Mark Finn has over 45 years of investment experience. Mr. Finn is a founding member of New Ventures Funds and serves as the CEO of Vantage Consulting Group. In 1975, Mark joined the predecessor to the Vantage Consulting Group as an outside consultant and was elected its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1986, a capacity in which he continues to serve today.
Mr. Finn began his career at Virginia National Bank in 1968 where he rose to Trust Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. In 1983, he became a member of the State of Virginia Retirement Plan’s Investment Advisory Committee and served as its Chairman from 1990 through 1994. From 1984 through 1994, Mr. Finn also served on the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Retirement System. From 1990 through 1994, Mr. Finn also served the Alaska State Retirement System and was Chairman of the Investment Operations Advisory Committee from 1993 through 1994. He was a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s Advisory Committee on Managed Futures and, from 1996 through 2000, was a member of an advisory board to Rowan & Blewitt Incorporated, an international consulting firm. Mr. Finn served as the Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer for Lindner Asset Management from 1999 through 2001. Since 1990, Mr. Finn has served as an Independent Trustee on a number of independent open end funds sponsored by Legg Mason (previously CitiFunds). Mr. Finn previously served as the Chairman of the Funds’ Performance and Review Committee. Mr. Finn currently serves on the board of Cibus Global, a leading agricultural biotechnology firm focused on advanced non-transgenic trait development. Mr. Finn Chairs the Finance Committee at Cibus. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Auven Therapeutics a private equity life sciences company with an emphasis on cancer. Mr. Finn serves on the Board of Directors of Enterin Inc. a life sciences company taking on neurodegenerative disorders. He has taught investments at the University of Virginia’s Colgate Darden Graduate Business School and is currently on the adjunct faculty at the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary, where he received his MBA. Mr. Finn also serves on the boards of managers of the Managing Member and of the managing member of New Ventures I, LLC, New Ventures Select, LLC and New Ventures III.
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