Dennis Markus joined Carmel Partners in 2012 and, until April 2023, was Carmel’s Senior Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer. He oversaw all financial operations, including responsibility for the Accounting, Capital Finance and Fund Management teams. During his tenure, he also had responsibility for legal, compliance and IT. He is a member of Carmel’s Advisory Board.
Prior to Carmel, Mr. Markus was the CFO and President of Larkspur Hotels and Restaurants, a fully-integrated owner, operator and developer of hotels and restaurants in the Western United States. While at Larkspur, he oversaw the firm’s financial and business operations. With more than 30 years of experience in the real estate and financial service industries, Mr. Markus has also worked in several key financial and operational roles at Transamerica Corporation and its subsidiaries, including serving as President and CFO of Transamerica Senior Living.
Mr. Markus received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.