Frank's Bio


Seasoned executive by day...

With 20 years of dedicated experience, Frank has worked as a software implementation consultant, project manager, management consultant, industry analyst, strategist and business executive. At Gartner, Frank was a Research Vice President and lead analyst for corporate performance management. At Hyperion, in his role as Vice President Corporate Strategy, Frank helped position Hyperion as a thought leader in the market. After Hyperion was acquired by Oracle, as a Vice President and Fellow Frank was responsible for a large part of the Hyperion Global Business Unit, redefining the company’s value proposition for performance management, and later he founded and ran the company’s global thought leadership program. Currently, Frank is Chief Marketing Officer at Be Informed, a business process platform software company.


... Road warrior by night

Frank's professional background in strategy, performance management and organizational behavior gives him a strong perspective across many domains in business and IT. He is an exceptional speaker at conferences all over the world, and was recently called an “intellectual provocateur” and “having an unusual warm tone of voice.” His work is frequently labeled as provocative, deep, truly offering a different approach, and out-of-the-box. More down to earth, his daughter once described it as “my daddy sits in airplanes, stands on stages, and tells jokes.”


Frank is also a visiting fellow at Cranfield University School of Management, and author of various books, including "Performance Leadership" (McGraw-Hill, September 2008), and "Dealing with Dilemmas" (Wiley & Sons, August 2010). Currently, Frank is working on his next book, on IT philosophy.


Frank has published over 100 research papers and articles at Gartner, in professional journals, magazines and press, including the Balanced Scorecard Report (Harvard Business Press), Business Performance Management Magazine, CIO Magazine, and CFO Magazine. He has been quoted in newspapers and magazines all over the world, and appeared on RTL Television and CNBC. One of the case studies from his book “Dealing with Dilemmas” is also available as a Harvard Business Review case study.


For keynotes and workshops, contact Frank at Beingfrank.