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7078, United States
May 25, 2010

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Marc H. Leen

** ****** **** . ***** *****, New Jersey 07078

Home Phone: 973-***-**** . e-Mail:

Chief Operating Officer - Chief Executive Officer - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Seasoned CEO-level business leader with a successful history of recognizing

and capitalizing on business opportunities. Solution driven executive with

proven leadership in managing organizational change and company wide

initiatives. An accomplished professional with a solid background in

operations, client service, sales, marketing and information technology in

highly competitive markets. Diverse industry exposure in the retail

marketing, sales, and service environments, which is complemented by five

years as a practicing attorney. Adept at introducing new products and

services, repositioning existing ones, and driving revenue/earnings growth

in niche or established markets. Analyzes organizational infrastructures,

sets realistic priorities, and designs programs that encourage sustainable

growth while maintaining product quality and corporate integrity. A trusted

team leader and business advisor who earns confidence by demonstrating

mutual trust, respect and the highest level of integrity. An organizational

leader who will make a marked impact on the management of the organization

and its culture. Areas of expertise include:

. Executive Management and Leadership

. Strategic Business Planning

. P&L Accountability and Budgeting

. Product Development and Market Expansion

. Public Relations / Corporate Spokesperson

. Regulatory Compliance

. Contract Drafting and Negotiations

. Corporate Governance and Risk Management


J.D., New York Law School; New York, NY . Graduated in the Top 20% of

Class, 1990

B.S., Boston University, Boston, MA . Degree in Business Administration/

Finance, 1986

Admitted to Practice Law in the States of New York, New Jersey and in the

District of Columbia


Darby & Darby, P.C., New York, NY 2008-Present

A full service intellectual property law firm that has focused on patents,

trademarks, copyrights, licensing and false advertising for over 115 years.

As one of the oldest intellectual property firms in the United States, it

has been an important player in pioneering and precedent setting IP

matters. The firm is comprised of 80+ professionals and 150+ staff members

with offices in New York, Seattle, The District of Columbia, Florida,

California and Germany.

Executive Director

Executive Director of an international intellectual property law

firm. Responsible for leading all operational, financial, marketing,

information technology and administrative support functions and

participating as a member of the Executive Committee in the development of

long range planning, strategies and objectives of the firm. A key member

of the senior management team responsible for all non-legal aspects of the


. Direct corporate liquidity activity via daily in depth and hands on

cash management

. Evaluated and implemented a human resource information system (HRIS)

resulting in standardization and reduction in timekeeper error

culminating in annual savings of over $500k per year

. Provided thought leadership on operational efficiencies in the short

and long term, and managed the organizational teams through ongoing

process improvement

. Investment evaluation of all 401K and profit sharing plans to align

strategic goals which included a re-allocation of risk tolerances and

investment options.

. Oversight for risk management platform of the firm including review

and negotiation of professional liability insurance policies

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. Leadership and oversight in the design, integration and implementation

of an end to end technology platform for all offices including a new

matter centric document management system firm wide

. Realized direct savings of $1.0 - $2.0 million dollars per year

through formalized internal audit procedures

. Analyzed real estate leasing opportunities including the procurement

of space and negotiation of terms

. Developed strong business relationships with lending institutions and

managed the re-structuring of debt facilities for the firm

. Reinvented the firm's go-to-market strategy and transformed virtually

all aspects of its marketing and business development operation by

adapting the use of business intelligence and market database systems

to readily access and manage all marketing collateral, pitches,

experiences and internal financial data on client and matters firm


. Planned, implemented and developed all departmental administrative

policies and procedures to ensure compliance. Analyzed, evaluated and

implemented complex directives which directly impacted the firm's

operations and accountabilities

. Strategic planning, financial analysis, cost savings initiatives and

budgeting both within and outside the legal industry

. Restructured the entire budgeting and planning process to address

specific issues regarding clarity

. Ensured that the firm infrastructure, technology, finance, human

resources, legal and facilities cohesively drove and supported the

implementation of a high level organization

. Entrepreneurial, team based and results oriented approach

. Full compliment of analytical and leadership skills consistent with

the requirements of the CEO/Operating partner position

Mark Four Enterprises, Inc., Fairfield, NJ 1994 - 2008

Established in 1964, Mark Four (aka: The Home Remodelers Group) is one of

the largest home improvement companies in New Jersey and consistently

ranked as one of the largest in the U.S. Mark Four retails a quality line

of home improvement products and services for consumers, generating in

excess of $20M in annual revenues.

