Todd Marks, a 40 under 40 and 2x EY Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee, is the teacher-turned-technologist Founder of Mindgrub. Voted Inc. Best Workplaces, Innovator of the Year, and placing #520 on the Inc. 500/5000, Mindgrub is a technology innovation agency, working with companies in a variety of industries to bring their brand to digital. Marks founded Mindgrub in 2002 and has developed enterprise systems for a wide range of clients such as Johns Hopkins University, Mercy Medical Center, Inova, Children's National Medical Center, University of Maryland, Exelon, Wendy’s, Crayola, DELL, Adobe, Geico, Motorola, Polk Audio, Yamaha, and Discovery Communications.
Marks maintains status as Chief-Everything-Officer for the agency. He leads information architects, user experience specialists, creative interface designers, and top-notch developers to solve business and consumer challenges in application and web development and rapid prototyping. Always the visionary and future-thinker, Marks pays attention to emerging technologies in the market. Most recently, he built a Holodeck at headquarters to serve as a facility to research and develop virtual, augmented, and mixed reality training applications and games for clients. In addition, Marks has spearheaded Mindgrub’s robotics division and will launch the agency’s first robot in Fall of 2017 that will serve as a digital docent of Mindgrub and will deliver snacks and drinks to employees and guests.
Todd began his professional career teaching Math and Computer Science in Maryland. With the dot-com bubble at a high in 2000, Todd decided to take the leap and started a Digital Agency with friends that focused on websites and eLearning. In 2002, Todd went out on his own to found Mindgrub and consulted with and worked for several companies from Baltimore to New York City, Austin and Chicago. Eventually, Todd's hard work and vision paid off as Mindgrub has grown to over 90 employees and no longer resides in his basement.