MarkFlynn' BIO
Executive Vice President
Mark joined The BOMA Project board in November, 2019. Previously he served as EVP, General Counsel and Secretary of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc., a publicly traded asset management firm based in Hartford, CT, until his retirement in July, 2019. Virtus is a premiere provider of investment management services to individual and institutional clients, including open and closed end mutual funds and ETFs, employing a multi-boutique structure of affiliated managers and select sub-advisers. From the time Mark joined the company in 2011 Virtus has grown assets under management from approximately $28 to $105 billion, as of June 30, 2019.

In his role as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Mark was responsible for directing and providing oversight of the legal, governance and compliance functions of Virtus. As a member of the senior management team he participated in the setting and implementation of overall corporate strategy and initiatives.

Throughout his career as C-Suite legal executive and governance professional Mark has served as a trusted adviser to boards of directors helping to guide organizations through major transactions, regulatory investigations, significant litigation and other business challenges. He also has had the opportunity to observe and learn from accomplished and dedicated board members operating in both routine and stressed circumstances. He understands well not only the role and responsibility of boards but the importance of the diligence, independence and collegiality with which its members must operate.

Prior to joining Virtus in 2011, Mark was chief legal officer and corporate secretary for iBasis, Inc. (NASDAQ), an international wholesale telecom carrier (2007-2011). Prior to that, he served as vice president, general counsel and secretary for Imagistics International Inc. (NYSE), a document imaging equipment company (2001-2006), and earlier as a partner in the Business Practice Group of Wiggin & Dana, LLP, where he focused on business transactions and general corporate representation. He has also served in senior legal executive positions at public and private companies in the chemicals and health care industries.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University Gabelli School of Business (1976), and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law (1980), where he served on the staff of the Fordham Law Review and the Fordham International Law Journal. Mark has also served as an Advisory Board Member for Integra Ventures, and as a Board Member for Stanford Theater Works.