Mark Michaels

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CEO & Chairman

Mark Michaels is the CEO & Chairman of United Record Pressing, LLC, the largest manufacturer of vinyl records in North America, based in Nashville, Tennessee, and its sister company, URP Music Distributors, LLC, a leading one-stop wholesaler of vinyl records serving retailers around the world.  During his 17-year tenure at United, Mark has led United’s growth initiatives to create one of the largest and most modern record pressing operations in the world.

Prior to his involvement with United, Mark’s 30+ year career included working as a partner in two large private equity firms in Chicago and New York, and as a senior consultant at McKinsey & Company in its offices in Chicago, Stockholm, and Prague.

After growing up in South Bend, Indiana, Mark earned a BA in Economics from DePauw University, and an MBA from Stanford University.

Behind the scenes, Mark is a member of the advisory board of Joey’s Song, a musically driven not-for-profit dedicated to combating juvenile epilepsy. He also enjoys spending time with his two sons, training for triathlons, & listening to live music.

  • First live show? Alice Cooper – Welcome to My Nightmare Tour
  • Most prized record in your collection? Miles Davis – Kind of Blue (180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set)
  • Favorite lyric that inspires you? “Without love in the dream it will never come true” – Help On The Way – Grateful Dead