John Frehse – Managing Partner

John Frehse speaks around the world on a variety of best practices in the labor management field. John’s experience as a labor consultant covers a wide array of strategic issues – from analytical resource deployment modeling to implementation planning and execution. Specific tactical problems include scheduling and shift management to increasing employee satisfaction, health, morale and performance. Over John’s career he has implemented solutions with Fortune 500 companies across  a variety of industries. Those projects have generated over 100 million dollars in cost savings. John has done this with diverse work groups across almost every industry including those that don’t work the traditional 9-5 schedule.

John is a much sought after workforce management speaker and has authored numerous whitepapers and articles including the Overtime Lie and the 11 Keys to Strategic Scheduling. His strategy papers have twice been awarded the Leading Idea of the Week by Booz Allen. He has given speeches at Reliant Energy Stadium, home of the 2004 Super Bowl as well as in other locations around the world. Previously of Merrill Lynch, he is uniquely versed in the economic modeling of flexible schedules within seasonal environments and how to minimize adverse costs through performance management. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University where he received a degree in politics with a focus on the political economy.  When it comes to labor strategy, John is the person to call.

Representative Experience:


  • Kraft Foods
  • Dannon
  • BMW
  • Sargento
  • Pella Windows and Doors
  • Nestle
  • GM
  • American Axle

Call Centers

  • General Electric
  • AT&T
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Bell Canada
  • Research In Motion (creator of the Blackberry)


  • Commonwealth Edison
  • PECO Energy
  • Reliant Energy
  • Atlanta Gas and Light


  • INCO
  • Saint Lawrence Cement
  • ICG
  • BHP


  • Canadian Tire
  • Academy Sports and Outdoors
  • BILO Supermarkets

Contact John Frehse

John’s office can be reached via phone  at 212-534-0539 or email at

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