Stephen C. Freidheim – Advisory Board Member

Advisory Board Member

Stephen C. Freidheim is the CIO, Founder and Managing Partner of Cyrus Capital Partners, L.P. He was the Senior Managing Member of Och-Ziff Freidheim (OZF Capital), the predecessor company, which he co-founded in August 1999. He was Managing Director and Partner at Bankers Trust Company and head of its Capital Management Group from 1993 to 1999, where he was responsible for proprietary trading and client investments in high yield and distressed. In addition, he was Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income with $30 billion in assets. He was the Director of Research and Trading and a member of Board of Directors for Nomura Corporate Research & Asset Management from 1990-93. Mr. Freidheim started his career at Kidder, Peabody in 1986, where he became its youngest-ever Vice President and was Director of High Yield Research at Kidder, Peabody Asset Management until 1990. He was awarded “Global Fixed Income Fund of the Year” in 1996 & 1997 by the Financial Times and “Best Performing Fund in its Sector” by the Wall Street Journal Europe in 1996, 1997 and 1998.

Steve is a member of the Board of Directors of Virgin America. He is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations and serves on its Investment Subcommittee and its Finance and Budget Committee. He is on the Board and Investment Committee of the Peterson Institute and Vice-Chairman of Children’s Home & Aid Society of Illinois’ Investment Committee. He is on the board of the US Olympic and Paralympic Foundation. Through his foundation Steve supports child education. He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Economics in 1986.