Mark Olsen

Community-Focused Wealth Management Advisor in Atlanta

Mark Olsen is an Atlanta-based professional who serves as associate banker with the Private Bank at J.P. Morgan. He provides wealthy individuals and their families with asset management advice that spans tax and estate planning, investments, and fiduciary services. Mark Olsen leverages the firm’s extensive worldwide resources in providing clients throughout the Southeast with proven pathways toward wealth creation.

Mr. Olsen maintains a strong community focus and is a longstanding volunteer with the Friends of English Avenue, which is working to revitalize an underserved part of the Atlanta metropolitan area by establishing an urban farm that employs a number of local residents and produces fresh fruits and vegetables.
Mr. Olsen’s volunteer activities also extend to assisting First Tee of East Lake in community youth mentoring activities that promote core skills involved in golf, such as integrity and discipline, and motivating teens in the East Lake neighborhood to succeed academically. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and taking culinary classes with his wife.

Volunteering with the Friends of English Avenue

A Banker Associate at JP Morgan Private Bank in Atlanta, Georgia, Mark Olsen advises clients in the Southeast on growing and sustaining their wealth. For several years, Mark Olsen has been committed to supporting his Atlanta community, and he is a longtime volunteer of such organizations as the Friends of English Avenue.

Dedicated to reducing crime and beautifying the English Avenue of Atlanta, the Friends of English Avenue Inc. (FEA), relies heavily on the support of donors and volunteers committed to its cause. Volunteers can help out in a variety of ways, but most positions involve either working at the FEA’s urban farms or helping to clean streets. Currently, FEA maintains two urban farms that provide thousands of pounds of vegetables and fruits to 25 families living on English Avenue. Urban Farm volunteers assist with digging, planting, and harvesting these fruits and vegetables.

Meanwhile, FEA hosts several street clean-ups a month. For volunteers who wish to focus more on English Avenue beautification and crime reduction, the street clean-ups are the perfect way to contribute. During these clean-ups, volunteers clean up litter and cut back any plant overgrowth, both of which have been linked to lower crime rates. Individuals and small groups are welcome to participate in these street clean-ups.

Beyond that, FEA still welcomes volunteers who do not have an interest in helping with cleanup or farming efforts. The organization happily looks over each volunteer’s skills and does its best to find a position that works for him or her.

Great Hiking Spots in Georgia

An associate with J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Atlanta, Mark Olsen offers client-driven services in estate planning and other financial areas. In his leisure time, Mark Olsen enjoys hiking.

Known for its waterfalls and lush greenery, Georgia hosts numerous parks and trails to hike. Here are two great hiking spots to check out.

The Hike Inn Trail at Amicalola Falls State Park is a 10-mile round trip, moderate difficulty trail that has received consistently high ratings in Backpacker Magazine. It also features a functioning inn where travelers can stay overnight in a bunk room, as well as get two meals for a reasonable price. Also, Amicalola Falls is located near the trailhead. It’s the tallest waterfall in the state at 729 feet tall.

Sweetwater Creek State Park hikers can take on the red trail, which leads to a valley filled with various waterfalls. Even though it’s close to Atlanta, the trail has scenery that makes a person feel like they are in North Georgia rather than in an urban area. Additionally, film buffs may recognize portions of this trail, as it was used as a location in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

Georgia Set to Surprise?

Mark Olsen serves as an associate with the Atlanta office of J.P. Morgan Private Bank. Leading up to his career in finance, Mark Olsen earned an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business in Atlanta and a BBA from the University of Georgia in Athens. He remains a dedicated Georgia Bulldogs football fan and season ticket holder.

Respected college football analysts Phil Steele has released his preview magazine for the 2016 season, and his post on ESPN highlights 13 schools that he believes could be surprise teams this season. The Georgia Bulldogs are included in Steele’s list.

Steele ranks Georgia as his No. 7 surprise team, and says that the Bulldogs program rates as a top unit in five of eight categories on his ranking scale. He also believes the team will have a strong running game, as running back Nick Chubb returns from injury and will be lined up behind what Steele rates as a top-10 offensive line.

Head coach Kirby Smart returns six starters from last year’s defense, which only allowed 16.9 points a game. Georgia only has four games that rate as true road affairs this year, and three of those contests are against teams that sported losing records in 2015--another reason Steele believes Georgia could be poised for a surprisingly successful season.

The Cooking School at Irwin Street in Atlanta

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Mark Olsen is a banker associate at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, a title he has held since 2014. In his free time, Mark Olsen and his wife enjoying taking cooking classes in the Atlanta-area.


There are many options for Atlanta residents looking to learn how to cook, or simply to have a fun night out with partners or friends. One established organization is the Cooking School at Irwin Street, a boutique cooking school that attracts culinary enthusiasts looking for a hands-on experience. The cooking school offers a variety of classes for individuals, groups, and food lovers of all ages. The school is managed by four experienced and established chefs, each with their own specialties and knowledge to impart.

Regular classes include offerings such as Got Soul? and Seafood Chowdahhhh. The school also offers courses specifically for couples, including Couples Class: Spaghetti & Meatballs. To take a look at upcoming classes, visit www.irwinstreetcooks.com.

Georgia Bulldogs' Football Program Receives NCAA Sportsmanship Award

A graduate of the Emory University Goizueta Business School, Mark Olsen serves as a banker associate with J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Atlanta. In his free time, Mark Olsen enjoys watching sports and supports the University of Georgia (UGA) Bulldogs, whose football program recently received the 2016 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Sportsmanship Award.

The NCAA presented the Georgia Bulldogs football program with the 2016 NCAA Student-Athlete Sportsmanship Award in recognition of its first-response care to Devon Gales, a Southern University player who suffered a debilitating spine injury while he was blocking during a kickoff return in September 16, 2015, game against UGA. UGA has continued to support Gales and his family throughout his rehabilitation at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta.

The NCAA Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct chose UGA as one of four award winners from a pool of 11 schools nominated. This is the second award for the school in three years.