Mr. Friedberg draws on his extensive and distinctive experience in operations, finance, technology, sales, and marketing to guide and advise businesses of all sizes, including publicly traded companies, privately held businesses, startups, and non-profit organizations. He has held numerous positions as an owner, employee, or interim executive working with companies to effect change. His expertise has been developed through years of direct, hands-on work in investment banking, venture capital, software application development, supply chain management, financial analysis, strategic consulting, and fundraising, to name a few areas. In particular, Mr. Friedberg’s 16 years of experience in the technology arena enables him to bring a unique perspective to all of his consulting engagements.
Mr. Friedberg has the innate ability to quickly and efficiently identify and analyze a company’s needs, drill down to the core business issues, and apply effective solutions. He has consulted with hundreds of companies across various industries, including healthcare, transportation, automotive, financial services, manufacturing, petroleum, pharmaceutical, real estate, retail, technology, telecommunications, and utilities, among others.
Now Mr. Friedberg serves in a variety of interim executive positions on behalf of GGG clients: CEO, COO, CFO, CTO, CIO, CRO, director of reorganization, board of advisors, board of directors, financial advisor and business consultant. He has successfully turned around distressed businesses, negotiated forbearances with lenders, renegotiated leases with landlords, executed settlements with vendors and suppliers, increased sales, sold businesses, raised capital, integrated information systems, and provided growth plans for numerous companies.
Over the last 6 years, Mr. Friedberg has been entrenched in the transportation and logistics industry, in which he has engaged in more than 40 different engagements, helping companies’ large and small work through their financial, operational, technical and sales issues. The extensive network developed as a result of this sector expertise allows him to manage through the most obscure to complex problems facing the industry. Engagements include work for both asset and non-asset based companies domestic and international.
Recent engagements include active rolls as financial advisor to 2 different community hospitals navigating through the Chapter 11 where Mr. Friedberg leveraged his prior experience in the healthcare industry.
Prior to joining GGG in 2003, Mr. Friedberg was the co-owner and vice president of BiT Group Inc., a full-service strategic consulting and Web development professional services firm in Boston. While there, he grew the business from a small regional consulting firm to an organization that was ranked the 155th fastest-growing company (out of the top 500) in 2001 by Inc. Magazine, servicing such companies as Dell, Cisco, Fidelity, and Marsh.
Prior to BiT Group, Mr. Friedberg spent 6 years in healthcare informatics. There he worked with public and private sector payers, providers and patient networks. Coming from a family of physicians, Mr. Friedberg employed his overlapping understanding of the personal, economic and political factions that drive healthcare policy. Mr. Friedberg was involved in building sales teams, interfacing technology through partnership agreements and driving adoption of cost cutting processes in the healthcare industry. His work offered him the chance to speak with thousands of physicians throughout the country.
Prior to his work in Boston, Mr. Friedberg helped grow various technology companies, starting with his work at Atlanta-based Harbinger Corp., which went through a successful public offering in 1995. While at Harbinger, he worked with all levels of supply chain management. Prior to his work in the technology sector, Mr. Friedberg was the founder of the Corporate Finance Institute and worked for Howard, Lawson & Co., a prestigious Philadelphia investment banking and venture capital firm. There he consulted with various companies on capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and IPOs. Mr. Friedberg started working as a serial entrepreneur which allowed him to apply hands-on experience while funding his education.
This extensive background in a wide variety of business sectors has allowed Mr. Friedberg to develop an extensive network of business contacts in Atlanta, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia.
Awards & Publications
Mr. Friedberg was recognized by the Turnaround Management Association’s Atlanta Chapter:
- 2014 Mega Company Turnaround of the Year: As Trustee and Reorganization team to Trendset Inc. a freight audit and payment processing company servicing the transportation industry. Restructured business and sold it as a going concern through a 363 sale.
- 2012 Small Company Turnaround of the Year. As Reorganization Advisor to Summitt Trucking, Mr. Friedberg helped the company emerge from a 2.5 year bankruptcy and is operating today with a new fleet and servicing all its creditors and obligations.
- 2011 Large Company Turnaround of the Year. As CRO and CEO of USA Dry Van Logistics, Mr. Friedberg successfully reorganized his client through a Chapter 11
- 2004 Turnaround of the Year Award for his work with Life University.
Community Involvement & Service
Mr. Friedberg has served on boards of directors for and has run large-scale fundraisers and events on behalf of various non-profit organizations.
Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Business and Administration, graduated magna cum laude
Drexel University, Commerce and Engineering Co-op Program
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