Marc Grossman Becomes a Force Behind FinancialForce

We offer our hearty congratulations to Marc Grossman, one of our recent Employment Immersion graduates who in August took the job of Business Development Representative for, at a salary of $50,000 plus. FinancialForce is an independent software vendor that makes financial applications used in conjunction with SalesForce software. During his day Marc qualifies prospects and networks with potential customers and introducing people to FinancialForce products.

Marc grew up in Los Angeles and went to the University of Wisconsin. He was diagnosed at age 19 with Retinitis Pigmentosa and after graduating he moved to Manhattan to take advantage of the robust transportation system. Through the following years his work included a stint teaching English in South America to business executives and a number of years working in New York for the American Foundation for the Blind as an Accessibility Specialist.

He and his wife moved to San Francisco in 2009 and in December 2011 he got his Master’s in Business Administration from San Francisco State’s College of Business. While in between jobs, Marc enrolled in our Employment Immersion program. His biggest take-away from the program was the opportunity to hear different points of view from classmates and guest speakers, which helped guide his job search.

Employment Immersion Program Leader Kate Williams commended Marc, saying “Marc was a role model for the other students in the Employment Immersion Group. He came prepared, shared his wealth of knowledge and fully participated in every aspect of the program. Rarely have I seen an individual as focused on his goal as he. We are all extremely proud of his success.”

Marc has strong advice for anyone who wishes to work in a business environment: “It’s really, really important that you know your assistive technology inside and out. You can’t be trying to learn it on the job – you must know the applications everybody has access to, [and if you don’t] you need to request training.”

Would you like to join the ranks of our Employment Immersion success stories? For information call Kate Williams at 415-694-7324 or email

If you are ready to improve your training on the latest technology, look no further than the LightHouse for technology training. Our Access Technology Center is brimming with training opportunities for anyone interested in learning Windows-based assistive technology as well as Apple products such as the iMac, MacBook, iPad and iPhone. For more information, please contact Rehabilitation Services Specialist Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or