Thoughtful Leadership

Carl Fricke assembles and leads a team of experts that are qualified, highly experienced and respected in their professional field. He has spent the last 30 years as a business owner/founder, senior executive, advisor and consultant in the technology, energy, finance, venture capital, environmental and medical sciences, water and other natural resources, and non-profit/foundation industry sectors.


His passion and talents as a business catalyst, problem solver and results-driven leader enable management and staff to successfully develop and execute strategic plans, identify and vet new opportunities, enhance products, accelerate top-line revenue, engage supporting resources, and make the business more profitable. Carl and his teams provide the opportunity for business owners and decision makers to change how businesses grow, run more efficiently and effectively, leverage corporate assets, and catalyze business opportunities.

He has solid reputation for leadership, operational and management expertise, entrepreneurial and corporate development, innovative business modeling, strategic planning, solving complex and multidisciplinary problems, attracting key hires, and team building.

Born in Chicago, Carl joined Woodward Clyde Consultants after completing graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and serving as Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska, Conservation and Survey Division. He launched his own professional consulting firm, Levine Fricke, Inc, with his business partner, Jim Levine, in 1983, a two-person startup that grew into a nationally-ranked, nationwide environmental engineering firm (Engineering News Record) before being acquired by a French conglomerate. He was awarded Distinguished Alumni of the Year, University of Wisconsin- Dept of Geosciences (2003), and elected Geological Society of America Fellow (2014).