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Marc Needham


Marc Needham lives with his wife, three children and a cat in Encinitas, California.
Marc is a web strategist, holds three citizenships, likes to ride his bike and smiles a lot.

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2007 - present
Scripps Health, San Diego, CA
Corporate Director, Web Technology - (2007 - present)
Manager, Web Technology - (2007 - 2007)
Working at Scripps has offered me the opportunity to start from the ground up. Over my first six months with the organization I built a dynamic and effective team and outlined a comprehensive strategic vision for Scripps' future with the web. Since then I have taken the health system's various web presences from strength to strength.

Key accomplishments include:

2003 - 2007
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Senior Software Engineer - (2006 - 2007)
Technical Webmaster - (2003 - 2006)
My time at Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been invaluable in rounding out my experience. In this position I have been given the opportunity to wear many different hats and to manage enterprise-level projects from start to successful completion.

Key roles include:

Major projects include:

2002 - 2003
Shiny New Media, Chicago, IL
Co-Founder/Principal Technology

2001 - 2002
optionsXpress, Chicago, IL
Web Designer/Content Producer

2000-2001
Walt Disney Internet Group, Seattle, WA
Technical Producer

2000-2000
InfoMedX, Seattle, WA
Web Developer II

Past Experience

1999-2000
Hodes Group, Seattle, WA
Account Coordinator

1998-1999
PrimeSynergy, Champaign, IL
Marketing Specialist/Web Designer

1996-1998
Planet Digital Network Technologies, Champaign, IL
Web Designer

Summer 1996
The Kimball Group, Itasca, IL
Copywriting Intern

Education

Bachelor of Science in Communications
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Conferred January 1999

Software Proficiencies

Language Proficiencies

Environments/Frameworks/&c...

People On Marc

"Marc is going to have the most fucked up, craggy laugh lines when he's 80.
And so will the rest of us for knowing him."
Karen K.

"Simply put, Marc Needham rocks. ... Marc is smart, strategic, responsive and fair. He's also consistently kind and extremely funny - two qualities that make tough business situations easier to stomach."
Catherine J.

"... Marc stood apart in how successfully he managed fiercely disparate stakeholders, championed user-centered design, maximized legacy technology, deftly utilized vendors to the best of their strengths and remained impossibly genteel and calm throughout ... It was truly a pleasure working with Marc."
Olivia C.

"[Marc] was a kind and patient teacher, helping me to understand and navigate Web management. Marc is a consummate professional with great project management skills and a thorough understanding of the Web..."
Barbara G.

"Not only is Marc an amazing manager, he is also a great mentor. If there were a factory that could produce the perfect combination of everything I look for in a business relationship, Marc would be the mold. Not only does he understand the value of a great worker (both financially and intellectually), he also has the ability to keep all parties in a project completely happy while allowing them each the appropriate amount of autonomy to not FEEL 'managed'."
Nicholas O.

"[Marc] brings a fresh and innovative perspective to each assignment."
Sairam R.

In The Media

AMN Healthcare
Social Networking Has Hospitals All a 'Twitter'
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HealthLeaders
What are you doing? Twitter-using hospitals have the answer
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New York Times
Webcast Your Brain Surgery? Hospitals See Marketing Tool
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HealthLeaders
100 Ways for Hospitals, Health Systems to Twitter
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HealthLeaders
Climbing the Mountain of Social Media Buy-In
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HealthLeaders
Are Social Media's Rewards Worth the Risks?
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San Diego Business Journal
Scripps Web Site Gets Healthy Upgrade
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Web Site Scripps.org, Designed by PINT, Inc, Garners Awards for Best Site, Best Newsroom.
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Los Angeles Times
The Hunter S. Thompson of real estate
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