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Marc Oken
Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Biography

Mr. Oken is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Falfurrias Capital Partners, and he currently oversees the operations of the firm.

Mr. Oken is the former Chief Financial Officer of Bank of America. In that role, he had responsibility for Finance, Supply Chain Management, Corporate Treasury, Corporate Investments, Corporate Workplace, and Investor Relations. Also during his tenure with Bank of America as a senior financial executive, Mr. Oken had significant involvement in all of Bank of America's acquisition activities. In the Fleet Boston Financial Corporation and MBNA transactions, he held the additional role of Transition Executive and was responsible for integration of the companies. Prior to his career with Bank of America, Mr. Oken was a Partner with Price Waterhouse and served as a Professional Accounting Fellow at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Career Highlights

  • Co-founded Falfurrias Capital Partners with Hugh McColl, Jr. in 2006
  • Former Chief Financial Officer of Bank of America
  • Sixteen years as a senior executive with Bank of America
  • Former Partner with Price Waterhouse
  • Previously a Fellow with the SEC, serving as a principal advisor on financial services industry accounting and disclosure matters
  • Served as Member of the Board of Directors at previous Falfurrias portfolio companies Bojangles', UC Synergetic, Commercial Credit Group, and Dorsey Wright & Associates
  • Distinguished military record as a Vietnam veteran includes serving as an Aviator in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1973

Current Board Memberships

  • Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Sonoco Products Company
  • Capital Bank Financial Corp.
  • American Safety Council
  • North American Transmission & Distribution Group

Education

  • BSBA from Loyola College
  • MBA from the University of West Florida

Accomplishments

  • Built the largest bank in the United States, growing assets from $12 billion to $642 billion
  • Integrated over $90 billion in acquisitions
  • Hired and managed hundreds of executives
  • Successfully directed businesses through seven economic cycles
  • Managed early-stage businesses, including a startup that was guided to a successful sale to a private equity fund
  • Managed a private equity-backed business that generated strong returns through a sale to a strategic acquirer
  • Sourced, structured, and closed over 175 private equity transactions in three decades

Our Team

Since 2006, FCP has built an experienced and operationally-focused team with private equity, entrepreneurial, and senior executive experience.

Mr. Oken is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Falfurrias Capital Partners, and he currently oversees the operations of the firm. ... Read More

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Marc Oken

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

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Hugh McColl

Co-Founder and Chairman

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Ed McMahan

Partner

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Todd Taylor

Partner

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Chet Walker

Investment Committee Chair

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JJ Schonberg

Managing Director

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Rob Cummings

Managing Director

Wilson Sullivan served as an Associate at Falfurrias Capital Partners from 2007-2009 before returning to business school to earn his MB... Read More

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Wilson Sullivan

Principal

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Chip Johnson

Principal

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Geordie Pierson

Vice President

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Matthew Kilian

Controller & CCO

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Andrew Veazey

Associate

Ms. Higgins joined Falfurrias Capital Partners in January 2016. Previously, Ms. Higgins served as an analyst at Charleston-based Sherma... Read More

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Katie-Rose Higgins

Analyst

Ms. Hubbard joined Falfurrias Capital Partners in 2012. She manages the day-to-day operations of the office and provides administrative... Read More

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Carolyn Hubbard

Executive Administrator

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Donna Estes

Staff Assistant