Mr. Friedman joined Northern Stamping Inc. in September, 1996. His father, Michael D. Friedman, was one of the original owners of NSI. Mr. Friedman assumed the role of President in October, 1997 and directs all aspects of the organization including sales, manufacturing, and finance.
Following the sale of NSI in August 2000, he ran the company as a division of Hilite International Inc., before reacquiring the company in July, 2009 through Bear Diversified LLC, NSI’s current majority shareholder. Matthew also serves as General Counsel for the Company. Mr. Friedman holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business in 1990, and a J.D. from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law in 1993. He began his career as an associate with Kahn, Yanowitz & Arnson Co., LPA., a Cleveland based law firm. He specialized in the areas of corporate law and business litigation.