Our Team Northwestern Capital Partners LLC

Mark Arizmendi  Mark Arizmendi

Mark is the Founder and CEO of Northwestern Capital Partners, LLC. NCP was founded in 2004 and Mark has since led transactions as an advisor and investor valued at collectively over $1.9 billion. Northwestern Capital Partners has advised or invested with some of the most respected investors in the US and globally, including private equity firms, venture capital enterprises, strategic investors, academic institutions, and private investors.  The company maintains long term and durable relationships with its investors, focusing on financial advisory and strategic planning.

Mark attended the University of Southern California (USC – Economics 1983), Queens University (MBA 1999), and Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management (General Management 2006). Mark has also completed MIT’s Real Estate Analysis and Investment program.  Mark is active as a past or present board member with several nonprofits, the Executive Board of the USC Lusk Institute of Real Estate, as an advisor to the President’s Office of the University of Southern California, as a founding board member of the North Carolina chapter of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, as a mentor with both 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  Alison Karamon

Alison Karamon is the General Manager for 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.

Alison graduated from Madonna University with a bachelor’s degree in biology, a minor in chemistry, and a certificate in DNA analysis.

Kurt Riegger  Kurt Riegger

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.

  Ryan Covington

Ryan Covington is a Real Estate Analyst for Northwestern Capital Partners, LLC with experience in Development, Capital Markets, Residential, and Corporate Real Estate Finance. His Skills include alternative financing solutions, urban regeneration processes for placemaking, sustainable development as well as repositioning existing projects with a global and asset life cycle approach. He is passionate about the ability to transform communities while improving the quality of life to support creativity, diversity, and technology. 

Ryan graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Real Estate Development, minor in Spanish, and a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from IE Business School in Europe.  

  Serena Overhoff

Serena is the Founder & President of Serena Overhoff & Partners, LLC and an advisor at Northwestern Capital Partners. She has over twenty years of experience working with institutional asset managers and non-profits, in areas of strategic communications, business development, and relationship management. Serena Overhoff & Partners’ stated goal is to establish impact investment partnerships that specifically aim to strengthen communities across the country. In 1Q21, she recently joined both Northwestern Capital Partners, LLC and Urban Pacific Group of Companies as an advisor to further her commitment to social impact.

Before starting Serena Overhoff & Partners, she led strategic capital campaigns for non-profits and private sector organizations to meet major growth initiatives. She also spent several years working with the USC Marshall School of Business and Leventhal

School of Accounting, the USC Alumni Association, the Orange County Museum of Art, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Kure It Cancer Research, and Summus Films.

Serena received her B.A. from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communications, and she also earned a Certificate of Professional Studies from the University of Oxford, England. She is actively involved in the community with The Jacques Overhoff Foundation, Go Sustainable Now, USC Trojan League of Los Angeles, Dr. Arthur C. Bartner 50th Anniversary Spirit of Troy Legacy Campaign, and is a member of 100 Women in Finance.