Mark Belles

Mark Belles

Senior Vice President, K-12


Mark Belles is the K-12 senior vice president at Blackboard, where he provides the leadership for generating new opportunities, driving sales and developing and executing the go-to-market strategy for schools and districts across the country.

Mark has also held a number of leadership positions within Blackboard, including vice president of sales and marketing operations and senior vice president of global sales operations and strategy. He also helped to lead Blackboard’s international business interests in China, Australia and New Zealand and served as the vice president of business development.

Prior to joining Blackboard in 2007, Mark spent 17 years in the technology industry with roles in sales, sales management and business development at IBM, Vignette and Dimension Data.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and economics from St. Olaf College and also studied at Cambridge University and the University of Lancaster in the United Kingdom.