Dominic Marella is a principal and head of business development at Icon Alternatives. A graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Learning and Organizational change, Dominic works with clients and is responsible for developing marketing campaigns, as well as building and maintaining relationships with strategic partners.
While finishing his last semester at Northwestern, Dominic interned at Red Frog Events where he helped launch the first national tour of the Warrior Dash. After that, he spent several months in South Korea teaching English to students of all ages.
When Dominic returned home, he joined his father for what was intended to be a temporary job, as Howard Marella had recently become president of Index Futures Group and needed some part-time administrative help. Dominic quickly found that he loved the pace of the futures industry and embraced the daily challenges that came with it. As the company grew and evolved, Dominic was named principal in 2016 during the transition to the new brand, Icon Alternatives.
Dominic lives in Lombard, Ill. with his wife and daughter, with another daughter on the way. Dominic wrestled for five years at Northwestern and often attends home meets. He also teaches local clinics and coaches for the Wolfpack, which is the same club he wrestled for growing up.