As Union Square Hospitality Group’s CIO, Mark is focused on USHG’s financing, equity structuring, and capital allocation, as well as investment strategy in hospitality and technology-related businesses. Union Square Hospitality Group, the hospitality company founded by Danny Meyer, operates some of the nation’s most beloved restaurants, such as Union Square Cafe and Gramercy Tavern, and also created Shake Shack, which went public in 2015. Mark is also a partner and member of the investment committee of Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI), a growth equity fund affiliated with USHG with over $200M of capital commitments, that was formed to identify and invest in scalable businesses with proven category leadership and a committed focus on building shareholder value by building an employee, customer, and community-focused culture. Leveraging USHG’s more than 30 years of experience, relationships, and track record as operators and investors, EHI will primarily, but not exclusively, focus on fine casual restaurants and technology companies that fuel hospitality. Mark currently serves on the boards of Joe Coffee and Salt & Straw ice cream, portfolio companies of EHI. Prior to joining USHG, Mark enjoyed a successful career in investment banking advising middle market growth companies, most recently serving as the global head of Technology, Media, and Telecommunications at Piper Jaffray. In addition to Mark’s current board positions, Mark previously served on the boards of Trinity College, the Harlem Globetrotters, Leap Wireless (LEAP), Centennial Communications, Citadel Communications, T/SF Communications (TSF), and US Radio. Mark currently serves as chair of the board of Jacob’s Pillow Dance, a school and performance space in the Berkshires. Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Trinity College and an MBA from Chicago Booth.