Marc Randolph Profile

With over 40 years experience, Marc Randolph, co-founder and former CEO and Netflix, has proved to be an expert on business strategies and innovations. By fostering creativity and turning ideas into realities, Marc has created several successful business ventures, including many he founded.

Before founding Netflix in 1996, where he served as CEO, executive web producer and board member, Marc was on the founding team of several successful start-ups, all of which when on to become IPOs. Since his retirement from Netflix, Marc has served as board member, advisor, and mentor for executives in a variety of industries.

Marc Randolph’s experience, wisdom, and inspiration apply to all businesses and industries. By motivating audiences to think differently, Marc is able to help businesses achieve success.

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    During his 40+ year career, co-founder and former CEO of Netflix, Marc Randolph has established himself as an authority on business, strategy and innovation. His insight on fostering creativity and effectively transforming ideas into realities has resulted in numerous successful business ventures, including many that he founded.

    Prior to founding Netflix in 1996, Marc was on the founding team of more than half a dozen successful startups in various industries – all of which went on to IPOs or other liquidity events. At Netflix, he served as CEO, executive web producer and board member, until his retirement from the company. Since then, he has served as an advisor, mentor, board member and investor for businesses and executives in a variety of industries. Most recently, he co-founded analytics software company, Looker Data Sciences and serves as an operational advisor.

    With knowledge and experience that applies to any business or industry, Randolph seamlessly translates his wisdom into meaningful acumen and inspiration to all types of audiences. In narratives that highlight idea generation, transforming challenges into advantages, lessons learned from Netflix and insight into how to validate ideas, Marc Randolph motivates audiences to think differently to achieve their definition of success.

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Drawing on his experience as co-founder and CEO of Netflix, Marc’s programs focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, and turning ideas into realities. Through tips, tricks, and stories, Marc will help your company realize its potential and think like a start-up.


Netflix co-founder and former CEO, Marc Randolph shares the unlikely story of how dreamers with no money and a bad idea created the company that brought down Blockbuster. Packed with stories from those first exciting years, he weaves a story that shows the value of innovation, persistence and optimism. He shares some of the values that he believes made Netflix successful, including a focus on analytics and testing, its corporate culture, and it’s almost fanatical obsession with focus. Equal parts inspiration, startup story, and practical tips, it resonates with anyone who appreciates a good “overcoming adversity” story.

Where do ideas come from?

Anyone who has taken a shower has had an idea, but how do you turn those ideas into reality? Marc Randolph shares tips, tricks and stories drawn from his four decades as an entrepreneur that will help you come up with innovative ideas, validate them and get your new venture off the ground. Inspiring and practical, it’s a message that resonates among students, entrepreneurs, and any person looking to bring innovation to their business.

How to get your company thinking like a startup

The world is changing rapidly - and companies that can’t innovate effectively are going to be left behind. But while innovation is easy to aspire to, it’s hard to do. Marc Randolph will share dozens of effective tips, tricks and stories drawn from his four decades as an entrepreneur that will help you make your company more responsive to changing conditions - regardless of your company's size or industry.

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