Dr. Mark Frigo

Dr. Mark Frigo

Dr. Mark Frigo

Director and Professor, Center for Strategy,
Execution and Valuation at Driehaus
College of Commerce,
DePaul University Co-author of DRIVEN

Dr. Mark L. Frigo is the Director of the Center for Strategy, Execution, and Valuation and the Strategic Risk Management Lab in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University in Chicago. He is an Ezerki Endowed Chaired Professor of Strategy and Leadership in the DePaul University Driehaus College of Business.

Dr. Frigo is a recognized thought leader and advisor in areas of strategy, strategic risk management, and strategic valuation. He is the co-creator of the Return Driven Strategy framework and co-author of “DRIVEN: Business Strategy, Human Actions and the Creation of Wealth” (2007) (www.markfrigo.com). He is also the co-author of “Strategic Risk Management: A Primer for Directors and Management Teams” (2010) and “Assessing and Managing Strategic Risk” (2018). His work is published in leading journals like the Harvard Business Review.

Dr. Frigo has authored several other books namely, “The Balanced Scorecards: Applications in Internal Auditing and Risk Management” (2014); “Advisory Comments Growth and Profitability” (1995); “Providing Benchmarking Services for Internal Auditing Clients” (1997); “Steering Client Success Through Performance Measurement” (2002); “The impact of Business Process Reengineering on Internal Auditing” (1995); “A Balanced Scorecard Framework for Internal Auditing Departments” (2002); “EStrategy, Strategic Performance Metrics and Balanced Scorecard (2000); “Embracing Enterprise Risk Management: Practical Approaches for Getting Started” (2011); “Cost Accounting” (1986); “Strategic Finance: Co-Creating Strategic Risk Return Management” (2009); “Corporate Accounting & Finance” (2011); and “Strategic Finance: Strategic Risk Management” (2013).

Dr. Frigo is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant, a CGMA, and holds a Ph.D. in Econometrics from Northern Illinois University at DeKalb, Illinois.

Dr. Frigo serves as an advisor to management teams and boards of directors in the areas of strategic planning and Strategic Risk Management and he has presented keynote presentations and executive education programs at companies and executive summits throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Asia-Pacific.

Dr. Frigo’s specialties include Return Driven Strategy, Growth and Innovation Strategy, Focused Growth Strategies Startup Strategies, Strategic Risk Management for Boards and Executive Teams, Strategic Planning Workshops, Strategic Valuation, Balanced Scorecard, Strategy Maps and Value-Based Management, and Leadership Strategy and Career Strategy.

About Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University

The Driehaus College of Business is committed to experiential learning. Located in Chicago, in the heart of one of the country’s burgeoning business and financial districts, DePaul’s business college offers an entrepreneurial and innovative curriculum. Their vibrant network of alumni and business professionals provide access to unparalleled career opportunities.

They also offer undergraduate students engaging courses and degrees taught by a faculty of scholars and experienced professionals who bring the real world of business into the classroom.

About the book DRIVEN

Authored by Dr. Mark L. Frigo and Joel Litman, DRIVEN is about RETURN DRIVEN STRATEGY, a framework for business analysis and planning prioritization and the culmination of a ten-year research project studying and categorizing the root causes of thousands of businesses that have succeeded, failed, or remained in mediocrity. The underlying research covers up to 30 or more years of firm performance. DRIVEN includes explanations, diagnostics, and case studies. Chapters are ordered consistently with the Return Driven Strategy framework, making DRIVEN a valuable guide for ongoing reference as well as an interesting and enlightening read.

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