Gerald Chertavian

Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Year Up, Inc.

Gerald Chertavian

Gerald Chertavian

Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Year Up, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Year Up, Inc.
Conduit Communications Ltd.

RelSci Relationships

1389

Primary Location

Cambridge, MA, United States

Number of Boards

10

Birthday

05/15/1965

Age

54

Number of Awards

4

Relationships
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Executive Director at Year Up, Inc.

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Senior Advisor, Private Equity at Bain Capital LP

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Director at GTY Technology Holdings, Inc.

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Executive Director, New York at Year Up, Inc.

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Former President at Year Up, Inc.

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Chief Operating Officer at Year Up, Inc.

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Executive Director, Year Up Jacksonville at Year Up, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Providence Equity Partners LLC

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Former Governor of Massachusetts

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Senior Vice President-Human Resources & Security at Thales-Raytheon Systems Co. LLC

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Member, Board of Trustees at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Museum exercises cultural and civic leadership by nurturing a new generation of talent in the arts and humanities; by delivering the works of creators and performers to the public; and by reaching out to involve and serve its community. The collection is at the center of this effort as an inspiring encounter with beauty and art.

Education
BA in Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude

Bowdoin College is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational residential, undergraduate liberal arts institution founded in 1794. It is located in Brunswick, ME.

MBA with Honors

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Memberships
Global Fellow
2006 - Current

Ashoka provides professional support to social entrepreneurs. The firm's areas of focus and investment include social entrepreneurship, every child practicing empathy, youth in charge, and innovation teams. The company was founded by William Drayton in 1980 and it is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

Member
Current

There are 1.2 billion youth in the world aged 15 to 24. They comprise 17% of the world’s population and 40% of the world’s unemployed. In 2010, 357.7 million youth were not in education, employment or training (NEET), and the number is increasing. Realizing the untapped potential of youth is critical for those countries in which large youth populations and the lack of opportunity foster social unrest, as turmoil in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe has demonstrated. It is equally important for ageing countries, in which the next generation will bear an ever larger share of the social costs. The threat of youth unemployment is not limited to developing countries. The financial crisis has become a socio-economic crisis, impacting the young by increasing the burden of debt, creating a lack of job opportunities, causing resource degradation and decreasing the overall quality of life. The crisis has stoked increasing resentment among youth and has deepened mistrust of existing institutions, corporations and governments. It is important that the role young people can play – as agents of change, and precious resources and innovators in the business sector – be recognized. Such recognition can avoid disastrous short-term consequences and encourage sustainable long-term development, economic growth and poverty alleviation in societies around the world.

Career History
Co-Founder
1993 - 2012
Professional
Prior

Chemical Bank was a bank with headquarters in New York City from 1824 until 1996. The bank operated as the primary subsidiary of the Chemical Banking Corporation, a bank holding company established in 1988. At the end of 1995, Chemical was the third largest bank in the U.S. with approximately $182.9 billion in assets.

Head, Marketing
Prior

The Transnational Diversified Group of Companies (TDG) is a globally competitive and progressive business group of highly successful companies engaged in leading industries. Since its establishment in 1976, TDG now has more than 30 member companies that are major players in diverse industries

Boards & Committees
Advisor
Current

Karat is the world's leader in conducting first-round technical interviews. Our network of experienced interview engineers have conducted over 20,000 technical interviews on behalf of clients including Indeed, Pinterest, Intuit, and MuleSoft. We continuously analyze our interview data to get smarter and more predictive with every interview we conduct. As a result, our clients reclaim 60% of engineering hours per hire, accelerate achievement of their hiring goal by 25%, and offer an exceptional experience with 95% of candidates rating their experience as positive.

