Richard Berberian was born and raised in the Boston area and is a second generation Armenian American. He currently resides in North Andover, MA with his wife Christine. Together they have two children, Haig and Elyse, who are both professionals working and residing in the Boston area.
Richard’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell; Master of Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Doctor of Education from Boston University, and Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America.
On the professional side, from 1981-1998 Richard was the President and CEO of IAN Multi-Media Group, with operations in Burlington, MA and Teterboro, NJ. The company was sold in 1998 and after a brief retirement, Richard transitioned to his current business interests in the diamond and jewelry trade. He also enjoys being an Adjunct Professor in Music Business/Entrepreneurship at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
With his broad educational and professional background, Richard is still best known to his fellow Armenians as an accomplished musician, performer and recording artist. He has performed on oud and sung traditional Armenian music throughout the United States for over 40 years, and has appeared as a featured performer on the Armenian Heritage Cruise for many years.
Richard Berberian’s other Armenian related activities include being an Executive Committee Member of the ACAA Armenian Heritage Cruise, a member of the Council of Armenian Executives, Boston, MA; Knights of Vartan, Ararat Lodge #1, Boston and Armenian Revolutionary Federation, Lowell, MA. He is a past Board Member of the Armenian Library and Museum of America and St. Gregory Armenian Church of N. Andover, MA.