Mr. Martin S. Friedman is a Co-Founder, Managing Member & CEO at FJ Capital Management LLC.
He co-founded FJ Capital Management LLC in 2007 and is the portfolio manager for the flagship Financial Opportunity Fund; an event-driven strategy focused on the U.S. community and regional bank sector.
He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Denver.
He brings over 30 years of experience in and around the commercial and investment banking industries, in which he applied and developed skills in financial analysis with an expertise in financial institutions, corporate finance, SEC and banking compliance and management.
He was previously Director of Research for Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, a research and securities trading firm, from 1998 to 2007. Prior to that, he was a securities analyst, focusing on the financial services industry with the same firm from 1992 to 1998.
He previously served as CO-based TIG Bancorp since December 2017, Silvergate Bank in San Diego, CA since February 2019, and Sound Bank based in Morehead City, North Carolina since May 2019. In 2013, as part of the recapitalization of Anchor Bank, Madison, Wisconsin; he was elected to the Board of Directors where he served on the Board of the bank holding company and compensation committee until 2015.
He served on the Board of Directors of Guaranty Savings Bank in Metairie, Louisiana from 2008 to 2009, and Access National Bank in Reston, VA from 2009 to 2019.
Mr. Friedman graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.