Mark T. Seaman

Chief Investment Officer
Timberland Investment Resources Europe LLP
(404) 848-2000

Mark directs all business and investment strategy and operations for TIR and also serves as the firm's chief investment officer, directing global portfolio strategy and management. He has more than 30 years of senior management experience in the timberland investment arena and he founded TIR in 2003.

Mark was previously executive managing director of Wachovia's timberland investment business. During his tenure with Wachovia, he grew the company's timberland assets under management from $60 million to almost $1.4 billion and directed all phases of its timberland investment business. His responsibilities entailed developing and managing the company's core investment strategy, which entailed establishing its investment discipline and building its portfolio management, accounting, reporting, compliance, marketing, sales and product development functions.

In addition to helping to launch and expand two, highly successful timberland investment management organizations (TIMOs), Mark also has been directly involved in the development of more than 15 separate account and 6 commingled fund programs on behalf of numerous institutional investment clients. These efforts have included directing more than 150 acquisitions encompassing more than 1.85 million acres and managing more than 180 dispositions involving more than $400 million in assets Because of his success in this regard, Mark is widely recognized globally among TIMO senior executives for his disciplined investment approach and his capacity to make and manage investments that are supportive of clients' unique risk and return objectives.

Mark is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where he received a BS degree in forest management. He also is a Registered Forester, a Certified Forester and a member of Society of American Foresters.

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