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 co-founding Monitor Finance 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 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.
He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and served on the Finance Committee at Groves Academy, and was a member of the Corporate Sponsors Board for the Pacer Foundation. Since 1997, Donahoe has owned and managed a private real estate portfolio in western Canada.