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Mark Kollar

Partner, Strategist & Senior Executor

Prosek Partners

New York, NY, USA

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Biography

Mark Kollar is a partner, strategist and senior executor at Prosek Partners, a leading international financial communications and marketing firm. Mark provides advice and strategic counsel to senior executives and business leaders in asset management, private markets and ESG/impact investing.

Throughout his career in communications, Mark has specialized in developing compelling narratives and storylines to drive business on topics from leadership and entrepreneurship to investments and sustainability and is often asked to manage a wide range of highly sensitive issues and special situations.

Prior to his role at Prosek, Mark was a journalist at Thomas Reuters and Knight-Ridder Financial News in New York, London and Chicago, where he covered the Federal Reserve, business and the economy, structured products, financial markets and the future and options exchanges. He is the author of 24-Hour Trading: The Global Network of Futures and Options Markets, published in 1989 by John Wiley & Sons.

Adding to his many years of experience in financial markets, Mark was also a trader on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in the stock-index and Eurodollar futures markets, where he learned that gaining an edge was always the best advantage, a lesson that has served him well in strategic communications.

Mark received his MA degree in English Literature at the University of Chicago and his BA in English Literature at DePauw University.

Mark Kollar’s Background

Prosek Partners
Partner, Strategist & Senior Executor
2001 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Prosek Partners is a leading global marketing and communications firm based in the United States. The organization is specialized in the financial and B2B industries and distinguishes themselves for their deep understating of their client’s business.
IDD Newsletter
Editor
1993 - 1996
New York, NY, USA
The IDD Newsletter is a published three times a year by the Iodine Global Network and distributed in large volumes through global agencies, mail and e-mail.The publication is funded by the Kiwanis Children’s Fund and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.
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Current Board Positions

Epic Theatre Ensemble
Chairman
Nov 2015 - Present
New York, NY, USA
The Epic Theatre Ensemble is a social justice theatre organization based in New York. It is a platform that promotes positive social change and encourages community involvement. The theatre presents its audience with traditional plays that are both powerful and inspiring.

Publications

In Latest ‘Most Sustainably Managed Companies,’ Where’s Wall Street?
Author
Oct 2020
New York, NY, USA
Mark Kollar offers his thoughts on The Wall Street Journal's first ranking of the “100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the World”. Mark sees this report as a good opportunity to continue important discussions on sustainability and, using the report's data, see how firms measure up.
Prosek Partners: Unboxed Thoughts
Author
New York, NY, USA
Unboxed Thoughts is Prosek Partners' platform to share ideas on business, events, and a wide range of other topics.
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Mark Kollar’s Education

The University of Chicago
Master's in English Literature
1980 - 1981
DePauw University
Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature
1976 - 1980

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