Fred Pries is a retired Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Guelph.
Fred teaches primarily in the areas of accounting, entrepreneurship and innovation management. Fred won The Howard Teall Award for Innovation in Accounting Education from the Canadian Academic Accounting Association in 2009.
Fred’s research deals with how new technologies arising from university research are put into commercial use. He is a member of BioFuelNet Canada, a Network of Centre of Excellence, working to identify and address the challenges to growth of the advanced biofuels industry.
Fred is a member of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. The Auditing and Assurance Standards Board sets generally accepted auditing standards for financial statement audits and standards for other assurance services in Canada.
Prior to joining the academic community, Fred was a partner in KPMG, one of Canada’s largest professional services firms. At KPMG, he spent almost ten years in the national office for the Canadian practice where he dealt with complex accounting, auditing and professional ethics issues.