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Mark E. Davitt Earns the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award

September 13, 2021

Recognized for Improving the Greater Rochester Community and the Collection Industry

Rochester, N.Y. – September 8, 2021 – Continental Service Group, Inc., d.b.a. ConServe is proud to announce that Mark E. Davitt, ConServe CEO and Founder has been named the 2021 recipient of the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award, presented by Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) Saunders College of Business. This award is presented to entrepreneurial leaders in the Greater Rochester region who have improved the economy or whose innovations have changed the course of their business.

Mark E. Davitt, a graduate of Hamilton College worked as associate bursar at RIT prior to launching ConServe in 1985. Mark is a visionary, philanthropist and entrepreneur, and has worked to transform the collection industry by providing people with the means to take control of their lives and manage their financial obligations in ways that preserve their dignity and self-respect. Under Mark’s direction, the leadership team embraces and advocates ConServe’s Mission, Vision, and Values in their daily efforts and they continue to improve the collection industry. Mark is an inspirational leader and motivator with a team-like perspective, realizing the values of investing in good people and technology. Mark said, “Good business is about hiring good people – you can teach process and procedure, but first you need to have the right people and inspire them to do the right thing, at the right time, the right way.”

“We are proud to be recognizing Mark as the 2021 Vanden Brul awardee,” said Jacqueline Mozrall, Dean of the Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. “As the founder of ConServe, he has created and driven positive economic impact in Rochester and beyond, and has also supported constructive change through his efforts with financial literacy initiatives, the ACA Education Foundation, the American Diabetes Association, the Irish Children's Program of Rochester, E-3 Rochester and United Way.”

About ConServe

ConServe is a top-performing accounts receivable management service provider specializing in customized recovery solutions for their Clients. Anchored in ethics and compliance, and steadfast in their pursuit of excellence, ConServe is a consumer-centric organization that operates as an extension of their Clients’ valued brands. For over 35 years, they have partnered with their Clients to provide unmatched customer service while simultaneously helping them achieve their accounts receivable management goals. Visit us online at:


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