Mr. Barry Perlstein – Chair (2011 – Present)
Mr. Barry Perlstein is an investor and entrepreneur with investments in education, entertainment and technology companies. Barry is the former CEO of SDI Media, the leading translation company to the entertainment industry. During Barry’s tenure at SDI the company expanded into 30 countries and employed over 600 full-time staff and 3,000 freelancers. Barry brought in Warburg, Pincus, the private equity firm, to invest in the growth of SDI. Prior to SDI, Barry was a management consultant for McKinsey & Co where he advised financial services and media companies.
Barry graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School where he served on the Law Review. Barry has long been interested in education and has taught math and SAT preparation courses to high school students.