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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. 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 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

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • EPS 7510: ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • EPS 7510: ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE
  • EPS 7510: BL ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE
  • EPS 7520: BL MANAGING GROWING BUSINESSES
  • EPS 7520: T-I-0 MANAGING GROWING BUSINESSES
  • EPS 7510: SF ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE
  • EPS 7520: SF MANAGING GROWING BUSINESSES

Presentations

  • 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 I dont know, 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)