Marc Lesser CEO and Co-Founder of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI)

Marc Lesser is the CEO and co­founder of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI). Search Inside Yourself is a leadership program, developed within Google, utilizing the tools of mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and science. 

He is the author of "Know Yourself, Forget Yourself, Less: Accomplishing More By Doing Less.", and "Z.B.A. Zen of Business Administration". He was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for ten years and former director of Tassajara, Zen Mountain Center. He is a Zen teacher, leading Mill Valley Zen, a weekly meditation group. 

Marc was CEO of ZBA Associates, an executive coaching and leadership company whose clients include Google, Genentech, Twitter, and Facebook. He was also the founder and former CEO of Brush Dance, a publisher of greeting cards, calendars and gift items, with spiritual themes and artwork.

He received his M.B.A. degree from New York University and his undergraduate degree in psychology from Rutgers University. He is a long­time member of the Social Venture Network.