Mark is co-founder of Newbury Franklin, a holding company that acquires and builds recurring revenue businesses with an extremely long-term orientation.
Mark is the former Chairman and CEO of Little Sprouts, a Massachusetts-based provider of early education centers, which he led the acquisition of in 2012 via a search fund. What started as a local business with 16 locations in the Boston area grew to become the largest private preschool company in New England during Mark’s 6-year tenure as CEO. Little Sprouts now operates several brands across four states.
Mark is an active investor and serves on multiple private company boards in the search fund ecosystem. He is a Senior Advisor in the Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital at Tuck (Dartmouth), where he leads an independent study on the subject of Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition.
Earlier in his career, Mark was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs, first in New York and later in Chicago. He subsequently worked as a private equity investor with Chicago Growth Partners, a middle-market buyout fund.
Mark received a B.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.