Strategic Change Solutions for Business and Nonprofit Success
Martius Group is inspired by Rome’s Campus Martius, where leaders have gathered for thousands of years. Martius stands for March, a time for focus and renewal. Martius Group delivers fresh ideas, real insight, and practical solutions to make leaders better. We serve clients with integrity, commitment, wisdom, initiative, and a focus on creating opportunities to drive results.
Joseph Marzano, President & CEO
Joe is a nationally known expert on corporate governance and strategy, organizational change and transition, and leadership development and succession. He brings four decades of success leading and guiding multi-sector public and private corporations and nonprofits at all stages.
Joe has served from front line manager to chief executive including as college president, and with regional and international companies including American Express and Time Inc. He has also served as director on over a dozen boards, has helped recruit, train, develop and mentor hundreds of board directors and executives, and has presented popular keynote addresses and panel presentations to audiences across the USA.
Joe is an avid traveler, outdoorsman, culinary expert, author and historian who enjoys sharing cultural insights and experiences.
“As board chair of a recently formed nonprofit corporation ... Joe has been a terrific mentor and very pro-active in identifying ways (to) improve its performance. I would not hesitate recommending Joe to other organizations …”
“Joe came 100% prepared about our organization and immediately understood our situation. He quickly, candidly and productively engaged staff and board members, and revealed our need to address strategic issues so we could move forward. Joe is a trusted advisor, coach and friend to me as CEO. He has helped us find our direction.”
"Our future was at risk until Joe and Martius Group helped us understand and act on critical changes to run our organization better and attract profitable business. Our board is making hard decisions with Joe’s candid, caring guidance.”
“As Board President of a complex membership nonprofit facing serious change, I hired Martius Group to conduct a full assessment. Joe is exceptionally observant and thorough, refreshingly candid, relentless in his pursuit of facts and exceedingly professional in presenting his results. I recommend Martius Group without hesitation to anyone seeking guidance in evaluating their organization’s state or requiring assistance in crafting a strategic direction.”
“Joe has been a trusted advisor and coach to our school board and administration for years. He provides board succession planning, training and coaching support, and facilitates a strategic planning process that is well-prepared, insightful and instrumental in helping us address tough questions and reach consensus. As Board President I have found Joe's professional input and expert advice particularly invaluable in helping me navigate critical challenges.”
Joe is a visionary who understood every aspect of the business better than most leaders in the organization."
"Our business conference attendees were so engaged by Joe and his topic that they insisted we extend his presentation another 45 minutes, and Joe willingly obliged! One of the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable speakers we've heard!”
"Your skillful, insightful work facilitating our strategic retreat, and advising me as CEO, enabled our board and staff to craft a clear committed future vision and practical plan. Your expertise, enthusiasm and energy created an open, engaging forum that motivated us all to work together achieving new goals."
“Serving as interim President for several of our corporation’s business entities after abrupt executive exits, Joe uniquely stood out for his leadership acumen and ability to collaborate. He commands attention while exhibiting the humanity that engenders people to follow him.”
“Joe was a skillful speaker to our large audience. Evaluations were overwhelmingly positive and participants were impressed with his content and delivery. We will partner again with Joe."
"Joe designed our entire leadership training series and delivered a quality program that was lively, entertaining and educational. The feedback is uniformly positive.”
"Joe was hired to coach the CEO of our charter school, develop our governance board with training and succession planning, and guide strategic planning. The relationship was so successful our contract with Martius Group has has been extended for a third year. Joe has been impartial and discrete, and has fully gained the trust of the board and school leadership. He is an invaluable resource for the institution.”
"Joe has a knack for seeing and suggesting innovative ways to enhance our business, that we missed or misunderstood."