Mark Foster

Senior Managing Director, Head of Banking and Credit Consulting

About Mark

Mark Foster is a Senior Managing Director and is Cresset’s Head of Banking and Credit Advisory. He brings 30 years of banking experience, the last 21 years of which were spent in wealth management. Focused mostly in credit, he has been actively involved in large deal structuring, negotiations, and internal risk approval for his entire career.

Mark was a founding member, Head of Private Banking and Chief Credit Officer of U.S. Bank’s Ascent Private Capital Management, who’s UHNW banking services have won industry awards over the years (most recently the 2018 PAM award for best client service). Prior to this, Mark served for 14 years as a Senior Credit Officer with Citi Private Bank in Chicago, where he managed lending and underwriting activities for several US regions and Canada.

Mark is an incoming board member and volunteer for YouthBuild Lake County, a non-profit that promotes the talents and energy of low income and underserved young people to transform their lives. He is also an active student, instructor, and competitor in Brazilian Jiu. Mark earned a B.A. in Finance from Northern Illinois University, and resides in Mettawa, IL with his wife Alyssa and their two French Bulldogs, Jake and Elwood.