- Lifehack.orgWriter, presentI am a contributing writer for one of the most popular self-improvement websites in the world.
- Jamaica Gleaner CompanyColumnist, 2010 - present
- Framework Consulting Inc.Consultant, 1993 - present
- Bell LabsMTS, 1988 - 1993A division of AT&T
- Pitney BowesIntern, 1986 - 1987
Francis Wade began his Florida-based consulting firm, Framework Consulting Inc., after leaving AT&T Bell Labs in 1993. He spent five years there as an internal consultant specializing in change management surrounding the AT&T’s reengineering initiatives.
He did so with a twin commitment -- to pursue a dream of impacting the performance and well-being of people who work in organizations, and to bring the best techniques he could find back home to the Caribbean.
Today, he's still pursuing that dream -- with a slight upgrade -- now he's fulfilling his life’s purpose by living in Jamaica and spending most of his time working in the Caribbean. As a consultant, he's also worked in Europe, North America, Latin America and a variety of Caribbean countries, developing a successful practice in the process that is now focused on serving Caribbean clients. He has worked with telecommunications firms such as AT&T and Lucent Technologies in the USA and CANTV in Venezuela to conclude successful change initiatives.
He is the founder of CaribHRForum, the largest cross-regional network of Human Resource practitioners, and the author of two electronic magazines - -FirstCuts and The One Page Digest. He has also spoken to a variety of audiences across the region, and writes regularly for the Jamaica Gleaner and Trinidad Newsday.
Francis received both his B.S. and M. Eng from Cornell University, an Ivy League institution, within 4 ½ years. He was self-supporting throughout, and majored in the fields of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering. He currently teaches at the University of Phoenix, in their Graduate School of Business.
When he is not working, Francis is an enthusiastic triathlete and is usually busy running, cycling or swimming in preparation for upcoming races, including Ironman competitions and marathons. Francis lives in Jamaica and is married to Dale Pilgrim, a Trinidadian. He is an avid Alumnus of Wolmers Boys School in Kingston, Jamaica.
- Cornell UniversityOperations Research and Industrial Engineering, 1984 - 1988
- Cornell UniversityOperations Research, 1988 - 1989