davittMark E. Davitt, President

Responsibilities

Responsible for company growth and performance through identifying and meeting stakeholder needs and expectations.

Experience

Mark has been involved in the collection industry since 1979, working on both the creditor side in higher education and the servicer side for defaulted loan and accounts receivable.  Before founding ConServe, his work experience included assignments in North Carolina, Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, Philadelphia, New York and South Carolina.

Mark served as President of ACA International, an association of more than 5,000 corporate members worldwide.  ACA represents third-party collection agencies, law firms, asset buying companies, creditors and affiliates, representing more than 230,000 industry employees.  Additionally, he has served the association on the national level as Chairman of the National Legislative Council, as a member and Chairman of the ACPAC Steering Committee, a member on ACA's Agency Certification Committee, and as a member of ACA's Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee.

Mark has presented to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the New York State Assembly, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs and has appeared on CNBC on various aspects of the Debt Collection industry.

Mark is a member of the International Fellowship of Certified Collectors and was an ACA Certified Instructor.  Mark remains active in other important industry organizations, including the New York State Collectors Association, where he served two terms as President and is now a Member of the Board of Directors Emeritus.

Achievements and Philanthropy

Mark is a recipient of both the Scholar and Fellow degrees in Collection Business Management and has been conferred a Master Credit Executive by the Society of Certified Credit Executives.  In 2013 Mark was the recipient of the Small Business Council of Rochester's Business Person of the Year Award.  His Philanthropy includes financial literacy initiatives, the ACA Education Foundation, the American Diabetes Association and the Irish Children's Program of Rochester.  He is a member of E-3 Rochester as he has served on the United Way Business Advisory Council of Rochester.

Education

Mark graduated from Hamilton College with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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