Stephen C. Freidheim is the chief investment officer, founder and managing partner of Cyrus Capital Partners, an investment advisory firm with offices in New York and London. Before starting at Cyrus 19 years ago, Mr. Freidheim held positions at Bankers Trust Company and Nomura Securities. He started his career at Kidder, Peabody & Co., and has served on corporate boards, including Virgin America (an airline he co-founded). Mr. Freidheim chairs CFR’s Investment Subcommittee, and also serves on the Executive Committee of the board at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He serves on the Yale University Council and is involved with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation, and a member of its board. He received a BA in Economics in 1986 from Yale University. He is based in New York, NY.