Managing Principal – Mark G. Visnic
Mark brings 29 years of law, finance, management, and international experience to Oak Grove Capital. Mark served as the Managing Director of equity and fixed income risk management in the capital markets groups of two large regional banks; working with individual and institutional clients to protect equity holdings through tax advantaged hedging solutions and with middle market companies to manage interest rate risk. He also has co-managed a technology sector fund and provided technology sector analysis for a large cap equity mutual fund. Mark served in three countries in Latin America for the US Agency for International Development, directing Democratic Development and Law Reform programs in Peru, Bolivia, and Guatemala from 1989 to 1996. From 1985 to 1989, he practiced law in Miami, Florida, and Washington, DC, specializing in international business transactions. He also holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation.
Mark holds a B.A. from Wake Forest University, with a major in Economics. He earned an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper Business School, a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh Law School and an LL.M. in International Law from the American University. Mark maintained a license to practice law in Florida from 1985 to 2003.
Mark previously served from 2009-2011 on the advisory council of MicroVest Capital Management, a global financial intermediary that links capital markets to the entrepreneurial poor by funding select microfinance institutions (MFIs) in emerging markets. He also previously served from 2008-2013 on the Board of Directors of EduNations, a nonprofit organization devoted to building schools and a future for children across the continent of Africa, beginning in Sierra Leone.