Avi Friedman, Managing Member – Distressed Securities, joined DKCM in October 2001. Mr. Friedman was appointed Managing Director in January 2005 and became a Managing Member in January 2006. From 2000 to 2001, he was a Vice President at Nomura Securities Special Situations Investment Trust, where he focused on investing in distressed securities. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Friedman was a Director in the Special Situations Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities where he advised clients on transactions in the distressed environment. Avram Z. Friedman received his Master of Management from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1995, and his B.A. from York University in 1991.