Growth consultancy Frost & Sullivan appoints new CEO

02 April 2019 2 min. read
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Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has appointed experienced consulting executive and bestselling author Richard A. Moran as its CEO.

Founded in 1961, Frost & Sullivan provides growth strategy, corporate training, and market research and analysis services to clients across a range of industries. The firm has 1,800 employees across offices in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, and has annual revenue in excess of $200 million.

With the appointment of Moran, Frost & Sullivan believes it has chosen a leader with the perfect skillset for its needs. "It's unusual to find someone who has experience leading and succeeding in the areas of research, consulting, technology and leadership. Richard has proven experience in all areas that align with Frost & Sullivan's core mission, and we are pleased to welcome him," David Frigstad, chairman of the firm’s board of directors, said.

As CEO, Moran will guide global operations and strategy at Frost & Sullivan, with a focus on helping clients accelerate growth.

Growth consultancy Frost & Sullivan appoints new CEO

Moran was previously the CEO of consulting and outsourcing firm Accretive Solutions, leading the company for four years. Before that, he was a partner at technology, healthcare, and energy-focused venture capital firm Venrock, where he concentrated on social media, software, gaming, and e-commerce.

Moran also spent 15 years at Accenture, where he was a partner. During his tenure at the management and technology consultancy, he led transformation efforts related to strategy, IT, and organization restructuring.

Moran is best known for his series of bestselling humorous business books, which include “Never Confuse a Memo with Reality” and “The Thing About Work: Showing Up and Other Important Matters.” A renowned workplace expert, Moran is the host of KCBS radio program “In The Workplace," which airs weekly to over 1 million listeners.

He holds a PhD in organization behavior and higher education from Miami University, as well as an MS in personnel from Indiana University Bloomington. 

Outside of his work in consulting and media, Moran also served as the tenth president of Menlo College, a business-focused, four-year college based in Silicon Valley.

"Businesses across the globe are worried about growth and innovation,” Moran said. “Frost & Sullivan is uniquely positioned to solve those problems, and it is an honor to join the organization."