Mark Freidberg, CEO/COO

Mark Freidberg is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Springboard, and member of the senior executive team.  Mark leads over 400 field-based employees in over 100 schools across 11 states.   He has held leadership experiences in both domestic and global education companies for over 20 years.

Before joining Springboard, Mark led Embassy English, a global English Language Training business that served more than 10,000 students across five countries.  Prior to joining Embassy English, he held a series of leadership roles at Kaplan Test Prep and in his last role, he led Kaplan’s College Prep business that focused on getting more than 50,000 students from a diverse set of backgrounds and schools into college.  In addition, during his tenure at Kaplan, he founded and led a centralized operations function that provided sales and student support services for all Kaplan students and families.

Mark also currently is a Trustee on the Board of Education for Cold Spring Harbor High School, which is a top ranked district in New York state, and serves on the advisory board for Story2, which provides writing enrichment services for high school students who are applying for college.

Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Columbia and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Fordham University.