Mark is a Partner of Stride Capital Group, bringing over 20 years of industry experience to the Stride team. He is simultaneously responsible for Stride’s finance, operations, and infrastructure, in addition to working with seeded managers to implement best practices. Before joining Stride, Mark was COO/CCO for LightBox Capital Management, a New York-based quantitative/systematic hedge fund, and was responsible for overseeing all non-investment activities. Prior to joining LightBox in 2011, Mark was a day one partner with New Vernon Capital, an emerging market, multi-asset investment partnership. During his seven years at New Vernon, Mark helped grow the firm from its inception to $3 billion, managing and overseeing operations of the firm as well as contributing to fund management, finance, and investor relations. As an attorney, Mark practiced law for three years with Chicago-based Altheimer & Gray, focusing on securities and corporate law, and was previously a practicing CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co. Mark earned his JD magna cum laude from the University of Illinois, College of Law and a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University, School of Business.