As President, CEO, and founding partner of Xcelerate Solutions, Mark Drever is responsible for developing and implementing Xcelerate’s business strategy, managing investor relations, and all day-to-day management of the company’s operations. Through creative partnering approaches and competitive service offerings, Mark successfully launched Xcelerate Solutions on September 11, 2009, with one goal in mind: to make America better and safer.
Mark brings more than 16 years of management consulting experience with Fortune 100 companies, including serving as an Account Executive and Consulting Practice Leader at PwC/IBM, where he built and managed a portfolio of 30+ Federal programs and $50M in annual revenue. Mark’s successful business development efforts at IBM also resulted in more than $250M in new business signings.
Mark holds a B.A. in Politics and Government from Ohio Wesleyan University, and an M.B.A. in Corporate Finance from The University of Georgia, Terry College of Business. Mark graduated from the 2014 MissionLink CEO class and is an active member of the Professional Services Council (PSC), where he has been selected to lead various industry activities with top government decision makers. Living one his core values of “getting better every day,” Mark is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), VISTAGE, and GAP International Leadership Development programs, focused on growing his leadership skills.
He is active in the Wounded Warrior Project and had the honor of participating in the Washington, D.C. Soldier Ride where he personally raised over $20,000.00 in less than a week to support our wounded veterans. Mark was named one of EnVest Foundation’s 2011 “40 under 40”, Washington Business Journal’s 2015 “40 under 40”, and was a 2015 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist for Greater Washington, recognizing his significant professional and philanthropic contributions to the D.C. community. Mark and his family live in Northern Virginia, where he volunteers as a coach for various youth programs and as an assistant Scout Master.