Mr. Joshua S. Friedman
Joshua S. Friedman is Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Canyon Partners, LLC, a leading global alternative asset management firm. The firm's strategies include distressed, special situation financings, securitized assets, real estate, arbitrage, convertible bonds, and value equities.
Mr. Friedman is a graduate of Harvard College (1976) (B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Physics), Oxford University (1978) (M.A., honors, Politics and Economics, Marshall Scholar), Harvard Business School (1980) (M.B.A., Baker Scholar) and Harvard Law School (1982) (J.D., Sears Prize, magna cum laude). Prior to forming Canyon, Mr. Friedman was Director of Capital Markets for High Yield and Private Placements at Drexel Burnham Lambert.
Mr. Friedman is a member of the Board of Directors of Harvard Management Company and several of Harvard's other committees. Mr. Friedman serves as a Trustee for The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Mr. Friedman is a member of Investment Committee of the Broad Foundation and a member of the George W. Bush Presidential Center Executive Advisory Council.
Mr. Friedman and his wife, Beth, live in Dallas and have three sons. Mr. and Mrs. Friedman co-endowed the Star-Friedman Challenge for Promising Scientific Research at Harvard University and are 2019 recipients of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Standing Committees: Investment, former chair