Josh Carl is the CEO of The Endeavor Companies, where he oversees all investment, management, and strategic activities. As an entrepreneur, Josh wears many hats from financier to owner to visionary. His ability to play multiple roles, assemble teams and bring concepts to life is evident within the sports, food and hospitality, real estate and private equity industries.
Mr. Carl established One 11ven Hospitality Group with restaurateur Joseph De Vito to launch their first joint project, Jellyfish, in 2012. Josh is familiar with the neighborhood and has a unique vision for its renaissance as seen in his involvement in Lululemon, Elysian Private Residences, BHLDN, Esquire Theatre, Cedar Hotel and Barney’s. With his creative, entrepreneurial spirit and distinctly unique background, Mr. Carl is a key player to watch in the hospitality industry.
Prior to founding Endeavor Companies and One 11ven Hospitality Group, Josh held numerous positions within the financial services sector including ABN Amro Asset Management, William Blair & Company, Mesirow Financial and a Chicago based boutique private equity and investment banking firm.
Mr. Carl earned his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his BA from Lake Forest College. He is a member of the JUF Financial Committee, Urban Land Institute (ULI), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and the Economic Club of Chicago. He serves on the board of directors for Blue Star Lubrication Technology and Fertigation Technologies and is owner of Joy of The Game.