Daily News: November 29, 2018

Gordon Brothers CEO to Become Fellow at American College of Bankruptcy


The American College of Bankruptcy will induct Gordon Brothers CEO Kenneth Frieze as a fellow of the College on March 15, 2019 in Coronado, CA.

The College will induct 36 nominees joining 900 fellows, each selected by a board of regents among recommendations of the Circuit Admissions Council in each federal judicial circuit and specially appointed Committees for Judicial and International Fellows.

Nominees are recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency within the U.S. and internationally. They are extended an invitation to join based on a record of achievement reflecting the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership.

Frieze has over 25 years of experience in the fields of restructuring, advisory and asset disposition. For the past 15 years, he has served in executive positions at Gordon Brothers, most recently as CEO. Prior to Gordon Brothers, he held senior positions at RetailExchange.com, Bain & Company and TRG (now Deloitte CRG).

“We’re thrilled to welcome Ken as a fellow member of the college,” stated Sheila Smith, advisor at Gordon Brothers and College fellow. “It has been a pleasure to work with Ken and very satisfying to see his leadership recognized with this appointment. It is well-earned,” she added.

“I am honored and humbled to join my many distinguished colleagues in the field as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy,” said Frieze. “I am grateful to these professionals who I’ve had the privilege to work with and learn from throughout my career for their support. I look forward to our continued advancement of the industry.”

Under Frieze’s leadership, Gordon Brothers has undertaken many of its most notable and successful transactions across retail, commercial & industrial, real estate and brands. He also presided over the acquisition of AccuVal in 2015 and the firm’s global expansion, now with operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Australia and South America.

The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. The College plays an important role in sustaining professional excellence and supports educational and pro bono efforts in local communities around the country.