As founder of Upwelling Capital Group, Joncarlo Mark provides strategic advice to AGR Partners, including perspective on alternative investment industry trends and market opportunities.
Prior to forming Upwelling in 2011, Joncarlo was a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Alternative Investment Management (AIM) Program at the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). CalPERS is the largest US public pension fund, with over $400 billion in overall assets. From 2007 to 2010, Joncarlo served as Chairman of the Board for the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), whose 250-member institutions at the time managed more than $1 trillion of private equity capital. He continues to serve as a faculty member for the ILPA Institute, which provides executive education to its membership.
From 2014 to 2020, Joncarlo was a trustee for the University of California Davis Foundation and held the role of Finance and Investment Committee chair from 2017 to 2019. From 2012 to 2018, he was also on the Board of Directors for AltExchange Alliance, an industry group dedicated to implementing standardization of financial reporting in private equity. Prior to joining CalPERS in 1999, Joncarlo spent six years with Premier Farnell PLC, a global industrial products manufacturing and distribution company.
Joncarlo earned an MBA from the Graduate School of Management at the University of California Davis and received a BA from the University of California San Diego. He also holds Series 62, 63 and 65 FINRA securities licenses.