Founder & Managing Partner
Mark is the Founder and Managing Director of Bounds Equity Partners, which he formed in 2009. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Goense Bounds & Partners (GBP), a private equity firm which he co-founded in 2000. GBP invested in 10 platform companies and 22 add-on acquisitions. Mark has served on the Board of Directors of numerous portfolio companies including Norcraft Industries, Pretium Packaging, Sportcraft, Hollinee, DBL Labs, Preferred Pipe, Trusswall Systems, Propane Continental, Prime Cable, L&S Mechanical, Illinois Glassworks, EastPoint Sports, Beacon Promotions, Clad-Rex and Thermo-Tech Windows. Prior to 2000, Mark was a Partner at Allstate Private Equity from 1996-2000. While at Allstate, Mr. Bounds invested in 10 transactions. From 1995 until joining Allstate Private Equity, Mr. Bounds was the Vice President of Corporate Development for GAF Corporation, the largest roofing company in North America. He was a co-founder and Principal of Heller Equity Capital Corporation from 1988 to 1995. Before joining HECC, Mark was with Heller Financial’s leveraged buyout senior debt lending group from 1985 to 1988. Mark graduated with honors with a BA degree in Marketing from the University of Iowa and earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.