Member, Board of Advisors
Current

Boston Scholars Program is to Open Doors Through Educational Opportunities. To achieve our mission, Boston Scholars provides educational opportunity to disadvantaged Boston-area students through scholarships to tuition-based high schools and one-on-one mentoring. We also provide access to leadership development opportunities. The Boston Scholars Program was founded in 2003 by a group of Boston-area young professionals, who desired to become more involved in their community. Boston, though an established business and social hub of New England, has some of Massachusetts' poorest performing students as measured by the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). These disadvantaged students are typically raised in inner city neighborhoods and have a difficult time getting the opportunities available to more fortunate children. Unfortunately, even if motivated to succeed, many of our young citizens lack an equal opportunity to secure a better future for themselves and their families. The Boston Scholars Program acts as a critical element in breaking this cycle by providing these disadvantaged children with tuition scholarships and mentoring relationships during their critical and formative years. During our initial year of operation, the 2004-05 school year, the Boston Scholars Program is providing scholarships and mentoring services to eleven disadvantaged students who have been accepted to private high schools. In addition to receiving financial assistance, these "Boston Scholars" are assigned qualified mentors who help guide them through the challenges of high school and prepare them for success in their college years and beyond. Both the financial award and the mentoring program last the term of the Boston Scholar's high school education. In order to reach those who can most benefit from the Boston Scholars Program, we partner with select junior high or middle schools as well as key organizations that have a substantial involvement in these communities. Our Junior High Partner Schools are located in Dorchester and Jamaica Plain and include Epiphany, Mother Caroline Academy, and Nativity Preparatory School. Our partner mentoring organization, Big Brothers of Massachusetts Bay, has an established presence in these inner city communities. The Boston Scholars Program continues to seek additional partner schools and organizations to most effectively reach Boston's disadvantaged children. Boston Scholars are selected based on four criteria: 1) individual achievement and enthusiasm 2) academic potential and integrity 3) financial need 4) leadership and community involvement. All Boston Scholars are expected to exercise academic integrity, demonstrate leadership skills, participate in community service, meet frequently with their mentors, and attend fall and spring program events. Our hope and expectation is that all Boston Scholars will continue on to reputable four year colleges and universities. We ask Parents, Scholars, and Mentors to make a written commitment to comply with the expectations of our Program. Generous donors to the Boston Scholars Program provide the funding that enables us to continue our mission. Donations are welcome by credit card through our website, or by credit card or check by mail. We encourage donors to commit to funding a student for a period of four years, but we welcome one-time donations of all sizes. The Boston Scholars Program is a non-profit organization operating under the laws of the state of Massachusetts and the Internal Revenue Service code. We have received 501c3 nonprofit tax status, so donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Member, National Board of Directors
Current

Year Up, Inc. provides educational and professional development programs. Their programs encompass job and hands-on skills development, college credits and corporate internships. The company was founded by Gerald Chertavian in 2000 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Member Emeritus, Board of Directors
Current

The Boston Foundation manages charitable funds. The foundation is made up of separate funds, which have been established by hundreds of donors either for the general benefit of the community or for special purposes. It is also a partner in philanthropy, making it easy for donors to give, and keeping donors informed about programs that are working. The Boston Foundation was founded in 1915 and is located in Boston, MA.

Trustee Emeritus
Current

Bowdoin College is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational residential, undergraduate liberal arts institution founded in 1794. It is located in Brunswick, ME.

Member, Board of Education
Prior

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE), sometimes referred to as the Massachusetts Department of Education, is the state education agency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, identified by the U.S. Department of Education.[1] It is responsible for public education at the elementary and secondary levels. The agency has its headquarters in Malden.[2] It is governed by the Massachusetts Board of Education.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$50K - $100K
2016

Year Up, Inc. provides educational and professional development programs. Their programs encompass job and hands-on skills development, college credits and corporate internships. The company was founded by Gerald Chertavian in 2000 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

$50K - $100K
2015

Year Up, Inc. provides educational and professional development programs. Their programs encompass job and hands-on skills development, college credits and corporate internships. The company was founded by Gerald Chertavian in 2000 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

$50K +
2014

Year Up, Inc. provides educational and professional development programs. Their programs encompass job and hands-on skills development, college credits and corporate internships. The company was founded by Gerald Chertavian in 2000 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Political Donations
$1,000
2018

Representative from Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District

$1,000
2016

Representative from Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District

$1,000
2015

Representative from Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District

Awards & Honors
2010
William James College, Inc.
2005
Freedom House Archie R. Williams, Jr. Technology Award
2003
Manhattan Institute - Social Entrepreneurship Award
Creative Works
2012

A Year Up: How a Pioneering Program Teaches Young Adults Real Skills for Real Jobs with Real Success

Events
Speaker
Tiger 21 Group Meetings

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