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Marc Holtzman is Vice Chairman of Barclays Capital. Mr. Holtzman was the first Secretary of Technology for the state of Colorado and served as President of the University of Denver. He currently resides in Carbondale, Colorado.



Prior to joining Barclays Capital in August 2008, Marc Holtzman served as Vice Chairman of ABN Amro Bank. Previously, as co-founder and President of MeesPierson EurAmerica (a firm which was acquired by ABN Amro) and as Senior Adviser to Salomon Brothers, he lived and worked in Eastern Europe and Russia from September 1989 until October 1998.

In addition, Mr. Holtzman serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Indus, an Indian oil and gas company listed on the London AIM and on the Board of Trustees of the Almaty Regional Financial Centre.

University of Denver and Colorado Secretary of Technology

From 2003 through 2005 Mr. Holtzman was President of the University of Denver where he was responsible for the development of the Rocky Mountain Center for Homeland Security. The University of Denver has approximately 10,000 students and includes the Daniels College of Business which, during Holtzman’s tenure, was ranked by The Wall Street Journal as being among the world’s top fifty MBA programs. The position of President was created for Mr. Holtzman and was not filled after he left.

Previously, Mr. Holtzman served in the Cabinet of former Governor Bill Owens as Colorado’s first Secretary of Technology. In addition, Mr. Holtzman was Chairman of Colorado’s Information Management Commission and Co-Chairman of the Governor’s Commission on Science and Technology. Mr. Holtzman helped guide Colorado’s economic transformation into a fully diversified technology hub. During his tenure, Colorado was consistently ranked first among the fifty states in having the highest percentage of technology workers per thousand in the nation. In 2006, Mr. Holtzman was a candidate for the Republican nomination for Colorado Governor.

Drawing on almost two decades of political and public service in the United States, Mr. Holtzman has developed close relationships with a wide range of leading governmental and political leaders around the world. Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski asked Mr. Holtzman to co-found and serve as a member of the Board of Directors of "Poland for Europe", a non-partisan, non-profit group which was instrumental in promoting Poland’s early entry into the European Union. On January 24, 1999, President Kwasniewski presented Mr. Holtzman with The Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit - Poland’s highest civilian honor for his service to the country.

Mr. Holtzman is widely recognized as a leading authority on economic and political developments in Eastern Europe and Russia. As a frequent guest lecturer, Mr. Holtzman has advocated the process of continued market reforms and democratization before audiences including the World Economic Development Congress and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and has appeared as a guest on CNN, ABC News, Sky News, the British Broadcasting Corporation’s BBC World and CNBC among others.


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Mr. Holtzman was co-founder of the Denver School for Science and Technology, a charter high school which claims the highest percentage of minority and under-privileged students of any charter high school in Colorado. Mr. Holtzman was instrumental in persuading The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to make the initial seed contribution and led the effort to fund the school. In addition, Mr. Holtzman serves as a member of the Board of Directors of The United States Space Foundation and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Colorado Animal Rescue Shelter.

Early career and education

Mr. Holtzman previously served as Executive Director of Citizens for America, former President Ronald Reagan’s national issues advocacy group. In the 1980 Presidential campaign, Ronald Reagan appointed Mr. Holtzman Executive Director of his Pennsylvania campaign, the youngest person to ever run a state-wide campaign in a US presidential election. Mr. Holtzman was nominated by President Reagan in 1989 to the Peace Corps National Advisory Council. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Lehigh University.


Mr. Holtzman is married to the former Kristen Hubbell and they reside in Carbondale, Colorado with their daughter.

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