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Founder and CEO
Vahan H. Gureghian is the founder and CEO of CSMI. Mr. Gureghian founded CSMI on the premise that by applying basic business management principles to schools, and separating the business of operating a school from academics, teachers and
Jake Der Hagopian is President of CSMI. Mr. Der Hagopian provides business leadership to CSMI’s senior management team utilizing his experience in business, finance, strategic planning and development. Prior to joining CSMI in 2010, Mr. Der
Chief Financial Officer
Bill Zarrilli is Chief Financial Officer of CSMI. In his role of CFO, Mr. Zarrilli is responsible for all aspects of the company’s finance, information technology, grant management, benefits and compensation, and certain administrative functions.
Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
Steven E. Lee is Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of CSMI. In his role as Chief Academic, Mr. Lee oversees the development and implementation of curricula, teacher performance monitoring and academic-technology programs. Mr. Lee
Chief Operating Officer
John Fraunhoffer is the Chief Operating Officer for CSMI. In this capacity, Mr. Fraunhoffer is responsible for overseeing operations, human resources, and administrative support functions for both CSMI and its schools. Additionally, Mr.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Danielle Gureghian is Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Mrs. Gureghian provides CSMI with specialized legal and administrative expertise in a vast array of corporate areas. Ms. Gureghian has been with CSMI since its inception and has
Executive Vice President for Learning and Academic Development
Dr. Richard Best is Executive Vice President for Learning and Academic Development at CSMI. Dr. Best came to CSMI with more than 25 years of leadership experience in education. He has served as Executive Director and Head of School at charter
Senior Vice President of Elementary Programs
Steven A. Bollar is the Senior Vice President of Elementary Programs at CSMI. In his role as Senior Vice President, he oversees the development and success of the schools that CSMI manages in New Jersey. He does this by assuming the role of “
Senior Vice President of Development
Dr. Louise Vitiello is the Senior Vice President of Development for CSMI. Dr. Vitiello has designed, written proposals for, and directed grant-funded programs for 35 years. Dr. Vitiello seeks funding for CSMI schools to support innovative academic
Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
Max Tribble is Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for CSMI. Mr. Tribble is responsible for all externalcommunications, including media and public relations as well as communications with federal, state and local government. He
Senior Director of Safety and Security
Richard Kramer is CSMI’s Senior Director of Safety and Security. Rich designs and maintains security systems for all buildings and facilities managed by CSMI and its schools, and oversees all security personnel. Prior to joining CSMI Rich was a
Vice President of Human Resources
Katherine Shilenok-Wright is the Vice President of Human Resources of CSMI. Ms. Shilenok-Wright manages the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the organization. She originates and leads Human resources