Mark Robinson

Founder & Managing Director

Mark in his early career ran a manufacturing facility that made specialty hydraulic pumps for the aerospace and heavy equipment markets.  He managed production from order to customer acceptance with responsibility for quality, labor and cost metrics.  Over the past 20 years, he has been an investor, managing portfolio companies as well as fund operations.  He excels at developing successful business models, identifying talented management, and sourcing and coaching good managers. He is a member of WAVE’s Investment Committee.

Prior to founding WAVE, Mark was a Managing Director at VIMAC Ventures where he invested in IT startups. Before that, he was a senior member of a new management team that successfully turned around Dynapower/Stratopower (a division of General Signal). Earlier in his career, Mark held positions with Bank of Boston, Legget McCall Advisors, and Fidelity Investments where he gained significant expertise in technology application to financial and accounting analytics and decision making. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Whittemore School of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire and Master of Business Administration from the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College.

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