Corey Friedman

Financial Specialist


Corey is an accomplished financial services leader who has worked with a cross-section of professional services and non-profit entities. In addition to his role as Financial Specialist with New Venture Advisors, Corey runs his own financial consulting business providing small- and medium-sized enterprises with services such as financial modeling, budgeting, operations, planning, and interim CFO work. His company has been engaged in several countries and across industries in technology, government, community development, non-profit, healthcare, finance, manufacturing, entertainment, and music. Prior to starting CF Financial LLC in 2015, Corey was a Director at Standard & Poor’s for 14 years, where he did credit ratings for public infrastructure and state and local governments.

Corey is passionate about using his skills, background, and desire to see improved outcomes. He has been a member of several non-profits, with a strong community focus. Corey has served on several boards and associations throughout Chicago that have a direct cultural, governmental, and social impact on the city and region.

Corey originally comes from Chicago. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and BS in Finance & Economics from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.