John Clerico | Co-founder and Chairman
John brings a powerful background and expertise to ChartMark. With over 30 years of corporate finance experience, John has accomplished what few executives have by becoming one of the key decision makers at several fortune 500 companies
including Praxair, Union Carbide, Conoco and Phillips Petroleum. By holding CFO positions at such high profile companies, he has a well-developed insight into identifying and valuing attractive, publicly traded securities; an insight that is essential for
portfolio management and rarely, if ever, possessed by other investment advisors. In addition, working on the "opposite side" of Wall Street analysts, gives him a competitive advantage in assessing potential investor behavior relative to a given company. Furthermore,
John's vast management experience places ChartMark in a superior, strategic position to that of its peers. John's focus is on day-to-day portfolio management and strategic direction for our firm.
In addition to his role as Chairman of ChartMark Investments, Inc., in October 2008 John assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Global Industries. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Community Health Systems and
Educational Development Corporation. Notably, he is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma State University Foundation and Chairman of the Investment Committeee of the OSU Foundation, which manages a portfolio of approximately 315 million dollars.
John is a Board member and Chairman of the Audit Committee for MacroSolve, Inc.
Email Mr. Clerico at John@ChartMark.com.
Mark S. Smith | Co-founder, President and CEO
Mark has served as President and CEO of ChartMark Investments, Inc. since the company's founding in 2001. Prior to founding ChartMark, Mark spent seven years as Associate Vice President and financial advisor with Morgan Stanley, where he provided strategic,
financial planning and investment advice to a wide variety of clientele. Prior to his career with Morgan Stanley, Mark spent one year as an analyst with The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Mark graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.B.A. in
Finance in 1993. His analytical work and client consulting experience in a Wall Street environment gives Mark the ability to discern client needs as they relate to the financial markets. Mark's interaction with world class investors and fund managers creates
a well-developed view and critical understanding of macroeconomic environments, industry trends, and specific company performance dynamics. In addition, his daily experience as a former stockbroker provides an excellent foundation for daily portfolio management.
Mark also had management roles at Morgan Stanley and the Federal Reserve, thus adding to the leadership and organizational competence of our company. Mark's focus is on daily management of the company, portfolio management and company strategic direction.
During 2007 Mark was named by the Tulsa Business Journal as one of Tulsa's "40 under 40". In addition The Journal Record named Mark to their 2007 class of "Achievers Under 40".
In addition to his role as President of ChartMark Investments, Inc., Mark also sits on the Board of Directors for Leadership Tulsa and the American Portuguese Biomedical Research Foundation in New York.
Email Mr. Smith at Mark@ChartMark.com
E.J. Smith, CFP® | Director of Trading, Operations and Compliance
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Prior to joining ChartMark as Director of Trading, Operations and Compliance E.J. served four years as Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley. While at Morgan Stanley, E.J.'s duties involved providing comprehensive brokerage and financial advice. Earlier in
his career, E.J. was co-founder and partner of Northcentral Information Services, a private investigation firm in Grapevine, Texas. After E.J. graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Political Science he spent six years with Lockheed Martin
in security management. E.J.'s responsibilities at Lockheed Martin included compliance, document control and physical security. E.J. brings a diverse background of procedural and financial experience to his role with ChartMark. E.J. completed the two year
training course required to take the examination to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ in the Fall of 2006. He successfully completed the CFP designation in the 1st quarter of 2007.
E.J.'s primary focuses are financial planning, trade execution, operations and compliance.
Email Mr. Smith at EJ@ChartMark.com
Meg W. Brimmer, MBA | Investment Advisor
Prior to joining ChartMark in March 2005, Meg's career included four years as Manager of Finance and Operations for Tulsa's childrens advocacy center and three years as Operations Manager of a home renovation company. Meg's responsibilities at both of these
companies included auditing, cash flow analysis, financial reporting and operations management. Her academic background includes a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Northeastern State University and a Masters of Business Administration from
the University of Tulsa. While attending TU she was a graduate assistant for the Chairman of the Finance and Operations Department and a participant in the Student Investment Fund. Meg's academic background in finance, marketing and management, combined with
her finance and operations experience make her an excellent addition to the ChartMark team.
Meg's focus is on daily operations of the company, construction and management of retirement plans and client service.
Email Mrs. Brimmer at Meg@ChartMark.com.
Brett M. Benge | Investment Advisor
Before joining ChartMark as our Business Development Liaison, Brett served as a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. He's a graduate of Northeastern State University witn a Bachelor's in Marketing and Minor in finance. Prior to his investment
career, Brett was co-owner of Byng properties LLC, a local real estate development firm. Additionally, Brett led sales and marketing teams at City National Bank and Tinker Federal Credit Union. His professional experience in real estate development, banking
and investments adds a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team. In addition to his role as an Investment Advisor for ChartMark Investments, Inc., Brett is active in the community as a volunteer with Saint Francis Children's Hospital.
Brett's focus is on marketing and business development.
Email Mr. Benge at Brett@ChartMark.com