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Ron L. Frazier
Ron Frazier is responsible for The Jim Moran Institute's Student Business Incubator in addition to teaching several courses in the entrepreneurship undergraduate curriculum.
Over the course of 20 years, Ron served as Division-Executive Vice President for three different global, technology companies. Building on his experience in the nuclear power and financial services industries, in 1989 he joined a small IT consulting group (Cutler/Williams) that subsequently grew to over $1 billion in revenue and executed a highly successful Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 1996 as Metamor Worldwide. During this span of time, Ron rose through the ranks from IT Consulting Manager to Division Vice President.
In 1999, PSINet, Inc. acquired the firm and Ron was promoted to Executive Vice President. PSINet operated one of the largest global data communications networks (fiber, satellite, web hosting, and switching facilities) providing direct access to more than 91,000 corporate customers serving over 2 million end users in 800 metropolitan areas spread across 27 countries on five continents. Ron’s responsibilities spanned mergers/acquisitions integration, sales, delivery, operations and managing a large, diverse IT consulting team. In 2001, PSINet Consulting Solutions was acquired by CIBER, Inc. Over the next eight years, with Ron serving as Executive Vice President, CIBER grew to over $1 billion in annual revenue. In 2009, in his new career as a Broadband Stimulus Consultant, Ron developed a package of services for community organizations, civic leaders and corporate partners to compete for federal stimulus grants.
An alumnus of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Ron is a founding member of the Wharton Fellows program. Wharton Fellows is a senior executive network that explores enterprise-wide transformation from a variety of perspectives, such as emerging market opportunities, strategic sourcing, technology adoption, EU integration, M&A, and business growth strategies. In his Fellows role, Ron has consulted with the full spectrum of companies from startups to multinationals. The program includes industry experts, analysts, hosts companies and a large team of faculty (Wharton, Stanford, University of Texas, Indian School of Business, IESE, Istituto Studi Direzionali).
Currently, Ron serves on the Crosby MBA Advisory Board for the University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business. Specific initiatives overseen by the Board include brand development, admission criteria, professional development and career services. Ron piloted and actively participates in the MBA Executive Mentoring Program. For over ten years, Ron has served as a guest lecturer multiple times a year in the MBA program’s core MIS class, Decision Support class, and the interdisciplinary Digital Globe class. In 2007, he received the Citation of Merit from the University’s Crosby Business School, the highest alumni award granted, for his professional accomplishments and meritorious service.
Fellow, The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, 2001
M.B.A., Finance, University of Missouri – Columbia, 1986
B.S., Business Administration, University of Missouri – Columbia, 1981