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Freddie Macacting CFO David Kellermann was found dead this morning in his home in Vienna. Kellerman was “responsible for the company’s financial controls, financial reporting, tax, capital oversight, and compliance with the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley. He also [oversaw] the company’s annual budgeting and financial planning processes,” states his Freddie Mac bio.According to reports, some neighbors had noticed he’d lost a considerable “amount of weight under the strain of the job, and some said they suggested to him he should quit to avoid the stress. Mr. Kellermann was also involved in recent tense conversations with the company’s federal regulator over its public disclosures. Freddie Mac executives wanted to emphasize to investors that the company was being run for the benefit of the government, rather than shareholders.”
Kellerman took on his job last September, part of a 16-year career with Freddie Mac.