Mark D. Ein, Director at Large
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Mark D. Ein began serving a first two-year term on the USTA Board of Directors in January 2013. He serves on the Strategic and Creative Planning Committee.
Ein is the founder and owner of the World TeamTennis franchise the Washington Kastles, which have won three of the past four WTT titles. He serves on the board of directors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and previously served on the board of The Washington Tennis & Education Foundation and on the advisory board of The Tennis Center at College Park (Md.), home of the Junior Tennis Champions Center, a USTA Certified Regional Training Center.
An investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Ein has built a series of growth companies across a diverse set of industries, with involvement in the founding or early stages of five companies that have been worth more than $1 billion. He has also led $650 million of private equity, venture capital and public company investments, and throughout his career has invested in a wide range of companies that have gone public or merged into larger companies, including XM Satellite Radio and Nextel.
Ein graduated in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in economics with a concentration in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and he earned his MBA from The Harvard Business School in 1992.
Early in his career, Ein worked for The Carlyle Group, Brentwood Associates and Goldman Sachs. He currently serves as co-chairman and principal shareholder of Kastle Systems, LLC, a provider of commercial office building managed security systems. In addition, he is the founder and vice chairman of Two Harbors Investment Corporation, an NYSE-listed, residential mortgage REIT; serves on the board of MACH S.a.r.L, a financial clearinghouse for the mobile industry; and is chairman of the board of VSGi, a provider of videoconferencing solutions.
A native of the Washington area, Ein actively supports many local charitable and cultural organizations. He is currently the chairman of the board of The District of Columbia Public Schools Education Fund, which has raised $100 million in private sector support over the last five years for the D.C. public school system, and serves on the board of directors of The District of Columbia College Access Program.
Ein previously served on the board of directors of The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and The Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, among others. In 2011, he was named Business Leader of the Year by the Washington, D.C., Chamber of Commerce, and in 2009 he was named the region’s Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship.
Ein resides in Washington. He is a member of the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section, which inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2012.