Frank Bordonaro

Frank Bordonaro’s chosen work is to enable companies to become “learning organizations” that achieve higher performance through people.

As an entrepreneur, consultant, speaker and author, Frank helps business leaders, HR and learning professionals reach their goals for the organization. Drawing on his work on five continents and in several industries, he is able to help top executive teams identify the needed actions and carry them out successfully.

As a senior executive, Bordonaro led transformations of the learning environments for three major corporations. In those assignments, he helped executive teams mobilize entire organizations toward revised business strategies and involved the executives themselves in learning.

Named Chief Learning Officer of Prudential Financial in 1997, Bordonaro built and managed their overall learning and development function and established the company’s well-known Center for Learning and Innovation in Norwalk, CT. The learning strategy brought the company international recognition as the firm transformed from “The Prudential Insurance Company of America” to the “Prudential Financial” of today.

Before Prudential, he was Chief Learning Officer for McDonnell Douglas Corporation, where he headed up all development and education activities. Hired to establish a new learning environment for the corporation’s leaders, he oversaw creation and construction of the widely-praised Boeing Corporate Learning Center. During the McDonnell Douglas merger with Boeing, he worked with top management to support the merger through a broad range of learning activities.

Prior to McDonnell Douglas/Boeing, Bordonaro was Director of the Johnson Management Institute for S.C. Johnson and Sons, in Racine, WI. There he was responsible for harnessing all learning initiatives to support a strategic business vision. He also handled the company’s performance management and worldwide succession planning.

A Vanderbilt University PhD, he was on the Business Administration faculty at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. prior to his career in business.

Bordonaro’s work has appeared in the book Learning Architectures, the case literature of the Harvard Business School, the University of Michigan’s executive program, The Economist and Information Week. His architectural projects have been featured in Design Magazine. His book, Corporate Learning, (w. Michael Dulworth), was published in June, ’05 by Jossey-Bass. He is Co-Founder of CareerDNA, which provides consulting and digital tools for talent development.

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