Denise Marks

Chief Administrative Partner

Denise brings over 25 years of finance and operational experience in venture capital. She joined SV Health Investors in 2003 as Finance Director, US.

She became Chief Financial Officer in 2004 and oversees the operational, financial and administrative aspects of the firm.

Prior experience
Prior to joining SV, Denise was the VP Finance & Administration and a Managing Director at CMGI @ Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of CMGI, where she was responsible for all financial and operational aspects of the firm’s venture arm. Prior to joining CMGI @Ventures, Denise was a manager in the Technology Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. She spent two years in the PwC’s Entrepreneurial Services Center in Cambridge, MA, working with early-stage and rapidly growing technology-based companies, advising them on such areas as structuring M&A transactions, revenue recognition and equity-related issues. Prior to PwC, Denise worked in commercial banking at Fleet Bank, NA (now Bank of America).


Academic credentials
BS, Finance/Economics, Pennsylvania State University; Joint MS Accounting/MBA, Graduate School of Professional Accounting at Northeastern University; CPA

Outside of SV
Denise is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association and also serves on the NVCA CFO task force, where she has been instrumental in advising on technical accounting matters and other issues facing the venture capital industry. Denise also serves on the Board of Directors of Women in Alternative Assets, Dress for Success Boston and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Shore Country Day School in Beverly, MA. Denise and her husband have two children and live on the north shore of Boston.

Finance and Operations Team