Mark Roche is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Techquity Capital Management. Mr. Roche has significant experience growing companies profitably through the strategic development and execution of technology-based transactions, and he has been honored as one of IAM Magazine’s top 300 IP strategists in the world. Prior to Techquity, Mr. Roche co-founded AT&T (formerly SBC) Knowledge Ventures, creating a recognized leader in intellectual property commercialization. After establishing its operations, he led the successful monetization of the corporation’s global patent and trademark portfolio. In his additional role as Chairman of AT&T’s Patent Committee, Mr. Roche helped shape the corporation’s IP portfolio. Previously, Mr. Roche was instrumental in the launch of the newly constituted Prodigy Communications as head of finance, ultimately selling the business to SBC Communications. In addition, he led global strategy and mergers & acquisitions for Emerson’s process automation solutions business. He also held key roles at Emerson in corporate strategy as well as global sales & marketing. Mr. Roche began his career in manufacturing engineering and technology development at General Motors.