FRANK KREIKEBAUM, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President of Products and Solutions
Frank Kreikebaum leads the Analytics, Product Management and Solutioning teams.
Together, the Analytics and Solutioning Teams engage collaboratively with customers to identify solutions that leverage Smart Wires’ solutions to improve customer outcomes. The Analytics Team also performs power system studies to support customer needs throughout the life-cycle of Smart Wires projects. The Product Management Team oversees the product from ideation to end-of-life. This includes assessing gaps in existing market offerings, developing business cases and defining requirements.
Prior to joining Smart Wires, Frank supported the early development of Smart Wires’ technology at Georgia Tech. He pursued a doctorate in Electrical Engineering under the direction of the inventor of Smart Wires’ original technologies, Dr. Deepak Divan. At Georgia Tech, he developed transmission planning tools to model power flow controllers and used these models to evaluate the techno-economic benefits of power flow control. Frank has also held engineering and project management positions at a number of companies in the electric power sector.
In addition to his Ph.D., Frank earned a Master of Science in Economics from Georgia Tech, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy also from Santa Clara University.
He has published a number of publications and has co-authored two book chapters.