Chief Strategic Officer, Co-Founder & Chef
Marley and business partner, Dan Long, founded MAD Greens – Inspired Eats in 2004. Intent on addressing the lack of fresh, fast and healthy fare available to the average American consumer, the pair opened their first location near the Park Meadows Mall in the southern metro area of Denver. Today MAD Greens operates12 locations throughout the Front Range with plans to add 12 more restaurants and expand the concept to Arizona and Texas this year.
Marley serves as the Chief Strategy Officer and oversees the company’s marketing, real estate, operations and general administration. Marley is a native of New York City and holds a BA in Biology from the Colorado College and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado. His broad range of business management and entrepreneurial experience includes: management of a regional microbrewery in Connecticut, V.P. Business Development and Director of the Direct to Consumer division of Ghurka & Trafalgar a luxury leather goods and accessories manufacturer and retailer, Founder and President of Ghurka.com and Co-founder and managing partner of the Smith Fork Ranch a luxury guest ranch/resort on Colorado’s Western Slope.
Marley also has an extensive background in the restaurant industry from restaurant management to chef. Marley is active in the Front Range Community. He is a member of the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business Board of Advisors, serves on the Board of Directors for the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at CU, is a Trustee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Colorado & Wyoming Chapter and a Colorado Fruits and Vegetable Growers Association Board Member. He is also a member of the Agricultural Steering Committee for Governor John Hickenlooper’s Blueprint Colorado.
An avid outdoorsman, Marley enjoys fly-fishing, rock climbing, hiking and fine wine collecting. He and his wife Jennifer have two daughters.