Mark L. Deutsch, Special Limited Partner
Mr. Deutsch is a senior private equity executive with nearly 30 years of direct experience. Prior to joining Verus, he was a partner and co-founder of Hudson Ferry Capital, a lower middle market private equity firm, from 2006 through 2014. At Hudson Ferry, Mark was responsible for new business development and raised the majority of the firm’s private capital for its two funds. Prior to forming Hudson Ferry Capital, Mr. Deutsch was Managing Partner at Kenner & Company, Inc., a middle market private equity firm with a principal focus on businesses within the building products industry, from 1994 through 2006. He has been responsible for investing approximately $800 million in various companies. Mark serves on the Board of Directors of Skyline Windows LLC, the leading manufacturer and installer of windows in high-rises throughout New York City. He has served on numerous Boards of Directors for many past portfolio companies. Previously, Mr. Deutsch held senior positions at Fieldstone Private Capital Group, L.P., an investment banking firm, and Bankers Trust Company (now Deutsche Bank).
As a certified public accountant, Mr. Deutsch began his career at KPMG Peat Marwick. Mark received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Accounting, summa cum laude, from Binghamton University. Mr. Deutsch is Chairman and founding member of Binghamton University’s School of Management Metro Advisory Board. He was the recipient of Binghamton University’s Special Recognition Award in 2002 and Alumni Recognition Award in 2000. Mr. Deutsch is a frequent guest lecturer at Binghamton University where he teaches a leveraged buyout case study.