Mark Jennings is a Co-Founder and has been a Managing Partner of Generation Partners since 1996 and operates out of the firm’s Austin office. Prior to that time, Mark was a Partner of Centre Partners, a private equity firm affiliated with Lazard Freres & Co, from 1987 to 1996, and prior to that, he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1986 to 1987. Mark currently serves on the board of directors of several Generation portfolio companies and has previously served on the boards of directors of many other private or publicly traded companies. Mark is also a founding board member of Musician Treatment Foundation – a charitable organization that provides surgical care to professional musicians. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.Close BIO
We focus on technology-enabled service businesses with strong growth drivers, targeting equity investments of $20 million to $100 million through majority control and minority investments. We are long-term investors and have been involved in many of our companies for more than 10 years.
We invest in the following sectors: Business & Information Services; Healthcare Services & Technology; Media & Marketing Services; and Real Estate. Within these areas, we develop an investment thesis and target specific sectors which we believe are poised to benefit from key secular trends.
Founded in 1995, Generation has decades of experience and its team is actively engaged in helping managers take their companies to the next level. In addition to capital, we provide expertise in strategy, sales & marketing, mergers & acquisitions, team building, financial markets, technology & systems assessment, executive coaching and access to a vast network of industry contacts.
Generation Partners has offices in Greenwich, Austin, and Los Angeles.