Mr. Stark is a Vice President with The Townsend Group and provides advisory services to a number of the firm’s institutional clients, including multiple domestic public pension plans, endowments, sovereign wealth funds, and one foreign family office. His responsibilities include portfolio analytics, portfolio management, research, strategic planning, and monitoring performance at the fund and client levels.
Prior to joining Townsend in 2010, Mr. Stark was an Institutional Consulting Analyst for Graystone Consulting, a business of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. At Graystone, Mr. Stark was a member of a team that managed over $5.5 billion dollars for foundations, endowments, pensions, hospitals and high net worth clientele. His responsibilities included preparing asset allocation models, investment policy statements, customized performance measurement reports, and investment decisions. He also was a member of a team responsible for conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis for a manager research vetting process leading to firm wide approval.
Mr. Stark received his MBA and BSBA in Finance, both from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.