Mark's prior experience as the owner/operator of a successful chain of specialty retail stores in the Midwest for 18 years provides him with a unique perspective. He has applied this special insight and 25+ year of retail experience to merchandising and development programs for retailers and quick service restaurants such as Sonic Drive In and Del Taco, while bringing to market over 20 developments in excess of 1.75 million square feet. He has also developed and built for Fresh Thyme Fresh Market, Walgreens, Starbucks, Chipotle, Panera, Toys R Us, Mattress Firm, Chili’s and McDonald’s. His exceptional background includes developing relationships with major mid-market lenders, leading to success in securing over $125 million in financing across diverse industries.
Mark heads up the Walgreens portfolio, drawing upon his rich background in retail merchandising and development to ensure that programs follow industry-leading best practices, with the goal of achieving the highest level of timely delivery and customer satisfaction. He brings unique expertise in start-ups and aggressive growth strategies for construction, real estate development, QSR and retail. Mark’s strong leadership and ability to motivate team members are key to achieving revenue targets and cost/system goals.
Bull Valley, IL
Bachelor of Business Administration, with Honors, Accounting and Finance, University of Notre Dame