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Mark Benning

Advisor Greater San Diego Area, US

Founder and Options Trader, Options-Traders.com. Stanford GSB grad. Harvard grad.

Founder and Options Trader, Options-Traders.com. Stanford GSB grad. Harvard grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Growth

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth

Involved In

Founder

Rich Monkey
XQuest LLC
Swish Marketing, Inc.
EXP Systems, Inc.

Advisor

Adwill
Seateroo
VantagePoint Venture Partners
AltStreet
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
VantagePoint Venture Partners

Positions

Founder Rich Monkey 2015 - present
Options Trader Options-Traders.com 2013 - present
Financial Advisor Merrill Lynch Wealth Management 2012 - 2013
Consultant Kohlberg Ventures 2010 - 2011
CEO, CFO and Founder XQuest LLC 2008 - 2010
CEO, CFO and Founder Swish Marketing, Inc. 2004 - 2008
CEO, CFO and Founder EXP Systems, Inc. 1999 - 2003
Venture Advisor VantagePoint Venture Partners 1998 - 1999
VP Sales & Business Development Release Software 1995 - 1997
Consultant Net Ventures 1994 - 1995
Investment Analyst GHJ&M, Inc. 1989 - 1992
Professional Hockey Player EC Bad Nauheim 1987 - 1989

Education

Stanford University Graduate School of Business 1992 - 1994
Harvard University Economics 1984 - 1987
University of Notre Dame Electrical Engineering 1982 - 1984

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Advisor With
  • • Design
  • • Engineering iOS mobile
  • • Mobile Software Development
  • • User Interface Design
  • • Software Architecture
  • • Mobile Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Financial Services
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Sales • Marketing • Finance • Business Development • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Shahab Choudhry
Co-Founder and Partner, Propelics. Previously Managing Partner, Collabera.
Dan Beltramo
They're my school  •  EVP, Product Leadership - Marketing Effectiveness, Nielsen. Previously EVP, Product Leadership, Nielsen. Stanford grad. Stanford GSB grad.
Mark is sound practical thinker with broad start-up experience, especially in the area of direct marketing.
Dan Beltramo
They're my school  •  EVP, Product Leadership - Marketing Effectiveness, Nielsen. Previously EVP, Product Leadership, Nielsen. Stanford grad. Stanford GSB grad.
Mark is an analytical thinker with significant start-up experience and a persistent entrepreneurial flame.

Dan Beltramo
They're my school  •  EVP, Product Leadership - Marketing Effectiveness, Nielsen. Previously EVP, Product Leadership, Nielsen. Stanford grad. Stanford GSB grad.
Dan's a great entrepreneur - he founded Vizu and built a great company that was later acquired by Nielsen.