Mark Walter

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Mark Walter
Born 1960
Alma mater Creighton University (B.A.)
Northwestern University (J.D.)
Occupation Founder, Chief Executive Officer of Guggenheim Partners
Chairman of Los Angeles Dodgers
Home town Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Spouse(s) Kimbra Walter

Mark Walter is a founder and the chief executive officer of Guggenheim Partners, a privately held global financial services firm with more than $240 billion in assets under management and headquarters in Chicago and New York. He is also the Chairman of the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball franchise.


Mark is a Cedar Rapids, Iowa native and Graduate of Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School. In 1996, he co-founded the Liberty Hampshire Company, LLC with Steven E. Johnson, in Chicago.[1] In 2000, he helped found Guggenheim Partners, LLC. Today, he is the chief executive officer of Guggenheim Partners, which has rapidly grown into a global, diversified financial services firm with more than $260 billion in assets under management, 2,300 employees, and 25 offices in six countries around the world.

On May 1, 2012, Walter helped lead Guggenheim Baseball Management, LLC, a private partnership formed in 2011 to acquire the Los Angeles Dodgers, in the successful purchase of the storied baseball franchise for $2.15 billion. His partners in Guggenheim Baseball Management include Todd Boehly, Bobby Patton, Peter Guber, Stan Kasten, and Earvin “Magic” Johnson.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

On December 10, 2012, in its annual survey of the "50 Most Influential People in Sports Business," the SportsBusiness Journal named Walter the 8th most influential person in sports business due to the historic Dodgers purchase.[9]

Mark Walter also serves as a trustee or director of several organizations including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Northwestern University and the Field Museum.

Walter and several of his partners also bought the Los Angeles Sparks basketball team in 2014.[10]


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Business positions
Preceded by
Frank McCourt
Chairman of the Los Angeles Dodgers
Succeeded by