Mr. Freedman is the Firm's President & Chief Executive Officer. He was previously Deputy Chief Executive Officer and prior thereto, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, having day-to-day responsibility for all of the Firm's operations. Mr. Freedman received a Juris Doctorate degree from Queen's University in 1982 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1984. While at Queen's University, Mr. Freedman was elected Rector of the University and served in this capacity from 1980-1982. Mr. Freedman received a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School in 1986, graduating as a Baker Scholar. Prior to joining Gluskin Sheff in March of 2000, Mr. Freedman was a partner and a senior litigation counsel with the Toronto law firm of Davies Ward & Beck (now Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg). Mr. Freedman is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Diabetes Hope Foundation, the Jerusalem Foundation and the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies.