Marc has over 22 years of financial and Wall Street experience. His areas of professional experience include venture capital/private equity, fundraising, investor relations and alternative investment fund administration. Marc is a Managing Partner and the Chief Operating Officer of Tuatara Capital. In this role, Mr. Riiska leads financial management, operations, vendor management, and overall administration of Tuatara Capital and its related entities; and he is also actively involved with the structuring and execution of new investments.
Prior to co-founding Tuatara Capital in 2014, Marc was a Senior Director at SS&C Technologies where he led sales for a universe of private equity and hedge fund clients spanning a range of products and services including alternative investment fund formation, fund administration, regulatory compliance, investor relations, and a wide variety of supporting technologies. Before joining SS&C, Marc was a founding partner of Ilios Partners, a capital markets intelligence firm formed in 2001 and ultimately sold to MZ Group in 2010. While at Ilios, Marc built and managed the global sales team, and was a member of senior management tasked with management and oversight of the entire firm, a premier provider of data and intelligence services to the public company Investor Relations market.
Prior to Ilios Partners, Marc was the founder of Next Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that provided capital to high growth telecom and entertainment companies globally. Before Next Venture Partners, Marc began his career in finance at Angel Partners, a NY-based investment advisor primarily focused on private placements in the technology, media, and telecom sectors. While at both Angel Partners and Next Venture Partners, he built and managed a large client base of high-net worth individuals who invested in over a dozen private placements structured by the firms. Marc earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Connecticut.