Stig Leschly


  • Academic counseling
  • Achievement gap
  • Charter schools
  • Common Core
  • Education reform

Stig Leschly is the CEO of Match’s related entities — Match Public Charter School, The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education, and The Match Foundation Inc. Prior to joining Match, Leschly was the founder and managing partner of the Newark Charter School Fund. The fund supported the charter school sector in Newark, New Jersey, and advanced reform of Newark’s public school system during the first term of then-Mayor Cory Booker. Prior to his work in Newark, Leschly was a full-time lecturer at Harvard Business School, where his teaching and research focused on entrepreneurship and education reform. In the late 1990s, he was the CEO and founder of, an early competitor to eBay that was acquired by Amazon. Leschly graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. He has a law degree from Harvard Law School and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.