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Markus Karr

PresidentManhattan Center

New York City Area

Member Since January 2021


Organizational Learning
Business Management


Markus is an experienced senior executive, having proven his diverse capabilities in industries ranging from asset management, to media, to hospitality. He is currently President of Manhattan Center, New York’s premier facility for the entertainment and business community, hosting hundreds of events, concerts, and TV and audio productions. Markus has also contributed to five for-profit and non-profit Boards, and presently serves as Chairman of an Audit and Finance Committee. He is available for suitable Board engagements. INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR • National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), member • Board service includes: -- Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles- Audit and Finance Committee Chairman -- The Washington Times -- The New Yorker Hotel -- Manhattan Center • Known for an exceptional ability to identify seemingly unrelated synergies that can be taken to the P&L. • Experience with Audit and Finance Committee. • Doctorate in Organizational Learning & Leadership, MBA, Computer Science & Engineering degrees. CEO | PRESIDENT • Appointed to President role of Manhattan Center with challenge to turn the complex into an integrated brand. In six years, have accelerated engagements to over 150/ year, encompassing concerts, and high-level TV and audio production. • As President of Operations Holdings, Inc., helped install new management and talent at subsidiaries; group EBITDA improved dramatically from 2013 to 2016. • Served as CEO, Paradigm Global Advisors, LLC, an investment advisor specializing in quantitative analysis and hedge funds. • Known for creating and articulating a compelling vision, developing supporting strategies, staffing/top grading management for success, and delivering the results. • Personally enjoys the top grading responsibility, bringing in top talent, and empowering them to be successful.

Published content

12 Practical Ways to Forge New Connections When You're Battling Zoom Fatigue

expert panel

Even if you're feeling video call burnout, there are ways to motivate yourself to connect in the digital world. With the pandemic still ongoing, it’s difficult to know when the world will return to “normal" and in-person networking can resume. Until then, many professionals will remain working — and connecting — fully remotely, which can lead to the dreaded burnout known as "Zoom fatigue." In this distant environment, finding the motivation to forge connections day after day can be a monumental task. To help, a panel of Rolling Stone Culture Council members shared a few networking strategies that have worked well for them when they’re not in the mood to connect.

Company details

Manhattan Center

Company bio

MC is a media and entertainment facility located in mid-town Manhattan, with two event venues (the Hammerstein Ballroom and the Grand Ballroom), HD television studios, and music recording studios.



Area of focus

TV Production
Music Venues

Company size

51 - 200

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