Partner at Rustic Canyon Partners
Mark Menell has been a partner at Rustic Canyon since the firm’s inception in 1999. At Rustic Canyon his primary areas of investment focus have been consumer internet, digital media, information services and communications. Mark contributes almost 20 years of strategic, financial advisory and investment experience with a focus on companies in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Formerly an investment banker, he was most recently co-head of Morgan Stanley’s Technology Merger & Acquisitions Group, based in Menlo Park. During Mark’s tenure, Morgan Stanley was recognized as the leading technology M&A advisor for three consecutive years. While there, he was responsible for advising on more than 50 completed transactions valued in excess of $150 billion involving clients such as Excite@Home, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Netscape, USWeb/CKS and VeriSign. Prior to 1996, Mark was in Morgan Stanley’s media and telecommunications M&A practice, advising clients such as Times Mirror, AT&T, Softbank and Time Warner. Before his tenure at Morgan Stanley, he was an investment banker at Salomon Brothers. Mark graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a B.S. in finance magna cum laude and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business. Mark currently the Assistant Treasurer and serves on the Board of Directors of Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.