David Kellermann was a longtime Freddie Mac executive who joined the firm as an analyst in 1992. He was named acting chief financial officer in September 2008.
David Kellerman's wife found his body and called police; a call came in, according to Fairfax County police, at 4:48 AM EDT.
According to his biographical information on Freddie Macs website, as acting chief financial officer, David Kellermann "is responsible for the company's financial controls, financial reporting, tax, capital oversight, and compliance with the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley. He also oversees the company's annual budgeting and financial planning processes."
The question remains, why? Could it be that David Kellerman felt responsible for some of the meltdown affection Americans in the economic recession? Or was it the pressure of trying to bring Freddie Mac back to health?
Prior to his CFO position, David Kellerman's roles were "senior vice president, corporate controller and principal accounting officer. In this position, his primary responsibility was to support the business with the production of timely, accurate, and well-controlled GAAP, fair value and segment earnings financial statements and external disclosures."
At this point no suicide note has been confirmed, and the manner of death has not been reported.