CEO Fred Thiel is a frequent speaker and futurist in the areas of Internet marketing, Internet of Things, smart systems, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and Big Data
Fred Thiel is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Local Corporation (NASDAQ:LOCM). He also sits on private technology company boards and is an advisor to technology companies, private equity firms and venture capital firms.
He provides deep technology industry expertise, strategic advice on generating growth and shareholder value, acquisition strategy development and execution, and exit strategy development and execution.
Fred has over 25 years operating experience leading companies in the technology, data communications, Internet, M2M, automation, Big Data, digital media and software industries. He has repeatedly driven rapid growth and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in shareholder value.
As a CEO, Fred led companies through rapid growth to IPO, repositioned companies for high value exits to strategic and financial acquirers, led M&A and roll-up strategies, as well as successfully executed corporate turn-arounds.
Prior to assuming the CEO and Chairman role at Local Corporation, Fred worked with private equity and venture capital firms to build and execute investment theses and strategies, source and execute acquisitions, source capital, build and lead management teams and drive growth in both revenues and share holder value.
Fred's deep industry expertise spans Internet media and marketing, IoT (Internet of Things), M2M (machine to machine communications), Big Data software, predictive analytics, enterprise software, wired and wireless data networking and communications, data storage, and industrial automation.
Fred is a frequent speaker and futurist in the areas of Internet marketing, Internet of Things, smart systems, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and Big Data.
Fred attended classes at the Stockholm School of Economics and executive classes at Harvard Business School and is fluent in English, Spanish, Swedish and French.
Fred is a current member of WPO and former chapter chairman of the YPO California Coast chapter.