Mr. Jeremy Freedman
President, Chiefsrule Consulting Corporation
Jeremy began his professional career as a trial lawyer with Davies, Ward & Beck (now Davies, Ward, Philips & Vineberg) in 1986. After 14 years of practice, in 2000 he joined Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc., a single fund equity investment firm, as a Vice-President, responsible for developing business strategy and client development. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2001 and given responsibility for all of the firm’s day-to-day operations. He was appointed President & CEO in 2010. After 15 years of leading the firm, Jeremy announced his retirement in 2016. During this period, GS+A diversified its investment offerings to include hedge funds, fixed income securities and a variety of distinct equity offerings, and assets under management grew from $670 million to over $8.5 billion.
Jeremy received a Juris Doctor degree from Queen’s University in 1982 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1984. While at Queen’s, he was elected Rector of the University and served in this capacity from 1980-1982. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School in 1986, graduating as a Baker Scholar. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Diabetes Hope Foundation, the Jerusalem Foundation, the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies and the North York General Hospital Foundation. He also co-Chairs the Endowment Fundraising Campaign for Maccabi Canada. Jeremy has had the privilege of representing Canada on four occasions in international Jewish sports competitions (golf), bringing home 3 Gold Medals and a lifetime of memories. At the European Maccabi Games held in Berlin in 2015, Jeremy also had the honour of being selected as Canada’s Flag Bearer and considers leading the Canadian’s team’s march into the stadium built for the infamous 1936 Olympics as one of the most important and moving moments of his life.
Jeremy’s wife of 27 years, Judith, hails from Tulsa, Oklahoma. They have 3 children – Jesse (24), Amanda (22) and Zach (19), all of whom seem to be on good and productive paths despite their upbringing.