A feminine flair for business
By Nancy Koontz; photos courtesy of Marco Fields
Taking a break from her back-to-back Zoom business calls, Marco Fields started our interview with, “I’m a storyteller, and I have lived an amazing life!”
Marco was born in the early ‘70s in Los Angeles and grew up in a small conservative college town in Utah. With a Caucasian mother and an African American father, Marco said she had to deal with race discrimination growing up. She didn’t identify with any particular culture or religion and said that she never really fit in. She remarked, “It was necessary for me to carve my own path and accept myself. I couldn’t get hung up on being or not being; I just had to be and get on with it.”
After high school, Marco was selected to the Presidential Leadership Scholars program and attended Utah State University, majoring in business administration.
A single parent, Marco frequently traveled back and forth from Utah to Colorado for business and for her daughter Jada’s equestrian tournaments. A few years ago while in Colorado on business, Marco went on a quest from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs in search of the perfect new place to call home. She mistakenly got off on Castle Pines Parkway and was completely taken by the beauty of the area and was especially smitten after driving by the buffalo at Daniels Park. She told Jada, “I have found a little patch of heaven!” To this day, Marco contends she didn’t choose the house, but that the house chose them.
Only 10 minutes into their tour of Rock Canyon High School (RCHS), Jada – who had previously been homeschooled – proclaimed, “This is my school. I want to be a Rock Canyon Jaguar!” Marco jumped right in as well, becoming involved in the Douglas County School District Accountability Committee. Jada graduated from RCHS in 2017 and is currently commuting to Metropolitan State University of Denver with plans to transfer to a liberal arts school. Both are happy to have Marco’s mother living close by as well.
Marco has spent more than three decades in private mortgage banking and high-net-worth client services, and she has been doing business development work for successful privately-owned family businesses for the past few years. She is the cofounder of Prosperity Fulfillment, a group of empowered and like-minded women in search of spiritual fulfillment beyond financial security.
Last year, Marco also launched her own company, MoXXy Women (https://www.moxxywomen.com/). Marco saw an economic shift that was occurring among affluent female clients and projected that there would be a transfer of anywhere from $15-30 trillion in assets from baby boomers to Gen Xers and millennials over the next decade. “With more empty nesters, people entering midlife, older divorces happening and women outliving men, it was clear my clients were mostly women, and their rising economic clout was undeniable.”
Marco grew up in a family that valued volunteerism and charitable giving, and it remains a big part of her life today. In honor of her father who lost his battle with multiple sclerosis, Marco is the corporate fundraising chair of the Rocky Mountain MS Center 2020 gala. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Latina SafeHouse, she is the development director for The A130 Family Foundation through Brigham Young University, she is a member of the Adopt the Arts Foundation and the Denver Center Alliance, and she is the 2020 auction chairperson for the “Saturday Night Alive” event for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.