Mark Gallogly

Centerbridge Partners L.P.

Mark Gallogly

Company: Centerbridge Partners L.P.
Assets Under Management: $25 B
Net Worth: $1.4 B
Age: 61
Location: New York, NY
Education: University of Notre Dame (B.A.)
Sophia University
Columbia Business School (M.B.A.)

Mark T. Gallogly: Building Bridges

One defining trait of financial whales is a long and distinguished track record of serving clients and the community.  Mark T. Gallogly embodies this trait, providing consistent value and superior returns in a career that has spanned decades.

Mr. Mark Timothy Gallogly graduated with a B.A. with honors from the University of Notre Dame and attended Sophia University in Tokyo; he received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 1986.  Starting in 1989, Mark worked with The Blackstone Group for 16 years, most recently as a senior managing director, the head of private equity, and a member of Blackstone’s management and investment committees.

At The Blackstone Group, Mark T. Gallogly was heavily involved in the firm’s investments in New Skies Satellites and Sirius Satellite Radio, among others.  Mark had moved to Blackstone from Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, where he had worked in acquisition finance.

It was in October 2005 that Mark Gallogly co-founded the New York-based firm Centerbridge Partners with Jeffrey H. Aronson.  Together, they oversee and have ultimate responsibility for Centerbridge’s investment activities and serve as members of the firm’s management committee.

An investment firm with $25 billion of assets under management, Centerbridge Partners is focused on private-equity and credit investing.  Centerbridge identifies investing opportunities across multiple investment disciplines, including private equity, credit and related strategies, and real estate.

In September 2006, Centerbridge Partners started its debut fund with $3.2 billion of investor commitments to focus on control investments in distressed securities and leveraged buyout transactions.  During the next few years, Centerbridge controlled or acquired a number of companies in the food, hospitality, and entertainment industries, including Extended Stay Hotels, CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, P. F. Chang’s China Bistro, and Great Wolf Resorts.

Throughout his 30-year career, Mr. Gallogly has been involved in a broad spectrum of endeavors, not all of them directly related to finance.  Notably, Mark served on President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board from 2008 to 2010, and on the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness from 2010 to 2012.

In addition, Mark Gallogly currently serves on the advisory council of the Hamilton Project, an economic policy group at the Brookings Institution, the Columbia Business School Board of Overseers, and the board of trustees of the ROADS Charter Schools.  Plus, Mark is a partner with the Partnership for New York City as well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and The Economic Club of New York.

With Jeffrey Aronson and Centerbridge Partners, he has helped myriad clients build wealth.  But even beyond this achievement – and beyond the sphere of finance – Mark T. Gallogly builds bridges, creates opportunities, and provides enduring value.

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