Paul Friga , MBA, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, Academic Benchmarking Consortium, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Dr. Friga is a Clinical Associate Professor at UNC CH and leads many strategic planning efforts across campus including serving as the Special Advisor to the Provost for Online Education. He researches strategic problem solving and project management in consulting, personalized knowledge transfer, intuition and entrepreneurship. He is an award winning teacher in management consulting and strategy. Dr. Friga is the author The McKinsey Mind (McGraw-Hill, 2001) and The McKinsey Engagement (McGraw-Hill, 2008), and his work has been published in top journals. He previously worked as a management consultant for PwC and McKinsey & Company. Dr. Friga is passionate about helping large organizations drive improved decision making through the effective analysis of data. He currently leads the overall business strategy and IP for the Academic Benchmarking Consortium (ABC), which he co-founded in 2014. He received his PhD and MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler. He graduated from Saint Francis University magna cum laude with a double degree in management and accounting and has served as a Trustee. He has earned CPA and CMA designations.