WEBINAR: Q&A Session on An Inside Look in Times of Crisis: The 2008 Financial Collapse and the 2020 Pandemic

May 26, 2020
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Scott J. FreidheimCorporate & Private Equity CEO

You can view Scott's presentation here. A link to the Zoom Q&A session will be sent via email to those who register.

Cosponsored by Catholics at Booth and Catholics at KelloggOpen to students, faculty, and alumni of Booth School of Business and the Kellogg School of Management. Registration is required.

Scott Freidheim spoke in November 2018 for Catholics at Booth and the Lumen Christi Institute on “The Collapse of Lehman Brothers: An Inside Story” sharing his insights on what it was like to experience the 2008 crisis as Executive Vice President of Lehman Brothers. As we face the coronavirus pandemic and a recession as great or greater than that of 2008, he will draw on his earlier experience and reflect on facing this challenge at the corporate, governmental, personal, and spiritual levels. 


Scott J. Freidheim is an American businessman. Scott has experience as a NYSE-traded company CEO and as a board member for profit and not-for-profit institutions. He has served on the most senior leadership teams across multiple industries including financial services, mass merchandising, brand management, private equity, engineering, and staffing; he has served on the global executive committees of Lehman Brothers (Chief Administrative Officer), Investcorp (CEO, Europe), Sears Holdings (Chief Operating Officer & President Kenmore, Craftsman & Diehard) and CDI Corporation (Chief Executive Officer). Scott has served on for profit boards including: N+W Global Vending (Milan, Italy), Icopal (Herlev, Denmark), GL Education (London, England), Lands’ End (Dodgeville, WI, USA) and not-for-profit boards including: United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation (current; Colorado Springs, CO, USA), Institute of International Education (current; NYC, NY, USA), which administers the Fulbright Scholarship program, and Spelman College (Atlanta, GA, USA). Freidheim is a member of The Economic Club of New York and The Council on Foreign Relations. Scott was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and has participated in many panels at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, including as rapporteur for the opening plenary session, as well as at the inaugural New Champions Meeting in Dalian, China and was a member of the WEF's Global Agenda Council. Scott lives in Aspen, Colorado with his wife and three children.