Mark Attanasio

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Mark Attanasio
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Mark Attanasio with his wife at Miller Park
Born (1957-09-29) September 29, 1957 (age 60)
The Bronx, New York
Education Brown University, A.B. 1979
Columbia Law School, J.D. 1982
Occupation Owner of the Milwaukee Brewers
Senior executive, TCW/Crescent Mezzanine and Trust Company of the West

Mark L. Attanasio (born September 29, 1957) is a Los Angeles businessman and owner of the Milwaukee Brewers. In September 2004, he reached a deal, on behalf of an investment group, to purchase the Brewers from the family of Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Bud Selig for an estimated US$223 million.[1] The deal was approved by MLB at the owners' winter meeting on January 13, 2005.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Attanasio was born in The Bronx, New York and grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey, where he attended high school.[3] He graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in 1979 and received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1982.[4]



He co-founded the Dallas investment firm Crescent Capital Partners in 1991, which was later bought by Trust Company of the West in 1995.[5] In 2001, Attanasio joined the board of directors at the telecommunications firm Global Crossing, which filed for bankruptcy in January 2002.[6] He resigned his position on the board shortly thereafter.[7]

He is a senior executive with the money management firms TCW/Crescent Mezzanine and Trust Company of the West.[8]

Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

In September 2004, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Selig family announced that they had accepted Attanasio's bid to buy the team.[9]

Attanasio (center) presenting a 2011 Silver Slugger Award to Ryan Braun

Other work[edit]

Along with Brewers Assistant General Manager Gord Ash and former pitcher Ben Sheets, Attanasio is a part-owner of the Milwaukee Admirals.[10]

He was a major sponsor of the widely acclaimed Andy Warhol exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum.[11]


Mark is the brother of television writer Paul Attanasio.[12] His eldest son, Dan, and his rock band, Pan Am, have performed at Summerfest 2008 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Brewers have doubled in value since Attanasio bought them". Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  2. ^ "Owners approve sale of Brewers for $223M". Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  3. ^ Walker, Don. "Brewers' owner Attanasio ready for his rookie season: Long love of game, business experience have prepared him for new role" Archived 2011-07-01 at the Wayback Machine., Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 4, 2005. Accessed September 4, 2008. "Born in the Bronx, Attanasio and his family moved when he was young to a split-level suburban home in Tenafly, N.J., where Attanasio graduated from high school."
  4. ^ "5 things to know about new Brewers GM Stearns". Press Gazette Media. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  5. ^ Petruno, Tom (2010-07-28). "TCW agrees to split off Crescent Capital Group". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  6. ^ Romero, Simon; Fabrikant, Geraldine (2002-02-23). "Another Twist at Global as Chairman Quits a Board". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  7. ^ Service, George A. Chidi Jr., IDG News. "Bankrupt Global Crossing issues Q4 warning". Computerworld. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  8. ^ "History". Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  9. ^ Vrana, Debora (2004-10-04). "Owning His Dream Team". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  10. ^ "Milwaukee Admirals to be sold to new ownership group - Milwaukee - Milwaukee Business Journal". Milwaukee Business Journal. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  11. ^ "Milwaukee Art Museum: Warhol". Milwaukee Art Museum. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  12. ^ Tyler Kepner (September 30, 2011). "Owner Goes All In on the Brewers". The New York Times. 
  13. ^ VALLEJOS, TAMARA. "Attanasio's son steps up to plate". Archived from the original on 2013-05-18. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
Business positions
Preceded by
Wendy Selig-Prieb
Owner of the Milwaukee Brewers franchise