Mark Bell, Ph.D.
Mark Bell, Ph.D., brings two decades of investing and leadership experience to this role as Head of Business Advisory and Private Capital, Multi-Family Office Investment Strategist. Prior to joining Balentine, Mark was managing principal and director at Diversified Trust. He also served as chief investment officer at BlueArc Capital. Mark began his career with McKinsey & Co. and subsequently was director of strategy at D. E. Shaw & Co., a multi-strategy hedge fund manager, where he developed and executed the organization’s private equity investment strategy and launched the firm’s reinsurance business. He later served as the executive vice chairman of Brand Bank, where he led the recapitalization of the bank during the Financial Crisis. In addition to being a frequent contributor to publications such as Real Assets Adviser, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Atlanta Business Chronicle, Mark has given international lectures at Luxembourg School of Finance, the University of Zurich, Sciences Po, the Vatican, and the Kuwait Fund. At Emory University, Mark is a senior fellow and adjunct faculty member of the Center for Alternative Investments at Goizueta Business School and a Visiting Professor and Advisory Board Chair in the Department of Quantitative Theory and Methods.