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Walter Gerken

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

President, Crossroads Trading. Previously Board President, Beacon Day School. Harvard Business School grad.

President, Crossroads Trading. Previously Board President, Beacon Day School. Harvard Business School grad.

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Beacon Day School

Positions

President Crossroads Trading Co. October 1991 - present
Board President Beacon Day School 1997 - 1999
Men's Merchandiser Gap Inc./ Banana Republic 1986 - 1989
Buyer, Men's knit shirts Macy's 1983 - 1986
Buyer, Store Manager Carter Hawley Hale 1976 - 1983

Education

Harvard Business School General Business Management 1981 - 1983
Wesleyan University College of Social Studies (CSS) 1971 - 1975

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Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)

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Gregg Ankenman
They're my advisor  •  Real Estate Attorney | Partner | Leasing | Purchase & Sales | Financing, Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP. Brigham Young grad.
Walter (Chip) is kind, experienced, thoughtful, creative and an all around good person.
Chris Pennock
We worked together  •  Vice President/General Insurance Broker, Calender Robinson Insurance.
He's taken a small company with an unusual idea and turned it into a large company with great future growth potential. It's the vision and i ... nternal workings that make him so valuable
Melissa Laubstein
We worked together  •  Chief Retail Officer, Fillmore & 5th and Chief Retail Officer, Crossroads Trading.
I have worked with Walter Gerken for almost 25 years. He has built a successful retail company, and has been my mentor and leader during tha ... t time. He is the definition on entrepreneur. He is a leader, problem solver, and innovator. Walter has developed process and strategies over the last 25 years, that has made our company great. He continues to stretch and grow with the changing times and technology and has always remained collaborative. It has been and continues to be my pleasure to work with him.