Mark Petrone


Why did you choose to come to work at Balentine?

Balentine has an incredible culture. The team-focused environment coupled with a conflict-free business model showed me that Balentine truly puts clients’ interests first.

What was your best business decision? 

My decision to come to Balentine. Balentine represents everything that I stand for and what I would want in my own wealth advisor.

What do you like to do in your down time away from work?

I spend a lot of my free time volunteering at a local fire department and EMS agency. While in college, I took the opportunity to follow that childhood dream, and I have enjoyed every minute of it.

Where is the most exotic place you have ever been?

I visited a few cities in China when I was in high school. While in Xian, China, I was able to see the Terracotta Soldiers; that was an experience that I will never forget.

Mark Petrone is a Client Service Associate supporting relationship managers in Balentine’s Raleigh office. Prior to joining Balentine, Mark worked as a portfolio strategist specialist at First Citizens Wealth Management in Raleigh. Before that, he served as a summer analyst at Sandler O’Neill + Partners in New York City.

In his free time, Mark volunteers at a local fire department and EMS agency. Mark is an alumnus of North Carolina State University, where he majored in business administration with a concentration in finance, and minored in accounting and economics.



– BS, North Carolina State University (Business Administration)


– First Citizens Wealth Management, Portfolio Strategist Specialist
– Sandler O’Neill + Partners, Summer Analyst


– Town of Morrisville Fire Rescue Department, Volunteer Firefighter

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