Mark is a Portfolio Manager and the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) for Split Rock Private Trading and Wealth Management, a diverse investment management firm specializing in separately managed account and alternative asset management strategies. Mark brings over 20 years of professional investment management experience to Split Rock Private Trading and Wealth Management, with parts of that experience spent in both the large-scale broker dealer environment as well as the more specialized RIA ecosystem.
Mark earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) Designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies®, the standards-setting body for Fi360. The AIF® Designation signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and the ability to implement policies and procedures that meet a defined standard of care.
Mark also earned the Professional Plan Consultant® (PPC®) Designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies®, the standards-setting body for Fi360. The PPC® Designation signifies specialized training on retirement plan (401k) management, administration and ERISA compliance.
These designations are the culmination of a rigorous training program, including a comprehensive, closed-book final examination under the supervision of a proctor, and agreement to abide by the Code of Ethics and Conduct Standards. On an ongoing basis, completion of continuing education and adherence to the Code of Ethics and Conduct Standards are required to maintain both the AIF® and PPC® Designations.
Mark, along with business partner Tyler Kocon founded Split Rock Private Trading and Wealth Management in 2010 and continue to operate a family of successful managed accounts. Mark serves as the primary portfolio manager for the Equity Income and Dividend SMA administered by Split Rock Private Trading and Wealth Management.
Mark is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth School of Business and Economics earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Marketing. Mark currently holds the Series 65 securities license and is a previous holder of both the Series 7 and 63 securities licenses. Mark is currently on the Finance Committee for the Cloquet Country Club. Mark is also on the Advisory Board for the TB1Fund.