Mark R. Bell
Director & Managing Principal
Mark is the Managing Principal of the Atlanta office and serves on the Board of Directors for the firm. Mark served as Chief Investment Officer and a Managing Director for BlueArc Capital Management, an alternative asset manager for family offices. Mark began his career with McKinsey & Co. and subsequently was Director of Strategy at D.E. Shaw & Co., where he helped develop the organization’s illiquid investment strategies, including private equity, venture capital, and reinsurance businesses. Mark also held a number of positions with the Brand family in Atlanta, including Vice Chairman of The Brand Banking Company.
Mark graduated from Stanford University and was the valediction speaker for his class. He went on to earn his Doctorate and Master’s degrees from Oxford University where he was a U.S. Marshall Scholar. He is also the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and has been named Atlanta and Georgia’s “40 Under 40” by both the Atlanta Business Chronicle and Georgia Trend magazine, respectively. For over a decade he has served as an Adjunct Professor of Finance and a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Alternative Investments at the Goizueta Business School of Emory University.
Mark serves on the Board of Visitors at Emory University, the Carter Center Board of Councilors, the Board of Directors of MAP International, the Georgia Tech College of Computing Advisory Board, the Atlanta Ballet Advisory Board, the Christian Mission Committee of the Westminster Schools, and is a trustee of Trinity School, The Schenck School, and the Board of the Bodleian Library of Oxford University.