Mark serves as a principal spokesman for Russell Investments investment process and frequently speaks to clients, industry conferences and the media. He is a frequent guest on television and radio networks such as CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Bloomberg Radio. Mark is responsible for the quarterly Investment Manager Outlook and represents the investment division on the Board of Directors for the Russell Investment Company.
Mark holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University. He is a CFA® Charterholder and a member of the Seattle Chapter of Financial Analysts.
Prior to joining the firm, Jeff worked for Charles Schwab for 13 years in increasingly senior positions, culminating with his appointment as chief investment officer. He also worked for nearly 10 years in boutique firms in the Boston area, serving high net worth individuals and families.Jeff received a bachelor of science degree in finance from Babson College and a master of business administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He is a CFA charter holder.
He is a national speaker on issues of investment strategy, the financial markets and the economy. He has been featured in numerous media outlets, including Barron’s, Fortune, Bloomberg and CNBC.
In her role as head of the tax department, Tara is responsible for supervising and organizing the tax return preparation for approximately 300 clients, calculating estimated tax payments, handling Roth IRA conversion calculations, as well as Charitable Remainder Trust analyses and distributions, and understanding the new tax law implications for the firm’s current clients. She also conducts year-end tax planning meetings and often works closely with the Rowling & Associates financial planning team to evaluate the tax impacts of financial planning options.
Tara first joined the Rowling & Associates team seven years ago and worked at two CPA firms prior to that. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in accounting from California State University San Marcos, and a master’s in taxation from National University. Tara earned her Certified Public Accountant license in January of 2011.
Recently, Tara was recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as one of the Most Influential Women in Accounting in 2019.