Congratulations to Miami University and Miami University Farmer School of Business alum Marc Bushala (MU '88 in Marketing and Finance), Co-Founder and CEO of Heaven's Door, a leading spirits company that specializes in handcrafted American whiskeys which includes premium aged double-barreled whiskey, straight bourbon whiskey, and straight rye whiskey, enabling consumers to get a premium taste of whiskey with a blend of art and craft. Heaven's Door's Aged 10 Years Decade Series Straight Bourbon Whiskey was named #3 in the UPROXX blind tasting of limited edition bourbons. This group included limited edition bourbons from The Bardstown Bourbon Company, Michter's Distillery, LLC, Barrell Bourbon, Booker’s, Stellum Bourbon, Elijah Craig, and Jefferson’s.
Marc is a seasoned entrepreneur with extensive experience in creating and building businesses in the real estate, marketing services, media, food and beverage, and entertainment sectors in the United States and across Europe. In 1989, Marc founded the National Facilities Group, a company specializing in database management of commercial property portfolios of Fortune 1000 companies. NFG was sold in 2004 to a global investment group.
Marc’s background in property development includes residential, industrial and commercial office properties. He oversaw developing, marketing and leasing several of the first modern office buildings in Central and Eastern Europe from 1990 to 1994. In 1994, Marc and Sir Bob Geldof co-founded Atomic Entertainment Group and United Entertainment Co. Atomic specialized in creating and operating entertainment and media enterprises in Europe. Atomic and UEC owned the first native language music television channel in Poland and Romania, called “Atomic TV,” as well as a pop-culture magazine, theme restaurants and a chain of family entertainment centers. The businesses of Atomic were sold in 1999 and 2000.
In 2000, Marc co-created and launched a marketing services holding company called The Radiate Group. As Group President, Marc led the group through 30 acquisitions in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America, resulting in nearly $500 million in consolidated revenues. 2009 Marc founded MAB Capital Management, a closely held private equity group that invests in distressed real estate and early-stage businesses. MAB has purchased and repositioned several commercial buildings in Chicago’s River North and the West Loop neighborhoods and has been recognized for innovation in adaptive reuse projects.
In addition to his work with Heaven's Door, Marc is the Managing Partner of Liquid Asset Brands, advising and investing in early-stage spirits businesses. He is also a Board Member of Spirits Investment Partnership, which invests in and manages spirits businesses.
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