Bill Marks, a founder and senior executive in the satellite and cable TV industries for over 25 years, is also an active investor in mobile platform technology and software as a service (SaaS) companies.
Prior to that, Bill was the CEO and chairman of the board of Maritime Telecommunications Network (MTN), which provides satellite connectivity and content to remote locations around the world. MTN's customer segments include cruise lines, yachts, oil and gas, news agencies, aviation, and the government and military. In 2007, Bill won the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his role there.
Earlier in his career, Bill was involved with DIRECTV by founding a national sales and installation company that helped DIRECTV become the fastest-growing consumer electronic company in the US at that time. Before getting involved with satellite, he held several executive roles in cable TV, including as a multiple system owner and operator.