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Alvarez & Marsal
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Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) was founded in 1983 when Tony Alvarez II and Bryan Marsal recognized the opportunity to provide radically different advice and hands-on support to organizations facing operational and financial hurdles – situations demanding action,...
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DRKFoundation.org - Matchbook Learning
Education turnaround specialist, Sajan George, founded Matchbook Learning in 2011.
Sajan was formerly the head of Alvarez & Marsal's education turnaround practice, the preeminent firm in corporate turnarounds and crisis management engagements.
After leading several large-scale school district-wide turnaround efforts in cities such as St Louis, New Orleans, New York City, Washington, DC and Detroit, Sajan
left that work to take on a bigger challenge.
By 2014, there will be approximately 20,000 chronically failing schools in US K-12 public education with no sustainable and scalable means by which to turn these underperforming schools around.
sought to create the country's first blended model of school that targets bottom 5% schools in order to create powerful proof points at the bottom of the education ladder so as to catalyze a sustainable and scalable means of turning around public education in the US.
Sajan George | The Intersection Event
Founder and CEO, Matchbook Learning
Prior to founding Matchbook Learning, CEO Sajan George was a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal where he led the Firm's Education Practice.
In that role, he led a diverse group of talented turnaround professionals across the U.S., assisting underperforming education institutions at the Local, State and Federal levels.
Driven by a passion to realize the dream that all students regardless of background can learn and succeed in our society, he
has done this by working alongside several of our nation's Governors, State Superintendents, Mayors, Chancellors, and School Superintendents and two of the largest education philanthropic investors in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation
, who are dissatisfied by the status quo in public education in our country, to fundamentally change and restructure some of the largest urban K-12 and higher education institutions in the country.
Founder & CEO, Matchbook Learning
Prior to founding Matchbook Learning, Sajan was a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal ("A&M") where he led the Firm's Education Practice.
In that role, Sajan led a diverse group of talented turnaround professionals across the U.S., applying A&M's industry leading turnaround methodology for turning around troubled companies to turning around several of our nation's largest urban K-12 public school districts including New York, Washington, DC, New Orleans, Detroit and St Louis.
has done this by working alongside several of our nation's Governors, Superintendents, Mayors, Chancellors and two of the largest education philanthropic investors in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation
Matchbook Learning - Our Team
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Donâ€™t Get Lost in the Crowd | Bulldog Drummond â€“ Uncommon Sense
When I met Sajan George, the founder of Matchbook Learning, at a conference recently for social entrepreneurs and listened to this courageous man's story of conviction and common sense, he filled me with hope.
I promised to do all I could to share his story of transformation and his quest to change a broken system.
SAJAN GEORGE: I left a position as managing director and head of education practice at preeminent international corporate turnaround firm Alvarez & Marsal to start Matchbook Learning.