Our team shares a commitment to supporting entrepreneurial leaders who are creating extraordinary public charter schools. We draw upon our experience in business and education to help the nation’s best charter school networks expand.
- Kevin HallPresident & CEOKevin has served as CEO of CSGF since 2009. He has worked as an educational investor, entrepreneur, and elementary school teacher.
- Rich BillingsPartnerRich directs the CSGF Facility Fund and works with West Coast charter networks. He also was CFO of Rocketship Education.
- Eric ChanPartnerEric oversees the CSGF investment team. He previously managed investments at the Renaissance Schools Fund in Chicago.
- Darryl CobbPartnerDarryl manages CSGF's work in Tennessee and Florida. He launched our Emerging CMO Fund in 2013.
- Kathy HamelPartnerKathy leads our work with East Coast and Midwest charter networks. She also founded a Montessori school in Baltimore.
- ALEX HernandezPartnerAlex leads CSGF's Impact Team. He formerly was an Area Superintendent at Aspire Public Schools.
- Lydia HoffmanPartnerLydia is a former education journalist who leads CSGF’s support of charter school growth in Tennessee.
- JULIE MAIERPartnerJulie draws upon her background in finance and business to lead CSGF's external relations, fundraising, and strategy work.
- Cynden AmroseDevelopment CoordinatorCynden is a former Peace Corps volunteer who supports our leadership and external relations teams.
- Alesha ArscottSenior Director, TalentAlesha draws from her experience working at Charter Schools USA to nurture the growth and development of the CSGF team.
- Caroline BermudezSenior Manager of Communications, Impact TeamCaroline is a former journalist who tells the stories of the high-performing charter schools in the CSGF portfolio.
- Ann CollierDirector, Special ProjectsAnn leads external relations projects, including the CSGF Portfolio Retreat. She is helping to found a new Aurora, Colorado charter school.
- Ian ConnellInvestment AssociateIan co-founded a software company. He now leads CSGF's investment in next-generation schools.
- Jean De la MataSenior Director, Strategy and Investor RelationsJean supported the growth of innovative charter schools within Denver Public Schools. She now leads strategy initiatives for CSGF.
- Heather FurmanPortfolio ManagerHeather supports CSGF strategic initiatives. She recently helped run a gubernatorial campaign in Maine.
- Andee HendeeAssociate, Structured FinanceAndee combines her education and finance background to support schools as they navigate their facility finances and strategy.
- Soenda HowellPrincipalSoenda leads the Emerging CMO Fund, which supports the growth of high-quality charter school networks led by entrepreneurs of color.
- Kotrina KeichlineData AnalystKotrina has helped create data systems for organizations that increase public access to vital resources for the past 10 years.
- Caroline Kemp LopezImpact AssociateCaroline is a former teacher and executive recruiter, and a founding member of the CSGF Impact Team.
- Madeline KingInvestment AssociateMadeline helps both early-stage charter school founders and well-established networks across the country grow sustainably.
- Abbie KlinghofferDirector of DevelopmentAbbie wrote winning grant proposals for New Schools for New Orleans. She now does the same for CSGF.
- Abbey LadwigStaff AccountantAbbey uses her background in accounting for health care and manufacturing companies to help CSGF manage our resources.
- Ryan LallyDirector, Finance and AccountingRyan leads our financial compliance activities. His passion for nonprofit work was inspired by his world travels.
- Tung LeVice President, AnalyticsTung is a former school principal and math teacher. He leads our data processes and analytics efforts.
- Katie NordFinancial and Operations CoordinatorKatie is a graduate of CSGF-portfolio member DSST Public Schools, and supports our finance and operations team.
- Tawnya RamirezVice President, Finance and AdministrationTawnya leads our finance and administration function. She also helped found a Denver charter school.
- Elena SaninaSenior Manager, Impact TeamElena scaled blended learning at Aspire. She now helps CSGF’s Impact team invest in solutions, insights, and connections for our portfolio.
- Jon SchwartzOperator in ResidenceJon is CSGF's first Operator in Residence. He uses his background in charter finance and operations to support our portfolio members.
- Jeremy SernaManager of Systems and AnalyticsJeremy has a passion for making a big impact and loves doing his part to help charter schools succeed.
- Alex SilvermanInvestment AssociateAlex uses her background in finance to help charter schools solve facilities and working capital challenges.
- Robert WheatfallInvestment AssociateRobert is a CSGF-staff alumnus. His commitment to education reform led him to rejoin our team after business school.
Our board of directors is comprised of business and philanthropic leaders who are deeply committed to improving K-12 education.
- Kevin HallPresident & CEO
- John FisherPisces, Inc.
- Allan GolstonBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- MASON HAWKINSSoutheastern Asset Management
- JAMES RAHNKern Family Foundation
- STACY SCHUSTERMANCharles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
- Fidel VargasHispanic Scholarship Fund
- CARRIE WALTON PENNERWalton Family Foundation