Mark E. McGoldrick ’81

Mark E. McGoldrick ’81 died on November 23, 2023, in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.

(The following was provided by The Vineyard Gazette in November 28, 2023:)

Mark E. McGoldrick ’81

Mark Edward McGoldrick of West Tisbury died November 23 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 65.

He was born Jan. 28, 1958, in Albany, N.Y. to Edythe A. Sullivan McGoldrick and David M. McGoldrick, MD. He spent his childhood in Wellesley. He was the brother of five siblings, John M. McGoldrick, MD, of Madbury, N.H., Mary E. McGoldrick of Rye, N.H., Ellen M. Kiely of Cotuit, Kevin F. McGoldrick of Hilton Head, S.C., and Amy P. McDevitt of Wolfeboro, N.H.

Mark was the husband of Deborah L. McGoldrick, who he married on August 20, 1988, in Cambridge. He was the father of Rebecca A. McGoldrick of the Netherlands, Charlotte K. McGoldrick of Oakland, Calif., and Samuel J. McGoldrick of San Francisco, Calif. He was a cheerleader of all of his children’s endeavors.

He received his bachelor of arts degree from Bowdoin College in 1981 and then moved to Cambridge. In 1984 he earned a master of business administration degree from Suffolk University and then, in 1989, he earned a master’s degree in real estate development from Columbia University.

He and Debbie lived in New York City after they married. They moved to Toronto, Canada, where Rebecca and Charlotte were born, and then to New Jersey, where Sam was born. The family lived in Hong Kong and then London before returning back to the U.S. and making Martha’s Vineyard their permanent home.

Mark had an outstanding business career, starting at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in Canada. At Goldman Sachs, his rapid rise culminated in becoming the co-founder and head of the global special situations group in FICC. In 2008, he founded the global private equity firm Mount Kellett Capital, where he served as managing partner.

In addition to serving as the chairman of board of the Global Fund for Children, he also supported several organizations offering programming around food security, youth services, education and more.

Mark loved skiing, football, tennis, and traveling the world. He loved his dogs and was a professional dog conversationalist as well as a generous dispenser of horse treats. He loved reading and was a reader of all the books. Enthusiastically, he disseminated science innovation news and cute animal stories.

He was a brilliant, inspirational citizen of the world and a devoted and much-loved family man. He is deeply missed.

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