Marshall Belcher is the Chapter Director for Startup Grind Redding (CA). Marshall has been a startup enthusiast since his childhood working with his father on his business endeavors. Marshall is passionate about unlocking the potential in every entrepreneur and transforming communities through technology. He loves creativity and applying creativity to innovative new solutions. For seven years, he focused on driving economic development, social, and environmental sustainability within communities and governments with Smart + Connected Communities at Cisco. In his current role at Cisco he is the Global Principal for Cloud Advisory, Cisco’s professional services practice focused on helping organizations navigate the top challenges of implementing a successful cloud initiative. He has 28 years of Information Technology experience and 17 years of Sales and Marketing experience. He holds a Master of Science (M.S.) in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Microbiology and Cell Science.