CSBM Founder and CEO was selected a 2013 Top Entrepreneur by Crain’s New York Business, an honor recognizing the rapid growth of the company under his leadership as well as his extraordinary commitment to serving the charter school sector.
“GREAT ENTREPRENEURS NEVER STOP INNOVATING AND GROWING, EVEN WHEN FACING AN UNPREDICTABLE ECONOMY OR A CHALLENGE AS TOUGH AS HURRICANE SANDY. THIS YEAR’S CRAIN’S TOP ENTREPRENEURS, CHOSEN FROM A RECORD 119 ENTRANTS ACROSS NEW YORK CITY, IMPRESSED OUR JUDGES BECAUSE THEY EMBODY THAT TYPE OF CAN-DO SPIRIT AND DETERMINATION—AND A COMMITMENT TO GIVE BACK TO THE CITY.
CONSIDER RAJ THAKKAR, FOUNDER OF CHARTER SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT. NOTICING THAT CHARTER SCHOOLS OFTEN STRUGGLE BECAUSE THEIR FOUNDERS DON’T HAVE THE EXPERIENCE TO MANAGE THEIR FINANCES WELL, MR. THAKKAR, FORMERLY A CHARTER-SCHOOL CFO HIMSELF, OPENED A FIRM TO GUIDE THEM IN 2006. HE NOW SERVES ABOUT 100 CLIENTS, MOSTLY IN NEW YORK CITY.” (HTTP://WWW.CRAINSNEWYORK.COM/FEATURES/TOP-ENTREPRENEURS)
This well-deserved honor recognizes Mr. Thakkar’s entrepreneurial drive as well as his keen business sense and commitment to educational equality. Mr. Thakkar is both and honored and humbled by this award and shares this recognition with his team who have contributed to the growth of CSBM.