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Scott J. Freidheim is Chief Executive Officer and President of CDI Corporation, a market leading global engineering and professional staffing services firm. Philadelphia based CDI (NYSE:CDI) provides a full range of engineering and staffing services across a number of industries including oil, gas & chemicals, aerospace, U.S. defense and hi-tech. Prior to joining CDI, Mr. Freidheim was Chief Executive Officer, Europe for Investcorp International Ltd. Investcorp invests funds on behalf of institutional and private Middle Eastern investors buying assets and companies mainly across Europe, the United States and MENA.
Before joining Investcorp in 2011, Mr. Freidheim was Executive Vice President, Sears Holdings Corporation. He was President of Kenmore, Craftsman & Diehard and served on the Holdings Company Business Unit Board. Previously, Mr. Freidheim worked at Lehman Brothers for more than 17 years, most recently as Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President, with oversight of the company's corporate division. Over the years, he held officer positions in Lehman's investment banking, private equity and corporate divisions.
Mr. Freidheim is a Member of the Executive Advisory Board of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, a Member of Young Presidents' Organization and a Member of the Economic Club of New York. He is also actively involved with the Institute of International Education where he serves on the Scholar Rescue Committee of the IIE Board of Trustees. He served on a number of Corporate and Not for Profit Board and was a Member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council and Forum of Young Global Leaders, a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Freidheim holds a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.