Yutaka Tamura is serving as the Executive Director of nXu. Yutaka is also the Founder of Excel Academy Charter Schools (www.excelacademy.org), a nationally recognized network of tuition-free, public charter schools based in Boston, Massachusetts. After launching Excel and before returning to the organization, Yutaka served as the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Advisor for Relay Graduate School of Education (www.relay.edu). Yutaka spent the first several years of his career as a management consultant at The Parthenon Group (www.parthenon.ey.com), a strategy consulting firm. Yutaka earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Amherst College, and earned his MAT with distinction from Relay Graduate School of Education.