Daniel Walsh is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Citymark. Prior to founding Citymark, Mr. Walsh was President, Northeast Ohio for Huntington National Bank, joining the company in May 2010. Mr. Walsh was responsible for management and oversight of all Huntington business activities executed by 1000 employees in the Northeast Ohio metropolitan market. During his tenure, the Cleveland region became one of the fastest growing regions in the company, and was selected multiple times as a “Top Workplace.” Huntington is a $100 billion bank headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
Prior to Huntington, Mr. Walsh led KeyBank’s Real Estate Capital Markets businesses nationally, including Fund Management, CMBS, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA and Life Company whole loan placement business conducted by more than 100 professionals in 16 offices in major metropolitan areas across the United States. Mr. Walsh was promoted to lead Real Estate Capital Markets for KeyBank in 2008. In this position, he restructured KeyBank’s real estate capital markets businesses (and oversaw portfolio hedging and valuation of $22 billion real estate portfolio.) In 1998, Mr. Walsh co-founded and built KeyBank’s real estate Private Equity Group, a group that invested in real estate projects throughout the United States on behalf of third party institutional equity and mezzanine debt investors throughout the world.
Mr. Walsh was selected in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 by the Cleveland business community as a member of the Power 100 reported by Inside Business magazine, both the Top 100 Most Connected and Power 150 by Crain’s Cleveland Business, noting the most influential business leaders in Northeast Ohio. In 2015, he was presented by the Humanitarian Award by the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio. In 2014, Mr. Walsh was awarded the 2014 Richard H. Adler Community Leadership award by the American Jewish Committee (AJC). In 2013, he was awarded by Smart Business the 2013 Kent Clapp CEO of the Year award as a top community leader in the Greater Cleveland area In 2011, he was recognized by the Arthritis Foundation as the Community Leader of the Year by Arthritis Foundation and the 2011 Father of the Year by the Centers for Families and Children.
Mr. Walsh serves on the following boards: The Cleveland Foundation, Destination Cleveland (current Chair); as a Mayoral appointee on the Group Plan Commission (overseeing the redevelopment of Public Square); Cleveland Orchestra; Cleveland Museum of Art; Greater Cleveland Partnership- Commission on Economic Inclusion (Past Chair); United Way of Greater Cleveland (Co-Chair of the 2012 Annual Campaign); Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chair, Finance Committee); Playhouse Square (Chair, Real Estate Committee), ideastream (Chair, Finance Committee); Cuyahoga Community College Foundation and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (Co-Chair, 2011 Sports Awards). Mr. Walsh is the past board chair for the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and he helped launch Global Cleveland.
Mr. Walsh received his B.A. in Management and MBA from the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Walsh also holds his Juris Doctor degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, with a certification in environmental and energy law practice.
He is a United Way of Greater Cleveland board member and the Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, which consists of 30 volunteers, and is the group that led the charge on developing the three-year strategic plan.