Mark has experience in commercial banking, investment banking, and private equity investments. Mark began his career as a middle market lender with a predecessor to JP Morgan Chase. He later joined the world’s leading oilfield service investment bank, now known as Simmons Energy. Prior to co-founding Freestone Partners in 2001, Mark spent seven years in private equity as a principal with CCG Venture Partners and Crimson CCG Capital Management. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of a technology company that was successfully sold to a strategic acquirer. After growing up in Plano, Texas, Mark received his BBA summa cum laude from Baylor University and earned his MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.