Ty Durekas

Ty Durekas - CEO of American Kidz Academy

For more than two decades, Ty Durekas has been leading companies within the technology and early childhood education sectors. During his long career, he has worked for such companies as Applied Materials, Bright Path Early Learning Care, and On Care Services. He also founded Childrens’ Creative Learning Centers (CCLC), and ran the for-profit childhood education company as CEO for 19 years. Currently, Ty Durekas he provides consulting to early stage companies and most recently he helped a Chicago, Illinois based urban preschool company. A member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the World Forum on Early Care and Education, his work in the field of early childhood education has led to him being featured in an upcoming book about entrepreneurs in early childhood.

Outside of work, Ty Durekas enjoys being outdoors. An avid hiker and skier, he has traveled extensively and spends a great deal of time enjoying his passion of wine collecting. Born in Germany, Ty Durekas spent a great deal of his foundational life in Europe.