Randy Cherkas

The Managing Partner of Grapevine Development, Randy Cherkas graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a BSE in Marketing and Decision Sciences. Mr. Cherkas currently lives in Moorestown, NJ, with his wife and two children. He is currently a member of the Planning Board in his township and a jury participant on the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.

After a decade working at IBM, Mr. Cherkas began a career that involved founding and ultimately selling two high growth telecommunications companies in the Philadelphia area. In 1998, Networks Around the World, Inc. was named #1 among the fastest growing companies in Southern New Jersey for 1995-1997, and #4 among the Philadelphia 100.In 2004, GTS Prepaid Inc. was named #7 among the fastest growing companies in Southern New Jersey for 2001-2003 and #25 among the fastest growing companies in the Philadelphia 100.

Subsequent to selling both companies, Mr. Cherkas relocated to Italy with his family. Upon returning to New Jersey, Mr. Cherkas became a founding partner of Grapevine Development. He has previously been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross -- Burlington County (NJ) Chapter and on the Recreation Advisory Committee in his township. He is an active participant in youth sports, both as a coach and a league administrator.