Owner | Creative Producer, Ideator, Facilitator
Frank has used his improv skills to facilitate a smooth Yes, And in verbal wars between co-workers, improve his writing by using the structure of different improv forms, and has gained the title of “the fun one” just by mentioning that he does comedy.
Frank McDade is an artistic entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience in bringing fun, creativity, and strategic ideas to the world around him and dedicates his life to play. He started studying improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC before moving to Chicago to study at iO and work in the marketing department for the B2B division of the famed comedy theater, The Second City. Frank has performed and coached both long form and short form improv, written many sketches for video and stage, dabbled in clowning but couldn’t master the pratfall, and co-produced a transmedia web series “I Made America”. Frank can currently be found performing, producing, and writing in Pittsburgh at Arcade Comedy Theater.
For the majority of his career, Frank served as a business consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, bringing design thinking to a traditionally non-creative world. His area of expertise falls in the realm of content strategy, audience/customer research and strategy, marketing, UX, and digital transformation. He has worked with fortune 500 companies such as Toys “R” Us, Humana, HP Enterprise, Royal Caribbean and Eli Lilly.
Aside from founding Googly Moogly, Frank created his own line of original plush toys, puppets, and stories, and owned and operated his own toy store Playn’at Toys. Frank completed training from the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) to become aHe is certified in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® and has completed training in Strategyzer and the Fundamentals of Innovation through Human-Centered Design at LUMA Institute. Frank graduated from Point Park University with a Bachelor of Science in Sport, Arts and Entertainment Management with a concentration in Photography.