Frank Besednjak's History and Experience
BIOGRAPHY OF FRANK BESEDNJAK
Frank was born in Italy and came to the United States with his parents as a legal immigrant at the age of one in 1956. Growing up on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio gave Frank an interesting, hard-working, blue-collar start to his career. His first job was as an electrician’s helper at the age of 16. A few months after graduating high school, Frank joined the US Navy and proudly served four years on board the USS Iwo Jima during several military exercises working with the US Marines in the Middle East.
After leaving the Navy, and before starting his own business, Frank Besednjak held positions as an electrician, technical support specialist at Sony Business Products, Service Manager for RCA Service Company, Area Manager for GE Consumer Service, then Manager of Service Training and Field Support Operations for GE Appliances globally. While at GE, Frank received numerous awards for implementing performance improvement programs that saved tens of millions of dollars and improved employee training, customer engagement and morale. Some of his business processes are still in use at GE today. He has a Bachelor of Business Degree in Marketing and Business Administration from McKendree University which he obtained at the age of 40.
For the last 25 years, Frank Besednjak has worked with thousands of business and service professionals to improve their performance, productivity and profitability. Frank presents 30 to 40 business improvement and leadership workshops every year for various businesses including manufacturers, distributors, retail specialty, night clubs, home service professionals and other hospitality providers.
An entrepreneur and strategist, Besednjak has started and sold several small businesses that support his customer base. He has also invested and partnered in several start-up ventures that are changing the way businesses will operate and market in the future.
Frank Besednjak was awarded business consultant of the year in 2014 and is one of the highest rated speakers and coaches in contracting and service businesses. His no nonsense, real world, down to earth, raw style, encourages audiences to pay attention, take immediate action and make a difference. No one ever leaves his sessions without feeling inspired and motivated.
He has written articles and been interviewed in almost every trade publication in the night clubs, bars, contracting and home service industry. His website is www.TheRealFrank.com
He has spoken to tens of thousands of business leaders and worked with and assisted a variety of organizations with unique challenges. As a person who loves to help others, Frank has mentored dozens of individuals and future leaders, who have become great success stories in business and life including raising, as a single dad, his two children, Rocco, who is a medically retired police officer after being injured during a felony pursuit, and now operates Camp Hero, Kentucky, a non-profit that provides nature experiences for wounded first responders and veterans. His daughter, Brianne, holds an executive position with one of the largest insurance companies in the world.
Frank Besednjak has devoted a large part of his life helping others reach their dreams. He has mentored dozens of individuals and changed the lives of thousands.