Mark J. McCreery serves as Co-Founder and Co-Managing Director of Grits Capital (a Mississippi-based venture capital firm) and MuniStrategies (a NMTC allocatee founded in 2006). Mark works on business strategy, deal origination and fundraising, but is also responsible for compliance operations for both firms. He is an experienced business manager and serial entrepreneur who has been involved in 28 different start-up businesses since 1988 and raised over $50 million in capital for these businesses and other investment opportunities.
Prior to Grits and MuniStrategies, Mark worked as a financial and strategic consultant to various political clients including Rudolph W. Giuliani (Mayor-New York City in 1993/1997), Lamar Alexander for President ’96, Bush-Quayle ’92, and the 1992 Republican National Convention in Houston, Texas. McCreery also worked for Mayor Giuliani at New York City Hall in 1994, managing a staff of 170 and a budget of $137 million. He attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi where he received both BBA and MBA degrees.
Mark is active in many civic pursuits and for those efforts was named by Goodwill Industries in 2009 as a “Mississippi Volunteer of the Year” recipient. He is a frequent lecturer, has taught entrepreneurship classes at the undergraduate level and currently is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the MS Technology Alliance.