Appian Ventures


Mark is a founding member of Appian and serves on its investment committee. He currently represents Appian on the boards of AdPay and OpenLogic. Mark serves as an observer on the board of Ping Identity and formerly served on the boards of CareFX (acquired by Harris), OneRiot (acquired by Walmart) and Cadre Technologies. Prior to Appian, Mark established Quest Capital Partnership, a diversified investment fund concentrated on the Rocky Mountain region. As managing general partner, he served on the boards of Voyant Technologies (acquired by Polycom), Datria Systems, Pixxures (acquired by Xedar Corp.), Ischemia Technologies (acquired by Inverness Medical) and Controlled Products (acquired by Pilgrim Capital).

Earlier in his career, Mark held senior operating positions with Multum Information Services, TRADE, and Personics Corporation. In the early '90s, Mark worked as an investment associate with Bessemer Venture Partners where he was responsible for the firm's investment in Veritas Software.

Mark is the former Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association (formerly Colorado Venture Capital Association). He was appointed by the state senate to serve on the Colorado Venture Capital Authority, where he is the Chairman-elect. He serves as treasurer of the Colorado chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors, where he is a Board Leadership Fellow. He is also the former chairman of the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative ( where he remains on the board.

Mark graduated from Dartmouth College with Highest Distinction in History and holds an MBA from Stanford Business School.