David R. Fried, a Cornell University graduate, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Fried Asset Management, Inc. In 1989, his company was listed in Inc. magazine’s annual “Inc. 500” list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies. Mr. Fried also is the Editor and Publisher of The Buyback Letter, an investment newsletter devoted to finding opportunities among companies that repurchase their stock. Mr. Fried has been a guest on Bloomberg Television and CNBC’s “The Money Club,” as well as “Squawk Box” and “Market Wrap” with Bill Bresnan in New York City. He also has been profiled in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Barron’s, Bottom Line/Personal, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Forbes, Fortune, Businessweek and numerous other publications. He was listed as one of “50 Great Investors” in Fortune’s Investors Guide 2004. In 2008, he helped found First Commons Bank of Newton, Mass.