Robert M. Whelan, Jr., while a fellow in Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, became the Chief Executive of 13th Avenue Funding to advance his dream of making a college education financially available to everyone with the qualifications and desire to go. Bob has 30 years of experience as a senior executive with investment companies, including Whelan and Company and Valuation Perspectives, Inc., which he founded. Bob has been a trustee of several secondary schools in the Northeast. He received a BA in history from Dartmouth College, and an MBA from Stanford University. Bob and his wife reside in Boston.