David Frigstad

frigstad.jpgDavid Frigstad
Frost & Sullivan


David has devoted his career to helping companies generate, evaluate and implement innovative growth strategies. Shortly after graduating university he co-founded a company, which later became known as Frost & Sullivan. Frost & Sullivan pioneered and has become a world leader in providing economic, technology, competitive, customer, demographic and best practices research to support clients with their investment and business strategy decisions. Today, the company is focused on helping clients become visionary innovators in their industry. This is done through a unique value proposition based on 360-degree research, a global platform, comprehensive industry coverage and career best practices. This allows Frost & Sullivan to become a company’s growth partner on their Journey to Visionary Innovation.

David has authored six books which leverage his career experience including: Market Engineering, High Technology Market Research, Competitive Engineering, Customer Engineering, Healthcare Market Engineering and Industrial Market Engineering. He has also co-authored Venture Capital Proposal Package and is currently working on a new book called The Journey to Visionary Innovation: Leveraging Best Practices in Growth, Innovation and Leadership.

David travels extensively to facilitate growth workshops and think tanks on visionary innovation, megatrends, growth strategy and competitive strategy. He frequently keynotes at industry events, associations and company strategy meetings.

David is currently a member of the board of the Strategy and Competitive Intelligence Professionals association, which is dedicated to the development of competitive strategy professionals to drive corporate growth. He is also the Chairman of the Board of the Frost & Sullivan Institute, which is a non profit organization dedicated to leveraging innovation to address global challenges.

David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in MIS and management. He received his Masters in Japanese Business Administration from the Japan American Institute of Management Science in association with Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan. In addition, he holds a Masters in Business Administration with a double concentration in International Finance and International Marketing from Indiana University.

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