Academic Career

  • since 1999Professor for Human Resources Management, Leadership and Organizational Management in International Business Management, Aalen University, Aalen/D
  • 2000 - 2004Acting Dean of Business ManagementAalen University, Aalen/D
  • 2000 - 2008Faculty Member and Visiting Professor for Human Resources Management at Graduate School of Business Administration (now: Lorange Institute), Zurich/CH, www.lorange.org
  • since 2012Visiting Professor in the Master Program Human Resources Leadership at University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich/CH, www.fh-hwz.ch

Entrepreneurial Career

  • 1999 - 2007Founder and Owner of ProActive Human Capital Management Consulting, Stuttgart/D, www.proactive-beratung.de
  • 2007 - 2011Chief Executive Officer (fulltime) of the German Association of People Management (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Personalführung e.V. - DGFP) in Duesseldorf/D, www.dgfp.de
  • 2008 – 2011Chairman of the German Association for People Management mbH, Duesseldorf/Da 100% daughter company of DGFP e.V., www.gmbh.dgfp.de
  • 2008 – 2011Executive Board Member of the European Association of People Management (EAPM), www.eapm.org
  • 2010 – 2011 Executive Board Member of the World Association of People Management (WFPMA), www.wfpma.org
  • since 2013Managing Partner at Stanton Chase International Stuttgart GmbH/D, www.stantonchase.com

Professional Career

  • 1987 - 1997FESTO AG & CO, Esslingen/D, www.festo.com
    • 1987 - 1990: HR Business Partner
    • 1990 - 1992: Assistant of the Vice President Global Human Resources Management
    • 1992 - 1997: Director for Corporate HRM Policies & Strategies and HR-Controlling
    • 1995 - 1997: Director for HR Development
  • 1997 - 1999Berner GmbH, Künzelsau/D, www.berner-group.deVice President for Human Resources Management and Training International

Educational Background

  • 1976 - 1979Vocational Training in Business Administration, Silit Werke GmbH&Co.KG, Riedlingen/D
  • 1982 - 1987Studies of Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences, Nürtingen/D and Teesside University/GB (diploma degree)
  • 1993 - 1996Executive Master of Business Administration Program (EMBA), Graduate School of Business Administration, Zurich/CH (master degree)


  • 1996: Best Thesis Award of Graduate School of Business Administration (GSBA)
  • 1999: Outstanding Achievement Award of Graduate School of Business Administration (GSBA)
  • 2004 and 2005: Best MBA Living Case Award of Graduate School of Business Administration (GSBA)
  • 2006, 2007 and 2008: Best Team Teaching Award of Graduate School of Business Administration (GSBA)
  • 2009 and 2011: Election to one of the “40 leading heads in Human Resources Management” by PersonalMagazin the biggest German journal for HR professionals

Prof. Gerold Frick

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