Safeguard Scientifics provides capital to technology-driven businesses in healthcare, financial services and digital media. With more than fifteen years of experience in early- and growth-stage financings, mergers and acquisitions, Mark brings a unique perspective to Safeguard and a wealth of valuable insights to its partner companies. Mark is currently a board member for Safeguard’s partner companies Beyond (Observer), Hoopla Software, MediaMath (Observer), QuanticMind, Sonobi and Spongecell (Observer).
Prior to joining Safeguard, Mark helped build Wachovia Securities’ East Coast Technology group, where he focused on M&A and IPO transactions for Internet & software companies. Previously, he worked at Broadview International, providing M&A advisory services to companies in the Internet, software and communications infrastructure markets. Earlier in his career, Mark served as a consultant at PTG, a strategy and growth management consultancy, where he provided strategic advice to both Fortune 500 and early-stage technology companies. Mark holds B.A. degrees in Physics and Philosophy from Duke University, and received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.