President & CEO, Mindgrub
Todd Marks is the teacher-turned-technologist, founder of Mindgrub, a Technology Innovation Agency based in Baltimore. Mindgrub is a mobile, social, and web applications consultancy that offers creative and technical services on mobile and web platforms leveraging augmented reality and mobile gaming frameworks, along with their location based services product, viaPlace to companies in a variety of industries offering.
Marks maintains status as Chief-Everything-Officer for Mindgrub. He leads information architects, user experience specialists, creative interface designers, and top-notch developers to solve business and consumer challenges in rapid information transfer. Marks founded Mindgrub in 2002 to focus on the creation of web applications that enable instant information travel and has developed enterprise systems for a wide range of clients such as DELL, Yamaha, Polk Audio, Adobe, Motorola, ORACLE, A&E, The Economist and Discovery Communications; Federal Agencies such as the FBI, NSA, VOA and the US Navy; and several educational organizations such as the Smithsonian, UNLV, Johns Hopkins University, and UMBC.
Marks has been featured in several technical journals and mainstream media outlets, such as the Baltimore Business Journal, Huffington Post, The Baltimore Sun, CNN and Newsweek. He has made recent appearances to speak at NABShow, SXSW, ADC, SALT, Digital East, and Mobile Gaming USA. With his leadership, Mindgrub has won numerous awards for their technology solutions and creative services support including #520 on the Inc. 500|5000 list in 2013, and received a number of awards including Chesapeake Regional Tech Council’s Tech Company of the Year, SmartCEO’s Top 100 Companies and Future 50 Awards, a Drupal BlueDrop Award, a Webby, two ADDY Awards, and an American Marketing Association award for Best Branding Campaign.
Marks has also written and contributed to a number of books including Flash Magic, New Masters of Flash and Web Design in a Nutshell. He teaches Instructional Technology at the University of Maryland (UMBC) and sits on the advisory boards for Loyola University’s MBA program, CRTC, Howard County Library System, and Baltimore County Public Schools.