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Rich Billings


Rich leads the Facility Fund and works closely with a number of early-stage educational entrepreneurs. Before joining CSGF, Rich was the CFO of Rocketship Education and the co-founder and board chair of Launchpad Development Company, Rocketship’s real estate development subsidiary. In this role, he was responsible for all non-academic functions as Rocketship grew from one to seven schools and began its national expansion.

Prior to this role, Rich was the director of finance and strategic planning at Envision Schools, where he founded and managed their finance and accounting team, spearheaded strategic planning, and led expansion efforts. Before joining the charter sector, Rich began his career as an economic consultant to Fortune 500 energy companies and spent two years as a high school math teacher and soccer coach. He earned an MBA from Northwestern University and a BA in mathematical economics from Haverford College, and he is a graduate of the Broad Residency Program and the Education Pioneers Fellowship.