• Accounting Systems
  • Cash Flow Processes
  • Advisor Coordination
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Production & Operations
  • Banking & Capital
  • Strategic Financial Planning
  • Risk Assessments
  • Revenue
  • Operating Rhythm
  • Succession or Exit Planning
  • Readiness & Attractiveness
  • Price/Multiple

Mark Vernallis

  • Area President
  • Greater Pittsburgh

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.

    Other Interests

    • What is your favorite way to spend free time? I enjoy sports, rowing, golf, local architecture and history, horticulture, community volunteering, family and my two Westies
    • What is your favorite book? Oh, so man. I just finished The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Lawson about Winston Churchill's first year as Prime Minister.
    • What was your favorite vacation?  The beach!

What attracted you
to FocusCFO?

When I was discussing joining FocusCFO I was impressed with the character and integrity of team. That has held true these many years. 

Curated insights by Mark Vernallis

Greater Pittsburgh
Celebrating 5 Years with Mark Vernallis
Six Things to Know Before Seeking an SBA Loan
How FocusCFO Can Help Your Business
How to Select the Right Banker
Understanding Profitability
Know Your Costs

Get in touch with Mark