Chief Executive Officer
As the chief executive officer and member of the board of directors of Onyx CenterSource, Mark S. Dubrow provides strategic and growth-oriented direction to the company. A hospitality veteran with over 30 years of operations, financial management and business services experience, Mark brings a unique perspective to his leadership role.
Mark has provided his unique talents across a wide spectrum of businesses. This includes large multi-national companies, mid-market services and start-ups. Throughout his career Mark has leveraged his experience and knowledge to build strong relationships. His genuine approach to business has always included developing collaborative environments, cultivating sustainable solutions and create brand value.
As Mark’s career grew he gained valuable experience as the CFO of both private and publicly-held companies. In 2012, Mark had completed the successful sale of a public educational software company when he had the opportunity to navigate a division carve-out from Pegasus Solutions, a technology pioneer in the hospitality industry.
The sale of the division was completed in April 2013 to a large private equity firm. Mark instantly accepted the challenge of becoming the founding CEO of the new standalone business. Mark designed a five-year plan for the company and shortly rebranded the business as Onyx CenterSource. Since then, Mark has led the organization in growing its global footprint, expanding its technologies and enhancing its product set.
In 2014 Onyx successfully acquired two international competitors and recently completed its third transaction. While the acquired companies have been accretive to Onyx, Mark is prouder of the organic growth Onyx has experienced throughout its first five years. Under Mark’s leadership, Onyx has more than tripled its revenue and earnings. By listening to its customers, Onyx is transforming itself into a product-centric company and revolutionizing B2B payments and business intelligence for the hospitality industry.
Mark was recognized for his accomplishments with the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Emerging Technology category. In addition, Onyx has taken a leadership position in the payment space and continues to bring innovative and disruptive solutions to the market.
Mark is an active contributor to Children’s International charities and is on the board of directors for DHISCO, the Distribution Hospitality Intelligent Software Company. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland/University College and received his MBA with high honors from the University of Texas-El Paso. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas, with his wife and has three grown children, three dogs and one cat. Mark is an active musician/songwriter and plays drums with a local originals rock band.
“My career in travel and hospitality began when I was 16 years old. I was a bellman for a Sheraton hotel outside of Washington D.C. The job was originally just for the summer, but by late August I was hooked. I found a life-long connection to helping people and making their travel experience the best it can be.“
“As my career expanded, I found traveling around the world to be insightful into other cultures, traditions and history. This passion and desire for travel is now shared with my wife and children. Every trip is original and never duplicated, each individual bringing back memories that can’t be reproduced in any other setting. There is no substitute for meeting people face to face and sharing a unique experience. I believe travel connects the world, and I am proud to be a member of the service community that helps bring people together.”