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Charlie Freidman studied law at Penn University but is now an Investment banker ar goldman sachs and living in Tel Aviv, Israel.
In this episode, Charlie shares his journey and challenges in moving to Israel and pivoting his career trajectory.
After high school, Charlie spent two years in Israel studying at a Yeshiva, which sparked his interest in returning to Israel.
He later studied accounting and finance at Yeshiva University and initially considered becoming a lawyer. However, after working at an accounting firm during a gap year, he realized he was more interested in the business aspects of transactions.
Charlie's decision to pivot from law to investment banking was driven by his passion for Israel and his interest in being part of its thriving tech ecosystem.
He found support from his loved ones and utilized networking to connect with professionals in the investment banking industry.
Despite initial challenges and uncertainties, Charlie's determination and belief in his vision led him to secure a position as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs in Israel. He is at the forefront of the Israeli tech scene, working closely with entrepreneurs, founders, and leading international investors.
Charlie advises others contemplating a career pivot to think long-term and consider both personal values and professional interests. He recommends exploring different paths and networking to build meaningful connections that can lead to opportunities aligned with one's goals.