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Niles Friedman

Executive Advisor

Star Insights

Niles is a global cross-sector leader specializing in new business and product creation. Over the last 10+ years, he’s focused on building innovation capacity and functions, creating technology strategic planning programs, and instilling sustainable culture change across the U.S. federal government, State of California, Los Angeles County, and international health ministries.

He is a founding Executive Advisor with Star Insights a strategic advisory firm based in Los Angeles working with social impact organizations and leaders. As a Strategic Advisor with the CEO’s Office for Los Angeles County, he advised and delivered on functions such as technology driven strategic planning, innovation, and was part of the core leadership team that launched the County’s first Analytics Center of Excellence.

Niles worked with the California Health and Human Services Agency to establish their Office of Innovation that improves the delivery of services through human centered design approaches, digital services, and insights from data and analytics. During the Obama Administration, he served as a Senior Advisor with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

While living and traveling across the continent of Africa, he served as Vice President with BroadReach Corporation and launched a global commercial market development division to improve product and service access in collaboration with health system leaders, government agencies, and private sector partners.

He has a Master of Public Health in Management and Public Policy from Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University.

When he’s not exploring new cities and countries, Niles enjoys photography, live sporting events, and being a first-time proud uncle.