Leslie Charm

Senior Lecturer

Academic Division: Entrepreneurship
781-239-5651

Bio

Professor Charm has been a partner in the firm of Youngman & Charm since 1972.(now Leslie Charm & Assoc.) The firm specializes in directorship functions for firms owned and operated by entrepreneurs and in assisting companies that are experiencing operating and/or financial problems. Youngman & Charm has operated in a variety of industries, channels of distribution, and has been involved in many successful financings and acquisitions and mergers. From 1977 through 1990, Professor Charm was chairman and president of a major distributor and specialty retail chain. He has been active in other specialty marketing companies, and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Franchise Association. He was a director of the National Association of Corporate Directors-New England. He currently is on the board of several firms where he generally sits as the lead director. Professor Charm has taught and continues to teach throughout the world on a variety of topics regarding entrepreneurship and governance. He is on the President's Council at Babson, and is the recipient of the Appel Award for Entrepreneurship.​

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Harvard
  • BS, Babson College

Academic Interests

Entrepreneurship, governance and Family business

Courses

Degree Courses 2017-2018

  • EPS 7510: BL ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE
  • EPS 7520: BL MANAGING GROWING BUSINESSES
  • EPS 7520: MANAGING GROWING BUSINESSES
  • EPS 7510: SF ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE

Degree Courses 2016-2017

  • EPS 7510: SF T-I-O ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE
  • EPS 7520: SF MANAGING GROWING BUSINESSES

Publications

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Charm, L., Marram, E.P., Timmons, J.A. (2017). Sy Friedland and JF&CS. 21.
  • Charm, L., Marram, E.P., Timmons, J.A. (2017). Sy Friedland and JF&CS - Teaching Note. 8.
  • Charm, L., Santinelli, A.J. (2013). Term Sheets in Early-Stage Venture Capital Financings. 43.

Presentations

  • Board Issues
    charm, l. Board Issues Larry Stybel Owner's group, Newton (2018)
  • What you need to know about Entrepreneurs
    charm, l. What you need to know about Entrepreneurs Boston College law students, Boston College Law SChool (2018)
  • entrepreneurship issues
    charm, l. entrepreneurship issues Concord High School student, Concord ma (2018)
  • how to deal with Owner/manager clients
    charm, l. how to deal with Owner/manager clients Lawyer Partners, Wellesley (2018)
  • Financing models
    charm, l. Financing models EMLyon, Babson (2017)
  • Strategic Alliances
    charm, l. Strategic Alliances Goldman Scholars reunion, SF (2017)
  • ALT FI
    Charm, L. ALT FI emlyon, Babson (2016)
  • Financing issues
    Charm, L. Financing issues Goldman Scholars, BEE (2015)
  • Growing your business
    Charm, L. Growing your business Scottish accellerator, Edinburgh,Scotland (2015)
  • Comments of franchising
    Charm, L. Comments of franchising Franchising, BEE (2015)
  • Financing
    Charm, L. Financing Goldman Scholars, BEE (2015)
  • Growth
    Charm, L. Growth Scotland University, On line (2015)
  • Boards
    Charm, L. Boards Alumni of Goldman Sachs program(2014)
  • Bankers and Lending
    Charm, L. Bankers and Lending , Manizales, Columbia (2014)
  • Bankers and Lending
    Charm, L. Bankers and Lending , Milwaukee, WI (2014)
  • Directors
    Charm, L. Directors Accounting Firm(2013)
  • Bankers and Lending
    Charm, L. Bankers and Lending , Manizales, Columbia (2013)
  • EF
    Charm, L. EF , Scotland (2013)
  • How to lend to Early Stage Companies
    Charm, L. How to lend to Early Stage Companies , Manizales, Columbia (2013)
  • Mentoring
    Charm, L. Mentoring , Manizales, Columbia (2013)
  • Running an Entrepreneurship Program
    Charm, L. Running an Entrepreneurship Program , Manizales, Columbia (2013)
  • Directors and Banks
    Charm, L. Directors and Banks (2012)

Service

  • Advisory Committee on College Priorities
    (2018)