Gen. James A. Marks Joins Ergo
NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Ergo (www.ergo.net) is pleased to announce that Major General James A. “Spider” Marks (U.S. Army, retired) has joined the firm as a Managing Partner. Marks comes to Ergo after a distinguished career in public service and the private sector. Marks will co-head Ergo’s Washington, DC office.
Marks was the senior intelligence officer for the Coalition Land Forces’ liberation of Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army’s Intelligence Center and School at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. Before joining Ergo, Marks was President and CEO of Global Linguist Solutions, which provides linguistic services to the U.S. military, and is the largest private-sector employer in Iraq.
“Spider knows firsthand the importance of accurate, unbiased, up-to-the minute information,” said RP Eddy, Ergo’s CEO. “His senior leadership and wealth of experience will be invaluable as Ergo helps our clients address their most pressing challenges.”
As the senior intelligence officer for the 2003 liberation of Iraq, Marks was responsible for creating a complete understanding of Saddam Hussein’s military capacity and his intentions. Marks’s team provided the intelligence that resulted in the 21-day push to Baghdad, the destruction of Saddam’s regime, and the foundation of Iraqi democracy.
During his military career, Marks served from the tactical to the strategic levels, commanded at the battalion, brigade, and two-star levels, and was a senior intelligence officer in multiple theaters of war. He is an Honor Graduate of the U.S. Army’s Ranger School, a Master Parachutist, and has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and multiple expeditionary and service ribbons. He is a 1975 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Virginia. Marks was a military and intelligence analyst for CNN from 2004-2007.
Ergo is a global primary research and consulting firm delivering unique insights to help clients make informed decisions. Ergo has built a network of in-country teams and local experts, all deeply “embedded” in their sectors in over 100 countries across the globe. Ergo’s analysts extract information from these frontline experts and apply custom research frameworks to craft these rare insights into a detailed mosaic.