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 58)
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 Milwaukee 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]

Career[edit]

Finance[edit]

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]

Personal[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brewers have doubled in value since Attanasio bought them". www.jsonline.com. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  2. ^ "Owners approve sale of Brewers for $223M". ESPN.com. 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", 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". www.crescentcap.com. 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". www.jsonline.com. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
Business positions
Preceded by
Wendy Selig-Prieb
Owner of the Milwaukee Brewers franchise
2004–present
Incumbent