About Mark Frantz
Mark Frantz currently serves on the board of directors at several RedShift Ventures portfolio companies including Intelliworks, Telarix and TerraGo Technologies. Mr. Frantz also serves on the Board of Directors at ODIN Technologies, the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) and the Commonwealth of Virginia's Research & Technology Advisory Council (VRTAC). On a personal level, Mark has also been an investor/advisor to New Media Strategies (acq. by Meredith Corp., NYSE - "MDP"), Sourcefire (Nasdaq - "FIRE") and Luna Innovations (Nasdaq - "LUNA"). Mr. Frantz was previously the Managing General Partner of In-Q-Tel, the strategic venture capital affiliate of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Prior to that, Mark was with Carlyle Venture Partners, where he worked with a number of portfolio companies including Blackboard (Nasdaq - "BBBB"), Imagitas (acq. by Pitney Bowes, NYSE -"PBI"), ISR Solutions (acq. by Stanley Works, NYSE - "SWK"). Mr. Frantz joined Carlyle from Redleaf Ventures, where he worked with various portfolio companies including Lightningcast (acq. by AOL/TimeWarner, NYSE - "TWX"). Prior to Redleaf, he was the Associate to the Senior Chairman of Alex. Brown and he worked extensively with the Technology and Internet groups. Mark has also served as the Associate Director of The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs under President George H. W. Bush and as the economic and technology policy advisor to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, where he came up with idea for the early-stage venture capital fund PA Early Stage Partners (now known as Novitas Capital).Mr. Frantz is actively involved in the community, having served as the Co-Chair of the Greater Washington Board of Trade Technology Transfer Task Force, a member of the Advisory Committee on Technology Transfer to the Virginia Joint Commission on Technology & Science, Accelerating Innovation/Tech Transfer 2005, the 2002 & 2003 "Technology Transfer in the Mid-Atlantic" Steering Committee, the Chairman of the Northern Virginia Technology Council's Private Equity Committee, Co-Chair of the Program Committee for the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association ("MAVA").Mark holds J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. degree from Allegheny College. Mr. Frantz was an NCAA All-American swimmer at Allegheny and has qualified for the USA Triathlon National Championship nine times.
Mark Frantz Headquarter Location
San Luis Obispo, California,
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