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Mike O'Brien

CEO, iMentor

Biography

Mike O’Brien is the Chief Executive Officer of iMentor. iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. iMentor partners with high schools and provides every student in the school with a mentor. Since 1999, iMentor has connected 12,000 students with mentors, through our partnerships with public schools in New York City and nonprofits nationwide.

Mike became CEO of iMentor in 2007. Under his leadership, the organization has grown its annual enrollment from serving 400 New York City high school students to serving 3,500 local students and another 2,150 students nationwide.

Mike is a member of the board of directors of Blue Engine and BUILD, and is also a recipient of an Ashoka Fellowship. Mike began his career as a high school teacher in East New York, Brooklyn, where he also coached the boys’ basketball team and launched an after-school writing program. Mike is a graduate of Bucknell University.