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Possessing expertise in start-ups, acquisitions, management, and related areas of private investing, Mark Bidner has joined private-equity firms in funding a number of companies in the health care and health care manufacturing sectors. He also financed, operated, and sold firms engaged in the manufacture of air-filtration products and materials used in apparel, furniture, and mattress construction. In addition, he invested in a commercial real estate development enterprise, Hampstead Properties, LP. Currently, Mark Bidner acts as Chairman Emeritus of RecoverCare, LLC. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, the company makes wound management devices, bariatric care equipment, and other products for acute-care hospitals, skilled nursing sites, and other medical facilities nationwide.Over the course of his lucrative career in private investment, Mark Bidner joined private-equity firm Aurora Capital Group in funding Western Nonwovens, Inc., a major manufacturer of industrial nonwoven textiles. Acting as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the company, he spearheaded its exponential growth to include nearly 35 manufacturing facilities. Mark Bidner also orchestrated the sale of the firm to a private-equity group, remaining as Chairman for two years after the sale before retiring to pursue personal and philanthropic endeavors.A resident of Louisville, Kentucky, the financier and senior executive created a charitable organization, The Merideth and Mark Bidner Family Foundation, which supports various nonprofit groups and other worthy causes. Also engaged in civic affairs, he has been actively involved in The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the Louisville Metro Police Foundation, and the Louisville Zoo. In addition, he served on the Board of Trustees of Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica, California. Mark Bidner graduated from the University of Miami School of Law. Early in his career, he practiced corporate and securities law at New York-based firm Shea & Gould.
A successful entrepreneur and private equity investor, Mark Bidner has years of experience as CEO. He is currently the chief executive officer of Hollywood Capital, Inc., a private investment vehicle. Before he took up his current position, he was the CEO of RecoverCare which is a company that serves acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, home care patients, and nursing facilities. Mark Bidner served as RecoverCare’s CEO from July 2009 to June 2012.Mr. Bidner first gained experience as the CEO of company in the year 2006 when Anodyne Medical Device, Inc. was first formed. The said company is the country’s leading manufacturer of patient positioning devices and support surfaces. Anodyne Medical Device, Inc. also owes its inception to Hollywood Capital, Inc. and Compass Diversified Holdings. Having a hand in its creation thanks to his family investment vehicle, Mr. Bidner guided Anodyne Medical Device, Inc. as its CEO until he recruited a long term management team to take his place in 2008.