Crossbow Strategies works with socially conscious businesses to increase their value with stakeholders including employees, customers, shareholders and suppliers. We also help clients build a more positive impact on the community while reducing their impact on the environment.
Mark Frieden, President of Crossbow Strategies, grew up in Lake Barcroft, Virginia, outside of Washington, DC. Mark believes that business, wellness and the natural environment can all work together to grow a community where everyone thrives. He has worked for both for-profit companies and non-profit organizations. Mark has collaborated with organizations and individuals to reduce energy and water use, increase recycling, create healthier working and living environments and be more socially responsible. He also has over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry.
BS, Journalism and Political Science, James Madison University
MIM, International Marketing, University of Maryland, University College
MBA, Environmental Policy and Management, The George Washington University
International Society of Sustainability Professionals, Sustainability Associate
Global Reporting Initiative G4 Sustainability Reporting
Certified Green Auditor, Strategic Sustainability Consulting
Memberships and Affiliations
International Society of Sustainability Professionals, Founding Member Washington, DC Chapter
Green Festival Host Committee (2013 - 2014)
DC Greenworks, Board of Advisors (2007 - 2012)
Why the name Crossbow Strategies? In Switzerland, the crossbow is a symbol of quality, reliability and confidence. Both sides of Mark's family came to the U.S. from Switzerland in the 1850s.
Mark at the Hörnli Hut, located at 10,700 feet above sea level at the base of the Matterhorn