Mark Couchman
Chief Investment Officer & CEO Silverado

Chief Investment Officer & CEO Silverado.  Mark formerly served as President of Silverado Premium Properties, an investment fund devoted to achieving superior returns from developing and managing premium wine grape vineyards in California. The company currently oversees more than ten thousand acres of wine grapes in Napa Valley, Sonoma and the Central Coast regions of California and sells wine grapes to over 85 winery customers in California. Mark also oversees Plata Wine Partners, an affiliate of Silverado, which processes grapes into wine for a number of wholesale customers. Mark founded Silverado Premium Properties with his partner David Freed in 1997 and brings to Silverado a background that combines both agricultural experience along with commercial real estate and capital markets expertise.

     Prior to 1997, Mark was Executive Vice President in charge of real estate acquisitions for G.E. Capital Investment Advisors in San Francisco. At G.E. Mark managed a national acquisitions team acquiring commercial properties for pension fund and other institutional clients.

     Mark received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of California at Davis and his Masters of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.