Mark Kwilosz



Managing Director

Mark Kwilosz is a managing director in the Duff & Phelps Opinions practice of Kroll based in Chicago. Mark is also the Head of the firm’s Automotive Industry Group and a member of the Fairness Opinion Review Committee.

Mark has provided M&A and debt advisory services, fairness opinions, solvency opinions, valuations and other corporate finance advisory services to clients involved in a variety of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, related-party transactions, recapitalizations, spin-offs, going-private transactions, rights offerings, share repurchases, and ESOP transactions. His advisory experience is primarily focused in the industrial sector with significant additional experience in technology, consumer products and financial services sectors.

Mark's clients span a broad range of corporations and private equity groups, including Atlas Crest Investment Corp. (Archer Aviation), CITIC Capital Acquisition Corp. (Quanergy Systems), Holley, Santa Cruz Nutritionals, Blackbaud, Visteon, Lear Corporation, General Motors (VEBA), Toyota, Johnson Controls, Adient, Clarios, NN, Takata, National Machinery, AT&T, Windstream, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, CDW, Masco, Fortune Brands, Masonite, Boise Cascade, Ingersoll-Rand, Citadel, and Hellman & Friedman.

Mark’s publications include “Should Microcap Companies Go Private?”, Kroll’s “Millennials and Auto Trends Report” and Kroll’s recurring newsletter “Automotive Industry Insights”. Mark has also been a guest speaker at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, the University of Illinois’ Gies School of Business and DePaul’s Driehaus College of Business.

Prior to joining the firm, Mark was an engineering manager with Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), where he was responsible for managing the design and manufacture of components for the automotive industry. While at ITW, he was granted seven U.S. patents for his inventions.

Mark received his M.B.A. in finance, strategy and entrepreneurship from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois. He is a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) registered representative, holding the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses, and a CFA Charterholder. He is also a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and serves on the management council for the Chicago chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance.

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