Mr. Friedman is global head of the Merchant Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. He is a member of the Management Committee and the Real Estate Principal Investment Committee and is chairman of the firm’s Investment Committee. Mr. Friedman joined the firm in 1981. He was named partner in 1990 and managing director in 1996. He is chairman of the board of Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network and serves on the board of trustees of Brown University, Mount Sinai Hospital, Central Synagogue and the Horace Mann School. Mr. Friedman received an AB from Brown University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Richard A. Friedman and other top speakers and celebrities.