Scott J. Freidheim
|Born||Scott Jon Freidheim
July 31, 1965
|Alma mater||Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University|
|Occupation||President and CEO CDI Corp|
|Relatives||Stephen Freidheim (brother)
Cyrus Freidheim (father)
Scott Jon Freidheim (born July 31, 1965) is an American businessman specializing on turnarounds. On August 14, 2014, he became President and CEO of CDI Corp, an engineering and placement firm based in Philadelphia.
Scott Freidheim was previously Chief Executive Officer, Europe for Investcorp International Ltd. He also held the role of Vice Chairman responsible for Post Acquisition Management of the portfolio companies in Europe.
Prior to his role at Investcop, Freidheim was Executive Vice President, President Kenmore, Craftsman & Diehard for Sears Holdings and CAO, and Executive Vice President of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
Freidheim began his career in investment banking in Chicago at John Nuveen & Co. In 1991, he joined Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking Division. In 1996, he took the position of VP, Office of the Chairman for Lehman Brothers’ CEO Richard S. Fuld, Jr. Since then, he held a number officer positions in each of the Investment Management, Investment Banking and Corporate divisions. Freidheim was appointed Co-CAO in October 2006.
Not For Profit Involvement
In 2005, Scott Freidheim was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum as a leader in the field of business. Since 2006, Freidheim has participated in many panels at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland as well as at the inaugural New Champions Meeting in Dalian, China and was a member of the WEF's Global Agenda Council.
Scott Freidheim is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of International Education (IIE), which administers the Fulbright Scholarship program, as well as the Board and Selection Committee of the IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Spelman College. Freidheim is also a member of The Economic Club of New York and The Council on Foreign Relations and of the Chatham House
Freidheim was a Division 1 athlete playing soccer while attending Northwestern University.
Involvement with Northwestern
Freidheim is a benefactor of Northwestern University. He is actively involved with the school and has a soccer scholarship in his name.
Family and personal life
Freidheim was born in Dearborn, Michigan and was raised in Brazil, and France as a child while his father opened offices abroad for Booz Allen Hamilton. His father also served as CEO of Chiquita Brands International and of the Chicago Sun-Times. His brother Stephen Freidheim is a hedge fund manager and founder of Cyrus Capital in New York. He co-Founded Virgin America with Richard Branson. Freidheim is married to Isabelle Dufour Freidheim, they have two sons.
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