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Mark Frigo

  • Ezerski Endowed Chair
  • School of Accountancy & MIS
  • (312) 362-8784
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 6037
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

PhD Econometrics, Northern Illinois University
MBA Accountancy, Northern Illinois University
BS Accountancy, University of Illinois

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Illinois
Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

Research and Teaching Interests

Strategic Risk Management
Management Accounting
Financial Accounting for MBAs


Mark L. Frigo is 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 the Ezerski Endowed Chair and Professor in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems. Author of seven books and over 100 articles, his work is published in leading business journals including Harvard Business Review. His professional career has included corporate strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and management consulting with KPMG. A dynamic speaker, he is the recipient of the Economos Distinguished Teaching Award in the Kellstadt GSB at DePaul and numerous awards from professional organizations for his executive education programs. Dr. Frigo is a recognized thought leader and advisor in the areas of strategy, strategy execution and Strategic Risk Management. He has presented keynote presentations and executive education programs to Fortune 100 companies, executive conferences and professional organizations throughout Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. He is co-creator of the Return Driven Strategy framework, which is used by corporate management teams, boards of directors and money managers to make the connection between a company's business plans and market valuation. He is the co-author (with Joel Litman) of the book DRIVEN: Business Strategy, Human Actions and the Creation of Wealth, co-author (with Richard J. Anderson) of the book Strategic Risk Management: A Primer for Directors and Management Teams, and author of a forthcoming book DRIVEN STRATEGY: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance by Stanford University Press.

He is a pioneer in developing the new body of knowledge in the area of Strategic Risk Management. His research and thought leadership on Strategic Risk Management and Enterprise Risk Management has been published by COSO, RIMS, AICPA, IIA, ICAEW, CIMA, IMA, Harvard Business Press, The Conference Board, Financial Times and other leading organizations. He is a member of the RIMS Strategic Risk Management Development Council. Dr. Frigo is an advisor to executive teams, boards of directors, United Nations agencies and government leaders in the areas of strategy and strategic risk management.​