Jeffrey Daniel Frey
Lecturer in Management – Operations Management
Dr. Jeff Frey is the VP of Innovation at Talent Path a startup bridging the gap between traditional technology education and employer expectations. Known for his high energy and thought leadership, he also acts as a stand-in Chief Innovation Officer to companies, advises tech startups on their ideas and business models, designs innovation curriculum for universities, and teaches on topics of innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology management at select institutions.
Practitioner and scholar, Dr. Frey started his career as a heads-down coder and worked his way up to C-level executive through cross-industry technology innovation and decisive executive leadership. He has led information technology and innovation divisions in nuclear, oil and gas, space science, higher education, nonprofit, and healthcare sectors from companies like McDermott International to MD Anderson Cancer Center. His research on emotional intelligence in the workplace has been featured in multiple news outlets as well as a TEDx talk.
Dr. Frey holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Kent State University, an Executive MBA from the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University, and a Ph.D. in Emotional Intelligence from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Frey is married, has two young boys, is an avid triathlete, musician, and volunteers as a consultant with several nonprofit agencies.