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Episode 11: The Pivotal Leader – Greg Marcus

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Greg Marcus, CEO of The Marcus Corporation, is a charismatic leader (and secret agent) that not only earned accounting and law degrees but went to film school before returning to the family business, his grandfather started in 1935. Also known as Agent BB, Greg has led the company to its newest entertainment ventures – Safe House Chicago and Escape House. In this podcast he narrates the company’s journey “From The Sopranos to the Game Of Thrones” and shares his pivotal moments as leader of a publicly traded lodging and entertainment organization that is considered one of Forbes Magazine’s Most Trustworthy Companies, Listen in to find out why he believes that “Make sure you stop and look around” is a great metaphor for great leadership.

Podcast Topics Include:

  • Family sayings as core values to live by
  • Scaling a business through diversification
  • The importance of debt control to leverage opportunities
  • Creating first class experiences at coach seating prices
  • Treating employees like family
  • Pivotal strategies for leaders
  • The “high class problem” of making good people great
  • The history of The Marcus Corporation

More About Greg Marcus & The Marcus Corporation

Greg Marcus is president and chief executive officer of The Marcus Corporation, a Milwaukee-based company that is a leader in lodging and entertainment.  He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and received a B.A. degree in accounting from Indiana University and a J.D. degree from Boston University School of Law.  And he even did a stint in film school before dropping out to work in real estate before returning to the company in 1992.

The Marcus Corporation, founded in 1935 has two divisions. Marcus Theatres and Marcus Hotels and Resorts with more than 40 food and beverage businesses. The Marcus Theatres are the fourth largest theater chain in the U.S. The company’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, including Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a Chicago location opening in early 2017.

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