Zack Friedman has spent his career working in the financial services sector as a CEO, CFO, advisor and investor.
He has worked at both Blackstone and Morgan Stanley, and at a multi-strategy hedge fund. As an investor, he has invested in banks, brokers, asset managers, credit card companies, exchanges, fintech, BDCs and other financial services companies.
As CFO of an international energy company, Zack understands the full suite of financial tools across finance, planning, accounting, budgeting, tax, audit, analysis, investments, capital markets and fundraising, among others.
Zack is the Founder & CEO of Make Lemonade, a leading personal finance comparison site that helps consumers save money and live a better financial life.
For his financial and strategic leadership, Zack was named Revolutionary CFO of the Year in the Middle East.
Millions of people rely on Zack for advice as an inspirational thought leader and financial expert. Through his appearances on CNN and MSNBC, and his regular column in Forbes, Zack is known for making his business advice simple, practical and empowering.
Zack combines his deep experience as an entrepreneur, investor, executive and author to deliver inspiring, motivational and actionable keynotes that drive results for your upcoming event.
Zack is an electrifying keynote speaker on leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, growth and peak performance, and will create a custom keynote that offers his unique perspectives on finance.
Through engaging storytelling and real-world examples, Zack isolates the key factors that significantly drive innovation, creativity and energy for every audience.
Zack is the ideal speaker to share his insights and analysis on multiple aspects of finance, including investing, banking, financial markets, M&A, Fintech, cryptocurrency, sales, trading, regulation, risk management, strategic partnerships and technology, among other topics. Zack is also focused on driving innovation, building a lasting company culture and how to hire the right teams.
A Wharton MBA and Harvard alum, his thought-provoking leadership lessons have been formed by his travel to all 50 states and 30 countries. Zack has interacted with presidents, prime ministers, CEOs and billionaires – and shares his fresh insights on leadership, transformational change and peak performance that will inspire you and your team to take action.