Principal, Chief Executive Officer
Mark has been managing personal portfolio assets, periodically publishing newsletters and blogs, and providing pro bono financial planning/investment consulting since leaving law in 2002. His specialties are currencies and international economic analysis.
Mark grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington, and obtained a B.A. in Political Studies from Gordon College. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and was given Gordon’s Scholar Athlete award in his senior year for having the highest Grade Point Average among Varsity athletes.
After spending three years teaching History and Economics at the Stony Brook Prep School in Long Island, New York, Mark resumed his academic studies at the University of Washington. At the UW, Mark earned a Masters of International Studies (MAIS) at the Jackson School and a J.D. from the School of Law. While obtaining his J.D., Mark was selected as Best Speaker in a Law School-wide appellate advocacy competition and went on to represent the UW Law School at the regional moot court competition.
After graduating with Honors from the UW, Mark practiced employment law in the Puget Sound area for six years at three law firms. While working in Tacoma, the city’s Chamber of Commerce selected him as an outstanding young leader in Pierce County. Mark spent the final two years of his time practicing law as a senior employment law litigation associate at Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle. Throughout his time as litigator, Mark never lost an oral motion before the court.
Upon leaving law in 2002, Mark traveled to China and spent time developing and then honing comprehensive investing tools to use in currency and equity markets. Using money saved from practicing law, as well as the proceeds of investing from 1999 to 2002, as seed capital, Mark began investing full-time in the fall of 2002 focusing on currency investing.
Mark's outside interests include poker. He has put on poker seminars at the Washington Athletic Club and for several Northwest Children's Fund charity events. Mark also collects and invests some of his portfolio in wine, focusing on Northern Rhone, Bordeaux and Australian reds, as well as Sauternes and German Rieslings.
With a dual doctorate in Business Administration and Sociology, Mina manages the operations at Whitmore Capital and is a founding partner of the firm.
Mina was born in Seoul, Korea, and grew up in Dubai, U.A.E., and Jakarta, Indonesia. Moving to the United States, she earned her B.A. in Sociology from Brown University and her dual Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, earning nationally the Best Dissertation Award in her field with her work on social networks and entrepreneurship.
Prior to the launch of Whitmore Capital Management, LLC, Mina worked as a professor at the University of Washington and as Visiting Faculty Fellow at Stanford University. During this time, she taught Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior and Corporate Strategy to executives, doctoral and MBA students and undergraduates while researching entrepreneurship, social networks and economic development. As an academic, Mina was the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including from the National Science Foundation, the Academy of Management and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Mina’s outside interests include traveling, Crossfit, poker and wine-tasting.
Evan Tuck joined Whitmore Capital Management in 2014. Prior to joining the fund, Evan advised institutional clients on international real estate, private equity, and renewable energy investments.
Evan has an M.Sc. in Economic History from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in International Relations and Philosophy from the University of Southern California.