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Martin H. Nesbitt
Martin H. Nesbitt

Marty Nesbitt is the co-founder and co-CEO of The Vistria Group, a middle-market private equity firm with approximately $1.3 billion of assets under management. From 1998 to 2012, Marty served as President and CEO of TPS Parking Management, LLC (dba The Parking Spot), an owner and operator of off-airport parking facilities.  He conceptualized and co-founded The Parking Spot with Penny Pritzker and was responsible for running all strategic and operating aspects of the Company.  Prior to launching The Parking Spot, Marty was an officer of the Pritzker Realty Group, L.P. (“PRG”), the real estate group primarily responsible for Pritzker family business interests.  Prior to joining PRG, he was an Equity Vice President and Investment Manager at LaSalle Partners with a variety of responsibilities, including investment management for regional retail properties and management and leasing for office projects and parking.

Marty currently serves on the Board of Directors of three public companies, including American Airlines Group, Jones Lang LaSalle, and CenterPoint Energy. In addition to his role as Treliant’s Chairman, he also serves on the Board of Directors of three private companies, including ForwardLine Financial, Vanta Education and the University of Phoenix (as a Trustee).  Marty was the national treasurer of President Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns and now serves as Chairman of the Barack Obama Foundation. He is a Trustee of Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

He is a former member of The University of Chicago Laboratory School Board, former Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Housing Authority and a former board member of the Chicago 2016 Olympic Committee. Marty has been active in Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and has served as Chairman of the DuSable District of the Boy Scouts of America.

Marty received a B.S. degree and honorary doctorate from Albion College and an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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