Mr. Hauser is a private equity investor and fund manager with over 35 years of investing and operating company experience. He is Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Hauser Private Equity (HPE) which invests in private equity funds and directly in privately owned business. HPE’s four funds have invested over $300M in capital in privately owned business nationally across a diverse set of industries. Early in his investment career, Mr. Hauser was Vice President of Cincinnati based Reynolds Dewitt Securities. His merchant banking work there resulted in public offerings of Mid-American Waste Systems, Future Healthcare, and Health Images. Throughout his investing career, Mr. Hauser has served on the Board of Directors for consumer goods and food and beverage brands. He has also served on boards for government contracted security and defense businesses and digital advertising and textile manufacturing.
Cincinnati headquartered, HAUSER Inc. (formerly The Hauser Insurance Group) is a national risk advisory and insurance brokerage firm. Mr. Hauser has led the business for over 25 years; transforming the company from a local insurance agency into the national brand it is today.
Holding true to his belief in strong, local, privately held companies – Mr. Hauser remains co-owner of The Cincinnati Sports Club (a 16-acre, 110,000 square-foot fitness and lifestyle club.) Celebrating 30 years of membership, the club was developed by Mark along with Bob Castellini and the Reds organization as a pioneer in sports training and fitness in Cincinnati.
Mark and his wife, Margie, have lived in Indian Hill for 25 years and have raised four children together. Mrs. Hauser is 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 (Grammy Foundation) and ASCAP.
In addition to advising business owners and mentoring aspiring business owners, Mark has continuously mentored high school, college, and post college young adults over the past 20 years. He served on the Board of Directors for Marymount High School for six years, four years as Chairman. He started the junior Big Brother program at St. Xavier High School and started mentoring intellectually disabled children in his teens. Mark received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a Major in Finance from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.