Mark is Contact Fund’s Founder and Manager. Since 2005 Mark has been responsible for overseeing all underwriting, marketing, and operations of Contact Fund, including structuring 25 private loans to high impact New York City nonprofits and raising capital from over 60 high net worth investors and foundations.
Since 2008 Mark has been Principal at Alembic Community Development, a New York City based developer of affordable and supportive housing with neighborhood restoration operations in New Orleans.
Mark is a former Vice President of Portfolio Management at the Bank of New York, where he concentrated on North American corporate credit risk management. While at the bank, he co-managed a $500 million bond portfolio and a $300 million credit derivative portfolio.
Since 2009, Mark has served on the Board of Directors of Green Diamond Resources Company, a fourth-generation, family-owned timber business based in Seattle, Washington. The company produces FSC-certified redwood and Douglas Fir lumber in California and Douglas Fir and hemlock logs in Washington State. Mark is also a board member of the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City, the North Star Fund, and the Corbin Hill Food Project.
Prior to moving to New York, Mark managed an after-school program for public housing residents in San Francisco’s Mission District and managed a youth community center. He holds a BA in Anthropology from Stanford University and an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Management at NYU.
SeaChange Capital Partners
Key staff members from SeaChange Capital working on behalf of Contact Fund are Associate Daniel Millenson firstname.lastname@example.org, (212) 336-1522) and Partner John MacIntosh email@example.com, (212) 336-1512).
In February 2013 Contact Fund and SeaChange Capital Partners formed an alliance to enable better access to mission-driven capital for New York City’s frontline nonprofits working in low income neighborhoods. Contact Fund’s portfolio, investors, and governance remain intact while SeaChange provides strategic and administrative support in executing Contact Fund’s plan. Together SeaChange and Contact Fund have formed a second pool capital oriented to large foundations making Program-Related Investments in New York City. For additional information on this effort, please contact SeaChange Principal John MacIntosh (firstname.lastname@example.org).