Careers - Mark’s Story
 The Coffee Break
Mark’s Story
The Coffee Break
Graduating from Duke with a degree in economics and human development, Mark began his career with the financial firm he had interned at as an undergraduate. A great opportunity to grow, Mark was working late on a major project when his director invited him for a coffee break, introducing Mark to his future supervisor at BlackRock.
Careers - What Mark Does
 Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Development
What Mark Does
Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Development
Working with the Internal Mergers and Acquisitions Group, Mark encourages business leaders throughout the company to think about growing inorganically, by acquiring a new platform, bringing in a new team or capability, or entering a new geography. Mark is also Global Chair of OUT, BlackRock’s network for LGBTQ employees and their allies.
 
 
“Volunteering is a priority here. This December, we went for the Jericho Project’s Day of Action, to a site that serves homeless youth—we cleaned, decorated, and organized a coat drive, then spent the afternoon helping with resumes, interviewing, and networking advice.”
 
“Volunteering is a priority here. This December, we went for the Jericho Project’s Day of Action, to a site that serves homeless youth—we cleaned, decorated, and organized a coat drive, then spent the afternoon helping with resumes, interviewing, and networking advice.”
 
 
“Working for a founder-led culture means that even with 13,000 employees and over $5 trillion in AUM, it’s never lost its entrepreneurial feel.”
 
“Working for a founder-led culture means that even with 13,000 employees and over $5 trillion in AUM, it’s never lost its entrepreneurial feel.”