Specialties: Technology Strategy, Strategic Advising, Strategic Planning
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, State of California, Los Angeles County, numerous cities, and international health ministries.
Niles recently served as a Strategic Advisor to the CEO’s Office for Los Angeles County. In this capacity, he collaborated and delivered 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, setting a new standard across the public sector.
He collaborated with the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) 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 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.
His career started in management consulting partnering with healthcare industry executives and leading new product and business development teams.
Niles’ passion for social impact work took shape fifteen years ago with BroadReach Corporation, where he helped to grow the international development start-up 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 collaboration and coalition building with health system leaders, government agencies, nonprofits, and private sector partners.
Niles serves on multiple nonprofit advisory boards that prioritize civic technology, public health, accelerating start-ups, and STEM career advancement.
When he’s not exploring new cities and countries, Niles enjoys photography, live sporting events, and is a proud uncle twice over.
- Created in collaboration with 200+ business and technology leaders, Los Angeles County’s first Technology Strategic Plan, including five strategic goals (e.g. Digital Civic Engagement, Mobility, Data as a Utility, Workforce Empowerment, and Transform Procurement) and led the launch of goal teams to create objectives, measures, and delivery initiatives.
- Collaborated with the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) and over 150+ agency and department leaders to establish their first Office of Innovation, improving the delivery of services through human-centered design approaches, digital services, insights from data and analytics, and a scalable innovation team-based model, emphasizing programmatic and user needs.
- Served as a Director of Global Health ($98M) USAID/PEPFAR Health Systems Strengthening program in South Africa. Developed local coalitions across the public and private sectors, managed provincial and district government relationships, and led local delivery teams on health system and supply chain programmatic investments across 350+ hospitals and clinics that support HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis patients.
- Master of Public Health in Management and Public Policy from Emory University
- Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University