rossi-picMark Rossi ('80)

Sr Managing Director, Cornerstone Equity Investors

Mark is a founder of Cornerstone Equity Investors, a private equity firm that raised and invested four funds totaling $1.2 billion over a 25-year period. During that time, as an active investor in more than 100 companies, Mark has been involved in every aspect of company building, not only in terms of organic growth and acquisitions but in recruiting, hiring and advising dozens of senior executives of portfolio companies.

Prior to the formation of Cornerstone Equity Investors, Mark was President of Prudential Equity Investors, Inc., a subsidiary of The Prudential Insurance Company that invested and managed Prudential’s investments in early stage venture capital funds and direct investments in high growth companies.

Mark has served on the Board of Directors of more than 25 companies in a variety of industries that range in size from startups to billion dollar enterprises.

Mark currently is member of the Board of Directors of Cardtronics, Inc. (CATM) where he is The Chairman of the Finance Committee.  In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of a number of private companies including VOCI Technologies, where he serves as Chairman of the Board. Mark is also actively involved with a number of philanthropic organizations.

Mark graduated from Saint Vincent College with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and he earned a Master’s degree in Management as a FC Austin Scholar at The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.