Chairman and CEO
Nicole has extensive experience in investment management and startup entrepreneurial companies. In her 25+ years as a fiduciary, she has invested in all major asset classes on a global basis, including investing in Asia and Europe since the mid 1980's. Nicole's leadership roles include Founder & CEO of CapSpring.com, a financial technology company; President & Senior Consultant at RV Kuhns, the sixth largest pension consultant in the U.S.; Managing Director with SEI Capital; Senior Vice President at Alliance Bernstein; and Founding Independent Trustee for Paypal mutual funds.
Nicole has also managed $250 million of investment portfolios at CIBC Wood Gundy, she built over a billion dollars of investment programs as consultant for large public corporations and non-profit organizations, and managed FoF's in the Western Territory at SEI.
Mark joined Fontaine as a Managing Director in our Tech Holdings team, where he brings a wealth of executive experience and strength in Telecommunications. Prior to joining Fontaine Partners, Mark was responsible for building and leading the global sales organization for Environmental Resources Management (ERM). Before joining ERM, Mark was a senior executive at IBM where he optimized IBM content across lines of business into viable client solutions, growing sales through business process outsourcing from $150 million to over $1 billion per year. He also held senior positions with AT&T and BellSouth. His unique combination of work experience in both the environmental and technology space enable him to understand and craft solutions to overcome the major challenges they face. Mark, a U.S. Navy veteran, holds a Bachelor of Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an MBA from the prestigious Thunderbird School.