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MARK BUFFINGTON

Mr. Buffington is co-founder and CEO of BIP Capital, a venture capital firm recognized as one of the most active and successful in the Southeast. In addition, he has co-founded three successful companies over the course of his career.

Since founding BIP Capital, Mark has led investment rounds in more than 35 companies in a number of market verticals, including Healthcare IT, Digital Media, Ed Tech, Enterprise SaaS and FinTech. Notable exits include Vendormate, Ingenious Med, Shareholder InSite and Aspirion Health Resources.

Mark also pioneered a new business model in the wealth management space that led to the creation of BIP Wealth, one of the fastest growing wealth management firms in the country, currently managing over $850 million in assets.

Mark serves on the board of directors of several companies, including the NFHS Network, AchieveIt, Excel Health, PlayOn! Sports, UserIQ and ConnexPay. He also serves on several nonprofit boards, including KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools and the Georgia Tech College of Computing.

Mark graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology (where he lettered as a varsity baseball player) and also has an MBA from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.