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Mark Youngblood, CAIA – Founder

Mark Youngblood is the Founder of Council Crest Capital, a boutique consulting firm launched in 2008 to assist emerging investment managers in marketing their investment strategies. Through Council Crest Capital, Mr. Youngblood has helped emerging hedge funds, private equity firms, CTAs, commodity advisors and funds of funds market their services and target prospective clients. Prior to the formation of Council Crest Capital Mr. Youngblood was a Managing Director at a middle market private equity firm. Mr. Youngblood was also a Partner and Marketing Director at Broadmark Asset Management, a U.S. Equity macro hedge fund manager based in New York and San Francisco, managing assets in both Equities and Futures. While at Broadmark, he was responsible for business development, marketing and client servicing functions. During this time, Mr. Youngblood worked with the principals of the Broadmark in the creation of Revere Capital Advisors, a global emerging manager platform dedicated to the creating institutional quality asset managers. Mr. Youngblood is a past President and Board Member, of the Seattle Alternative Investment Association, formerly known as the Northwest Hedge Fund Society, as well as the Founder, past President, and Board Member of the Portland Alternative Investment Association. In addition to earning the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation, Mr. Youngblood held series 3, 7, and 63 FINRA licenses, and is a graduate of Principia College.