Our friend and colleague at CQG, Mark W. Fischer, passed away after several years of battling cancer. Many of his colleagues in the industry were unaware of his condition as he approached his illness with grace, dignity, and enormous strength. Mark worked up until just a few weeks ago when he decided to take a medical leave.
Mark started working at CQG just four years ago but his impact on the company has been tremendous. In 2008 he started out with as director of marketing. In this position, he spearheaded a number of projects and built relationships that have brought CQG into the spotlight in a way that it has never been in the past thirty years. After two years in that role, Mark was excited to take a transfer to Singapore and apply his talents there as director for the Asia-Pacific region. For health reasons Mark transferred back to the States shortly after and worked in the special projects division on product usage and pricing. In September 2011, Mark became Vice President of Product Management, a role that he loved, and he excelled in providing leadership to many of us from product development to operations to marketing and sales. In under a year, Mark implemented a product management focus with a strong team of people to move our product strategy and priorities forward.
Mark leaves his wife Kim, daughters Erin and Sarah, and son Luke as well as siblings and a large extended family. Our deepest sympathy is with his entire family and with all the friends and colleagues touched by his life, his kindness, his intelligence, and his good humor. We will miss him deeply.
Mark’s memorial service will be held Sunday, August 5th at 10 am at Rembrandt Yard in Boulder, CO.
For those who want to make a donation in Mark’s memory, his family suggests one of these organizations:
Hospice of Boulder & Broomfield Counties
Donate online or make check payable to:
HospiceCare of Boulder & Broomfield Counties
2594 Trailridge Drive East
Lafayette, CO 80026
The Dairy Center for the Arts
2590 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302