Mark T. Donahoe
Mark T. Donahoe is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Monitor
Finance and a co-founder and owner of Elevate Property Management. He is a seasoned
financial markets professional, with extensive experience in real estate, equity
and debt transactions. Prior to founding Monitor and Elevate, Donahoe was a senior
executive with Piper Jaffray, where his career spanned from 1982 to 2006. He served
on the firms operating committee and held positions including Senior Managing Director
and Head of Equity Trading.
He also had overall responsibility for the company’s equity execution services businesses,
including the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq trading, algorithmic and program
trading, as well as convertible sales and trading. Donahoe has also held numerous
positions in associations related to the securities industry. He is a past president
of the Minnesota Securities Dealers Association (MSDA) as well as a former board
member of the Business Economic Education Foundation (BEEF). From 1995 to 1998,
he was a trustee for the Securities Industry Foundation for Economic Education (SIFFEE).
Donahoe was frequently quoted as a markets expert in national print and broadcast
outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, CNN and CNBC. Since 1997, Donahoe has owned
and managed a private real estate portfolio in western Canada. He is Vice Chairman
of the Board of Trustees and chairs the Finance Committee at Groves Academy, and
is a member of the Corporate Sponsors Board for the Pacer Foundation.