Paymon Rouhanifard previously served as the superintendent of Camden, New Jersey from 2013 to 2018 where he helped lead improvements in student outcomes, reductions in out-of-school suspensions, stronger family engagement, and critical capital investments in school facilities.
Rouhanifard started his career in New York City as a 6th grade teacher in West Harlem and went on to work in the central office of the New York City Department of Education and Newark Public Schools. Prior to that, Rouhanifard worked in the financial sector as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs and a private equity associate.
Rouhanifard holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.