Mark Richard Ross (Photo)

Mergers and Acquisitions | Capital Raises | Valuations

Mergers & Acquisitions Leader and Joint Venture Expert who has Initiated & closed multimillion-dollar deals.

Mark R. Ross is a Managing Director of Diamond Capital Advisors. Mark has over 30 years of experience leading companies to unprecedented growth, both as an entrepreneur and as a banker. He has closed over 25 transactions, with a combined value of over $500 million.

Prior to Diamond, Mark was a Managing Director at Chatsworth Securities; Mosaic Capital; and the founder and Managing Partner at Cogito Capital Partners, a corporate advisory firm working with rapidly growing, emerging technology companies on their scalability, infrastructure and media/ convergence strategies.

Mark co-founded AutoWeb [NASDAQ: “AWEB”], and spearheaded its merger in 2001 with Autobytel [NASDAQ: “ABTL”]. He then served as Vice-Chairman of Autobytel and as a senior member of the Board’s Audit Committee until 2012. He also founded and was CEO and Chairman of On Word Information which he later sold to Motorola. Mark has served on the Board of many early stage growth companies, such as, Salon [NASDAQ: “SALNC”], MoreDirect, and Mediaplex [NASDAQ: “MPLX”]. Currently, Mark serves on the Board of Chiller Ventures and

Mr. Ross received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA and pursued his graduate studies in education at the University of Massachusetts and at Hofstra University. He holds a Permanent Teacher’s Credential from the State of New York and Series 7, 63 and 79 with FINRA.

Mark is the proud father of his wonderful daughter, Caroline. Mark’s passions, other than caring for his family, are photography, skiing and cooking for friends and family.

Managing Director at Diamond Capital Advisors

Sport: Tennis
College/Pro Team: Lehigh University
Chapter: Playa Vista
Profession: Banking & Finance
Specialty: Mergers & Acquisitions
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  • rsvped for Century City Team Meeting 2019-10-10 20:49:32 -0700

    Century City Team Meeting

    Please join us for the Century City Team meeting from 5:30PM to 7PM

    Parking: Parking is available at the nearby Westfield Century City mall for $1/hour (for the first 3 hours).

    We look forward to seeing you there!

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    DAVID WEST is an NBA All-Star and two-time NBA Champion, who along with Historical Basketball League CEO, RICKY VOLANTE, is looking to start a basketball league to rival the NCAA! In a recent story by Brian Costa of The Wall Street Journal, West detailed the inspiration for the Historical Basketball League and what he expects it to become. He said the league is planning to launch in the summer of 2020 and the players will be paid between $50,000 and $150,000 for the season.

    "We need to create something fair," West told The Wall Street Journal.

    The league is going to have 12 teams after picking from a pool of 20 cities. The players will have salaries and receive full college scholarships to attend schools or vocational programs near the cities where they play. Because the season takes place during the summer, the players will not have any athletic responsibilities to conflict with their education, unlike with the NCAA's model that has players competing at the same time while working on their educations.

    "Because we played sports, we weren’t tied into the other networks in the university," West said. "We didn’t know who the engineers were."

    In an effort "to bring what's going on under the table above the table," the league will also let players profit off of their likeness and sign individual endorsement deals with athletic brands.


    Athletes Teaming Up In Business
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    October 16, 2019 at 5:30pm
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  • rsvped for Playa Vista (TechBiz) Team Meeting 2019-10-10 20:48:29 -0700

    Playa Vista (TechBiz) Team Meeting

    Please join us for the Playa Vista (TechBiz) Team meeting from 7:30AM to 9:00AM.

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    You know many of KEN LINDNER's clients — Lester Holt, Mario Lopez, Robin Meade and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, but Lindner, who describes himself as both an agent and a life coach, stays mostly behind the scenes. That doesn’t mean, however, that you don’t see the results of his work. Every success his clients experience might partly be attributable to Lindner’s unique approach to “career choreography.” Lindner, who wrote the book “Your Killer Emotions: The 7 Steps to Mastering the Toxic Emotions, Urges, and Impulses That Sabotage You” (Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2013), explains how he pioneered the career choreography concept and why he loves what he does. He also offers some advice on how you can find a way to do what you love for a living!





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    October 15, 2019 at 7:30am
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