David M. Marks, Chairman:
- Marine Growth Ventures, Inc.
Private Company Experience:
David Marks has served as the Trustee of the Irrevocable Children's
Trust, Irrevocable Children's Trust No.2 and Phoenix Business Trust
since 1994, where he oversees all trust investments, with responsibilities
that begin pre-acquisition and extend throughout ownership, operation,
and disposition. David has played a key role in all acquisitions
and management of the Trust's portfolio of commercial real estate,
operating companies, and investments. David acts as officer, director
or manager for most of the Trust's operating subsidiaries. These
interests include investments in real estate, domestic and international
manufacturing, construction, maritime investments, casino gaming,
telecommunications and technology.
Public Company Experience:
David Marks is Chairman of Thomas Equipment, Inc. (OTCBB: TEQI),
where he played a key role in the acquisition of Maxim Mortgage
Corporation (OTCBB: MXMO), Pneutech-Rousseau Group, and the assets
of Thomas Equipment, Ltd., creating an international public industrial
equipment and fluid power distributor and manufacturer. Since completion
of the acquisitions, Thomas Equipment, Inc. continues to execute
on its Thomas² initiative through a world wide distribution agreement
with Hyundai Heavy Industries, the opening of a new manufacturing
facility in Busan, South Korea, innovative product development,
and operational enhancements.
David Marks is Chairman of Ventures-National, Inc. d/b/a Titan General
Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: TTGH), where he has played a pivotal role
in taking the company public through a reverse merger and expanding
operations to cover a national footprint by acquiring a complimentary
east coast manufacturing division. David continues to control the
largest voting block of this publicly traded company on behalf of
Irrevocable Children's Trust and its affiliates.
David Marks has participated in real estate acquisitions, refinancings,
and dispositions ranging in size from single asset transactions
under $1 million to portfolio transactions in excess of $170 million.
Private and public operating company transactions have ranged in
size from private transactions (under $1m to in excess of $40 million.)
to public company transactions with market capitalizations in excess
of $100 million.
David Marks has a B.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin.