Mark Hauser

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Mark Hauser is an American private equity investor and fund manager. Based in Cincinnati, Hauser has over three

decades of investing and operating company experience. He served as vice president of the investment services firm

Reynolds DeWitt Securities, and has held board positions for companies across a number of sectors including

consumer goods, food & beverage, government-contracted security and defense businesses, digital advertising and

textile manufacturing.

Hauser is most known as the founder and co-managing partner of Hauser Private Equity, a hybrid private equity

fund focused on direct co-investment in the lower-middle and middle markets. Since its inception in 2008, Hauser

Private Equity’s five funds have invested over $350 million in capital in privately-owned businesses nationally.

He is also the founder of HAUSER Inc. (formerly The Hauser Insurance Group), a national full-service brokerage

firm focused exclusively on the needs of private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

Early Life and Education[edit]

Hauser was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio to Art and Joan Hauser. His father Art was a former American

football defensive lineman who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) and the American

Football League (AFL). By the time Hauser was born, Art had retired from football and worked in a number of

positions including NFL scout, substitute teacher and car salesman. He eventually began working in insurance sales,

starting Art Hauser Insurance Company.

He attended St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati before moving to Oxford, Ohio to attend Miami University. He

earned his undergraduate degree at the university, graduating with a bachelor’s in business administration and

finance from the Farmer School of Business. During his time at Miami University he was a member of the Sigma

Nu fraternity.


Reynolds DeWitt Securities[edit]

From 1985 to 1996, Hauser served as vice president of Reynolds DeWitt Securities, a merchant banking firm

founded by Mercer Reynolds III and Bill DeWitt, owner of the St. Louis Cardinals. His work in the company

resulted in public offerings for a number of companies including Mid-American Waste Systems, Future Healthcare,

and Health Images.

HAUSER Inc.[edit]

In 1995, Hauser acquired a small Cincinnati-based insurance agency and founded HAUSER Inc. (formerly The

Hauser Insurance Group). Today the firm is a national full-service brokerage firm focused exclusively on the needs

of private equity firms and their portfolio companies, offering services in the areas of M&A transaction solutions,

insurance and human capital. It operates in cities across the country including Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Los

Angeles and St. Louis. He served as president of the company from 1995 until 2012, and chairman from 2012 until


Hauser Private Equity[edit]

Hauser founded Hauser Private Equity in 2008 as a continuation of the successful strategies he developed for his

private equity fund Hauser Capital Partners. The business is a hybrid private equity fund manager that focuses on

direct co-investments in the lower-middle and middle markets, targeting verticals such as industrials, financial &

business services, healthcare and consumer goods. It partners with control buyout funds and selectively with

managers of growth equity and special situation funds. Over the past 15 years, its funds have completed over 500

investments, putting over $300 million in capital towards privately-owned businesses. Over 150 of those

investments have been successfully realized to date. Hauser has been co-managing partner of the business since its

inception and oversees its capital formation and investment selection. The company is headquartered in Cincinnati,

Ohio and has offices in Los Angeles, California and Washington D.C.

Other Business Ventures[edit]

Reynolds Lake Oconee[edit]

In 1985, Mercer Reynolds III of Mercer DeWitt Securities brought together Bob Castellini, future owner of the

Cincinnati Reds baseball team, Hauser and a few other investors to form Linger Longer Development Corporation

and develop Reynolds Lake Oconee (formerly the Reynolds Plantation) a 17,000 acre tract of land on Lake Oconee

outside Atlanta, Georgia. Today, the land holds The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, a five diamond resort, multiple residential

neighborhoods and five championship golf courses.

The Cincinnati Sports Club[edit]

Hauser partnered again with Castellini and a few other local investors in 1990 to form The Cincinnati Sports Club.

Although the original concept for the project was a “sports mall” where private businesses could lease space, today

it is Ohio’s largest indoor sports complex, touting itself as the best parts of a health club, wellness facility, rec center

and city social hub. The 111,000 square-foot center has over 4,000 active members, and is also the primary training

facility of the Cincinnati Reds. He is currently still co-owner of the facility.

Board Positions[edit]

Hauser has held board positions for a number of businesses throughout his career, including those in consumer

goods, food & beverage brands, digital advertising, textile manufacturing and government-contracted security and

defense businesses. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Cincinnati Sports Club, LightBox, and The

O’Hara Group as well as several other companies.

Personal Life[edit]

Mark Hauser is a part of Mayerson/Gould/Hauser/Tysoe Group who have collaborated to produce a number of theater

productions including Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark and Ghost The Musical.

He is also a benefactor of Marymount High School, an all-girls Catholic school in Los Angeles, serving on the board

of directors at the school for six years and spending four as chairman. In Cincinnati at his high school alma mater

Xavier High School, he started the junior Big Brother program.

Mark is married to Margie Hauser, née Wright, a professional composer and pianist working with recording artists

and producers and has supervised music for both television and Broadway. She is a member of The Recording

Academy and ASCAP. The couple have lived in Indian Hill, a suburb of Cincinnati, for over 30 years and split their

time between there and Los Angeles. They have four children together.

Mark Hauser
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Native nameMark Hauser
🏡 ResidenceCincinnati
🏫 EducationMiami University (Ohio)
🎓 Alma materMiami University (Ohio)
💼 Occupation
💼 LinkedIN

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