Mark is the Founder and CEO of Northwestern Capital Partners, LLC. NCP was founded in 2004 and Mark has since led transactions valued at collectively over $1 billion. Under Mark’s leadership, Northwestern Capital Partners 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 (General Management 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), as an advisor to the President’s Office of the University of Southern California, as a founding board member of North Carolina chapter of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, as a mentor with XLerate Health and the McDonough Graduate School of Business at Georgetown University, as a past member of the Georgetown University Parents Council, and a member of the Urban Land Institute. In 2005, the University of Southern California presented Mark with the Widney Award for Alumni Leadership.
Alison Karamon is an executive assistant at Northwestern Capital Partners, LLC with experience in creating and implementing organizational procedures, project management, and customer relations. Her skills include overseeing operations and organizing team functions.
Karamon graduated from Madonna University with a bachelor’s degree in biology, a minor in chemistry and a certificate in DNA analysis.
A long-time colleague of Mark Arizmendi, Kurt Riegger is an advisor at Northwestern Capital Partners, LLC (NCP) with experience as a venture investor and as CEO or COO of several companies. His extensive experience in developing business strategies lends insight to NCP in creating and harvesting value for stakeholders.
Kurt carries 32 years of senior management to now achieve strategic and financial objectives. He founded two, and successfully sold four, technologies companies, and has had profit-loss responsibility to lead companies through their stages from simple startup to $25 million sales. He has also raised an aggregate $91 million of equity financing for his companies and clients.
Kurt graduated from the University of Michigan with a dual bachelor’s degree, with distinction, in mathematics and molecular biology.