Our Founder


Mark E. Curry, the founder of The Mark E. Curry Family Foundation, is also the founder and CEO of SOL Partners PR, an industry leader in technology, risk and marketing consulting for the online financial services space. 

Born and raised in the small agricultural town of Tonganoxie, Kansas, Mark is a prolific entrepreneur and e-commerce visionary. From his modest beginning as the son of a school teacher and railroad clerk, Mark has successfully started and grown dozens of businesses in sectors including litigation support, textiles, construction, food and beverage, real estate development and, most recently, e-commerce.

Mark is also the founder of Reform Online Lending, a project designed to advance consumer protection and best practices in the fast-growing online lending sector. ROL seeks to bring accountability to the industry by working with industry employees and law enforcement to identify and stop online loan scams. 

Mark resides in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he provides business strategy, relationship management, software design, customer acquisition and customer service outsourcing to the online financial services sector as CEO of Sol Partners, LLC, founded in 2012. Mark Curry is also the founder of MacFarlane Group, Inc. 

Mark received his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Rockhurst University, a small, Catholic city college in Kansas City in 1991 and his MBA from Baker University in 1993. He devotes his time and financial resources to various community charitable organizations including Child Focus, Camp To Belong, Red Cross, Human Rights Campaign, Hope House and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.