Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Who is prospective Dodgers controlling partner Mark R. Walter?

In an earlier post, I noted that while people in the media and sports talk radio callers are concentrating on Magic Johnson's role in the new prospective Dodgers ownership group, in reality the person who will call the shots will be Mark Walter.

Who is Mark Walter? Here is what Guggenheim Partners' website says:

Mark R. Walter Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Walter is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board and Executive Committee of Guggenheim Capital, LLC. Mr. Walter is also one of the founders of the Liberty Hampshire Company, LLC. Mr. Walter serves as a trustee or director of several organizations including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Security Benefit Corporation. Mr. Walter grew up in Iowa and received a B.S. from Creighton University and a J.D. from Northwestern University.

It also includes this quote:

“We put our clients and our relationships first, ahead of the firm’s interests.”

~CEO Mark Walter

Good news for a baseball fan.

Also see this article from Chicago's NBC television station, which emphasizes Walters' Chicago presence.

I was unable to find Walters' personal net worth, but as of 2008, Magic Johnson's net worth was estimated at $800 million, including his then-minority stake in the Los Angeles Lakers.
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