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Investing Should be Exciting and Highly Profitable

Mark is passionate about investing and operates under the conviction that phenomenal returns can be realized by investing based on a particular company’s “story”. Mark thrives on being ahead of the curve by recognizing “windows of opportunity” that yield strong returns within a relatively short period of time.

In August 2016, Mark launched Pragmatic Capital Management, a hedge fund that was used to validate his ability to profitably apply the pattern discovered in the massive data analysis project. He simultaneously managed Pragmatic Conclusions, a firm that sold research reports to hedge funds, to further validate the approach.

Mark earned a B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. Mark was honored as a Consortium Fellow and David A. Tepper Scholar while at Carnegie Mellon. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (Inactive) and Certified Internal Auditor (Inactive).


Validated Strategy

  • After developing the core tenets of his unique investment strategy while in business school, Mark launched a hedge fund as a “beta” to further refine and validate the investment strategy.

  • Soon after launching the fund, Mark created a research business to sell the hedge fund’s research product  to much larger hedge funds.

  • In 2017, Mark dissolved his fund to exclusively focus on the rapidly growing research business, which grew to 24 hedge funds that had AUM’s between $100m-$300m and significant operating histories.

  • The strategy has proven to be highly effective with a 93% accuracy rate. The strategy identified dozens of stocks that yielded an average return of 85% and 37% in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

Dominating the Competition

  • In less than a year, Mark’s research has earned him overwhelming success on SumZero, the largest research, recruiting, and capital raising platform for professional investors.

  • SumZero has 16,000 members that are CIO’s, PM’s and Analysts from over 950 funds. The platform is highly exclusive in that SumZero rejects 75% of applications.

  • Mark’s performance has consistently earned him the #1 ranking based on returns over the last twelve months. Mark’s research has also earned him over 25 badges for top performance in several categories. Also, Mark’s research is the 6th most viewed on the website, which shows his major following on the site.