Chief Executive Officer
Marcus Capone is the Co-Founder and CEO of TARA Mind, a public benefit corporation whose mission is to expand safe and equitable access to psychedelic-assisted therapy for anyone struggling with a mental health condition. Since its founding in 2022, TARA Mind has built a premier network of licensed therapists and integrative clinics working with psychedelic medicine and is actively recruiting employers to add the TARA Mind Provider Network as a supplemental benefit to employees’ health plans.
Marcus is also the Chairman and Co-Founder of VETS: Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions, a pioneering 501(c)(3) organization that provides resources, research, and advocacy for U.S. Special Operations veterans seeking alternative mental health treatments. As a global leader in the psychedelic space, VETS has raised over $10MM to provide therapeutic access abroad to hundreds of veterans, while also spearheading research and policy change at the state and federal levels in the U.S.. Marcus is a frequent guest speaker and advocate of psychedelic therapies for veterans and non-veterans alike, and believes they are the future of mental healthcare.
Marcus started his career in finance at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch, later becoming a Vice President at Fortress Investment Group. He went on to co-found a boutique risk management consulting firm that eventually merged with a large scale government contractor. His clients included leading U.S. and international businesses and high-profile executives.
A Veteran Navy SEAL, Marcus was medically retired from active duty in 2013 after 13 years of service in Special Operations. He received numerous combat awards for valor throughout his six combat tours at SEAL Team 10 and SEAL Team 6, the nation’s premier counter-terrorism unit.
Marcus attended Southern Illinois University on scholarship, playing quarterback for the SIU Salukis. He received his MBA from The University of Southern California Marshall Business School and a graduate degree in Global Leadership from The University of San Diego Knauss School of Business.
Marcus lives in Southern California with his wife, two children, and malti-poo, Charlie.