About

Mark R. Ross – Managing Director

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Mark R. Ross is a Managing Director of Diamond Capital Advisors. Previously, he was a Managing Director of Mosaic Capital, which he had joined in 2006. Mark has over 30 years of hands-on experience leading companies to unprecedented growth, both as an entrepreneur and as a banker. He served as Vice-Chairman of Autobytel, Inc. [NASDAQ: “ABTL”], from 2001 until 2012.  During this tenure, he also served as a senior member of the Board’s Audit Committee. Mark was also the founding investor and senior board member of AutoWeb [NASDAQ: “AWEB”], and spearheaded its merger in 2001 with Autobytel.

In 2001, Mark founded Cogito Capital Partners, a corporate advisory firm working with rapidly growing, emerging technology companies on their scalability, infrastructure and media/ convergence strategies. Mr. Ross also served a Managing Director of Chatsworth Securities from 1997 until 2006, when he joined Mosaic. While at Chatsworth, Mark was the senior banker and advisor on over 25 transactions, with a combined value of over $500 million. Mr. Ross also served on the Board of Advisors of many of these early stage growth companies, such as iCastle.com, Salon, Inc. [NASDAQ: “SALNC”], MoreDirect, Inc. and Mediaplex, Inc. [NASDAQ: “MPLX”].  Currently, Mark serves on the Board of Directors of Chiller Ventures, Inc. and the Advisory Board of CosmoMD.com.

As Founder (1983) and Chairman of On Word Information, a pioneering database/imaging company, he worked with such Fortune 500 companies as Motorola, Hewlett Packard, PACCAR and The World Bank. In 1995 Mr. Ross sold On Word to Motorola.

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 in Amherst, MA and at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Mr. Ross holds a Permanent Teacher’s Credential from the State of New York.

Mark is married to Roni Weisberg-Ross, a Los Angeles-based psychologist. Caroline is their wonderful daughter. Mark’s passions, other than his family, are photography, skiing and cooking for friends and family.

Mark is licensed by FINRA as a General Securities Representative (NASD Series 7, Series 63 and Series 79 licenses).

Phone:                               310.432.8586

Email:                                mross@diamondcapadvisors.com

Linkedin:                           www.linkedin.com/pub/mark-r-ross/0/400/679