In this episode of Restarting America, Jeremy Greenberg from 97 Switch interviews Brad Zelinger, the founder and CEO of Stride Autism Centers. Throughout the interview, they discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on business and society. Zelinger shares how the current health pandemic has affected his company and how he is adapting to new circumstances.
Zelinger was inspired to found Stride Autism Centers by his adult sister who has a severe ASD-related disorder called Rett Syndrome. He is personally and professionally dedicated to supporting individuals with complex needs.
Zelinger began his career in investment banking at Moelis & Company in New York. Before founding Stride, he was a private equity investor at Madison Dearborn Partners and TZP Group, where he evaluated, executed, and oversaw investments in growth-oriented companies.
Zelinger earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BBA with High Distinction from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He serves on the Boards of Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) and Aspiritech and is Treasurer of the Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis (ILABA).