Marcus Jundt has built more than 25 successful businesses, resulting in the creation of over 10,000 jobs
nationwide. Jundt is the co-founder of the national restaurant
Grill (NASDAQ: KONA) and served as its company president and CEO (from July
2006 to May 2009), chairman of the board (from March 2004 to May 2009), and as a director (from September 2000 to May 2009; 2011-current). He is also one of the initial investors in
Caribou Coffee (NASDAQ: CBOU), the second largest company-owned gourmet coffeehouse operator in the United States. Jundt is often featured in the national news about his
businesses, visonary leadership, and his announcement to run for the office of Mayor,
Williston ND, one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S.
Marcus Jundt is active in the Williston business & civic community and he has invested more than $15 million dollars into the local economy to create new jobs in North Dakota. Jundt is passionate about the people & City of Williston - to learn more about Jundt's Mayoral campaign, details are found at www.marcusjundtmayor.com.
Marcus Jundt currently serves as the CEO/President of Williston Holding Co (WHC, founded in 2012) and the company's porfolio includes Williston Brewing Co (largest restaurant in North Dakota); J Dub's Bar & Grill (Williston's number one sports bar); Gramma Sharon's Family Restaurant (top local Williston breakfast restaurant); and Doc Holliday's Roadhouse (Western-themed restaurant). WHC also recently announced that it bought controlling interest in Mexican Restaurants, Inc (MRI); and announced a merger agreement.
Prior to founding Williston Holding Co and Kona Grill, Marcus Jundt served as vice chairman and president of Jundt Associates, Inc., a successful investment-advisory firm specializing in management of pension assets, mutual funds and hedge funds. For many years, Marcus Jundt has been involved as an investor in several successful private enterprises, investing in and advising up and coming businesses. From June 2004 to April 2009, Jundt served as a general partner for Vail Development, LLC, a private holding company for the Four Seasons Hotel in Vail, CO.
Earlier in his career, Marcus Jundt served as a research analyst covering technology, health care,
financial services, and consumer industries for Victoria Investors (from November 1988 to March 1992). From July 1987 until October 1988, Jundt served in various capacities for Cargill Investor Services on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Jundt holds a Bachelor of Science
degree from Gonzaga University and an MBA from
J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of
Business at Northwestern University.