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Marc Coleman

Founder & CEO, UNLEASH

Founder & CEO of UNLEASH, Marc champions HR innovation through the power of community, tech, and Ai. He creates dynamic event experiences focused on the future of work that forge powerful connections, spark intelligent action and lifelong partnerships worldwide. With his unique blend of human insight and major event expertise, Marc’s vision is to positively impact and shape the future of careers and education for the next generation.UNLEASH has made a significant impact on the HR world, listed on Inc. 5000, a prestigious list of the world’s fastest-growing companies, placing in the top 30% with an impressive average growth rate of 212% y-o-y for 3 years to 2019. In 2021, UNLEASH’s pivot to media was recognized by VIDA Media as a Next-Generation Media Business of the Year in the UK. Post pandemic, UNLEASH events were completely rebuilt and since 2022, has continued its upward trajectory with a growth rate of 418%.Since 2008, Marc has created a number of successful HR brands that have helped shape trusted HR communities worldwide. Marc and his team have worked with 100’s of startups globally that have since raised over $15 billion in funding.Marc began his professional career at Microsoft HQ in Seattle, then moved to Optiva/Sonicare a fast growing firm before moving into the world of media and events. He’s lived and worked in many places, such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seattle, Singapore, Auckland, Sydney, London, and the beautiful city of Budapest where he currently resides with his wife and 3 children.Prior to UNLEASH, Marc produced and managed successful sports and business events, including the America’s Cup, FIFA World Cup, CFO Summit, World Oil & Gas Congress, and The China CEO Summit.Educated in Ireland at the The University of Galway and boarded at Midleton College. Marc has a Higher Diploma in Quality Control Management, Applied Biology & Physics, a BSc in Microbiology and an MSc in Biotechnology.In his free time, Marc embraces the great outdoors by embarking on fishing trips and hiking through vast and remote wilderness with no humans, just resources!

    Future of Work HR Tech and Transformation Talent and Recruitment

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