Frank Jochem, Ph.D., MBA


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Program Building & Startups in New Markets · International & Cross-Cultural Team Leadership
Cross-Functional Project Portfolio · Technology R&D and Commcercialization

International, innovative business leader who transforms abstract ideas into strategic operational plans through sustaining time- and cost-effective business development. Harmonizes disparate ideas and priorities among stakeholders. Empowers and grows team members and creates a motivating and rewarding workplace culture.

Attributes: Analytical, Strategic, Disruptive Thinker, Evidence-Based Tactical Planner, Loyal

  • Strategic & Corporate Design: Developed startups from planning phase to operation in less than 6 months while sustaining continued growth and development.
  • Cross-Functional Team Leadership: Recruited and led highly effective cross-functional, multi-cultural teams of up to 38 members through creating an engaging work culture where everyone takes full project ownership and responsibility with a sense of urgency.
  • Grant/Technical Writing:
    • Secured $3 million in extramural research grants and sustained a $25 million US Department of Energy grant.
    • Led $1 million early startup funding round.
    • Published 38 peer-reviewed articles and 42 proprietary technical reports
    • Delivered thought leadership through 60 international conference presentations.
    • Developed patent applications and new regulatory frameworks.
    • Funding and manuscript reviewer for numerous national and foreign funding agencies and peer-reviewed journals.
  • International:
    • Co-founded publishing company and built multidisciplinary research group in Germany.
    • Represented German Ministry of Research in European consultations.
    • Collaborative leader of multi-national US/European research projects and of cross-functional project teams spanning US and European labs.
    • Language skills in German, French, Spanish.

Education: MBA in International Business; M.Sc. and Ph.D.