Change Management Advisory, Executive Coaching and Leader Succession Solutions


ABOUT OUR values, LEADERSHIP and Clients

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Our Vision and Values

Martius Group was inspired by ancient Rome’s Campus Martius, where influential leaders have been gathering for thousands of years. Martius also represents March, a time for fresh focus and renewal. Martius Group guides organizations to find a fresh focus and renew themselves following five values:


Integrity - We do the right thing

Connection – We engage people to act

Wisdom - We apply talent with insight

Initiative - We dare to dream of great things 

Achievement - We perform with care

Joseph Marzano
President and CEO, Martius Group LLC, transition and succession expert

Our Leadership

Joseph Marzano

President & CEO  

Joe is a nationally recognized expert on corporate governance, change management, and leadership development. He brings nearly four decades of success leading and advising business and not-for-profit organizations including as a college president, chief executive officer, and a senior executive at companies like Time Inc. and American Express. Joe has advised and coached hundreds of board members and corporate executives, and delivered popular keynote presentations across the U.S. He has served as board officer and director for over a dozen corporations. 

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Our Promise

Martius Group delivers what clients want most:


“Guide Us” – We provide outcome-focused peer-to-peer board and executive support that is credible, clear and compelling so leaders make better decisions on their terms.

“Involve Us” – We work as committed, well-informed strategic partners who facilitate mutual respect, trust, collaboration and accountability in advancing client goals.

“Mentor Us” – We share uniquely relevant expertise and insight from across corporate sectors, stages and situations to give leaders at all levels confidence and capacity to anticipate, adapt and act on most anything.

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client comments

“Each program that Martius Group produced and facilitated for us was well planned, delivered with professionalism, enthusiastically enjoyed by participants, and uniquely designed to meet our goals.We value having Martius Group deliver out of the box experiences our constituents appreciate.”


"Joe designed our entire leadership training series and delivered a quality program. The sessions Joe presented were lively, entertaining and educational, and the feedback is uniformly positive.”


"Joe's thoughtful and tactful leadership and facilitation of our board and senior staff planning retreat helped a group with divergent opinions coalesce around and focus on urgent and previously underappreciated priorities. Our organization gained considerably from our work with Joe."



“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 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."

“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."


"One of the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable speakers we've heard!”


"Our conference attendee audience was so engaged by Joe and his topic that they asked us to extend his presentation session another 45 minutes, and Joe willingly obliged!"


"Thank you for your coaching to prepare me for my investor pitch., and helping me deliver it with confidence and conviction. As a business CEO, I consider myself to be very fortunate to have you as my teacher and advisor."