GPA: 5.0 / 5.0
Marco began working as a Financial Analyst and Equity Research Associate at Morgan Stanley in California during 1999. As a member of a three person team, he primarily advised large technology corporations on their strategic transactions. While at Morgan Stanley, Bitran wrote and contributed to multiple large research reports regarding the data communications sector.
His initial experience with a startup involved a web streaming service, Digital Entertainment Media, Inc. In his position as founder and Chief Operating Officer, he developed software architecture, a business plan, and recruited staff. During this time, he utilized the experience he had gained while working as an Engineer for QUALCOMM, a voice processing provider for cell phones.
He, later, took a position in the global industries and capital goods sector of Wellington Management Company, where he oversaw more $1 billion in assets. He was also an associate on the Small Cap Fund Team, where he worked with team members, as well as consultants and possible investors, on bottom up portfolio building. During this time, he also established a metrics framework for cyclical companies.
After joining Clearstream Investments, LLC in Boston, Bitran worked as part of a quantitative exchange traded fund team, which acquired $550 million in assets over time. The fund was based on a model developed by Gabriel R. Bitran, a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Shioulin Sam, a Ph.D. graduate from MIT.
Marco graduated from MIT with his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Economics. While working, he also earned his MBA from Harvard University in 2003. Bitran is a licensed pilot who puts his license to good use traveling the world with his family in his spare time. He also enjoys running and photography.
Marco is a firm believer in giving back to others. He donates to several causes including Boston area food banks, organizations designed to assist underprivileged children, animal rights organizations, and various educational organizations. He is also strongly committed to helping the environment.