Mark Balish is President of ConsultUSA and PMCentersUSA, value-added IT staffing and project management solutions organizations he formed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1997. Balish has over 25 years of practical experience in systems integration, IT staffing, project management and business management of technology projects derived from his work with Digital Equipment Corporation and XL Connect. At Digital Equipment Corporation, he was responsible for technical, project, and management consulting, sales support, direct local sales, and business process re-engineering for a ten-year period. Following his work at DEC, Mark served as the National Director of Desktop Outsourcing for XLConnect. While there, he had the responsibilities of program management, pricing, contract negotiation, estimating, staffing, and sales support for over 25 offices nationwide, and he grew the outsourcing business by $50,000,000 in his last year with the company.
Through his experience in the industry, Mark has successfully scaled ConsultUSA and PMCentersUSA by leveraging his strengths in innovation, strategic planning, operations, and business and employee development. His organizations now boast client lists including many Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies and a best-in-class team of consultants and staff nationally. ConsultUSA services many industries including Banking/Financial Services, Health Care, Insurance, Engineering/Construction, Manufacturing, Retail, Research & Development, and Energy. The company provides IT staffing and placement services, as well as specialty solutions such as its innovative Project Management-as-a-Service solution offered through PMCentersUSA. This PMaaS solution provides clients with up to 25 pre-qualified project management resources in an aggressive timeframe to assist with time-sensitive project needs. By being responsive to the desires of his customers, Mark continues to create new service offerings that reduce cost, increase throughput, and reduce cycle time. As a result, in December 2019, CIOReview Magazine named PMCentersUSA among the “Top 10 Most Promising Project Management Consulting/Services Companies in 2019.”
PMCentersUSA is a Charter, Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute. PMCentersUSA received international recognition in 2006 by being named PMI®’s Professional Development Provider of the Year for its focus on the delivery of exceptional Project Management services through a network of project professionals from across the country as well as university partnerships including University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business since 1999. In 2006, PMCentersUSA became an Endorsed Education Provider for the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) and began offering university-aligned Business Analysis training programs nationally. In 2009 the company began to offer live, instructor led Project Management and Business Analysis virtual courses as well as self-paced on-demand webinars and courses to enhance an impressive catalog of services and solutions.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mark Balish received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. He is a graduate of the Entrepreneurial Fellowship Program at Katz and a graduate of the Mergers and Acquisitions Fellowship Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.