Phone:630-370-0715 , 630-370-0715 (cell)
Degree Level/Concentration:MBA, Marketing (1989, Benedictine University); Project Management Professional Certification (PMP, Project Management Institute) (2010); BA, Communications (1984, Benedictine University); BA, Psychology (1984, Benedictine University)
Fred Runge has over 25 years experience in business and academia.He began his career in Human Resources with Northrop-Grumman Corporation, where he conducted job market research to identify and implement competitive pay ranges.He continued his career in compensation survey consulting with Hewitt Associates, where he spearheaded the design, development, and implementation of a new survey analysis system that saved his survey team thousands of dollars in overtime expenses, and improved the profit margin/billable time of associates by 50%. It was also at this time that Fred got his first taste of training and education, as he led the training effort of his colleagues on the new system he developed.He went on to become a successful project manager for a manufacturing company, but his desire to teach and train people soon led him back to Benedictine University, where he completed his coursework to get his high school teaching certificate.
Fred's teaching experience evolved from teaching English to high school students to training adults on computer software programs at Gateway Corporation and Pearson Education, as well as teaching adults Economics and Business Communications at DeVry University and University of Phoenix.
Most recently, Fred has expanded his personal studies into project management, business/process analysis, and Six-Sigma.He hopes to apply these new skills analyzing training needs and streamlining training processes.