Mark Epstein is a computer scientist who has been working in the investment management and technology industries for over 25 years. After receiving a B.S. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Computer Science from The University of Chicago, Mark began designing and implementing a variety of mathematical and automated tools for futures and options trading firms. In the early 1990s, he was the Director of Research and Technology for an options market making group supporting traders in Chicago, London and Frankfurt. In 1996, Mark founded the Flow Trading Group to provide technology and trading consulting services. Flow has managed private assets in hedge funds and trades their own in-house proprietary accounts.
In the art world, Mark developed Café Voltaire in the 1990s, a natural foods restaurant, performance space theatre, and art gallery in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. With a commitment to health and the environment, Mark has served on the boards of Sustain, EarthSave International, and the National Health Association. Currently residing in Pinehurst, North Carolina with his wife Jules and their two children, he is an aspiring farmer, plays the saxophones, and enjoys squash, racquetball, golf, and vegetarian cooking.
Mark and his family are life members of the NHA. His grandparents (on both sides) were fortunate to learn about the NHA's philosophy of healthful living nearly 80 years ago. Mark and Jules are very proud to be continuing this tradition by raising their children with this unique approach to health and a plant-based diet.