3rd Hydrogen & LNG Forum 2022 Distinguished Speakers Include


Frank Schade

Principal Owner, roi-x
Houston, TX

Frank is a business transformer, operations coach and advisor. He passionately collaborates with both public and privately held companies with the need to transform into resilient and relevant organizations in today’s data driven, increasingly volatile world. Though data and technologies are integral to success, Frank believes people and their capabilities make the difference. He focuses on fundamental changes in mindset and the capture of the entire solution experience. Frank has formulated a unique approach, from Principles-to-Practice, which operationalizes disruption, up-skills the workforce and establishes agile cultures with financial acumen.

Frank has 20+ years of international experience in the manufacturing industry. He started his career with Bayer in 2000, in Germany, and expatriated to the U.S. in 2005. Within Bayer, he progressed through various leadership positions within R&D, Engineering, QA and QC, Capital Planning and Investment Control, and Product Management. Frank served as North America’s Head of Product and Supply Chain Management for Covestro, a Bayer spin-off, prior to joining a VC/private equity funded Start-up in the Greater San Francisco Area where he was responsible for Global Operations. This experience ignited his entrepreneurial side and enabled him to establish his own company, roi-x, in 2018.

Frank received his Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and his Master’s in Engineering Chemistry from the University of Paderborn, Germany. He also holds an Executive Education Certificate from the Haas School of Business at the University of California.

Frank lives with his wife Ann, and their daughter, in the Greater Houston Area.