Equity Group Investments
As President, Mark oversees all aspects of EGI. He focuses on maximizing and sustaining the firm’s investment portfolio’s value and optimizing Sam’s network. He applies his 20+ years of board and CEO experience inside and outside the organization by actively engaging with the investment team and portfolio companies to improve business strategies and operating capabilities.
In addition, Mark is Vice President of Chai Trust Company, LLC, the corporate trustee for the Zell family trusts. He also serves on the boards of five EGI investment companies:
- Executive Chairman – Exterran Corporation, a systems and processes company for oil, gas, water, and power.
- Chairman of the Board – Ardent Health Services, a provider of hospital and healthcare services; Lanter Delivery Systems, an asset-light dedicated delivery service provider; and Paper Transport, a for-hire trucking company focused on dedicated truckload, intermodal, and brokerage services.
- Board Member – Able Freight Services, a provider of airfreight forwarding services focused on time-sensitive perishable goods.
Prior to joining EGI, Mark was the Chief Executive Officer of Sunburst Technology Corporation and served on the company’s board of directors. He also served as the President of Budget Group, Inc. (Budget Rent A Car and Ryder Truck Rental) and was on the company’s board. Earlier in his career, Mark worked at The Coca-Cola Company, retaining senior brand management and sales roles. He joined EGI in 2006 as a Managing Director and has overseen a range of investments. In addition, Mark held temporary in-house assignments within select EGI portfolio companies to accelerate and increase the effectiveness of turnarounds, including President of Tribune Interactive and Exterran Holdings, Inc.
Mark holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Amherst College.