Mark joins the firm with over 30 years of industry experience, most recently as Raymond James’ Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, where he also formerly headed the Consumer Banking Investment sector. He also previously served as the head of the Consumer Banking Sector at Alex. Brown & Sons, Deutsche Bank, CIBC World Markets and Oppenheimer & Co.
Over the course of his career, Mark has advised and raised capital for many premier consumer brands across the retail, e-commerce, restaurant, and consumer products sectors including Under Armour, Krispy Kreme, Ruth's Chris, Gerber Childrenswear, Samuel Adams, Citi Trends, Franchise Group, Klaussner Home Furnishings, Hanna Andersson, and Constant Contact.
This marks the third senior hire to the US Consumer, Leisure & Retail team – with Darren Gange joining as Managing Director in 2021 focused on restaurants, franchising and foodservice sector, and Patrick Furlong – formerly of Solomon Partners – as Director last month.
Scott Wieler, CEO, DC Advisory US, commented: “Mark’s expertise and network are unrivalled in the consumer and services space. As we continue to scale the US business with like-minded talent to serve the growth economy, the acquisition and retention of top talent in our key franchises is crucial. I’m delighted that our entrepreneurial culture and clear lanes for sector growth, deliver talent that positions us to make a difference for our clients in the US and internationally. Welcome Mark!”
Mark Goodman, Vice Chairman, DC Advisory US, said: “DC Advisory US’ rapid growth and a truly global platform, offers a unique and exciting opportunity to make a difference to businesses in need of truly strategic corporate finance advice. I’m excited to begin this next chapter!”
In the wider business, DC Advisory continues to attract top talent across multiple franchises – with 15 other Managing Director hires in the past 20 months including: Laura Méndez (Consumer, Leisure & Retail); Rich Blann (Healthcare); Hector M. Torres (Healthcare); Manish Gupta (Healthcare); Gretchen Tibbitts (Media & Telecom); Ellis Chaplin (Aerospace, Defense & Government Services); Darren Gange (Consumer, Leisure & Retail); Todd Wilson (Industrials); John Lanza (Business & Tech-Enabled Services); and Tom Krasnewich (Industrials).
Internationally, DC Advisory continues its expansion – opening its Thai and Benelux offering in the past 12 months, bringing the total number of international offices to 22, with a team of 650+ bankers.