The principals of Spell Capital Partners are widely regarded as accomplished, experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds, successful investment track records and solid business networks. Spell professionals have extensive contacts and industry relationships

enabling them to identify promising opportunities. They also have the knowledge and skills to analyze performance, assess the strength of management teams, obtain the necessary financing and consummate transactions.

Mark R. McDonald
Senior Managing Director

Mark has over 25 years of experience in mezzanine, leveraged lending and corporate banking. Prior to joining Spell Capital in January 2012, he was a partner in Churchill Capital’s mezzanine funds from 2001 to 2011. Mark invested as a principal during each of these years and has significant experience in all aspects of mezzanine investing. From 1987 to 2001, he served in a leadership role as Vice President – Senior Relationship Manager in Corporate Banking at U.S. Bank. His responsibilities at U.S. Bank included originating, structuring and managing leveraged loan transactions in private equity owned companies and other corporate loans. He also analyzed, recommended and managed limited partner investments by the bank in private equity funds (buyout and mezzanine funds). Prior to U.S. Bank Mark worked in corporate lending at two other commercial banks. Mark has served on the board of directors of several privately held companies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.