Founder and CEO
Markel, a lifelong entrepreneur, specializes in private equity for startups and small private and public companies. His ventures include real estate syndication (nearly 4,000 apartment units nationally), development, entertainment/media, revolutionary medical treatments and restaurant concepts. By first investing his own capital, Markel has raised over $100,000,000 in over 35 Private Placement offerings.
As a Medical entrepreneur he founded MyLife Recover in late 2012, offering a long-lasting naltrexone implant treatment for to those suffering from Alcoholism and addiction. After successfully treating nearly 300 patients he continues to fight the epidemic today with several initiatives on the horizon with a relaunch of the company, MyLife2pointO.
Then early 2018 he began, with his wife Kathleen, incubating the revolutionary wellness company, Rise Medical Inc. With Rise, launching in Southern California in March of 2020, he assembled a world-renowned team of urologists, Men’s health experts, vitality pioneers and inventors all together offering patented sexual wellness treatments to Men and Woman with an elevated luxury concierge experience.
With Entertainment and Media, he is currently developing a docu-series on the failed recovery and addiction industry. And with his wife, Writer/Director, Kathleen Welch Markel and friend Tom Dreeson, he is working on a limited comedy series based on the book, “Tim and Tom”.
In the restaurant industry his company, Pure Blue Dining he is expanding the fast casual health focused concepts Hummus and Pita Co. from NYC and Dog Haus Biergarten, to SoCal Q2 2020.
He graduated from Creighton Prep High School in Omaha, Nebraska, received his BA from Loyola Marymount University, his MFA from New York University and has one year completed of his Executive MBA from University of Southern California. He is an avid golfer, speaker and supporter of young entrepreneurs around the world with his volunteer work.
He lives in Toluca Lake, California with his wife, and Co-Founder or Rise, Kathleen and their four children, Vivian, Jackson, Max and Stella.