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 is a founding member of Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank and served as National Head of Banking – who’s banking services have won industry awards over the years, most recently the 2018 PAM award for best client service.  At Ascent, Mark oversaw all private banking initiatives and also served as the business line’s Chief Credit Officer.  Prior to his role at Ascent, Mark served as a Senior Credit Officer with Citi Private Bank in Chicago, where he managed underwriting activities for several US regions and Canada.  An active Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor and competitor, he is creating a program for at-risk youth to experience the martial art as a conduit for learning discipline, work ethic, goal setting, and improving physical fitness. Mark earned a B.A. in Finance from Northern Illinois University, and resides in Mettawa, IL with his wife Alyssa.