Mark S. Agnew, CEO
Mr. Agnew founded Eyeglasses.com in 1999, and built the company into the internet's leading retail store selling quality eyeglasses, prescription lenses, and sunglasses. Eyeglasses.com operates on a service principle that offers customers significant savings, high quality frames and lenses, large selection, self-help tools, fairness, and kindness.
Through 1999, Mr. Agnew was a Vice President at Lehman Brothers, where he managed the Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Research group. The group followed a diverse array of companies across the most important Emerging Markets of Latin America, Asia, and the former Soviet Republics. Prior to Lehman Brothers, Mr. Agnew was a Managing Director at Bear, Stearns, managing the Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Research group. Mr. Agnew was designated an All-Star Research analyst by Institutional Investor Magazine for several years, reaching the #1 position.
Through 1993, Mr. Agnew was a research analyst at Credit, Research & Trading of Greenwich, CT, a boutique firm specializing in bankrupt and distressed U.S. fixed income securities. From 1984-1988, Mr. Agnew was a Vice President at Drexel Burnham Lambert, and Legg, Mason, Wood, Walker in the private client services divisions. Mr. Agnew received a BA at Vassar College in Art History, and an MBA at The University of Chicago.
Mr. Agnew enjoys mountain climbing, meditation, natural farming, helping the homeless and hungry, and family time.