Chief Executive Officer

David Marr

As CEO of SSB, David Marr is responsible for driving the company’s strategic vision, direction, innovation, and growth. He brings over 30 years of combined experience in the education, payments, and manufacturing sectors serving the dynamic needs of the market. His wide expertise also includes education and payments technology, business operations, market development, strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Prior to SSB, David led the spinout of Transact, a global technology business serving 1,300 higher education institutions, from its former parent company Blackboard. He currently serves on the board at Transact as vice-chairman providing ongoing strategic counsel. Prior to the spinout, David served as Blackboard’s chief development officer and led global enterprise operations, and earlier as President of Blackboard Transact.  

In other previous roles at KPMG and BearingPoint, he led data warehouse and business intelligence practices as well as CRM solutions for Higher Education. David earned two bachelors of science degrees in both accounting and management & economics while dual-enrolled the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Chapel Hill. David resides in Vienna, Virginia, with his wife and two sons.