Mark Zittman


Mark has over 30 years of professional experience, with most of that time having been spent in structured finance and private investments.  His professional experience has centered on sales, account management, structuring, and execution of structured products in fixed income.  Mark is a founding Partner and Chairman of Tuatara Capital.  For Tuatara, Mark is responsible for leading the firm’s fundraising activity, deal generation, and driving the co-investment process.  Mark is the General Partner’s representative on the Limited Partner Advisory Committee.  Prior to founding Tuatara Capital in 2014, Mark spent over 15 years as a Senior Managing Director and was a top salesperson in Guggenheim Partners Capital Markets Group, a global investment and advisory firm with more than $220 billion in assets under management.  At Guggenheim, Mark provided customized services to hedge funds, mutual funds, insurance companies and other financial institutions who invested in products such as mortgage-backed securities (residential and commercial), collateralized debt obligations, collateralized loan obligations, hybrid securities, investment grade debt, high-yield debt, U.S. Treasury and Federal agency securities, municipal bonds, asset-backed securities, emerging markets debt, structured notes, insurance-linked securities and repo transactions.

Prior to Guggenheim, Mark spent three years at Greenwich Capital and specialized in structured products and other fixed income securities.  In this role, Mark provided a full range of debt financing, risk management and investment services to major corporations and financial and governmental institutions around the world.  Earlier in his career, Mark worked at Morgan Stanley in mortgage and asset backed securities, and Kidder Peabody in their mortgage-backed securities sales department.  At Kidder, Mark completed his fixed income training program and ranked as the top producer from his class of over 30 professionals.  Mark began his tenure on Wall Street at Merrill Lynch in their Fixed Income Futures and Options Group (FF&O).  Prior to Wall Street, Mark started his professional career at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in their Accounting and Financial Development training program, and worked in a variety of finance and accounting roles in various locations in the U.S. and Europe.

Mark earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Florida where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with High Honors and made the President’s Honor Roll.  Mark also holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Columbia Business School, where he was on the Dean’s List and graduated Magna Cum Laude.  Mark currently serves on the Founding Family Council at Avenues School in NYC, and provides financial support to Hobart College, the University of Florida, and Columbia University.  He was also the liaison between the Teach for America program and Guggenheim Partners.

Mark is a passionate investor in fine art and real estate, and an avid fan of Florida Gator athletics, live music, and travel.