Frank began his career at Pittsburgh National Bank, (now PNC). He relocated to Austin as co-founder of The Rust Group, a Texas-based investment partnership. A series of successful ventures followed: Communications Properties, Prime Cable, Telesystems International, a Zurich-based international cable television group, Rust Properties and Austin Ventures.
Frank founded Norwood Promotional Products, Inc. taking it public in 1993 (NPPI) and remained CEO for nearly two decades. Under Frank’s leadership, NPPI grew from $4 million to over $470 million in annual revenues.
In 1984, Frank founded Littlefield Real Estate Company. With $400 million in assets, it was sold in the late 90’s to CarrAmerica, Los Angeles County Employees’ Retirement Association and Galesi Management.
In 2005, Frank was elected Chairman of the Ohio University Foundation. Under Frank’s leadership over 5 years, the endowment grew to over $500 million. In 2008, Frank was appointed to the Board of Regents for the State of Ohio.
As part of the original development group for Central Texas Young Presidents’ organization, Frank is an active leader in the Austin & San Antonio chapters of Young & World Presidents’ Organizations. Frank has served on boards of several privately held companies and numerous community charitable and, non profit organiziations. Presently Frank serves on the board of the Paramount Theater and State Theatre in Austin, Texas and Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.