Mark Mason, Cross Pointe Innovations

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Cross Pointe Innovations specializes in wireless technology management.  In a market research study conducted in 2008, they found that 80% of businesses were overspending a minimum of 20% on their corporate cell phone bills.  Based upon the need to lower these costs, Cross Pointe Innovations was born.  Since 2009, Cross Pointe Innovations has helped businesses save over $3 million in excess charges for their company-paid cell phone services.  By offering a variety of customizable solutions, CPI will work to identify solutions which will enhance business revenue through introduction of new industry specific solutions, RFP projects, by identifying ways to lower monthly wireless spends, and coaching to effectively manage wireless communications.  Mark Mason is the CEO of Cross Pointe Innovations.

Tell us a little about your business. – We are a ‘one stop shop’ when it comes to the cellular industry.  Cross Pointe Innovations specializes in business cellular solutions and savings.

How did you get started in the business? – With Cross Pointe, this was a result of a class project for my MBA program.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – Changing careers, as I was a teacher for ten years with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music education.   Moving to a completely different industry and starting over was definitely a challenge.

What has been your most important achievement professionally? – Being successful in this career change and being able to start Cross Pointe Innovations with my wife, Christine.

Tell me a little about your family. – I am happily married to my lovely wife, Christine, who is also my business partner and we have four children and three grandsons.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – I especially enjoy relaxing with family and watching Yankee baseball.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I used to be a band director and play the saxophone.

What are you the most proud of? – My family.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Therefore, do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Ephesians 5:17.

If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – “Overcomer”

What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? – Music

If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? – Professional baseball.

What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – The Bible

What is your favorite movie? – Pirates of the Caribbean

What is your favorite TV show? – General Hospital

What is your favorite local restaurant? – Azteca

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Derek Jeter

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so? – You can reach me by email at mark.mason@cpitoday.com or visit the Cross Pointe Innovations website at www.cpitoday.com.