A bio snapshot of Marcus Lemonis of CNBC's The Profit
The Associated Press
Jun. 10, 2015
Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC program "The Profit"
LIVES IN: Lake Forest, Illinois
EDUCATION: Marquette University
CAREER: Chairman and CEO, Camping World & Good Sam Enterprises. Previously was vice president of AutoNation.
COMPANIES INVESTED IN: 1-800-Car-Cash; Amazing Grapes; AutoMatch USA; Coopersburg Sports; Erika Cole by Raquel; Key West Key Lime Pie Co.; Mr. Green Tea; ProFit Protein Bars; Shuler's Bar-B-Que; Sweet Pete's; Simple Greek; Planet Popcorn; Athans Motors; Michael Sena's Pro fit; Courage.b; Unique Salon & Spa; My Big Fat Greek Gyro; and SJC Drums
HOBBIES: Spin, yoga
LAST BOOK READ: "The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make," by Hans Finzel
FAVORITE QUOTE: "It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction." ? Warren Buffett.
BEST AND MOST DRAMATIC TURNAROUND: Sweet Pete's, a candy shop in Jacksonville, Florida. The company moved to a larger downtown location with a much bigger kitchen and sales soared.