Mark Klein became CEO of GSV Capital on August 11, 2017. He has served on the Board of GSV Capital since 2011 and has served as a consultant to GSV Asset Management, LLC, the Company’s external investment adviser, since 2012.
Since 2010, Mr. Klein has also served as a Managing Member and Majority Partner of M. Klein & Company, LLC, which owns the Klein Group, LLC, a registered broker dealer. In addition, Mr. Klein serves on the board of directors for Atlantic Alliance Partnership Corp. and has served as an investment adviser at B. Riley Wealth Management (formerly MK Capital Advisors, LLC) since April 2012.
Mr. Klein served as a director of National Holding Corporations from 2011 to 2014, where he also served as Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman from March 2013 to December 2014. Mr. Klein also served as a director of New University Holdings Corp. (“NUH”), a capital pool company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, from its inception in 2010 through August 2011, when NUH merged with ePals, Inc., a K–12 learning network provider. In addition, from April 2010 until May 2011, Mr. Klein served as the Chief Executive Officer and President and a director of 57th Street General Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, until it completed a merger with Crumbs Bake Shop. Subsequently, Mr. Klein served as a member of the board of directors of Crumbs from May 2011 to March 2014.
Mr. Klein served from 2007 until 2009 as the Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Alternative Asset Management Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company which completed a merger with Great American Group LLC. Mr. Klein served on the board of directors of Great American Group until August 2014.
From 2007 until 2008, Mr. Klein served as the Chief Executive Officer of Hanover Group LLC, an indirect financial services subsidiary of Hanover Group.
Mr. Klein previously served as Chairman of Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. From April 2005 to September 2006, he was Chief Executive Officer and President of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, Inc., the parent of Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., and Chief Executive Officer of Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management Inc., a subsidiary of Ladenburg Financial Services, Inc. Prior to joining Ladenburg Thalmann, from June 2000 to March 2005, Mr. Klein served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of NBGI Asset Management, Inc. and NBGI Securities, which were the U.S. subsidiaries of the National Bank of Greece.