Marc Sparks is a Dallas, Texas based businessman, entrepreneur and venture capitalist.
Along with being Timber Creek Capital’s founder, owner and CEO, he maintains multiple portfolio companies. Sparks has owned and run numerous companies in the telecommunications industry including Cardinal Telecom, Blue Jay Wireless, and Splash Media. He’s also involved in real estate and the business solutions industry. An expert in business planning and strategy, Marc Sparks has been the driving force behind the success of numerous companies in a variety of industries.
But Marc Sparks is more than just a good businessman, he is also a caring, committed philanthropist. Since the late 1980s he’s worked with a homeless shelter called the Samaritan Inn. He has also long been a supporter of the Dallas high school magnet program the American Can! Academy. Sparks also takes time out of his hectic schedule to build houses with Habitat for Humanity. He says that he finds investing in and giving back to the community in which he lives and works just as rewarding as succeeding in his business ventures.
To many people Marc Sparks is the perfect example of what can be accomplished when a young person finds their niche and applies themselves. Sparks was just a C student in high school, but that has not stopped him from learning and applying the skills he needed to succeed in business.
He is currently working on a book that details his path from just getting by in high school to becoming a multimillionaire businessman creating and running thriving businesses in a wide array of industries. The book is called ‘They Can’t Eat You‘ and is designed to inspire and motivate others to be bold and determined enough to seek out opportunities to build a better future for themselves and others.
Sparks is living proof people don’t need a college education or a solid support system to be successful. He has overcome many obstacles on his path to success. The key has been that he never let them stop him. Instead he used his vision and creativity to devise innovative and often unorthodox ways to get to where he wanted to be.
He has also identified and willingly shares what he calls ‘Fifty Sparks’ people can use to overcome hardship and forge a path to success. Sparks also created the Spark Tank through which he provides local business with the resources they need to succeed.