Fred Gabbard

Fred Gabbard


Fred joined SkeensMcDonell in 2016 and currently leads the firm’s Assessment Practice and helps lead Consulting delivery teams.

Fred started his career at Motorola Cellular where his roles included Systems Engineering manager for one of the first CDMA networks. He later served as the Vice President of the Sprint and Alltel Communications account teams. He completed his Motorola career managing worldwide Product Management for all wireless technologies.

Fred then went to WMS gaming where, as Senior VP of Engineering, he managed a turnaround of a large product development organization - increasing efficiency by more than 30% while improving on-time delivery of products 4-fold. Before joining SkeensMcDonell, Fred was COO of a privately held producer of specialty fitness equipment.
Fred has an Executive MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

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