Navigation Capital Partners - Our Team

Mark Downs

Partner, Co-Founder NCP I & II

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Mark Downs

Mark Downs is a partner and co-founder of Navigation Capital Partners.

Mark serves on the board of directors of the following four companies:  Atlanta-based Brightwell Payments, a payments solution provider and Atlanta-based interactive marketing; Atlanta-based Brown Integrated Logistics, a transportion and logistics services provider; Texas-based Computex Technology Solutions, a provider of IT solutions and managed services focused on hybrid IT environments and eCommerce agency Definition 6. He continues as a director of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based vending and food service provider Five Star Food Service.  Mark was a former director of A. H. Harris, a distributor of specialty construction products, od service provider and Quantapoint, a provider of 3D digital facilities to improve asset lifecycle decision making, prior to their sale.

Mark spent seven years as a senior vice president of Mellon Ventures, a $1.4 billion private equity firm affiliated with Mellon Financial Corporation, where he focused on industrial growth and buyout investments. Prior to Mellon Ventures, Mark managed Mellon's Leveraged Finance Group and served in various assignments for Mellon's Corporate Banking and Middle Market Departments in Chicago and Philadelphia, respectively.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.B.A from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Mark is a member of the Society of International Business Fellows and is the former President of the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association.  Raised in York, Pa., he resides in Atlanta with his wife, daughter and son.