Mark Watson

Board Member | he/him

Co-Founder, President, Board & Investment Committee Member of Potlikker Capital

Mark Watson is the President of Potlikker Capital, a nonprofit charitable loan fund and integrated capital fund supporting BIPOC farmers at the intersection of racial and climate justice. Having started his career as a banker at the First National Bank of Chicago, then JP Morgan, Mark has had a 30-year career managing investment portfolios for foundations, endowments, and institutional pension funds. Mark was formerly the Managing Director and now serves as a Senior Investment Strategist of the Fair Food Fund. He founded Keel Asset Management LLC, a financial advisory firm providing socially responsible financial planning and investment advisory services to nonprofits, corporations, and the public on pension plans. Mark is an investment committee member of the Boston Impact Initiative Fund; an advisory board member of MIT/Health Innovation Systems Inc.; Director of Transition of The Institute of Educational Leadership; board president of Sustainable Cape, Inc.; and a former board member of the Social Venture Network. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois Champaign -Urbana, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Booth School, University of Chicago.