As senior partner and vice chairman of Deloitte LLP, William C. Freda served Deloitte’s most significant clients and maintained key relationships, acting as a strategic liaison to the marketplace as well as to professional and community organizations. He was a member of Deloitte’s US Executive Committee and from 2007-2013, served on the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited Board of Directors, holding such leadership roles as chairman of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Risk Committee. Mr. Freda previously served as managing partner, leading all of Deloitte’s US client initiatives, from 2007 to 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Freda was the regional managing partner for the Northeast, the organization’s largest region. He also led Deloitte’s global and US Financial Services Industry practice.
Mr. Freda joined Deloitte in 1974 after obtaining a B.S. in accounting from Bentley University. Mr. Freda built a distinguished record of service during his 40-year career, having served on a wide range of multinational engagements for Deloitte’s largest and most strategic clients. Mr. Freda has extensive experience interacting with audit committees, boards of directors, and senior management, with a focus on helping organizations work through their most pressing issues.
Mr. Freda is actively involved in a number of industry associations and community organizations. He is a member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation and serves on the Board of Trustees for Bentley University. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Catholic Community Services and the United Way of Essex and West Hudson. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Youth, I.N.C.