Nick Friedman

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Nick Friedman, born in 1981, is an American entrepreneur best known for co-founding College Hunks Hauling Junk and College Hunks Moving with lifelong friend and business partner Omar Soliman.[1] He is a co-author in the how-to book for aspiring entrepreneurs titled "Effortless Entrepreneur, Work Smart, Play Hard, Make Millions" with Soliman.[2]Friedman is also a TV personality who has appeared on multiple TV shows, a public speaker, and a co-executive producer of the documentary, "Beware of Mr. Baker."[3]

Early life[edit]

Nick Friedman grew up in the Washington, D.C. Area and he attended the Sidwell Friends School, a K-12 program.[4] Following graduation in 2000, he attended Pomona College in California where he played basketball for four years.[5]

Business career[edit]

Following college graduation, Friedman worked briefly as an economic research analyst for Marsh and McLennan Companies, Inc.[6] He quit employment to pursue entrepreneurship at College Hunks Hauling Junk with his friend and business partner Omar Soliman a business they had founded while in college.[6]

Organizations[edit]

Nick Friedman is a board member of the Entrepreneur's Organization (EO) and a founding member of the Youth Entrepreneur Council. He is a contributing writer on the Huffington Post Blog.[7]

Television[edit]

Friedman has appeared on the following television programs: ABC's Shark Tank,[8] Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker,[9] The Nate Berkus Show, FOX Business News,[10] The Dylan Ratigan Show[11] and House Hunters.

Film[edit]

Friedman co-executive produced the documentary, "Beware of Mr. Baker".[3]

Awards[edit]

In 2008 Friedman was listed by Inc. Magazine as one of the "Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Advice From College Hunks: How to Start a Company With Your Best Friend". CBS News. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nick Friedman". Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Variety Reviews". Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Heath, Thomas (22 Sep 2008). "Building Piles of Trash Into Heaps of Cash". The Washington Post. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "This Guy Quit His Consulting Job To Haul People's Junk, And Is Now Making Millions". 8 Aug 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Heath, Thomas (22 September 2008). "Building Piles of Trash Into Heaps of Cash". The Washington Post. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "The Huffington Post: Nick Friedman Blog". Huffington Post. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Plumb, Tierney (7 Aug 2009). "College Hunks Hauling Junk founders jump in 'Shark Tank'". Washington Business Journal. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Millionaire Matchmaker Nick and Omar Episode". Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Fox Business News". Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Nick Friedman LIVE on MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show". Retrieved 23 July 2012.