(262) 880-3187 marcus@marcusctaylor.com

About Me

Marcus Taylor is an Innovation Consultant who uses creative solutions and analysis to solve complex industry and community problems. Marcus believes that “there is no such thing as a problem that can’t be solved, there’s just a solution that’s yet to be found.” 

For more than twenty years, Marcus has used his unique skills to generate value and provide innovation in various industries which include government, fortune 500, and nonprofit organizations.  His areas of expertise include business digitalization, business transformation, creating new value propositions, portfolio and program management, process improvement, organizational enablement, and leadership. 

Marcus is passionate about engaging people with the tools they need for success and advocating for opportunities for them to display those skills. He can often be found volunteering with the YMCA of greater Milwaukee, National Society of Black Engineers, FIRST, or Lead2Change.  

As leader and a mentor, Marcus empowers others to utilize their curiosity and creative problem solving to overcome obstacles and achieve goals. Marcus’ dedication and commitment has garnered him many accolades, including being featured in Minor Engineering’s Annual Career Planning Issue (2011) and a Hometown Hero award.  

Marcus received his undergraduate degrees in both Chemical and Environmental Engineering from Vanderbilt University and holds a Master of Science degree in Product Design and Development from Northwestern University. 


Boards | Associations


Lead2Change, LLC

Board Chair: 2020-Present

Vanderbilt Alumni Association 

Co-Chair African American Mentorship Program: 2019-Present 

Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni 

Co-Chair University Initiatives 2019- Present  

Vanderbilt University Oakleaf Society Member 2012-Present

Rockwell Automation African American Professional Network

Various Committee Leadership Roles: 2007–Present | President: 2011– 2013; 2016–2017

Greater Milwaukee Joint African American Affinity Network

Founding Member: 2009–Present

National Society of Black Engineers Alumni Extension (1998–Present)

Leadership Advisor, Milwaukee Alumni Chapter: 2010–Present

Secretary: 2001-2002 | Programs Chair: 1999

Junior Achievement, Cass Street School STEAM Program

Mentor| Speaker| Volunteer |Coordinator 

Cardinal Stritch Business School Advisory Council

Member: 2019-2020



National Society of Black Engineers Alumni Extension

Professional of the Year, 2017

Member of the Year, 2001 and 2002

YMCA of Greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin

YMCA Adult Achiever, 2017-2018

Gail A. Lione Leadership Award recipient, 2017-2018

Rockwell Automation African American Professional Network

Executive Board Member of the Year, 2011, 2012, and 2015

Outstanding Leadership Award Winner, 2010 and 2013

Excellence Award Winner, 2008, 2009, and 2012

Keystone Award Winner, 2011

Minority Engineer Magazine

Featured in Minority Engineer Magazine, 2011

S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc.

President’s Award for New Product Development, 2003 and 2004

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