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Niles Friedman
Executive Advisor, Star Insights

Niles Friedman specializes in the creation and growth of businesses, divisions, and core functions within organizations. He’s built an adaptable approach to strategically collaborate across sectors, industries, and geographies through his work with C-suite executives, startup founders, public-sector administrators, boards, and nonprofit leaders.

Across the last 15 years, Niles has emphasized public sector innovation and digital transformation across the U.S. federal government, the State of California, Los Angeles County, numerous cities, and international health ministries.

Niles served as a Strategic Advisor to the CEO’s Office for Los Angeles County. In this capacity, he collaborated on a countywide technology strategic plan, a digital innovation function, and was part of the core leadership team that launched the County’s award-winning Analytics Center of Excellence.

He collaborated with the California Health and Human Services Agency to establish their first Office of Innovation focused on improving the delivery of services for Californians. During the Obama Administration, he served the U.S. Small Business Administration as a Senior Advisor and managed a board of 50 small business executives around key priority areas of building market capital, creating local entrepreneurial ecosystems, and addressing regulatory barriers to business growth.

Niles’ passion for social impact work took shape 15 years ago with BroadReach Corporation, where he helped to grow the international development startup as Vice President of Commercial Market Development. He launched a global division to improve access to products (e.g., antiretrovirals, vaccines, and medical diagnostics) and point-of-care delivery through coalition building with health system leaders, government agencies, nonprofits, and private sector partners.

Niles serves on multiple nonprofit advisory boards, prioritizing civic technology, government technology, and public health.