Marc West, Group President, Commercial Markets at H&R Block, oversees the company's RedGear Technologies group, PDI Global and Virtual Tax Service functions. The Commercial Markets group is focused on creating and delivering new business value propositions across the broader tax and accounting industries.
West joined H&R Block in 2004 as Chief Information Officer, where he focused on delivering high-impact business and technology value across H&R Block’s global lines of business. Before joining H&R Block, West was CIO for Electronic Arts, the world’s largest developer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Other experience includes Chief Technology Officer for Move.com, a real estate online portal and subsidiary of Cendant Corp. West also served as CTO and CIO for several traditional and online brokerage companies, as a Senior Practice Director for Oracle Consulting and as a manager for Technology Engineering Technology at Mobil Oil.
West is a member of H&R Block's Executive Committee and serves on several industry advisory boards. He started his career in 1978 as a computer programmer and has a computer science degree from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Golden Gate University.