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Mark Arizmendi - Founder and CEO

marizmendi@northwesterncapital.net

Mark Arizmendi is the Founder and CEO of Northwestern Capital Partners, LLC.  NCP was founded in 2001 and has since worked on transactions valued at collectively over $1 billion.  Under Mark's leadership, Northwestern Capital Partners has advised or invested with some of the most respected investors in the US, including private equity firms, venture capital enterprises, strategic investors, academic institutions, and private investors.  Mark attended the University of Southern California (Economics 1983), Queens University (MBA 1999), and Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management (EXED 2006).  Mark is active as a past or present board member with several nonprofits, including the Alumni Association of USC (founder and president of the Carolinas chapter), the local chapter of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, as a mentor with XLerate Health and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and as a past member of the Georgetown University Parent’s Council. In 2005, the University of Southern California presented Mark with the Widney Award, for Alumni Leadership. 

Alison Karamon - Associate

akaramon@northwesterncapital.net

Alison Karamon is an Associate at Northwestern Capital Partners, LLC. Alison graduated from Madonna University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, a minor in chemistry and a certificate in DNA analysis. Karamon has experience in creating and implementing organizational procedures, project management, and customer relations. Her skills include oversight and organization of team functions. Karamon also serves as a board member of the Troy Historical Society.

 

Kelli Murray - Advisor

Kelli Murray is a 20+ year veteran of the healthcare industry. Her career has scaled across a variety of channels including hospital performance improvement, informatics product management, large account management, technology sales, marketing and customer loyalty to leading an innovation team for a global pharma and medical device company. For the last 15 years, Kelli has been an active investor in tech and real estate and is a partner in a national franchise. In 2014, after assisting in the $100M+ acquisition of a healthcare technology company, she shifted full-time into entrepreneurship. In 2015 she started MedSpeaks as a platform to elevate brilliant people in health and medical innovation and co-founded, Health Innovators, the largest Meetup community in the Southeast United States. Kelli received her Bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from Stetson University and Strategic IT Marketing from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

 

Kurt Riegger - Advisor

Kurt Riegger is an advisor to Northwestern Capital Partners and a long time colleague of Mark Arizmendi. Kurt’s experience as a venture investor and CEO/COO of several companies provides insight to NCP management. Kurt has extensive experience developing business strategy for early stage venture-backed companies. By focusing on the core capabilities and competitive positioning of the firms, Kurt creates and harvests value for shareholders.  He has 32 years of senior management experience achieving strategic and financial objectives including two-time INC 500 company Intelliseek.   He has founded two and successfully sold four technology companies, and has had profit and loss responsibility and operating experience leading companies in the stages from startup to $25 Million sales.  He has raised an aggregate $91M of equity financing for his companies and clients. Kurt graduated from the University of Michigan with a dual BS, with distinction, in mathematics and Molecular Biology. 

 

Kelli Murray is a 20+ year veteran of the healthcare industry. Her career has scaled across a variety of channels including hospital performance improvement, informatics product management, large account management, technology sales, marketing and customer loyalty to leading an innovation team for a global pharma and medical device company. For the last 15 years, Kelli has been an active investor in tech and real estate, and is a partner in a national franchise. In 2014, after assisting in the $120M acquisition of a healthcare technology company, she shifted full-time into entrepreneurship. In 2015 she started MedSpeaks as a platform to elevate brilliant people in health and medical innovation and co-founded, Health Innovators, the largest Meetup community in the Southeast United States.

 

Kelli received her Bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from Stetson University and Strategic IT Marketing from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

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