Marcus Nelson

Huntington Beach, CA

Marcus Nelson

Huntington Beach, CA

Marcus is a straight-talking thought leader and entrepreneur who's been featured in Fortune, Forbes, New York Times, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, & VentureBeat.

Leaning on an adventurous past of marketing for indy record labels, smuggling bibles into the former Soviet Union, backpacking throughout Europe without a dollar in his wallet, or modeling for J. Crew catalog with his twin brother — he may be the most interesting man you’ll read about in this bio.

He’s launched several successful companies, including: RockWater, the first Cyber-Cafe in Central Wisconsin; Superstarch, a design & user experience consultancy; and UserVoice, the prominent customer service platform which boasts 160,000 customers to date.

Marcus also spent three years at salesforce.com as a product marketer. He founded the social media management team, set engagement and escalation strategies, & crafted training materials for employees.

Three years ago, Marcus founded Addvocate, a social application and marketing automation platform which helps companies humanize and monetize their brand experience by enabling all employees to engage with customers via social media and tracking results.

Today, Marcus heads up corporate communications as employee #88 at Faraday Future, a highly secretive electric vehicle company in Southern California with the promise of offering clean, connected, smart mobility for all.