|Dartmouth College, BA|
Mark is a founding member of Appian and serves on its investment committee. He currently represents Appian on the boards of Cadre Technologies, AdPay , OpenLogic, Carefx and OneRiot (fka Me.dium). Mark serves as an observer on the board of Ping Identity. Prior to Appian, Mark established Quest Capital Partnership, a diversified investment fund concentrated on the Rocky Mountain region. As a managing partner of Quest, he served on the boards of several Colorado-based firms, including Voyant Technologies (acquired by Polycom), Datria Systems, Pixxures (acquired by Xedar Corp.), Ischemia Technologies (acquired by Inverness Medical) and Controlled Products (acquired by Pilgrim Capital).
Earlier in his career, Mark held senior operating positions with Multum Information Services, TRADE, and Personics Corporation. In the early ’90s, Mark worked as an investment associate with Bessemer Venture Partners.
Mark is Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association (formerly Colorado Venture Capital Association). He is current chairman of the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (www.14ers.org) and was appointed by the state Senate to serve on the Venture Capital Authority.
Mark graduated from Dartmouth College with Highest Distinction in History and holds an MBA from Stanford Business School.