Mr. Sharpe is a Managing Director at LCR Capital Partners and is responsible for establishing and building EB-5 capital partnerships and channels throughout the world.
Prior to joining LCR, Marc was a Managing Director for a boutique investment advisory firm providing alternative asset strategies to ultra-high net worth families and registered investment advisors. Marc led the firm’s private equity business, sourcing unique private equity opportunities, raising capital, and building out the firm’s alternative investment infrastructure.
Mr. Sharpe’s career in the investment and asset management industry spans over 20 years of experience. He started as an Investment Banker for Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc. in New York. From there he joined LJH Global Investments, Inc., in Naples, FL, and built an investment capability focused on asset allocation and manager due diligence for a number of successful private equity and hedge funds. In 1999, he moved to the UK and founded a venture capital incubator for The Protégé Group, where he successfully funded and launched four technology-related businesses. This experience led him to pursue greater operational experience, and upon returning to the USA, he joined Dell Inc. in Austin, TX, where he launched the firm’s digital entertainment strategy and rolled out the Dell kiosk program in over 200 malls throughout the country.
A desire to take his operational experience back into the investment business, led Marc to join Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Investment Management Division in Houston, TX. From there, he moved to the ‘buy-side’ and took a position as Portfolio Manager & Research Director for Galapagos Partners, L.P., a full-service multi-family office serving a select group of ultra-high net worth families. After successfully growing the firm, and surviving the 2008 market crash with a positive net return, Marc was offered the opportunity to join SigmaBleyzer Investment Group, an international private equity firm specializing in control investments, with assets valued at $1 billion, where he helped develop a private equity business focused on a range of industries including Packaging, Business Services, Industrial Manufacturing, and Consumer Products.
Marc was born in London, England, and moved to the U.S. in the early nineties. He holds an MA from Cambridge University, an M.Sc. from Oxford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School (where he was a Fulbright Scholar). On his path to U.S. citizenship, Marc has held numerous U.S. visas, including H-1B, J-1, O-1, Green Card and now a U.S. Passport.