Chairman and Managing Director
Intrepid Investment Bankers
Jim Freedman is managing director, chairman and founding principal of Intrepid Investment Bankers, a specialty investment bank that provides mergers and acquisitions, capital-raising and strategic- advisory services. He has more than 35 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience. In 1982, Freedman founded Barrington Associates, which Wells Fargo acquired in 2006. He has acted as the principal financial adviser in hundreds of capital raises and M&A transactions ranging in value from $20 million to $1 billion. Prior to establishing Barrington, Freedman was vice president at Foothill Group Inc., where he oversaw corporate development and commercial lending for California. Freedman serves on various boards including the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Yosemite Conservancy, the UCLA Anderson School, Cedars-Sinai Hospital and the Concern Foundation for Cancer Research.
What was your proudest moment?
Seeing my children graduate from college and law school.
What is your alma mater?
Bachelor’s, Cornell University; MBA, UCLA
What is your next project?
Learning to fly helicopters
Who is your hero?
What do you like best about Los Angeles?
Weather, food, people, and culture (everything but taxes and traffic!)