Mark Raterman is a Managing Partner of Leeds Novamark Capital. Prior to co-founding Leeds Novamark, Mr. Raterman was a Managing Director at Ares Management LLC, where he was responsible for originating, evaluating and monitoring debt investments across a broad range of industries. He managed relationships with a multitude of financial sponsors and financial intermediaries and served as a director or observer on the Boards of Directors of his portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Raterman was a Principal at Allied Capital Corporation, where he executed numerous mezzanine debt, secured debt and control investments. Before joining Allied Capital in 2002, Mr. Raterman worked at Wachovia Securities, providing M&A advisory and private placement services. He began his career at Chase Securities (now JP Morgan Securities), primarily in the Leveraged Finance Group, executing syndicated loans, bridge loans and high yield debt transactions.
Mr. Raterman graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Economics.