Mr. Fries joined The Segal Group in 1988 and is currently Managing Director of the Sibson Consulting division. Prior leadership positions within the firm include Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Board, and Member of the Board's Compensation and Audit Committees. Mr. Fries has expertise in a wide range of HR disciplines including leadership and performance management, board governance, executive and broad-based pay, and benefits design. He has led numerous acquisitions and spinoffs at the firm as well as for clients. In addition, Mr. Fries has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Muscular Dystrophy Association since 2007 and serves on the Finance, Compensation, Governance, and Investment Committees. Mr. Fries has lectured on HR, leadership, and governance issues in various business forums. He has been quoted in business publications and has taught classes for the American Management Association and other public associations as well as at New York University as an adjunct faculty member in the graduate certificate program.