Mark Shaheen

Managing Director

Mark Shaheen is a Managing Director at Aronson Capital Partners. He is an experienced advisor, strategist, and business leader in the national security and government services sectors. At Aronson Capital Partners, Mark assists clients with growth strategies and transaction execution.

Mark has a strong track record of assisting companies of all sizes and phases with growth and strategic expansion. He has advised numerous leading corporations and financial sponsors on M&A strategy and due diligence in the government services, defense, intelligence, and technology industries.

Mark brings a unique perspective to his work. Before joining Aronson Capital Partners, Mark was a Managing Director at Paladin Global, LLC, an investment platform focusing on the aerospace, defense, and energy sectors. Prior to Paladin Global, he was President and Managing Director at Civitas Strategy Group, a boutique consulting firm providing strategy, management consulting, and investment diligence services to companies and investors in the national security and government sectors.

Prior to joining Civitas Group as one of the firm’s original principals, he was a Foreign Service Officer at the Department of State. He served in a senior counterterrorism role in Washington, on the staff of the Secretary of State, and also held overseas assignments as a Political/Economic Officer in Havana and as Special Assistant to the Ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in London. He has worked in numerous advisory roles related to homeland security and foreign policy/national security. Mark served as an officer in the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division.


  • Georgetown University: M.A. and B.A

Professional & Community Involvement:

  • WINNERS Lacrosse: Board Member
  • St. Jane de Chantal School: CYO President
  • Father McKenna Center: Volunteer