Mark A. Baker is a Partner of ShoreBridge Capital Partners, LLC. Prior to his role at ShoreBridge, Mr. Baker was Managing Senior Partner of Merrion Structured Investments focused on providing independent third party structured investment solutions to institutional clients. Mr. Baker joined Merrion Financial in late 2011 with partnership responsibility for global client development. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Baker was Treasurer and Head of Capital Markets for HSBC Bermuda. In his position Mr. Baker was responsible for managing the firm's $10 billion balance sheet and made all final investment decisions in Bermuda. In addition, Mr. Baker headed the trading and sales groups that distributed global fixed income, FX, equity and structured products. HSBC Bermuda is the 8th largest treasury/capital markets site within HSBC's vast global network of treasury operations. Mr. Baker was a member of the senior executive management committee guiding the direction of the overall institutional strategy. Prior to the Bermuda posting, Mr. Baker was Managing Director, Head of Business Development for HSBC Global Markets Americas. Mr. Baker spearheaded the reorganization of management teams between Global Markets, Corporate Banking and Private Banking divisions resulting in strong client focused P&L alignment. Mr. Baker, along with the Head of Sales for the Americas, also had relationship management responsibilities for the top 50 Global Markets clients.
Mr. Baker began his global markets career at Merrill Lynch in 1987. He was an early member of the global fixed income client development team. In 1990, Mr. Baker joined Lehman Brothers as a Senior Vice President for the fixed income syndicate group. From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Baker worked on large fixed income mandates and client development initiatives. In 1997, Mr. Baker joined Credit Suisse First Boston as Head of Global Client development for fixed income.
Mr. Baker received his Bachelor of Science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison and was a member of the 1976 Division III Championship tournament lacrosse team. Mr. Baker received his Masters of International Management degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. He is married with a son and daughter and resides in Summit, New Jersey. Mr. Baker is active in numerous civic and social organizations and serves as Co-Chair of the Calvary Episcopal Church outreach committee and is the former Chairman of the Board of the Summit YMCA Board of Trustees. He is an avid golfer and member of Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, NJ.
Mr. Baker currently holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations.