Senior Managing Director
Tom Friedberg joined Boustead Securities in 2007. Mr. Friedberg has more than 25 years experience at firms such as; Hambrecht and Quist (now JPMorganChase Capital Markets), Piper Jaffray, Tucker Anthony Sutro (now RBC Capital Markets), Janco Partners (a Telecommunications Investment Banking Boutique), and as a limited partner at Genesis Merchant Group Securities, where he advised numerous technology companies, automobile salvage processors, specialty finance companies, and telecommunications service providers (ILECs, wireless providers and new generation carriers).
He has also authored investment research on more than 50 companies in his career. Mr. Friedberg also served as Director of Strategic Financial Analysis and Investor Relations at US WEST NewVectorGroup, US WEST’s former publicly traded cellular and paging subsidiary (now part of Verizon Wireless) where he directed the financial aspects and analysis of all mergers and acquisitions undertaken by the Company. At NewVector, Mr. Friedberg spearheaded the efforts that resulted in US WEST having to increase its original buyout offer of the public minority shareholder interests by more than $50 million or 22%. NewVector is now an integral part of Verizon Wireless.
More recently, Mr. Friedberg served as a special strategic financial advisor to the Board of Managers of Midwest Wireless Holdings, LLC resulting in its acquisition by Alltel in October 2006 for nearly $1.1 billion.
Mr. Friedberg is a sixth generation Californian and a resident of the Great Central (Sacramento-San Joaquin) Valley which may be the most productive agricultural region on earth. He and his extended family have, or have had extensive interests in agricultural enterprises in the state since the 1850s ranging from stone fruit, citrus, and rice to dairy and livestock. His mother served on both the California State Citrus Research and Marketing (Order) Boards in the 1970s. Accordingly he is familiar with agricultural issues ranging from production, processing, and especially water and water rights.
From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Friedberg served on the Governor’s Commission for Science and Technology of the State of Colorado.
Mr. Friedberg also has served on the Board of Directors of five public companies.
Mr. Friedberg earned both a B.A. and B.S. degree from Stanford University and a MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
He holds FINRA Series 3, 4, 7, 9, 24, 63, 65, 79, 86 and 87 licenses.