Mark E. Watson III

Founder, Aquila Capital Partners, Western U.S.

Mark E. Watson III is an entrepreneur who has been investing in innovative companies and growing businesses for over three decades.

In 1998, he founded Aquila Capital Partners to back transformational companies. Among his early investments was Argo Group (NYSE:ARGO), in the specialty underwriting sector. When Watson became CEO of Argo in 2000, it was a regional, USD300 million underwriter nearing insolvency. In 2019, Watson left Argo as a thriving public company with USD3 billion in revenue, clients in 60 countries, and thousands of new jobs created.

Today, Watson is fully dedicated to Aquila, investing in promising entrepreneurs who will shape the world for generations to come.




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