Tully Friedman

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Tully Friedman (born January 1942) is an American businessman.[1][2][3][4]


Early life[edit]

He graduated from Stanford University and received a J.D. from the Harvard Law School.[1][2][3]


He was Managing Director of Salomon Brothers, where he founded its West Coast Corporate Finance Department and served on its national Corporate Finance Administrative Committee.[3][4] From 1984 to 1997, he served as Founding Partner of Hellman & Friedman, an investment company.[3] Since 1997, he has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, a private equity firm.[1][2][3][4] He sits on the Board of Directors of Clorox, Kool Smiles, NCDR, Church's Chicken, Cajun Operating Company, Archimedes Technology, and DPMS[disambiguation needed].[1][2] He previously served on the Boards of CapitalSource, Levi Strauss & Co., Mattel, and McKesson Corporation.[1][2][3][4]


He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Enterprise Institute.[5] He also sits on the Board of Trustees of the Telluride Foundation in Telluride, Colorado.[3][6] He is a former President of the San Francisco Opera Association and Chairman of Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center.[3]


In November 2012, Friedman sold his mansion in Woodside, California for $117.5 million, making it one of the U.S.' highest-priced home sales ever.[7][8]