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Marcus Watson

Co-Founder & CEO

Adoreum Partners

London, UK

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Biography

Marcus Watson is an experienced entrepreneur, advisor, investor and non-executive director.

Marcus is co-founder and CEO of Adoreum Partners, a leading business and corporate development consultancy, and The Adoreum Club, a high-level business development platform bringing together the compassionate, entrepreneurial spirit of U/HNWIs, business leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, investors, academics and creative visionaries who believe in using their collective influence for good.

He is also Chairman of Object Media Group, a film, television and branded content producer; co-founder and Director of Modern Affluence, a platform providing insight to luxury, lifestyle and financial services brands on how to engage affluent Millennial, Gen Z and Gen Alpha consumers; co-founder and a non-executive director of Global Accounting Network a London and Atlanta based senior finance recruitment group; co-founder and a non-executive director of Hoxton Circle, a New York and LA based recruitment group; a non-executive director of Rebottling which provides unique experiences of the best wines in the world, guided by the greatest sommeliers; and non-executive director of Watson & Hillhouse which supplies piling equipment to the construction industry.

Marcus is an angel investor committed to providing small businesses and ambitious entrepreneurs with the opportunity to grow and thrive. He is an investor and advisor to several companies in the media, technology, health and wellness sectors including: Audoo, Testcard.com, IDAL, Skoot, PlotBox, WoMo, LOCA, Marco Polo, Twyn, LoyaltyX, Bubbleology, Sourced Investments and DocPortal.

He specialises in investment fund-raising, corporate finance, strategy marketing and business development and is a graduate of King's College London, where he obtained a MSc in International Business Management.

Marcus currently advises UNICEF in the UK and supports several charities including Crohn’s & Colitis UK and The Listening Place.

Marcus Watson’s Background

Adoreum Partners
Co-Founder & CEO
Feb 2009 - Present
London, UK
Adoreum Partners is a business and corporate development consultancy which advises, invests in and creates luxury, financial services, lifestyle, health and wellness, media and tech companies.
Object Media Group
Chairman
Apr 2019 - Present
London, UK
Object is a media company centred on talent with a simple mantra to find talent. make content. repeat. Object is set up to offer a fully curated experience. 360 degree and cross-platform. And, like a music label, operates under a single, very simple philosophy: take risks, be the attraction.
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Marcus Watson’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

Earth Club
Advisory Board Member
Jan 2021 - Present
Earth Club’s aims is to create an investment club that breathes £1bn of life into solutions for climate change over the next ten years.
Hoxton Circle Employment Services
Co-Founder & Non-Executive Director
May 2016 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Hoxton Circle is a full-service employment company operating in London and New York.
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Previous Board Positions

Pulse Films
Non Executive Director
Oct 2007 - Jul 2012
London, UK
Founded in 2005 by Thomas Benski and Marisa Clifford, Pulse Films is an award-winning, modern-day studio whose founding goal was to have a fluid approach to production, with all four of the award winning departments - TV, Music, Film, and Advertising - working together.
The Arts Club
Non Executive Director
Jun 2008 - Jun 2009
London, UK
The Arts Club was established in 1863 and its membership has included many towering figures from the worlds of art, literature and science including Charles Dickens, Franz Liszt, Auguste Rodin and Walter Sickert. Marcus advised on the re-launch and re-financing of the Club.

Philanthropy

UNICEF UK
UK UHNW Advisor
May 2017 - Present
London, UK
UNICEF is a non-profit organisation which works in 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights and help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.
The MTV Staying Alive Foundation
Development Board Member
Oct 2015 - Present
London, UK
The MTV Staying Alive Foundation is a charity founded by Bill Roedy and Georgia Arnold that fights HIV by funding and training young people around the world to run their own HIV prevention projects.

Media

Adoreum Conversations: An Entrepreneur's Journey (podcast)
Adoreum chairman David Tabizel and co-founder/CEO Marcus Watson discuss ADD, OCD, genetics and their own personal journeys
Adoreum Conversations: Stories from an Adventurer (podcast)
Co-Founder/CEO of Adoreum Marcus Watson is joined by Dean Stott, former British Special Forces soldier and author. Dean shares what he learned from his training in the army and will inspire you to also explore your full potential.
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Charitable Interests

Crohn's & Colitis UK
Supporter
The UK’s leading charity for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, supporting an estimated 500,000 people in the UK who are living with a chronic disease that many people have never heard of. Founded as a patients’ association in 1979, the charity now has over 40,000 members across the UK.
The Listening Place
Supporter
The Listening Place was set up in 2016 in London by a group of volunteers with experience in supporting the suicidal who recognised that there was a lack of face-to-face support available for many people with chronic suicidal feelings.
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Marcus Watson’s Education

King's College London
MSc International Business Management
1993 - 1994

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