Donna Marks, President and CEO
Meet Donna Marks, Windfall® Founder, President and CEO
Innovative, client-focused and a tough negotiator are three terms often used to describe Donna Marks, founder and “captain of the ship” at Windfall, Inc.®, a group purchasing organization serving more than 200,000 businesses and associations worldwide. Recognizing that small and medium businesses are the backbone of the economy, Marks created Windfall, Inc.® to provide those businesses with the same purchasing advantages traditionally enjoyed by huge corporations.
Donna first learned the power of smart buying in the early 90’s when she worked for a $30 billion joint venture firm in Chicago. The firm was owned by Sam Zell, one of the wealthiest men in the world. He was known as the “Grave Dancer” for his skill in buying undervalued, dying companies and turning them around and selling them for huge profits.
From there, she leveraged her knowledge and passion for helping businesses save and grow, and established Power Purchasing, now Windfall, Inc.®
As founder and CEO of Windfall, Inc.®, Donna manages a vibrant company helping businesses, organizations, and associations across the country save money on the products and services they need and buy every day from some of the nation’s most-recognized service brands including Office Depot, ADP, FedEx, Avis & Budget and many more.
A leader in her industry and the community, Donna is active in Southwest Florida, particularly dedicated to championing women in business. She’s a member of WPO – Women Presidents Organization, Dress for Success Board Member, Rotary Member, and a BIG (Believing in Girls) supporter for PACE Center for Girls. In her free time, Donna enjoys boating and beaches, and all the outdoor experiences that Florida has to offer!