30 Years Starting and Growing Businesses

Bruce Marsh is a successful Entrepreneur, Executive, and Consultant with powerful leadership, collaboration, and idea generation skills. Over the course of his career, he has worked with hundreds of companies of every imaginable size and type; from start-ups to global brands.

Consulting Is Learned Through Business Experience. An MBA Helps, Too.

With more than three decades of sales, operational, marketing, and management experience, Bruce has helped businesses become more efficient, better branded, and more strategically focused.

As an entrepreneur who has started five successful businesses, he loves helping other business owners set priorities, develop business plans, create a brand, and find success along the way.

Below are a few highlights of Bruce’s wide-ranging career starting, running, and growing small and large businesses.


  • Raised, or helped companies raise, more than $35 million in Seed, Angel, and Series-A funding
  • Was on IPO team for a software company
  • Have identified and shepherded multiple M&A opportunities
  • Successfully sold three businesses


Started 5 companies from the ground up;

  • PetAccess; The first online pet food dot-com.
  • ModernTots; Online, retail, and catalog for modern design children’s products.
  • Little Sparrow; an award-winning California Bistro and Craft Cocktail bar.
  • Bruce Marsh Designs; furniture design and manufacturing studio
  • Big Rocket Design; A branding, web, and advertising firm


How do you categorize someone who has an Executive MBA, a Bachelor’s degree as a Fine Artist, and a Diploma for Computer Systems Analysis, Design, and Programming?

Global Presence

Helped five companies establish a business presence outside of the U.S.; UK, Japan, China, South Korea, and Italy. Plus, companies like Reebok, Porsche, Jeep, and Rosetta Stone have relied on him to build international websites and advertising campaigns.

The Press

Bruce’s furniture design and manufacturing business was featured in the NY Times and other publications. Little Sparrow and BlackBox, his restaurants, won many awards and competed on Bravo TV’s show “Best New Restaurant” as one of the 16 best new restaurants in the US.

Government & Non-Profits

While working with an Ed-Tech Startup, Bruce and his team successfully lobbied the U.S. government for appropriations to fund language learning education for the military

Helped a new ocean-centric museum and educational space in Europe get funding

Actively fundraise for several non-profits

Do Titles Matter?

Of course, they do. Bruce has held a variety of positions throughout his career, including; President, CEO, Executive Creative Director, Director of Strategy, V.P. Digital Strategy and Managing Director. And, as an entrepreneur, he’s gotten his hands dirty in every position you can imagine.


Now an independent consultant, he’s worked with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and EY, two of the most prestigious Management Consulting firms anywhere.