Abe Mendez is the Managing Director for Per Scholas, New York. In this role he sets the regional vision and strategy for Per Scholas, represents the organization externally, and leads the New York team to meet ambitious programmatic and fundraising goals.
Previously, Abe worked for Barclays both in New York and London where he helped manage the bank’s philanthropic partnerships and efforts to engage colleagues in skills-based volunteering programs and campaigns. During his time at Barclays, Abe worked in partnership with Per Scholas to launch Per Scholas Brooklyn as well as the successful Cybersecurity training track. Abe also led on the development of an issue brief, targeted at the workforce community and employers, detailing the lessons learned from the partnership.
Abe started his career at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a variety of operations and program management roles. He is a graduate of Fordham University, a recipient of the Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship and a participant of the Strategy, Reputation and Risk Programme, a joint partnership between Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and Barclays.
Abe is a native New Yorker, an aspirational dog-owner and an avid runner.