Life Experiences Taught This Exec Everything He Needed to Be a Founder

Oli Marlow Thomas created Ad-Lib after traveling and aspiring to be a police officer

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Oli Marlow Thomas founded creative personalization service Ad-Lib in 2017. Courtesy of Ad-Lib

Like many young people, Oli Marlow Thomas initially dreamed of being a police officer, not a founder. The difference is that Marlow Thomas, while short on regrets, held onto his dream longer than many.  

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This story first appeared in the Sept. 28, 2020, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
@ronan_shields Ronan Shields is a programmatic reporter at Adweek, focusing on ad-tech.