Cerf’s brother says he knew nothing about Global Education Advisors

The chief financial officer of Sangari Education and the brother of Acting Education Commissioner Chris Cerf, Randy Cerf told PolitickerNJ.com he had no knowledge of Global Education Advisors, a company his brother founded, which undertook a $500,000 contract to examine the potential for charter school education in the City of Newark.

“Until I got your email, I had never heard of Global Ed Advisors nor have I been their CFO at any time,” said Randy Cerf of Seattle in an email. “Nor do I have nor have I had any business relationship with my brother while he has served as acting  education commissioner.” 

Prior to his appointment as acting education commissioner last month, Christopher Cerf was the chief operating officer of Sangari Global Education. 

That company’s website lists his brother, Randy Cerf, as chief financial officer.

Christopher Cerf told the Star-Ledger that he founded Global Education Advisors but did not preside as chief at the time the company undertook the charter school study for Newark.

Operating Global Education Advisors now is Rajeev Bajaj, who is also listed on Sangari’s website as the company’s president.