He was recognized for his significant role in leading the firm through the combination of Faegre & Benson with Baker & Daniels, which occurred in January 2012.
As CIO, Frederiksen leads information technology systems management and support services. He is also responsible for library research; knowledge, facilities and records management; and procurement. His experience includes proven skills in defining strategy, re-engineering business processes, cost control, project implementation and operations.
Frederiksen brings forward thinking to his role, and as a result the firm has storage and other capabilities, which are built in anticipation of demand. "We're building everything in our technology platform so that it will scale as the firm continues to grow and change for years to come," he said.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal profiled Frederiksen and other winners in a special section of its Sept. 20 issue.