President and Co-Founder, Author, Speaker and Entrepreneur
Nick Friedman is the President and Co-Founder of College Hunks Hauling Junk and College Hunks Moving, the largest and fastest growing junk removal and moving franchise opportunity in North America.
Nick started the business in college with his childhood best friend, now business partner, Omar Soliman in a beat up cargo van and has grown to over 100 franchises nationwide. He has since been named among the Top 30 Entrepreneurs in America Under 30 by INC Magazine and was named on the same list as Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook as one of the 30 most influential CEOs Under 30 by Under30CEO.com. Nick is also a two-time Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist.
In addition, Nick has been featured in numerous business books and textbooks, as well as Forbes, Fortune, and many other national publications. He was also featured in a Newsweek story entitled "College Kid to Millionaire" along with the founders of Fedex, Dell Computers, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. Nick also was a guest at the White House appearing with MTV on a panel about youth entrepreneurship.
Nick's company has appeared every year on the INC 5000 list of Fastest Growing US Companies, has been profiled numerous times on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, and has appeared twice on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Nick has appeared as a guest on National Television Reality shows, including ABC's Shark Tank, Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker, and CNBC's BlueCollar Millionaires.
As an author, Nick co-wrote a bestselling book along with his business partner Omar Soliman, entitled Effortless Entrepreneur: Work Smart, Play Hard, Make Millions(Random House, 2010), which aims to motivate aspiring with his fun and entertaining approach to business.
Nick is a member of Young Presidents' Organization(YPO), which is a global peer network with more than 22,000 members in more than 125 countries, all dedicated to becoming better leaders through education and idea exchange. The YPO companies employ more than 15 million people around the world and generate US$6trillion in annual revenues. Nick is also an active Board Member of the Entrepreneur's Organization, is a founding member of the Young Entrepreneurship Council, and is a founding investor in the Gen-Y Capital Partners, which seeks to invest in young start-ups.
In college, Nick received his Bachelors Degree in economics from Pomona College in California where he completed for four years on the Men's Varsity Basketball Team and won the Pomona College Coach's Award, was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Academic Honor Roll, and was designated a Pomona College Scholar. Since graduating from Pomona College, he has also completed a 3-year Entrepreneurial Masters Program at MIT.
Nick has been a guest speaker at numerous high schools, universities, businesses and entrepreneurship groups, including INC Magazine's Leadership and GrowCo Conferences, the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, the Business Innovation and Growth Conference, and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.
Nick is also fluent in Spanish and spent a college semester studying economics in Madrid, Spain. He continues to be active in the community, volunteering his time as a basketball coach and mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs. Nick Friedman is available for select keynotes and lectures.
For speaking engagements, please contact:
Stephanie Hand Stephanie.Hand@CHHJ.com
Check out Effortless Entrepreneur at www.EffortlessEntrepreneur.com
Learn more about College Hunks Franchises at www.CollegeHunksFranchise.com
Follow Nick on Twitter: @NickFriedman1
Connect with Nick on LinkedIN:www.LinkedIN.com/in/CollegeHunksHaulingJunk