Mark Gudis


Mark Gudis

Managing Partner, Head of Sourcing and Transaction Development

Mark Gudis has more than 30 years of senior level experience investing in middle market companies at industry leading firms. Mr. Gudis began his career in the mid-1980’s working in Leveraged Finance at Bank of America, Citibank, Toronto Dominion Bank and Barclays Bank. He later served as a Senior Vice President and the Head of Sponsor Finance in the middle market for GE Capital Corporation from 1993-1999, where he managed the Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York offices. Mr. Gudis joined The Blackstone Group’s Corporate Debt Group in 1999 upon its inception where he focused on middle market structured debt and equity investments. As a Partner and investment committee member at Blackstone, he served as the head of sourcing and transaction development. Prior to Backcast, Mr. Gudis was the founder and Head of the Private Debt Capital Group at S.A.C. Capital where he sourced, invested, and managed over $2 billion of firm capital in a variety of debt and equity securities mainly in the middle market. Mr. Gudis graduated from USC (1985) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and is a long-time Advisory Board Member for the USC Marshall School of Business. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Nuvance Health and chairs its Investment Committee. Mr. Gudis was also the former Chairman of the Board of Norwalk Hospital.


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