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 2018

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

Publications

Cases and Teaching Notes

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

Presentations

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