Rich Friedman

Founder & President | Friedman & Partners
Background

Rich has worked in and consulted to the AEC and environmental industries for more than 30 years. He has worked with firms of all different sizes, including numerous ENR 500 organizations. His technical and business degrees, combined with his industry experience, provide him a detailed understanding of AEC practice management, as well as successful growth strategies. Rich is known for his superior responsiveness, communication skills and ability to achieve results, even in the face of the most challenging organizational dynamics.

In 2005, Rich co-founded A|E Advisors LLC, a consortium of national consultants serving the AEC and environmental consulting industries. A|E Advisors provides the popular, long- running A|E Advisors Annual CEO Forum.

Rich has conducted a number of seminars and workshops for design and environmental industry professional associations and venues, including AIA, ACEC, AGC, NSPE, SMPS, and ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX). He has been featured in a number of A/E industry publications, including ENR, AIA’s Architect and Practice Management Digest, SMPS’ Marketer, NSPE’s PE magazine, and ACEC’s Engineering Inc.

Rich earned a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.S. from Penn State University, as well as an MBA from Babson College (where he was a Summa Cum Laude graduate and a Douglas Scholar in Entrepreneurship).

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