Harry Friedberg is an accomplished finance professional with over thirty years of experience. He has served as a salesman, trader and portfolio manager for a range of financial instruments and currently advises institutional clients in his capacity as Senior Vice-President of Fixed Income at Odeon Capital, a broker-dealer in New York City. He also currently serves as co-President, Head of Finance, at Temple Sholom of West Essex.
While at Temple Sholom, Mr. Friedberg introduced a revolutionary new dues structure which has increased membership by over 10% and reduced delinquency rates by 15% in it’s first year alone. He has also introduced new vendor bidding processes and oversight controls anticipated to reduce costs by 10-15% in the current fiscal year.
Mr. Friedberg led trading operations for Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong), Merrill Lynch (Singapore), Tejas Securities (New York) and Clearview Securities (New York). Additionally, he managed diverse teams of traders, analysts and salesmen throughout Asia and the United States. Early in his career, his team won the prestigious ”Best G-7 Team of Asia” award from FX Magazine and his leadership has consistently guided teams to increased productivity and efficiencies, and higher profitability.
Mr. Friedberg lives in Montclair, NJ with his wife Jennifer and their three children Dayton (14), Matthew (11) and Avery (11). He is an active member in his community, volunteering for local fundraisers and serving as the Head Coach for his youngest daughter’s 12u Travel Softball team. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in History.