Chairseven Foundation's Board of Directors come from distinct leadership backgrounds, each important to the success of the foundation. The key areas of focus of our directors are education technology consulting and product development, finance and fundraising, non-profit operations, data science and data product innovation, curriculum development, and school administration. Each speciality helps to shape the direction, uncover resources and provide an important component of our research goals.
Jordan is a product strategist, and has worked with companies large and small, including higher ed publishers and school districts, to define product, expand process and come to market with innovative solutions. With a focus on the publishing and education markets, Jordan's primary mission is to help organizations understand where they are with the technology they have, strategize on how they will drive better results against national and state standards, help them produce innovative and engaging content, and take the entire package into the classroom. A technologist at heart, Jordan is adept at bridging the gap between technology and business objectives and has helped organizations deliver products that drive results.
Victor's career started in Thailand where he was the Education Director in a camp for 28,000 Khmer, Vietnamese and Hmong refugees. There he started and ran seven primary schools, adult education programs and a textbook publishing center under the auspices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Upon returning to the United States, Victor worked as a commercial banker, specializing in real estate construction lending, followed by 20 years as a private placement and mergers & acquisitions investment banker. During this time he also taught introductory business courses to foreign and domestic students as an adjunct professor at Baruch College in New York. He also worked on the prospective acquisition of several post-secondary schools on behalf of private equity clients and provided research for investors interested in educational aids and specialty programs for K – 12 students. Victor graduated from Princeton University with a degree in International Affairs and from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government with a Master’s Degree in Public Policy. He lives in Westchester, New York with his wife and two daughters.
Carl is a seasoned non-profit manager, policy and legal analyst, and grassroots organizer. He has consulted with numerous non-profit start-ups in the areas of strategic planning, program development, fundraising, and governance. HIs diverse experience includes service as a public defender, advocacy campaign manager, and as an editor of academic journals focused on public policy, law, and ethics. Carl studied public policy and planning at New York University and received a B.A. in Philosophy from Brooklyn College and a law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Saleem Khan is a pragmatic innovator and thought-leader with a proven ability to influence business and technology strategy. He has spent the last 14 years working in various roles from technologist to entrepreneur and product strategist to innovation leader. His background spans startups, large multi-national IT firms and financial services companies. He is currently responsible for leading the content innovation lab for Dun & Bradstreet.