Fred Harburg is the managing partner of Harburg Consulting LLC. After more than two decades in the private sector he has served as an organizational architect for Fortune 100 companies including IBM, General Motors, Disney, and AT&T.
Harburg helped to create the Saturn Corporation and led Motorola University as the chief learning officer and president. His work at Motorola was profiled in the November 2002 issue of Chief Learning Officer magazine. In 2003, he became the senior vice president of Leadership and Learning at Fidelity Investments.
He holds an MBA from UCLA and earned a B.S. from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has served as a member of the advisory board for the Center for Effective Organizations at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California; is a member of the editorial advisory board of Chief Learning Officer Magazine for which he writes a bimonthly column on strategy; is a member of the Executive Education Advisory Board for Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University; and is on the board of the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University.
As a U.S. Air Force Officer, pilot, and Air Force Academy graduate, Harburg flew a variety of jet aircraft in both domestic and international missions, some of which were in direct support of the White House.
He, his wife Susie, and their three children have been actively involved in school, church, and civic activities in the numerous communities in which they have been privileged to live, including five years in Spain and Switzerland. They currently live outside Boston, Massachusetts. They are active outdoor enthusiasts and deeply enjoy fine arts and music.