ITASCA, Ill., May 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – (NYSE: KFS) Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (“Kingsway” or the “Company”) today announced that Charles Fricher was appointed to its board of directors. Mr. Frischer was also appointed to serve on the audit committee and the newly created real estate committee, of which Mr. Doug Levin will also be a member.
“We are delighted to welcome Charlie to our Board of Directors,” said Terence M. Kavanagh, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Charlie owns approximately 7% of Kingsway’s common stock, bringing total board and management ownership to approximately 63% of Kingsway’s common stock. Charlie’s deep knowledge and experience in financial services and in real estate investment will be a significant benefit to Kingsway and its shareholders,” Mr. Kavanagh continued. “I, along with the entire board and management team, look forward to working with Charlie in the years to come.”
“It is with great enthusiasm that I accept the appointment to Kingsway’s Board of Directors,” Mr. Frischer said. “I have followed Kingsway very closely over the past two years and have acquired my stake during this time. I believe in the new strategy that the Board and management team have implemented at Kingsway and I believe I can provide unique guidance and oversight that will contribute to Kingsway’s continued success,” Mr. Frischer continued. “The Research Accelerator Program is a hidden gem at Kingsway. I think in 2 or 3 years, investors will be really impressed with how the company will be transformed with high-growth, low-capital companies led by highly motivated CEOs,” Frischer concluded.
Mr. Frischer, lives in Seattle and is the general partner of LFF Partners, a family office based in Seattle. Prior to working at LFF Partners, Mr. Frischer held various positions at Zephyr Management, LP, a New York private equity based company (2005 to 2008); Capri Capital (1995 to 2005); and the Resolution Trust Corporation (1990 to 1993). Mr. Frischer is a graduate of Cornell University in 1988 with an AB in Government from the College of Arts and Sciences.
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Kingsway is a holding company that owns or controls subsidiaries primarily in the extended warranty, business services, asset management and real estate industries. Kingsway’s common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “KFS”.
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