“Beyond the Cupola” allows invited customers, community, and team members of Oconee State Bank to have an opportunity to share their stories of success and inspiration, and/or how the Remarkable culture of Oconee State Bank has inspired them to mark lives in their own right.
Mark Prior/M1 Strategic Capital
Mark B. Prior is the founder and Managing Partner of M1. Mr. Prior has over twenty-five years of experience in fund management, alternative asset analytics, enterprise level senior management, and strategy formulation/implementation. He is also the founder of a financial technology SaaS company. Additionally, he was a co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of a mortgage fund where he developed and actively managed a national real estate debt investment fund that produced a high return on investment and managed a portfolio of both collateralized commercial/residential debt and real property. Before co-founding the fund in 2004, Mark spent more than a decade in the Fortune 100 manufacturing and forest product sectors which culminated in profit and loss responsibility for a $600 million business unit. He also has extensive experience managing projects in Asia, Europe and South America. Mr. Prior earned advanced degrees from Duke University (Master of Environmental Management) and Pepperdine University (Master of Business Administration).