Mark Vernallis | Area President

Mark joined FocusCFO in 2018 to develop the Western Pennsylvania region. He grew up and has spent his entire business career in the Pittsburgh area. With a diverse business and management background Mark is looking forward to being a part of FocusCFO’s initial impact in Pennsylvania.

Before FocusCFO

Mark started his career at PNC Bank in commercial banking covering Washington DC through New York City. At Westinghouse Electric Corporation he was the first planning and cost accounting manager for its robotics division. Later he became Manager of Financial Planning at Westinghouse Headquarters for 40% of the corporation and its international operations. He left Westinghouse to became a venture capital executive at Koppers whose legendary portfolio included companies such as Genentech. After Koppers he has done C-level start-ups and turnarounds in technology, manufacturing, healthcare, advanced materials, software, finance, transportation, energy, nano-engineering and other industries. Mark has served on the boards of 11 for-profit companies. Mark received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, an MBA from the Pennsylvania State University and completed the Venture Capital Institute.

Mark has long served in community leadership positions such as a Trustee of Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, the Executive Committee of the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium (where he chaired the design and construction of the new aquarium), Director at Three Rivers Rowing Association, Board member for East Liberty Development, Inc., Director for Fox Chapel Authority, among others.


FocusCFO Logo 2021