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Mr. Marc F. Adler

Adler Ventures Family Office

Marc F. Adler founded his first business, Macquarium, in 1991. AdWeek, Advertising Age, and Forrester ranked Macquarium among the nation’s top digital agencies and it was named a “Best Place to Work”. After 31 years and numerous industry accolades, Adler sold Macquarium to a leading international technology consulting company.

Adler also formed Electric Eye Entertainment to produce and distribute edutainment content. The company’s Without Headaches products were widely acclaimed, winning several Telly Awards and other honors. Electric Eye’s partnership with Guthy-Renker TV placed the Without Headaches series among the best-selling direct response products of its time.

Fathom Studios, Adler’s animation venture, produced the first independent computer-generated feature – Delgo. Released internationally by 20th Century Fox, Adler served as writer, producer, and director of the film, featuring the voice talents of Freddie Prinze, Jr., Jennifer Love Hewitt, Val Kilmer, Eric Idle, Kelly Ripa, Burt Reynolds, Malcolm McDowell, Lou Gossett, Jr., and Anne Bancroft. Other projects include the award-winning short, Chroma Chameleon, about a chameleon that can’t change colors.

To service the needs of the artist community, Adler launched Artisan Network, a consortium of art-related Internet companies that operate or support arts and crafts stores. Portfolio companies include Texas Art Supply, MisterArt, and Art Supply Network. Artisan Network has been recognized as an industry leader by CNN, Forbes, The Artist’s Magazine, Business 2.0, and Craftrends.

Adler has been profiled in the business press as a “top entrepreneur”, “top Internet leader”, and one of Georgia’s “high-tech gurus”. Georgia Trend presented Adler as a “Top 40 Under 40” and Business-to-Business named him as one of five people in the South to call “when you want to get things done”. Adler has received other honors, including the American Marketing Association award, Catalyst’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and a Smithsonian Award for innovation.

He has served as a director for such organizations as the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Children’s Museum Houston, DELPHI, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, High-Tech CEO Council, Hands-on Georgia, IMAGE: Atlanta’s Film and Video Society, Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), SciTrek, Super Bowl Host Committee, and the Young CEO Roundtable. He is an active member of Rotary, Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Chief Executives Organization, Tiger21, Technology Association of Georgia, Southeast Investor Group, and the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival as well as a trustee of the Adler Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting charitable causes in the cultural, educational, and medical fields.

A Woodruff Scholar, Adler received both his undergraduate degree and MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, where he was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. He also has an honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from the Atlanta College of Art. Adler currently spends his time in the Adler Ventures family office actively managing a portfolio of diverse investments.