Marc Pelina joined Building Markets in July 2020 as Senior Director of Finance and is responsible for overseeing all finance and accounting functions within the organization including budgeting, long-term planning, audits, procurement, compliance, and the coordination of financial policy with his international counterparts. Marc served in a similar capacity most recently at NEO Philanthropy and prior to that, at Sesame Workshop, where he received the bulk of his non-profit experience managing philanthropic projects throughout South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to his non-profit work, Marc spent a long and fruitful career in the media/entertainment industry working for influential companies such as HBO, MTV, and AMC Networks. Originally from Brooklyn, Marc received his MBA in International Finance/Marketing at New York University and a BBA in Accounting from Loyola University Maryland. In his spare time, Marc is an avid consumer of all forms of nerd culture (science fiction, fantasy, comic books, etc), trains in different forms of martial arts, and has an affinity for learning foreign languages.