Mark Glennon is Managing Director at Ninth Street Advisors, providing consulting services to emerging companies and their investors. From 2001 to 2010 Mark sourced and managed venture capital investments for Leo Capital Holdings. Recent board of directorship service includes GrubHub, Shoutlet and FunMobility. He is the founder of WirePoints, an online news site, and a Mentor at Excelerate Labs, an incubator in Chicago.
Mark is the recent winner of the Fellows Medal awarded by the Illinois Venture Capital Association for outstanding contributions to the venture capital and private equity profession. At that association, Mark is on the Executive Committee of the Board.
In 1997 he founded the Illinois Venture Capital Conference, which successfully matched dozens of young companies to venture capital sources. He also co-founded TecPromote, a political action committee promoting technology, entrepreneurship and capital formation.
Mark earlier practiced law with expertise in debt transactions, turnarounds, and venture capital. Starting as an associate at Foley & Lardner, he was later a partner at Holleb & Coff in Chicago.
He received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science at Northwestern University and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law school where he won the Deinard Award for top law review contribution. He earlier served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas Law School in Austin.