Fred Franks is the CIO and has been part of the staff for nine years. Fred brings both strategic and tactical experience to FIT where he leads the tech team in creating solutions for clients and researching new technologies.
Fred was named CIO of the Year (for small companies) by NEOSA in 2012. In addition, he upped his hipster status by being named to Inside Business’ “Most Powerful Techies” list and was honored as a Crain’s “20 in their 20s,”. Fred likewise led FIT to being named Best IT Services Organization from NEOSA in 2009.
He serves on several technology advisory committees, including groups at the University of Akron and Tri-C. Fred has a BS from the University of Akron and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at CWRU. Prior to joining FIT, Fred managed significant IT changes at both Sherwin Williams and Trans Union.