Hill Country

Marc Glosserman’s (BUS ’06)  Texas roots date back four generations.  His grandfather was the mayor of Lockhart, Texas, a small town near Austin with the distinction of being the Official Barbecue Capital of the state and he is descended from a long line of Texas women with exceptional southern cooking skills.  As a child, Marc looked forward to his Texas visits where he indulged in all the local traditions. 

Marc founded Hill Country Barbecue Market in June, 2007 to honor this rich barbecue legacy by bringing it closer to his native East Coast home.  Some of his fondest memories from childhood are of his visits to Kreuz Market with his parents, grandparents, siblings, and extended family; sharing barbecue and tall tales with friends and neighbors.  The spirit of love and community he found at Kreuz Market stayed with him as he grew up, and he always dreamed that one day he would pay homage to this wonderful tradition.

Before entering the world of hospitality, Marc served as Chief Executive Officer of Centric Telecom, a broadband service provider based in London, England from July 2001 to June 2003. Prior to Centric, in 1998 Marc co-founded and served as Chief Operating Officer of eLink Communications, a Washington, DC-based Telecommunications Company.

 Marc is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization, he is on City Harvest’s Food Council and sits on the Board of Madison Square Park Conservancy.  Marc was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist in 2000 and 2001, and a former member of the Board of Trustees for Georgetown Day School, his alma mater elementary and high school located in Washington, DC.  Marc graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in International Relations and received his MBA from Columbia University.

 Marc and his wife, Kristen, live in New York City, just a few blocks from Hill Country.  They have four children – Austin, Skye, Jaclyn, and Geena.  Their eldest, Austin, was born just hours after Hill Country debuted on the New York restaurant scene.  When not at his restaurants or spending time with family, Marc enjoys skiing, cooking, and playing the guitar.  He completed the Nation’s Triathlon in Washington, D.C. and the New York City ING Marathon.