Most people don’t know that I am an avid camel rider. During my Peace Corps days in Mali, West Africa, I owned a camel as my sole means of transportation. I had to ride that awful beast for four hours over rocky cliffs and deep sand dunes to get to the weekly market.
If I could be anywhere else except here at this moment, it would be in the ocean, swimming, surfing, or going for a paddle with my old chocolate Labrador.
Growing up on the beach, I wanted to be a professional volleyball player, which made no sense because I was the smallest kid in the state of California.
On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me reading the New York Times.
The favorite thing about my career is my ability to participate in ground-breaking impact investment opportunities across asset classes, diverse sectors, and geographies.
Being a team player is what motivates me to work hard.
Mark Berryman is a Managing Director of Impact Investing at Caprock. Mark leads Caprock’s impact and sustainable investment portfolio and supports the management of impact-focused clients. Mark has twenty years of experience in impact investing and emerging markets finance. Prior to joining Caprock, Mark spent over a decade as a Lead Investment Officer with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group where he focused on investing in financial institutions and funds (private equity, venture capital, and private debt) operating in emerging markets. While at the IFC, he was field-based in Turkey, China, Mali, and Washington DC. Mark also co-led Deutsche Bank’s Global Social Investment Funds Group launching and managing global structured debt funds for financial inclusion and social enterprises.
Mark began his career over two decades ago as a three-year Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, West Africa, and has held other positions at firms including, the Multi-lateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), eBay, and the Microfinance Information Exchange. Mark currently sits on select investment advisory boards and is a member of the Impact Assets 50 Investment Review Committee. Mark holds an MBA and Masters in International Affairs from Georgetown University and BA in Accounting from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He speaks French and is conversational in two native African dialects