Mark Alan Rowland (1945-2014) formed Rowland & Company in Atlanta in 1977 with the goal of serving individual investors from an institutional construct. A generational Eagle Scout who grew up in Milledgeville, Georgia, he abandoned engineering after three years at the Georgia Institute of Technology for degrees in Economics and Finance at Oglethorpe University. Mark earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Georgia and was engaged in doctoral studies (economics) at Georgia State University prior to joining the oldest money management
firm in Atlanta and the Southeast in 1971. A CFA charterholder, Mark was acknowledged as an outstanding analyst with a special interest in translating academic rigor to client education. His goal at all times was to educate clients factually on the risk inherent in their assets and its interaction on returns the firm successfully endeavored to provide, a foundation upon which our clients have built confidence in the ability to create wealth through long term investments.