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Mark Whitmore

Mark Whitmore

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Mark Whitmore is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Whitmore Capital Management. He has been managing personal portfolio assets, publishing newsletters and blogs, and providing pro bono investment consulting since leaving his legal career in 2002. Whitmore has always ventured to educate people as to how best to avoid the plethora of traditional investment pitfalls. He specializes in international macroeconomic analysis, currency investing, asset allocation, international and domestic equities, and commodities.

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Academic History

EARLY LIFE AND CAREER

  • Whitmore grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington.
  • He was given Gordon College's Scholar Athlete Award in his senior year for having the highest Grade Point Average among varsity athletes.
  • While obtaining his Juris Doctor, he was selected as Best Speaker in a Law School-wide appellate advocacy competition.
  • He represented the UW Law School at the regional moot court competition.
  • After graduating with Honors, he practiced employment law in the Puget Sound area for six years at three law firms. 
  • While working in Tacoma, the city’s Chamber of Commerce selected him as an outstanding young leader in Pierce County. 
  • He spent the final two years of his time practicing law as a senior employment law litigation associate at Davis Wright Tremaine.
  • He never lost an oral motion before the court throughout his time as a litigator.
  • Upon leaving law in 2002, he traveled to China and spent time developing and then honing comprehensive investing tools to use in currency and equity markets.


OTHER INTERESTS

  • Whitmore collects and invests some of his portfolios in wine, focusing on Northern Rhone, Bordeaux, and Australian reds, as well as Sauternes and German Rieslings.
  • He has put on poker seminars at the Washington Athletic Club and for several Northwest Children's Fund charity events.