Rich Friedman, President of Friedman & Partners, has worked in and consulted for the A/E/C and environmental consulting industries for more than 25 years.
Starting out in the trenches as an environmental consultant and business developer for Stone & Webster Engineering in Boston, Rich expanded his reach as the partner in charge of marketing and business development research, consulting and training for ZweigWhite. He also managed a variety of other projects involving strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and executive search. Since launching Friedman & Partners, he has worked with firms at all levels, from small niche consultants to large ENR 500 organizations. He’s also conducted hundreds of seminars and workshops for firms, design and environmental industry professional associations and venues, including AIA, SMPS, ACEC, AGC, NSPE, Build Boston/ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX), WTS and Chief Executive Network.
Rich’s academic background includes a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.S. from Penn State University, as well as a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Babson College, where he was a Douglass Scholar in Entrepreneurship.
Rich is known for his superior responsiveness, communication skills and ability to achieve results, even in the face of the most challenging organizational dynamics. He’s not afraid to push firms out of their comfort zones, provide the nudges needed to maintain momentum—or debunk long-held myths about how to position, market and grow a firm.
Known for his unwavering dedication to his clients’ success, Rich’s clients value his ability to see the big picture and guide them to the goal, without losing track of the details. He’s on a mission to connect firms with the resources, opportunities, people and strategies that will help them grow, their way.