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Former Ford Scholar, Entrepreneur Mark Tluszcz '89 Dared to Dream

posted on 03/04/2013

Success comes to those who believe it is possible. In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Eckerd's Ford Apprentice Scholars Program, Mark Tluszcz '89, a former Ford Scholar and co-founder/CEO of Mangrove Capital Partners, will deliver a talk titled "Dare to Dream: From Eckerd to Skype and Beyond" on Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in Miller Auditorium. This talk is free and open to the public.

Eckerd alumnus Mark Tluszcz '89

The path that Mark has followed has been greatly inspired by his experiences at Eckerd, without which, he declares, "I would not be the dreamer that I am today."

Mark grew up in various parts of Africa, including Egypt, and has lived in Europe for 20 years. While at Eckerd, he double majored in International Business and History, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in 1989.

The co-Founder/CEO of Mangrove Capital Partners, Mark launched the investment firm in 2000 on the belief that talent is everywhere and entrepreneurs are the real stars. He spends his time traveling extensively across the globe looking for the next big thing.

Named to the Forbes Midas List in 2007, 2008 and 2009 as one of the top 100 global deal makers in technology and selected in 2010 as one of the 30 most influential persons in Luxembourg, Mark sits on the boards of the Mangrove Foundation, a philanthropic organization launched by his firm, and Galenicum, a leading European generic drug company.

Passionate about Africa, cars, football (soccer) and wine, and fluent in English, French and Spanish, Mark lives with his wife and two children between Luxembourg and Barcelona.

This event is part of the 2012-2013 Presidential Events Series, "Cultivating Service: People, Politics Planet," and College Program Series. Sponsored by the Letters Collegium and Office of Advancement.

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