Keel Asset Management LLC
Mark Watson is CEO and Founder of Keel Asset Management LLC
Mr. Watson was recently a Board Member of the Social Venture Network, a leader membership organization of more than 600 mission oriented social enterprises where he often serves as a financial advisor to member organizations. He has served as a Board Member and Chair of the micro finance committee of the Cape Development Partnership; a Cape Cod based economic development community lending and affordable housing nonprofit. Mark is also Chair of the Asset Management Committee of the Triskeles Foundation, which manages donor advised funds and third party asset pools with dedicated social investment mandates. Most recently Mr. Watson has joined the investment Board of the Fair Food Network Fund, which makes program related investments in food system enterprises on behalf of institutions and Boston Impact Initiative which makes investments using a social and economic justice prism. Previously, Mr. Watson served as President and Senior Portfolio Manager of The Kenwood Group, Inc. a Chicago based institutional investment advisor, Managing Director of Equinox Capital Management, LLC in New York City, and Vice President, US Portfolio Manager/Analyst at Chicago based PPM America, the North American subsidiary of London based Prudential, PLC. Mr. Watson began his career at the First National Bank of Chicago (now a part of J.P. Morgan Chase and Co.) as a lender in both corporate and public finance. A native of Chicago, Mr. Watson holds a MBA '92 with a concentration in finance from the University of Chicago. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign in 1985 with a B.S. of Finance. He is member of US/SIF; an Overseer of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston and Chair of The Highlands Center in Truro, MA.