Mark Janbakhsh Nashville, TN

Mark Janbakhsh was born in Tehran, Iran and came to the United States when he was less than a year old. His family moved to Orange County, California, where he developed a greater appreciation for diversity and culture.

After moving to Nashville in 1985, the Janbakhsh family began their entrepreneurial journey in Tennessee, paving the way for Mark and his brother to follow in their footsteps as business owners and visionaries. Mark graduated from David Lipscomb University with a degree in Political Science and immediately jumped into the Nashville market. After owning several businesses, Mark branched out from radio when he purchased TBLC Media. In 2010, Mark and his wife Diane started the Hispanic Family Foundation. They saw the needs of the growing Hispanic community in Nashville and the surrounding areas and decided they could make a difference by giving back and creating opportunities for achievement.

In 2013, Mark and his wife Diane founded the Hispanic Family Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides legal aid, social services, financial integration, and arts and cultural programs to Hispanic families.

Mark bought the old Kroger and developed Plaza Mariachi Music City, LLC. A cultural and retail center in South Nashville that opened in 2017.

Mark’s strong involvement in the community through various businesses and charitable donations, as well as his experience and knowledge of the community, has enabled him to contribute to the advancement of individuals in the local community and economy.

Janbakhsh grew up in Nashville and received his BA from Lipscomb University.

Mark is also the Vice President of Music City Worship, a 501c(3) organization..