Ken Frieze, CEO of Gordon Brothers, to be Inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy

Press Release

Date November 28, 2018

The American College of Bankruptcy announced today that Kenneth Frieze, Chief Executive Officer of Gordon Brothers, will be inducted as a Fellow of the College on March 15, 2019 in Coronado, California.

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 undergo a rigorous nomination process and 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. The induction ceremony will be presided over by Marc A. Levinson, Chair of the College.

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, including most recently as Chief Executive Officer.  Prior to his experience at Gordon Brothers, Frieze held senior positions at, Bain & Company and TRG (now Deloitte CRG). Frieze will join Gordon Brothers colleagues Sheila Smith and Mitchell Cohen as Fellows of the American College of Bankruptcy.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Ken as a fellow member of the college,” stated Sheila Smith, Advisor at Gordon Brothers. “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.

Appointment to the college recognizes contributions to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice; sustained evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing or writing on bankruptcy or insolvency; community service; and commitment to elevating knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice.

“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 of Gordon Brothers, the firm 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.  Frieze served as a trustee of the Turnaround Management Association for six years and authored numerous published articles in industry journals, including the Journal of Corporate Renewal, where he served on the editorial advisory board for two years.  Frieze holds a BA from Lehigh University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  In addition to many other philanthropic activities, he is a Founder of the Boston Corporate Finance Community’s Gathers to Give Back event.  He also serves on the board of the American Jewish World Service and was a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.

For more information about the American College of Bankruptcy, or about the 2019 Induction Ceremony, contact Shari A. Bedker, Executive Director at 434-939-6004 or email at [email protected].


About The American College of Bankruptcy

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. College Fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, judges, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, government officials and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community. The College now has 900 Fellows, each selected by a Board of Regents from among recommendations of the Circuit Admissions Council in each federal judicial circuit and specially appointed Committees for Judicial and International Fellows.