Mark is the Managing Partner of Bellevue Capital, a private investment firm specializing in early-stage venture capital and mezzanine financing. Investments focused in technology and commercial development.
He is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Fiserv, Inc. In this role, Ernst provided leadership to Fiserv operating businesses as well as executive leadership to integrated product delivery, service quality, and the achievement of the company’s operational effectiveness objectives.
Prior to joining Fiserv, Ernst served as deputy commissioner for Operations Support for the Internal Revenue Service, where he was responsible for technology, operations, shared services, human resources, and the chief financial officer. Ernst previously led a transformation of tax and financial services at H&R Block, Inc., where he served as chairman, president and chief executive officer from 2001 through 2007. His background includes more than 25 years of senior management positions in the financial services industry.
Ernst has a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Drake University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.