George Contos is the Chief Strategy and Legal Officer of Inperium, Inc. and the Chief Executive Officer of Inperium, Inc. of New York. Mr. Contos has a background in law and financial services and is an accomplished health and human services executive with 30 years of experience and a proven track record in leadership, strategic planning, and business development.
Before joining Inperium in January 2023, Mr. Contos was the Chief Executive Officer of YAI, a role he undertook in 2015 after serving as its Chairman. With operations in New York, New Jersey, California, and Saudi Arabia, YAI is one of New York’s largest nonprofits and provides comprehensive healthcare, education, and social services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and behavioral health disorders. Under Mr. Contos’ leadership, YAI diversified and grew to 300 programs supporting 20,000 individuals and families, employed 4,000 staff, and reached consolidated annual revenue of $300 million. Mr. Contos has served on several nonprofit boards and government councils, including the NYS Joint Advisory Council for Managed Care, the NYC Mayor’s Crisis Prevention and Response Task Force, and Partners Health Plan, the nation’s first provider-led managed care organization for people with developmental disabilities.
In 2019, 2021, and 2022, Mr. Contos was recognized by City and State magazine as one of New York’s “Nonprofit Power 100,” and in 2021 by Crain’s New York Business as a “Notable in Nonprofits and Philanthropy.” Mr. Contos earned his B.A. from Tufts University, his J.D. from Georgetown University, and his Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) from The American College. He was born and raised in Manhattan, where he resides with his family.