Managing Partner at Riverwood Capital LLC.

He is on the Board of Directors at The Juilliard School, GoPro, Inc., Columbia University, Schlumberger NV, Riverwood Capital LP, All Covered, Inc., H2O.ai, Inc., iFly, Liquid Robotics, Inc., National Parks Conservation Association, Teak Technologies, Inc. and The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Mr. Marks was previously employed as Senior Advisor by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP, Chairman by SanDisk Corp., Chief Executive Officer by Flextronics International Ltd. /SG/, Chairman by Aricent, Inc., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer by Flextronics Corp., Managing Partner by Riverwood Solutions, Inc., and Chief Executive Officer by Tesla, Inc.

He also served on the board at Globant SA, Sun Microsystems, Inc., Aptina LLC, Avago Technologies Ltd., Calix, Inc., Crocs, Inc., Fish Six Restaurant Corp., KLA-Tencor Corp., Lake Region Medical, Inc. and Virtual Instruments Corp.

He received his undergraduate degree from Oberlin College, a graduate degree from Oberlin College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Current positions of Michael Marks 
NameTitle Since
Schlumberger Limited.
(Oil Related Services and Equipment)
Independent Non-Employee Director 2005
GoPro Inc
(Household Electronics)
Independent Director 2011
Solectron Global Services Canada, Inc. Chairman 1991
Katerra, Inc. Chairman 2015
Berkeley Lighting Co., Inc. Chairman -
Berkeley Lights, Inc. Chairman -
Liquid Robotics, Inc. Director -
Riverwood Capital LP Chief Executive Officer & Director -
Columbia University Director 2006
All Covered, Inc. Director -
National Parks Conservation Association Director -
The Juilliard School Trustee 2011
Teak Technologies, Inc. Director -
The V Foundation for Cancer Research Director -
iFly Director -
H2O.ai, Inc. Director -
Riverwood Capital LLC Managing Partner -
Riverwood Capital Management LP Founding Partner 2008
Walden Riverwood Ventures Partner 2013


Holdings of Michael Marks 
NameEquities%Valuation
Schlumberger NV (SLB)
Oil Related Services and Equipment
57,2500.0041%3,664,000 USD
GoPro Inc (GPRO)
Household Electronics
43,4630.041%453,319 USD


Michael Marks : Personal Network 
NameLinked companies
Paal Kibsgaard Schlumberger Limited.
Katerra, Inc.
Lip-Bu Tan Walden Riverwood Ventures
Solectron Global Services Canada, Inc.
Berkeley Lights, Inc.
Teak Technologies, Inc.
Ashok Belani Schlumberger Limited.
Liquid Robotics, Inc.
Jim A. Davidson Katerra, Inc.
Solectron Global Services Canada, Inc.
Nic E. Brathwaite Walden Riverwood Ventures
Teak Technologies, Inc.
Riverwood Capital Management LP
H. Raymond Bingham Solectron Global Services Canada, Inc.
National Parks Conservation Association
Colin Born GoPro Inc
Columbia University
Mark Danton Schlumberger Limited.
Simon Ayat Schlumberger Limited.
Tore Ingebrigt Sandvold Schlumberger Limited.


Biography of Michael Marks 
Michael Marks (Polish: Michał Marks, Russian: Михаил Маркс, Belarusian: Міхал Маркс) (1859, 1863 or 1864 – 31 December 1907), was one of the two co-founders of the retail chain Marks & Spencer.

Biography
Marks was born into a Belarusian Jewish family in Slonim, former Commonwealth of Lithuania-Poland, at that time part of the Russian Empire, now in Belarus. He emigrated to England around 1882citation needed|date=August 2012 and moved to Leeds where a company called Barran was known to employ Jewish refugees. He married Hannah Cohen at the Great Synagogue on Belgrave Street, Leeds, in 1886.

Marks met Isaac Dewhirst, the owner of a Leeds warehouse, in 1884. A deal was arranged whereby Marks agreed to buy goods from Dewhirst and sell them in nearby villages. The venture was a success and enabled Marks to raise enough capital to establish a stall in Leeds' open market. He also sold goods at Castleford and Wakefield markets.

Marks also made the decision to rent an area at the new covered market in Leeds, which traded six days of the week. Famously, one of his stalls sold goods that cost only one penny. Next to the stall was a poster with the words "Don't Ask the Price, It's a Penny". Over the next few years, Marks expanded his business and opened similar stalls in covered market halls all over Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Marks & Spencer
In 1894, Marks decided that if he was to expand the business further he would need a business partner. He initially approached Isaac Dewhirst, who decided against the offer but suggested that his cashier, Thomas Spencer, might be interested. Spencer decided that the £300 (adjusted by inflation £Inflation|UK|300|1894) required for a half-share in the business would be a good investment.

Source @ Wikipedia




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Michael Marks : Connections 
Sandvold Energy AS
Solectron Global Services Canada, Inc.
Walden Intl. Investment Consulting (Beijing) Co. Ltd.
Global Semiconductor Alliance
Ikanos Communications, Inc.
Softonic International SA


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