Mark Quinlan is a senior investment professional with more than 20 years of experience in the technology sector. In 2016, Mr. Quinlan co-founded White Hat Capital Partners (the "Firm"), a private investment firm focused on building sustainable value in technology companies serving mission-critical applications. White Hat makes concentrated, value-oriented investments in publicly-traded companies. The Firm constructively partners with its portfolio companies to improve strategy and capital allocation decisions, implement operational efficiencies, and strengthen governance, all with a view to improving corporate competitiveness and creating shareholder value. Prior to founding White Hat, Mr. Quinlan was Managing Director and Co-Head of the Global Technology Investment Banking Group at Stifel. In addition, he served as a Member of the firm’s Investment Banking Management Committee as well as the Fairness Committee. Mr. Quinlan joined Stifel in 2010 through its merger with Thomas Weisel Partners. Mr. Quinlan joined Thomas Weisel Partners in 2000 from Merrill Lynch and was promoted to Partner in 2006. He joined Merrill Lynch in 1996 following two years with Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. During his investment banking career, Mr. Quinlan advised numerous corporate boards on a broad range of strategic and corporate finance decisions. He maintains extensive senior executive relationships across the technology, investment management and financial services sectors. Mr. Quinlan received an A.B. in Economics and a Certificate in Political Economy from Princeton University in 1994. He resides in New York City.