Mark L. Claster


Mark L. Claster is the President of Carl Marks & Co. He brings more than 30 years of executive and leadership experience to the firm. As President, Mr. Claster holds an advisory role in the firm’s investment businesses and has served as a member of the investment committee for over 100 transactions. He has also served as general partner of Carl Marks’ two SBIC’s and serves on the firm’s investment committees.

In addition to his role as President, Mr. Claster also serves as President of Carl Marks Securities LLC and Partner of Carl Marks Advisors. At Carl Marks Securities, Mr. Claster advises middle market companies on acquisitions & mergers, dividend recapitalizations and refinancings. He brings deep knowledge, understanding and perspective to create tailored recommendations for his clients and their issues.

Mr. Claster began his career as an attorney with Olin & Philips, specializing in corporate and individual tax law and estate planning. He holds a BBA with honors from Ohio University, a JD from Hofstra University Law School, and an LLM in Taxation from NYU Law School. He is a FINRA General Securities Principal.