Mark Rogers has more than 30 years of experience in financial management and operations, including work as a turnaround specialist, an active portfolio manager and an investor in growing companies. Mark has spent his career improving business processes and infrastructures across a broad and diverse range of industries.
Prior to Barastone, Mark co-founded Synthym, Inc., a technology and financial services firm and N4 Financial, Inc. a Registered Broker Dealer. Mark co-founded NFT Ventures with Ray Noorda, chairman of Novell, Inc. and for more than 12 years, managed the portfolio of assets for NFT valued at over $1 billion. He led investment activities in many successful startups primarily focused on technology software and services in Silicon Valley, Utah, Texas and Rhode Island and guided some of the companies through their developmental stages to an acquisition, merger or IPO. On behalf of NFT Ventures, Mark served as interim CEO for several portfolio companies.
Mark began his career at Ernst & Young in New York where he specialized in M&A transactions and was a member of the financial services firm’s audit group. Mark received his BBA from Pace University in New York and is a FINRA registered representative holding series 7, 24, 63 and 99 licenses. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for several private and public companies.