Mission-Driven, Chicago-Style Venture Builders.
We scale mission-driven brands.
Centennial knows nothing replaces hands-on operations and our processes need to be just as innovative as our products and services.
Centennial provides marketing, HR, accounting, finance, IT, leadership and access to patient capital to build sustainable companies.
Sales and marketing tech stack delivers measurable client acquisition costs allowing for repeatable growth playbooks across both digital and field sales.
Beautiful reporting is a competitive advantage. Rapid access to great information drives quick and informed decision making
Day one access to professional HR strategies to help recruit, train and retain great employees.
Sustainable, mission-driven companies don’t build themselves. Get the best to be the best.
Systems & IT
Nerds unite. In house experts for solutions to address common requirements and custom, business specific solutions for the hard stuff.
Ideation & Deal Sourcing
Building great businesses is our focus and we are always looking out for more opportunities to service our clients.
Meet our Team
Centennial builds great businesses by bringing the best talent to the table everyday.
Mark Jackson - Operating Partner
Mark Jackson is a husband and father of three kids. He has spent the last 20 years in the banking, consulting, and operations. He is an alumni of Indiana University, the University of Chicago and the U.S. Peace Corps.
In his spare time, Mark enjoys shuttling his kids to various events and sporting activities. Once upon a time, he was a long-distance runner.
Justin Brown - Operating Partner
Jessica Doyle - People Operations
Jess Doyle is a proud alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Chick Evans Scholar and specializes in employment and employee relations for Centennial.
Her superpower is listening to our employees and loves intervening to help when issues arise.
In her spare time, Jess enjoys trivia, reading, and taking her dogs out for walks in the woods.
Jeff Beseda - Operating Partner
Jeff Beseda has spent the last two decades in the world of finance and accounting. He went to Indiana University as well as the Europaische Schule fur Betriebswirtschaft in Reutlingen, Germany.
He is an avid Chicago sports fan (go Cubs!), and can be found playing soccer every Thursday night with his buddies in an old man league. When he’s not cheering on his favorite teams or kicking a ball around, Jeff enjoys watching movies (his favorite is Hot Rod).
Glenn Solan - Finance & Accounting
Glenn is a chartered accountant who has spent over 30 years working in public accounting. For most of his career, he focused on advising businesses undertaking M&A activity.
He attended the University of East Anglia, and can spot business trends before they start to impact.
When he is not crunching numbers, Glenn is a part-time pig farmer and loves nothing more than listening to music and watching soccer.
Haley Doyle - Marketing
Haley Doyle attended The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and graduated with a focus in Advertising.
She has a strong instinct for digital marketing and how to use technology to create compelling stories. Haley loves learning new things, and will try her hand at any task that is thrown her way.
She also enjoys finding new food places all over the city of Chicago. Her second Instagram account is dedicated solely to pictures of the food she finds in the city.
Our Latest Work
The Autism Therapy Group
Pediatric behavioral health services for children with Autism specializing in in-home applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy across three states.
Teen and adolescent mental heath providing care for those struggling disorders from anxiety to depression and trauma.
Texas Pet Meadow
Provides caring and compassionate pet aftercare services for families in need.
Pet End of Life Care – Compassionate In-Home Euthanasia Services
Advanced Onsite Concrete
Chicago’s largest fleet of volumetric concrete vehicles as well as a construction materials yard for professional tradesmen and homeowners.