Chris Gabrieli

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Chris Gabrieli (center) on the steps of Lowell City Hall in 2002

Chris Gabrieli (born 1960) is an American businessman and education reformer.

Early life[edit]

Gabrieli was born in Buffalo, New York in 1960 and graduated with an A.B. in 1981 from Harvard College.[1]


Gabrieli is a senior partner at Bessemer Venture Partners where he focuses on the biotechnology industry. Gabrieli was a Democratic Party candidate for Congress in 1998, and won the Party's nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 2002. In 2000, Gabrieli co-founded the educational charity, Massachusetts 2020. In 2006, Gabrieli was second choice for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Massachusetts. Gabrieli co-authored the book, Time to Learn: How a New School Schedule is Making Smarter Kids, Happier Parents, and Safer Neighborhoods, in 2008. Gabrieli leads a movement to redesign the school calendar.[2] He is currently Co-Founder of Transforming Education, an organization that works to equip students with the mindsets, essential skills, and habits (MESH) to succeed in college, career, and life.[3] He is also the co-chair of the National Center on Time & Learning, an education policy organization.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Gabrieli lives in Boston with his wife and their five children.[5] Gabrielli has one brother, John Gabrieli, who is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  1. ^ "Chris Gabrieli". Harvard Graduate School of Education. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Using Time Wisely | Center for American Progress". 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2013-09-02.
  3. ^ "Homepage". Transforming Education website. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Luis Ubiñas: How to Learn in the 21st Century (Video)". 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2013-09-02.
  5. ^ "Chris Gabrieli | The National Center on Time & Learning". Archived from the original on 2013-12-20. Retrieved 2013-09-02.