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Global Merchant Banking Partner
Mark Simonian is a Global Merchant Banking Partner at Consello. He has more than 35 years of experience as an investment banker focused on the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector.
Prior to Consello, Mark was Chairman of Global TMT Investment Banking at Credit Suisse, where he also previously served as Global Co-Head of the TMT Group. Mark served on the Global Operating Committee of Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking and Capital Markets Division and on the Division’s Investment Banking Committee.
Prior to his time at Credit Suisse, Mark was the Vice Chairman and Co-Head of Global TMT at Citigroup and its predecessor Salomon Smith Barney. Mark’s client work spanned multiple geographies and extended across the TMT space, including the cable television, telecom infrastructure and data center sectors (working on both funding the growth of and then later consolidation of those areas); wireless consolidation; and a wide range of strategic activity in the media and entertainment space.
Mark was one of four principals in ECE Management that partnered with Goldman Sachs Capital Partners to acquire, build and operate Diamond Cable Communications, at the time the UK’s fifth largest cable television company.
Mark currently serves as an Advisory Director to Sentilink, an identity verification technology company, a Senior Executive Advisor to GI Partners Acquisitions focused on data infrastructure investments, and a Partner in Clearview Media Investment Partners.
Mark holds an M.B.A from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Stanford University. He serves on the Board of Trustees and Executive Committees of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) and the Museum of the Moving Image in New York and is a Life Trustee of Lake Forest Academy.