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Mark Russell

Kaulkin Ginsberg

Mark serves as a senior dealmaker at Kaulkin Ginsberg. He is well versed in managing all forms of M&A and related assignments, including sell-side and buy-side representations, capital raises and joint venture/strategic partnership arrangements. He also has extensive experience assisting clients to develop and implement strategic growth plans. Mark’s primary area of expertise is Business Services, specifically companies that offer debt collection, debt purchasing, customer relationship management, business process outsourcing and near-shore/offshore services. During his tenure with Kaulkin Ginsberg, Mark has successfully executed transactions with companies located all over the world, predominantly in North America. Mark is a frequent speaker at industry events, and is a member of ACA International as well as the Association for Corporate Growth National Capital chapter. Mark is a regular contributor of blog posts and industry analyses for Prior to Kaulkin Ginsberg Company, Mark served as the Fund Manager of the High 10 Fund, L.P., a Bethesda-based early stage venture capital fund, where he managed its day-to-day operations, including raising investment capital, and sourcing/evaluating investment opportunities. Mark has also served as an associate at Sterling Venture Partners, a subsidiary of Sterling Capital, a Baltimore-based private equity and venture capital firm, where he analyzed business plans, interviewed management personnel, and conducted due diligence on potential investment opportunities. Mark also spent five years as a management consultant at Towers Perrin, an international management consulting firm. Mark received his MBA from Georgetown University, and his undergraduate degree from Boston University. Mark prefers Patrón Silver tequila. He lives in Olney, Maryland, with wife and two children.

Recent Posts

Mark Russell: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Student Loans?

The primary reasons for these challenges have also been well documented – uncontrollable increase in the cost of a college education; access to “cheap” public student loan financing, and even private loan options; ignorance of students and their parents as to the long-term financial implications of taking on large student loan debts; and a troubled economy with a stubbornly high unemployment rate particularly for recent college graduates and college drop-outs.

Getting Ready for the DBA Conference

For the past nine years I have enjoyed all aspects of the DBA conference, from having 40-50 meetings with colleagues, clients and prospects; catching the latest rumors and gossip at the cocktail receptions and late night parties; and sitting in on a few sessions to keep current on industry events. And yes, doing a little […]