Mark Fields is a Venture Partner. Prior to joining ALP, Mark was CEO, President, and member of the Board of Directors of Wickr, Inc., an end-to end encrypted communications platform enabling enterprises and consumers in more than 190 countries to safeguard proprietary information and sensitive communications. Wickr is also an Alsop Louie Capital 3 portfolio company.

Prior to Wickr, Fields was the Founder and Managing Director of CME Ventures, CME Group’s corporate venture capital group. At its inception, CME Ventures focused primarily on cyber security, payments, next generation computing technologies, and curated big data technologies. Fields spent 15 years at CME Group, serving as a leader in the mergers & acquisitions, business and strategic development teams.

Fields was recognized as one of Crain’s Chicago Business Tech 50 in 2015. Fields holds a BA in Economics from Rutgers University and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Fields serves as a mentor to young professionals and organizations.  Currently, he serves on the Advisory Council of the Brennan School of Business at Dominican University, and the Board of Lauren’s Hope, a local social services organization.