Mark Rockefeller ’11LAW
Co-founder & CEO

Mark is the co-founder & CEO of StreetShares, one of America’s fastest-growing financial technology companies.

StreetShares provides small business lending-as-a-service (LAAS) technology to banks, credit unions, and non-financial organizations.

StreetShares has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, American Banker, CNBC, Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox News, MSNBC, Huffington Post, and other media.

Significant recognition for StreetShares includes:

  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year (2018, Mid-Atlantic Region, Financial Services)
  • Innovator of the Year (2017, Washington DC Region, Professional Services)
  • First place, Harvard Business School Alumni New Venture Competition (Global Best Investment, 2015)

Mark started his career as a US Air Force Officer and served in Iraq. Following a graduate program at Columbia University, he joined the law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP as a litigation associate where he worked on financial and securities disputes, including efforts to return investor money following the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. He left Milbank in 2013 to co-found StreetShares with former Capital One executive Mickey Konson.

Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in finance, MBA, and law degrees. Entrepreneur Magazine called Mark one of “12 Remarkable Veterans Who Changed Business Forever.” Inc. Magazine placed him on a list of the “Top 20 Military Veteran Tech Entrepreneurs in America.”

Mark is the chairman of the StreetShares Foundation, which provides free business coaching and grants to military-veteran entrepreneurs. He sits on the board of the Foundation for Innovation and Discovery and on the US Small Business Administration’s Veterans Business Task Force.