Ken Frieze is the Chief Executive Officer of Gordon Brothers and sets the strategic vision for the firm worldwide. Ken has over 25 years of leadership experience in restructuring, consulting, brand redevelopment, appraisal and asset disposition. For over 15 years he has served in executive positions at Gordon Brothers, including as President and leading the firm's brand and appraisal practices. Prior to joining Gordon Brothers, Ken served as CEO of RetailExchange.com, a management consultant with Bain & Company and a turnaround consultant with The Recovery Group, now part of Deloitte CRG. Ken is a member of the American College of Bankruptcy and is a former board member of Polaroid and The Sharper Image as well as served on the board of the Turnaround Management Association for six years. He has authored numerous articles for The Secured Lender and the Journal of Corporate Renewal, where he also served on the editorial board. Ken is a former member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He holds a BA from Lehigh University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to many other philanthropic activities, he currently serves as a co-founder of the Boston Corporate Finance Community’s Gathers to Give to benefit More Than Words and served as a trustee and on the board of American Jewish World Service from 2017 to 2018.