Fred Thiel, Managing Partner
Fred is a globally experienced public/private company CEO and Board member. He has Private Equity firm Managing Partner and formation experience. He's generated >$500MM in shareholder and investor value.
As a CEO, Fred led companies through rapid growth to IPO, repositioned companies for high value exits to strategic and financial acquirers, led M&A and roll-up strategies, as well as successfully executed corporate turn-arounds.
Fred is currently chairman of the board of a number of private equity owned and venture capital backed companies, and heads the advisory board of the Post-Lean Institute. He has worked with private equity and venture capital firms to create and execute strategic value creation strategies, that drive growth in both revenues and shareholder value.
Fred's deep industry expertise spans cyber security, blockchain, Internet media and marketing, IoT (Internet of Things), M2M (machine to machine communications), Big Data software, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, enterprise software, wired and wireless data networking and communications, data storage, and industrial automation.
Fred is a frequent speaker and futurist in the areas of innovation, cyber security, artificial intelligence, Internet marketing, Internet of Things, smart systems, predictive analytics and Big Data. Fred is also the creator of the 6A's Innovation Framework that helps companies and organizations drive rapid disruptive innovation to create strategic value and drive growth.
Fred attended classes at the Stockholm School of Economics and executive classes at Harvard Business School and is fluent in English, Spanish, Swedish and French.
Fred is a current member of YPO/WPO and chairman of the YPO Technology Network for 2018-2020.