Our Team

Darold Mark

Darold Mark founded his financial and retirement planning firm with the ambition to deliver a differentiated offering by letting his clients' passions lead the planning discussions. Through truly listening and understanding his clients' passions, Darold and his team develop personalized financial strategies to help their clients pursue their very special dreams.

Darold recognizes dreams are unique to individuals and his approach to each client's financial plan is tailored to their specific goals. His clients do not fit in a predetermined category because each client is extraordinarily unique and deserves an individualized plan that reflects their passions and For twenty-five years, Darold Mark provides investors with objective advice, flexible investment strategies, and complete transparency.  Darold also anchored the ABC affiliate News10 segment for four seasons called “Mark on the Market.”

A Sacramento native and Honors Graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Darold dedicates his adult life post education to helping his clients work towards their passions. Darold is passionate in dedicating his life to a higher calling and has served community based organizations such as Bayside Church of Granite Bay, The College Golf Fellowship, The Sacramento Chinese Community Services Center, and The Sacramento Children's Home. Darold and his lovely wife, Josephine, are proud parents to Taylor and Naomi.

Darold Mark holds Series 6, Series 63, Series 26, Series 2 and Series 51 registrations with LPL Financial.


James Cave

James joined the office of Darold Mark in January of 2015.  He has worked as a financial advisor since 2004.  James completed his undergrad at California State University of Sacramento.  He has been married to Regina Cave since 2004 and is a proud father to Jillian and Tyler.  James is a Sacramento area native and currently resides in Rocklin, California.  He enjoys an active lifestyle including golf, tennis, soccer, running, cycling, triathlons, and Spartan events.

James holds the Series 6, Series 7, and Series 63 registrations with LPL Financial, the Series 65 registration with WCG Wealth Advisors, as well as life insurance registrations. He is active in both youth sports leadership programs and the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce.  James has been on various Board of Directors for both community and not for profit organizations.  He is the acting compliance, operations, investment, and retirement planning manager for Darold Mark.

FINRA License: 4791019
National Producer Number: 8015634
CA Life and Health Insurance License: 0E26395


Catherine DeCarlo

Catherine began her career as an Investment Advisor Representative with Ameriprise in 1999. She later went to be an advisor at Merrill Lynch.  Catherine began working with Darold Mark in June of 2012. She holds the Series 6 and Series 63 registrations with LPL Financial. She has two daughters, four grown grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Catherine is from the San Francisco Bay Area and has lived and worked in Sacramento since 1986.  She is client relations manager, event planner, and handles the insurance business for Darold Mark.