Mark D’Annolfo has over 20 year of investment and operating experience, having worked on 30-plus transactions valued at over $4 billion, and held senior management positions in both start-ups and Global 500 firms. He is currently the Managing Director of the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance and teaches a graduate-level investments course at Babson College.
From January of 2002 through the present, Mark has been an Adjunct Professor, consultant/board member, and private investor. He served on the Board of Directors of Braun Consulting (until its acquisition by Fair Isaac) where he participated in a four-month internal strategy review of the business. Mark served on the Board of Advisors of The Pentad Group, and was co-chairman of the venture-funded EquaTerra Advisory Board. He was also an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Boston College, teaching a graduate course on equity analysis, and has taught equity portfolio management at Babson College. He co-authored a Harvard Business School valuation and strategy case on the signing of Dice-K Matsuzaka by the Boston Red Sox (Harvard Publishing, 2007).
From August of 1999 through October of 2001, Mark was a Managing Director and Head of the U.S. and Asia (India) information technology services research group at Deutsche Bank Securities. He covered and banked such companies as Accenture, Computer Sciences Corporation and Affiliated Computer Services. His responsibilities included hiring the research team, research and analysis of the companies and sectors, and interacting with the institutional sales force and firm’s asset management clients. He also worked with the venture capital community and Deutsche Bank’s investment banking clients on business strategy, M&A and capital raising (IPO, secondary, private placement) transactions. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank Securities, Mark was employed for over 13 years at Adams Harkness (now Canaccord Genuity), an investment banking firm focusing on emerging growth companies. Mark held the position of Managing Director and Head of the IT services research team. Mark also served on the firm’s Operating Committee, which ran the day-to-day operations of the firm, the Board of Directors and the Audit committee. He contributed to growing the firm over five fold during his tenure.
In 1999, 2000 and 2001, Mark was top ranked by The Wall Street Journal in its All-Star Analysts Survey for his stock picking and earnings accuracy acumen. He has been widely quoted in major publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Inc Magazine, Money Magazine, and The Boston Globe, and has appeared on numerous panels, including several by the MCLE (Mass Bar) at their Business & Securities Law Conference.
Mark graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. degree from Boston College, and holds an M.B.A. from Boston University. He co-authored an article on Collaterized Mortgage Obligations, which appeared in Real Estate Review (NYU), and as a chapter in Edwin H. Duett's Advanced Instruments in the Secondary Mortgage Market text. Mark is a member of the CFA Institute and of the Boston Security Analysts Society.