John B. Friedrichsen
Mr. Friedrichsen serves as Chief Financial Officer of Colliers International Group Inc.
Previously, Mr. Friedrichsen served as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of FirstService, beginning September 2002. Mr. Friedrichsen was responsible for the overall financial management of FirstService, including external and internal financial reporting, budgeting, treasury and procurement of capital, managing relationships with shareholders and lenders. He was also closely involved in all corporate communications and capital allocation decisions.
Mr. Friedrichsen joined FirstService as Vice President, Acquisitions in February 1998, a position that he held until May 2000 when he became Senior Vice President, Acquisitions. Prior to joining FirstService, Mr. Friedrichsen was a Vice President with Ernst & Young Corporate Finance Inc. in Toronto, where he was responsible for advising companies on a range of corporate finance matters, including the raising of capital and acquisitions. Mr. Friedrichsen is a Chartered Professional Accountant and began his career with a predecessor of the chartered professional accounting firm KPMG, based in Toronto.
Mr. Friedrichsen holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor.