Meet the Team

Fred Thiel
Senior Advisor / Industry Specialist - Internet of Things

Fred is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of 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. Fred is a respected expert and frequent speaker on the Internet of Things (IoT) and the digital transformations of companies and industries, providing deep technology industry expertise and strategic advice on transformational value creation – the process of generating growth and shareholder value. He has served in various roles, including public/private company CEO, board member, strategic advisor, private equity firm principal and senior advisor/operating partner.

Fred has been an advisor to Graham Partners since 2008 and has served as Executive Chairman of B+B SmartWorx, a formerly-owned Graham Partners portfolio company. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Graham Partners portfolio company OptConnect. Fred is a member of the Gold Pacific Region’s Young President’s Organization (YPO) and incoming chair to the YPO Technology Network. He has also taught as a guest lecturer at the University of San Diego Business School, the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, and the Merage Foundation. 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.