Chief Executive Officer and Legal Counsel

Recruited to assess overall business operations and develop and implement a

strategic plan to position this family-owned business for exponential

growth and market leadership. Directly responsible for defining corporate

culture, determining tactical business direction, full P&L accountability,

and oversight of all integration of new products and services. Serve as

corporate Spokesperson before press and media. Oversight of all requisite

disciplines, inclusive of strategic marketing, cash flow, sales, customer

service, operations, administration, risk management and corporate

governance. Define the Company's HR infrastructure, and lead a team of 100+

employees. Identify new market opportunities and forge strategic

partnerships to ensure attainment of goals.

. Played a significant role in growing revenue earnings from $7M to more

than $38M during tenure.

. Redesigned the HR infrastructure which streamlined productivity,

strengthened customer service integrity, maximized employee morale,

and drove revenue earnings potential.

. Analyzed operations and identified areas to expand ancillary product

offerings in a mature marketplace. Successfully negotiated and

introduced new product lines within a vertically integrated system.

. Developed critical business relationships with large material

producers, such as Associated Materials, GAF Materials Corporation and

Louisiana-Pacific, enabling Mark Four to maximize ROI.

. Recognized by Sears Roebuck and Company as "One of the Top Licensees"

and "One of the Top Revenue Producing Entities" for the Fortune 500's

home services division.

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. Quoted extensively on business related topics in Remodeling Magazine,

Qualified Remodeler, Replacement Contractor, RSI, and other industry

publications, and positioned Mark Four to become recognized as "One of

the Top Home Improvement Companies in the Country."

Mandelbaum Salsburg, West Orange, NJ

1991 - 1994

Founded in 1930, this well-established general law firm is comprised of 45+

attorneys. Practice areas include, but are not limited to: commercial real

estate, corporate law, labor and employment law, criminal defense, family

law, litigation and ADR, medical malpractice, trusts and estates.


Established a strong corporate and real estate law practice. Primarily

represented small-to-mid-size corporations in matters related to mergers

and acquisitions, franchise operations, distributorships, computer

licensing, commercial and residential real estate, commercial lending, and

trusts and estates. Handled all facets of cases, from the initial client

interview, determining case worthiness, developing strategic direction, and

conducting due

diligence through the closing, settlement negotiations and/or trial phase.

Represented commercial lenders, landlords and tenants, debtors and

creditors in preparing loan agreements, lease agreements, drafting

summonses and complaints, bankruptcy proceedings, and making court

appearances. Reported directly to Managing Partner.

. Retained as In House Counsel for a commercial builder and management

company. Prepared and negotiated commercial lease agreements, debt

restructurings, and managed the sale of several properties.

. Represented defendant in appealing an aggravated assault and battery

conviction. Prepared brief and oral argument for appeal, which

resulted in the Municipal Judge overturning the sentence.

. Managed a client portfolio in excess of 50 accounts at any given time.

. Represented an insurance carrier on a summary judgment motion; drafted

and presented motion that resulted in the summary judgment being

successfully denied and the case moved on to the trial phase.

Greenbaum Rowe, Smith & Davis, LLP, Woodbridge, NJ 1990 - 1991

One of New Jersey's major law firms comprised of approximately 100

attorneys. Practice areas include litigation, corporate, tax, trust and

estates, and real estate, among other specialty areas. Clients range from

individuals and mid-sized companies through Fortune 500s and municipalities

in the State of New Jersey.


As Associate in the corporate law division, practice primarily focused on

corporate and real estate transactional matters. Counseled clients on

diverse legal matters ranging from asset purchases, sales, contracts,

finance and commercial leasing through mergers and acquisitions. Gained

experience in federal and state trademark practice with respect to

registration, renewal and assignment of trademarks and service marks.

. Assisted in representation of a privately held foreign automotive

organization seeking to expand operations by acquiring American

brands and products. Coordinated asset purchase agreements of an auto

dealership by another permitting strategic entry.

. Advised consumer-based organization by reviewing, interpreting and

revising contractual parameters, including warranty provisions for

its product development team. The revised contracts significantly

minimized risk exposure from potential consumer warranty claims.

Early Career History and Law Internships Include:

Summer Associate - Shanley & Fisher, P.C.; Morristown, NJ

Intern - Hon. Kenneth L. Shorter, Supreme Court of the State of New York;

New York, NY

Group Leader/Field Administrative Analyst - National Cash Register (NCR);

Newark, NJ

Notes and Comments Editor: Journal of International and Comparative Law -

New York Law School

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