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Brian Friedman

Lecturer, Sports Management; Chief Operating Officer, New York Jets

Brian Friedman is the COO of the New York Jets. Prior to that, he served as the CFO; in this role, he assumed responsibility for all strategic and financial planning for the New York Jets, daily accounting operations for the team, financial oversight of the team’s interests in MetLife Stadium, and all internal and external reporting to the NFL and various other agencies. In addition he oversees information technology and practice facility operations.

Prior to joining the Jets, Friedman was the chief financial officer of Blissworld, LLC, the owner and operator of Bliss spas and seller of a full line of skin care products. At Bliss, he was responsible for all financial operations and new business development. Before joining Bliss, he was the senior director of finance for the Columbia House Company and prior to that held several finance roles of increasing responsibility at Polo Ralph Lauren.

Friedman began his career at Price Waterhouse and is a certified public accountant.

He teaches Sports Accounting and Finance.


  • M.B.A., Columbia University
  • B.S., Cornell University


  • Spring 2021: Sports Accounting and Finance