Mark Gronowski joined Barnes Associates in 1996 and is a Partner in the firm. Barnes Associates is an investment banking firm which specializes in providing financing, acquisition, divestiture, benchmarking and valuation services to the security alarm industry. Since 1986, the firm has been involved in over 250 alarm company acquisitions and financings with an aggregate transaction value in excess of $5 billion. In addition, the firm has developed a significant consulting and research practice where it has assembled an extensive database of alarm company performance results, and pioneered several analysis techniques now widely used in the industry. Mark directs this practice while also having extensive involvement in the firm's Mergers and Acquisition activities. In recent years, Mark played a significant role in Cambridge's purchase of SecurityLink and its subsequent $1B sale to ADT as well as GTCR's recent purchase of Honeywell's Security Monitoring Division.
Prior to joining Barnes Associates, Mark held several corporate finance and business development positions with Ameritech, where he was involved in Ameritech's decision to enter the security alarm industry. Mark is based in Chicago, Illinois.