About Marvin W. TurnerSignificant Accomplishments and CapabilitiesProfessional Affiliations

Marvin W. Turner is an experienced senior executive with global and diverse leadership experience.  His over 35 years of experience included senior positions in the public and private sectors, where he had extensive experience in deal development, valuation, negotiations, financing and board governance.

As Director of the District of Columbia / National Capital Area Office for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Marvin oversaw four divisions with an annual economic output exceeding $1 billion in grants, over $4 billion in financings.  As the Senior HUD Official in the market, Marvin leads in affordable housing development, homeless prevention, foreclosure mitigation and sustainable development.  Initially hired into the Office of the Secretary, Marvin went on to spend over ten years in HUD’s Headquarters as a liaison to field offices around the country and served as the Chief of Emergency Preparedness, earning the Associate Business Continuity Professional designation from the Disaster Recovery Institute.   Marvin was a leading strategist in the formation of the HUD program entitled America’s Private Investment Companies (APIC), which was designed to provide for the significant expansion of private equity capital for the creation or relocation of large scale businesses in distressed central cities and rural areas. He has received recognition from the White House and other government officials and has been recognized for his transformational leadership and has frequently been called upon to coach Federal leadership in several agencies.

Marvin is the former Chief Executive Officer for FinAssets Capital, a global management and financial consultancy.  Working with a network of private equity firms, Marvin focused on middle market mergers and acquisitions deal flow, capital structure and private funding opportunities.   Marvin previously served as Chief Financial Officer for the Local Government Insurance Trust (winning national recognition from the Public Risk Management Association), and served on the financial deal team at Bell Atlantic (Verizon).   In addition to the continental United States, Marvin has worked on transactions in Ghana, New Zealand, Russia, Argentina and Ukraine.  His most notable work in the private sector includes being an advisor to the Federal Communications Commission for the Telecommunications Development Fund, advising Bell Atlantic Mobile on its acquisition of Metro Mobile CTS, advising Bell Atlantic on its acquisition of Telecom Corporation of New Zealand, and advising Bell Atlantic on its acquisition of Argentina’s Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones.

Marvin is the former owner of Turner Management Group, an SEC registered investment advisory firm.  Marvin’s practice focused on rising executives in the Greater Washington Area.  Marvin obtained the following licenses:  Series 63, 65 and 7, as well as both life insurance and property and casualty insurance licenses.   He also immersed himself in financial education, participating in extensive training, including training provided by the American College, the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute and the CFP Board.  Marvin holds the following credentials:  Chartered Asset Manager, Chartered Wealth Manager, Registered Financial Specialist (Board Certified) and Chartered Fund Specialist. 

Marvin is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland University College, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses focusing on finance, investments and entrepreneurship and received the Teaching Excellence award.  He has also taught at American Intercontinental University and lectured for the American Management Association.  He has served three terms on the National Advisory Council to the U.S. Small Business Administration and other public service commissions, and served on several non-profit boards as well as the boards of the HUD Federal Credit Union and Washington Telephone Federal Credit Union.  In addition, Marvin has been a startup mentor and advisory board member.  Marvin has been quoted in national publications, appeared on television and radio, and is a frequent panelist and speaker.   

Marvin received his Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Howard University, his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and his MBA from the George Washington University.  He also attended Temple University for an MBA and received executive training at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  Marvin is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Leadership Institute and is a Senior Fellow in the Excellence in Government Program.