Gerald Chertavian

Gerald Chertavian
  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Year Up

BA (Hons) in Economics, Bowdoin College; MBA (Hons), Harvard Business School. More than 25 years working with urban youth. Former: Officer, Chemical Banking Corporation; Head of Marketing, Transnational Financial Services, London. 1993, Co-Founder, Conduit Communications; fostered its growth to US$ 20 million in annual revenues and more than 130 employees in London, Amsterdam, New York and Boston. Since 1985, with the Big Brother mentoring programme. 2000, Founder, Year Up. Former Board Member, The Boston Foundation. Member: Massachusetts State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education; Board of Advisors, Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative. Emeritus Trustee, Bowdoin College. Recipient of honours and awards, including: recognized as one of New York's outstanding Big Brothers (1989); Social Entrepreneurship Award, Manhattan Institute (2003); Jr. Technology Award, Freedom House Archie R. Williams (2005); Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and Mt. Ida College.