Mark Ullman

Board Member

    • Private Equity Professional
    • Former McKinsey Senior Partner
    • Angler turned Conservationist

Mark and his wife purchased a home in Ketchum in 2001 and, after raising their three children in New Canaan, Connecticut, made the transition to full time residents during the pandemic.  He has been a Managing Partner at Charter Oak Equity, a lower middle market private equity firm since 2006, where he has led investments software, manufacturing, distribution, and healthcare services companies among others. Prior to joining Charter Oak, he spent the bulk of his career at McKinsey & Co. where he was a Senior Partner.  While at McKinsey, Mark worked with a wide variety of industrial and healthcare companies and founded McKinsey's Medical Device and Private Equity Practices, as well as led the New York-based Corporate Finance Practice.

Mark first became involved in conservation in the early 90’s when he consulted with Trout Unlimited to help reimagine its strategy.  He later served three terms on TU’s National Board, and one term on its Coldwater Conservation Fund board.  Most recently, he has helped mobilize a several organizations and a number of private individuals to address environmental threats posed by the proposed open pit copper mine in Mackay, Idaho.

After growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Mark attended Cornell University where he earned a BS in Operations Research in 1982 and an MBA in 1983.  Both degrees were earned with Distinction.

“I was eager to join the Wood River Land Trust Board after observing the remarkable impact it has had on preserving what is so extraordinarily special about the Wood River Valley.  I look forward to contributing to its future impact.”