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.  

This story first appeared in the Sept. 28, 2020, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
@ronan_shields Ronan Shields is Adweek's programmatic editor.