Founder & Principal, Fred Wergeles & Associates LLC
Fred Wergeles is the founder and Principal of Fred Wergeles & Associates LLC, a consulting practice that specializes in Strategic Planning and Competitive, Intelligence process improvement. He has over 25 years experience managing, intelligence collection and analysis in support of strategic decision making in both, the federal government and a Fortune 100 corporation. He has advised, companies in a diverse array of industries, including utilities, construction, oil and, gas exploration, insurance and financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, advanced manufacturing, consumer products, and high tech start-ups. Fred has, developed innovative methods and tools for clients – from Fortune 500, companies to small firms – to quickly and effectively improve their Strategic, Planning and Market Assessment capabilities., Before starting his own practice, Fred was the Manager of Competitive, Intelligence in the Corporate Strategic Planning office at Pratt & Whitney (a, division of United Technologies). Prior to his work at Pratt & Whitney, Fred was, a senior consultant with The Futures Group/Deloitte Consulting., Before entering the private sector, Fred spent 18 years at the Central Intelligence, Agency. He was the senior intelligence analyst in the White House Situation, Room and the National Security Council, and also spent time as an analyst in the, Pentagon. Fred managed large, multi-agency collection programs and diverse, groups of intelligence analysts during his tenure at the CIA., Fred is the Founder and President of the Connecticut Economic Gardening, Group (CT-EGG), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing business, information, analysis and marketing services to entrepreneurs and small, businesses., Fred is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Hartford Barney School of, Business, teaching Competitive Intelligence in the MBA program. He also is a, member of the Business Advisory and Advancement Council for the Central, Connecticut State Univ. School of Business. Fred is the Connecticut Chapter, Chair of the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals, and was on, SCIP’s international Board of Directors from 2005-07. He was awarded the SCIP, Catalyst Award in 2004, and was named a SCIP Fellow in 2012 for outstanding, contributions to the competitive intelligence profession and SCIP. Fred, is the Executive Director of the Simsbury Education Enhancement Foundation., He is the co-leader of the Connecticut Technology Council’s Hartford Innovation, Cell, and past-President of the Simsbury Youth Hockey Association., Fred earned an MA in National Security Studies at the Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, and a BS in Physics from the University of Lowell, (now UMass-Lowell).