Gerald S. Papazian

Jerry Papazian is currently the Managing Director of Fountainhead Associates, Inc., a management consulting firm he founded in 2002.  Fountainhead specializes in providing organizational, financial, internal development, and strategic growth advisory services to new business ventures, existing businesses and organizations, as well as executive coaching services to entrepreneurs.  

He began his career as a corporate securities attorney with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in Los Angeles from 1981 to 1986.  Subsequently he spent two years at Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. as vice president in the investment banking division.  In 1988, he joined Aura Systems, Inc., a publicly traded technology company, serving as president and chief operating officer from 1997 to 2002.

He was a member of the USC Board of Trustees from 1994 to 1999, and served as president of the USC Alumni Association from 1995 to 1996.  He has served on the USC Dornsife College Board of Councilors since 1996.
He is active in many civic and community organizations, including We Care For Youth (engaged in job training and self esteem programs for at-risk youth), where he has served as treasurer of its Board of Trustees since 1994.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pomegranate Foundation and the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games.  He is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute  and is currently serving as President of the US Capitol Page Alumni Association.  
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from USC in 1977 with a degree in Economics and Public Relations and received his JD and MBA from UCLA in 1981, where he was a member of the law review.
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