Paymon Rouhanifard

Paymon Rouhanifard



Paymon Rouhanifard Bio Paymon Rouhanifard is the co-founder and CEO of Propel America an organization that empowersstudents with the skills experiences credentials and social networks necessary to transition from highschool to an upwardly-mobile first job within one-year of high school graduation.Previously he served as the superintendent of Camden New Jersey from 2013 to 2018 where he helpedlead improvements in student outcomes reductions in out-of-school suspensions stronger familyengagement and critical capital investments in school facilities.Rouhanifard started his career in New York City as a 6th grade teacher in West Harlem and went on towork in the central office of the New York City Department of Education and Newark Public Schools. Priorto that Rouhanifard worked in the financial sector as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachsand a private equity associate at AEA Investors.He serves on the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education appointed by GovernorCharlie Baker and is an Academic Visitor at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at HarvardUniversity.Rouhanifard holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of North Carolina atChapel Hill.

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