Mark is currently the President of Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria. The Company currently employs more than 4,000 people and operates 55 company owned locations throughout the Chicagoland area along with an eCommerce company Tastes of Chicago. Lou Malnati’s has been ranked as a top workplace seven years in a row by the Chicago Tribune. Mark is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, teaching a class called “Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition.”
Prior to joining Lou Malnati’s in 2011, Mark spent five years as a Vice President at Dixon Midland Company, a Chicago-based private investment firm. In his role at Dixon Midland, Mark helped source platform and add-on investments as well as provide hands-on operational duties at portfolio companies. Before Dixon Midland, Mark was a private equity Associate at Glencoe Capital specializing in basic industries and an investment banking Analyst at Deutsche Bank with an emphasis on leveraged finance and M&A.
Mark has a BS from Cornell University and an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago. Mark resides in Winnetka with his wife Carolyn, and their four children Molly, Elinor, James and Henry.