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Mark Frigo

  • Professor Emeritus
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  • 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)


Mark L. Frigo founded the Strategy, Execution and Valuation initiative at the Driehaus College of Business. He is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Accountancy  & MIS. A​uthor of seven books and more than 100 articles, his work is published in leading business journals including the Harvard Business Review. His teaching has focused on strategy, strategic risk management, valuation and management accounting and financial accounting.

His professional career has included roles in corporate strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and management consulting with KPMG. A dynamic speaker, he is the recipient of the business college's Economos Distinguished Teaching Award  and numerous awards from professional organizations for his executive education programs.

Frigo is a recognized thought leader and advisor in 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." He is also the 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," published 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. Frigo is an advisor to executive teams, boards of directors, United Nations agencies and government leaders in areas of strategy and strategic risk management.