Kenneth M. Marcus | Tech Parks Arizona
   The University of Arizona

Kenneth M. Marcus

Kenneth M. Marcus
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
(520) 382-2482

Kenneth (Ken) M. Marcus has twenty years of research park executive management experience in operations, development and finance.  He began his career with Tech Parks Arizona in September 1999. 

As a senior level executive, Marcus is directly responsible for the management, operations and financing for the UA Tech Park at Rita Road and the UA Tech Park at The Bridges, and the University of Arizona Center for Innovation. He has more than 30 years of experience in business management, finance, real estate and economic development.  Highlights of his expertise includes university relationships, financial budgeting and reporting, government compliance and relations, operational management, funding packages, cash management, lease negotiations, tenant retention and expansion, emergency response and disaster recovery plans, and development strategies, creative solutions to complex projects as well as strategic, business and financial plans. 

In collaboration with key partners, Marcus’ leadership has significantly advanced the Parks’ development and elevated operations by improving infrastructure and increasing amenities, through completion of projects such as the Solar Zone, various tenant spaces, University spaces and corporate fitness center. Marcus ensures park operations are maintained to the highest quality exceeding industry standards. This has resulted in new facilities including improved food operations, critical infrastructure, energy efficiency systems, sustainable principles, new event spaces and collaboration areas. Marcus has greatly contributed to the tenant experience by helping create a vibrant live, learn, work, play and stay environment. 

Marcus is an active community member having served as a member and in leadership roles of several professional organizations such as the International Association Science Parks, Association of University Research Parks, Pima Community College Audit and Finance Committee, Tucson Rodeo Committee, Nogales Community Development Corporation, Institute of Management Accountants, Building Owners and Managers Association of Tucson, Pima County Board of Adjustments and two homeowner associations. 

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