Jan Marks brings significant strategic and financial experience to Hakkasan Group as its Chief Financial Officer. By providing his broad financial and accounting oversight to the company, he has contributed to Hakkasan Group’s rapid expansion while maintaining financial controls and accountability. Mr. Marks is currently responsible for managing all global financial functions for Hakkasan Group including assisting in the formulation of the Company’s strategic direction, supporting tactical initiatives, developing fiscal and tax strategies, financial reporting, assisting with capital request and budgeting processes, and overseeing the risk management operations of the Company. In addition, Mr. Marks oversees the human resources and legal functions of Hakkasan Group. Mr. Marks brings a high level of financial expertise to Hakkasan Group’s executive team and is a key contributor to the ongoing growth of the Company both through managing internal expansion and via his involvement in the integration of acquisitions and other future projects.
Prior to his appointment at Hakkasan Group, Mr. Marks served as Chief Financial Officer at two predecessor companies in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Marks began his career as an associate with JMB Realty Corporation in Chicago, Illinois where his responsibilities included the underwriting, financing, acquisition and development of commercial real estate assets on behalf of JMB and its institutional clients. After graduating from the Yale School of Management, Mr. Marks joined Solomon Brothers in New York where he focused on the telecommunications sector after a brief stint in London working in emerging markets coverage. Mr. Marks attained the position of Director in the Global Communications Group for Citigroup, Inc. prior to joining the Global Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Citigroup with a continued focus on the telecommunications sector. During his banking career, Mr. Marks contributed to the firm’s relationship coverage of telecommunications clients including Sprint, SBC, Verizon and Global Crossing. Mr. Marks was an integral part of the team that managed the IPO of Global Crossing and raised $9 billion of debt and equity capital for the company. He also advised Global Crossing with respect to more than $50 billion of announced or closed mergers & acquisition activity. Additionally, during this time Mr. Marks gained significant international transaction experience including raising capital and negotiating joint ventures for clients in Hong Kong, Japan, Colombia and Russia.