Serving as the foundation and springboard for launching WealthQuotient, Mr. Friedman was most recently the co-founder and former president of Wealth-X, the world’s first and only global wealth data and intelligence platform serving the top global brands in luxury, financial services and non-profit organizations. Mr. Friedman and his co-founder Mykolas Rambus successfully sold a majority share of Wealth-X to Insight Venture Partners, an $8B private equity fund based in New York City.
Mr. Friedman is also the Co-Founder of LifeChain, a technology and Multi-Family Office platform that is revolutionizing the way families of substantial wealth understand and monitor their risk across their total Life Balance Sheet.
As the Co-Founder of Wealth-X, Mr. Friedman has emerged as one of the world’s leading experts on the global ultra affluent market and his opinions on a broad range of topics involving the ultra-wealthy have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, Investment News, CNBC and The Telegraph and he has had frequent appearances on various news programs including the BBC, FOX, CNN and Bloomberg.
Prior to co-founding Wealth-X, Mr. Friedman spent several years as Managing Director at CB Richard Ellis advising global Fortune 500 companies on their location strategies as well as sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East, Asia and Latin America on real estate development projects related to economic growth strategies. His client portfolio included the Saudi Royal Family, Kuwait Finance House, the Government of Puerto Rico as well as the Malaysian Sovereign Wealth Fund.
Mr. Friedman started his career at Oxford Analytica, the world’s leading geopolitical analysis firm founded by Dr. David Young, former special assistant to Kissinger in the Nixon White House. Mr. Friedman also currently serves on their Advisory Board.
Mr. Friedman has a Masters Degree in Philosophical Theology and Ethics from Yale Divinity School where he did his thesis on the role of religious arguments in public debate and did his undergraduate work in political philosophy with a Political Science degree from Wheaton College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.