Managing Director, Banking East
Mara leads the technology and life sciences teams in Square 1’s East region and has more than 20 years of venture banking experience. Prior to her current role, she served as a managing director and senior vice president of Square 1’s life sciences practice along the East Coast. Mara previously worked for GE Capital where she was vice president within the Life Sciences-Healthcare Finance Division and managed a portfolio of numerous early-stage medical device, pharmaceutical and biotech companies. She also served as the director of Debt Management for Continuum Health Partners, the parent corporation of three major New York City area hospitals where she arranged debt arrangements in the form of banking relationships and bond issuances to fund expansion projects. Mara began her career as a portfolio analyst at MBIA Corporation’s Healthcare division in New York where she worked with national healthcare systems. She received a BS in Business Administration with magna cum laude honors from Pace University. Mara joined Square 1 in 2009.
Outside the Square
- It’s Mara, like Sara. It’s a little bit Yankee and little bit “y’all.”
- Once modeled in a Swatch Watch ad.
- Has seen Iron Maiden several times in concert.
- Life Sciences
- Technology Banking
- New England
- New York Metro
406 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701