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Salk Institute board of trustees elects leader in venture capital

Benjamin S. Schapiro

Benjamin S. Schapiro

Benjamin S. Schapiro, founder, chairman and CEO of QuestMark Partners, a late-stage venture capital fund in Baltimore, Maryland, was named to the Salk board of trustees in November.

Schapiro, who graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 1964 with a degree in economics, began his career in investment banking in 1966 at Robert Garrett & Sons, which merged into Alex Brown and Sons in 1974. During his 32-year tenure, his efforts encompassed institutional, international, and private client accounts, real estate finance, corporate finance, merger and acquisition transactions, as well as public and private investing in emerging growth companies.

Schapiro currently serves as chairman of the board of Lifebridge Health, a regional health care organization based in Baltimore, and on the board of the Deer Valley Music Festival; he has also served as chairman, vice chairman and trustee or board member of a number of endowment funds, charitable organizations and professionally managed portfolios.