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Executive Directors

Michael Faught

Executive Director at Year Up Los Angeles

Following a 35-year career in investment banking, investment management, and technology start-ups, Michael Faught spent five years creating, partnering and teaching a business, finance and career readiness program at a charter high school in south Los Angeles. Formerly, Michael was a Founding Partner of Los Angeles Social Partners, an Education Pioneers Graduate Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Loyola Marymount University’s MBA program. Michael, who holds an AB in economics from Harvard College and an MBA in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has also served as Chairman of the Los Angeles Venture Association’s Investment Capital Conference.

Michael has spent significant time developing and teaching educational programs to better serve Los Angeles’ inner city youth. He brings with him extensive experience in non-profit and education and is fully committed to closing the Opportunity Divide. Among Michael’s top priorities are deepening our impact in Los Angeles and thoughtfully expanding to serve more Opportunity Youth.

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