Mark S. Taffet
CEO & Founder
With over twenty years experience as a corporate finance advisor and operating executive, Mr. Taffet sets the practical, hands-on tone characteristic of Mast Advisors, Inc. During his career, Mr. Taffet has represented domestic and international companies in strategic transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, corporate sales, joint ventures, strategic investments, private equity and debt placements and management buy-outs. His clients include larger companies with middle-market transaction needs, public and private middle-market companies and private equity firms. Mr. Taffet’s areas of focus include chemicals, industrial materials, components and systems, food service, processing, distribution and retailing, technology and telecommunications.
Prior to founding Mast Advisors, Mr. Taffet held positions with Shearson, Oppenheimer, American Corporate Services, KPMG and, most recently, Fieldstone Private Capital Group. Mr. Taffet served as President and co-founder of BayMark Capital, an investment bank formed in a strategic alliance with KPMG. Mr. Taffet also served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Globe Foodservices Corporation, a New York area institutional foodservice provider.
Mr. Taffet received his BA from Sarah Lawrence College and his JD from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the International Law Journal. Mr. Taffet is a member of the New York State Bar Association.