Meet Our Team

Our team shares a commitment to supporting entrepreneurial leaders who put underserved students on the path to college and career success.


Kevin Hall
President & CEO
Kevin Hall
President & CEO
Kevin has served as CEO of CSGF since 2009. He has worked as an educational investor, entrepreneur, and elementary school teacher.
Rich Billings
Partner
Rich Billings
Partner
Rich directs the CSGF Facility Fund and works with West Coast charter networks. He also was CFO of Rocketship Education.
Eric Chan
Partner
Eric Chan
Partner
Eric oversees the CSGF investment team. He previously managed investments at the Renaissance Schools Fund in Chicago.
Darryl Cobb
Partner
Darryl Cobb
Partner
Darryl manages CSGF's work in Tennessee and Florida. He launched our Emerging CMO Fund in 2013.
Kathy Hamel
Partner
Kathy Hamel
Partner
Kathy leads our work with East Coast and Midwest charter networks. She also founded a Montessori school in Baltimore.
Lydia Hoffman
Partner
Lydia Hoffman
Partner
Lydia is a former education journalist who leads CSGF’s support of charter school growth in Tennessee.
Julie Maier
Partner - COO
Julie Maier
Partner - COO
Julie builds on her versatile background to lead CSGF's investor relations, finance, and operations teams.
Eric Thomas
Partner
Eric Thomas
Partner
Eric leads the CSGF impact team. Previously, he was the president of the Noble Network of Charter Schools.
Cynden Amrose
Program Manager, Seed
Cynden Amrose
Program Manager, Seed
Cynden’s career in education began with teaching while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer.
Ian Connell
Investment Principal
Ian Connell
Investment Principal
Ian cofounded a software company and now leads CSGF's investment in next generation schools.
David Currid
Project Manager, Investor Relations & Strategy
David Currid
Project Manager, Investor Relations & Strategy
David led complex projects as an infantry officer in the US army. He now manages cross-team initiatives such as our Annual Report and Portfolio Retreat.
Jean De la Mata
Vice President, Talent & Administration
Jean De la Mata
Vice President, Talent & Administration
Jean supported the growth of innovative charter schools within Denver Public Schools. She now leads our talent strategy.
Joe Ferguson
Executive in Residence, Impact Team
Joe Ferguson
Executive in Residence, Impact Team
Joe uses his experience as a former chief operating officer and management consultant to help early-stage charter networks tackle strategic and operational challenges.
J. DeLano Ford
Executive in Residence, Finance and Operations Practice Lead, Impact Team
J. DeLano Ford
Executive in Residence, Finance and Operations Practice Lead, Impact Team
DeLano leads the finance and operations practice on the Impact Team. He also was the COO of KIPP New Orleans Schools.
Christine Geerts
Talent Coordinator & Office Manager
Christine Geerts
Talent Coordinator & Office Manager
Christine builds on her diverse background and commitment to public service to lead CSGF office operations and to provide cross-team support.
Madeline Hannigan
Director, Investor Relations
Madeline Hannigan
Director, Investor Relations
Madeline helps both early-stage charter school founders and well-established networks across the country grow sustainably.
Andee Hendee
Investment Director
Andee Hendee
Investment Director
Andee combines her education and finance background to support schools as they navigate facility financing.
Kevin Hesla
Director, Data Insights
Kevin Hesla
Director, Data Insights
Kevin uses his years of research experience within the charter sector to analyze data and trends and to provide valuable insights that improve organizational and network effectiveness.
Soenda Howell
Investment Principal
Soenda Howell
Investment Principal
Soenda leads the Emerging CMO Fund, which supports the growth of high-quality charter school networks led by entrepreneurs of color.
Phil Hudgens
Director, Structured Finance
Phil Hudgens
Director, Structured Finance
Phil leverages his corporate and investment banking background to help charter networks solve challenges related to facilities financing.
Kotrina Keichline
Data Engineer
Kotrina Keichline
Data Engineer
Kotrina has helped create data systems for organizations that increase public access to vital resources for the past 10 years.
Julie Kennedy
Executive in Residence, Academic and Character Practice Lead, Impact Team
Julie Kennedy
Executive in Residence, Academic and Character Practice Lead, Impact Team
Julie is a former middle school principal and science teacher. She leads the academic and character practice on the Impact Team.
Abbie Klinghoffer
Director, Investor Relations
Abbie Klinghoffer
Director, Investor Relations
Abbie helped New Schools for New Orleans create new and innovative partnerships. She now does the same for CSGF.
Sarah Kramer
Investment Director
Sarah Kramer
Investment Director
Sarah's deep commitment to and experience in education helps her effectively support public charter networks as they navigate growth challenges.
Abbey Ladwig
Senior Accountant
Abbey Ladwig
Senior Accountant
Abbey uses her background in accounting for health care and manufacturing companies to help CSGF manage its resources.
Ryan Lally
Vice President, Finance & Accounting
Ryan Lally
Vice President, Finance & Accounting
Ryan leads our finance and accounting activities. His passion for nonprofit work was inspired by his world travels.
Tung Le
Vice President, Analytics
Tung Le
Vice President, Analytics
Tung is a former school principal and math teacher. He leads our data processes and analytics efforts.
Ebony Lee
Executive in Residence, Emerging CMO
Ebony Lee
Executive in Residence, Emerging CMO
Ebony leverages her philanthropic and government experience to help Emerging CMO and early-stage portfolio members address development challenges.
Karla Lindgren
Contract and Operations Administrator
Karla Lindgren
Contract and Operations Administrator
Karla is a law school graduate with a deep commitment to public service. She oversees our grant and legal agreements.
Caroline Kemp Lopez
Principal, Impact Team
Caroline Kemp Lopez
Principal, Impact Team
Caroline is a former teacher and executive recruiter, and she is a founding member of the CSGF Impact Team.
Sudhanshu Malani
Investment Director
Sudhanshu Malani
Investment Director
Sudhanshu is a former math and science teacher. He now leverages his education and finance background to support CSGF portfolio members.
Alicia Milner
Operations Coordinator & Office Manager
Alicia Milner
Operations Coordinator & Office Manager
Alicia is a proud Denver native and graduate of the city's public schools. She supports the work of our CEO and senior leadership team.
Rebecca Muench
Accounting Associate
Rebecca Muench
Accounting Associate
Rebecca leverages her experience in managing complex projects as well as her accounting knowledge to help CSGF effectively manage resources.
Reid Phillips
Operator in Residence
Reid Phillips
Operator in Residence
Reid works alongside the Investment, Impact, and Structured Finance teams to support schools in CSGF's portfolio. He previously was the COO of Ednovate.
Prabhu Reddy
Operator in Residence
Prabhu Reddy
Operator in Residence
Prabhu works alongside the Investment, Impact, and Structured Finance teams to support schools in CSGF’s portfolio. He previously was the CFO of KIPP Bay Area Public Schools.
Alma Rico
Talent Director, Impact Team
Alma Rico
Talent Director, Impact Team
Alma helps schools and networks strengthen their people practices. She is the former chief operating officer of Voices College-Bound Language Academies.
Jamey Roberts
Executive in Residence, Talent Practice Lead, Impact Team
Jamey Roberts
Executive in Residence, Talent Practice Lead, Impact Team
Jamey leads the talent practice on the Impact Team. He previously was the Chief Human Assets Officer at IDEA Public Schools.
Ryan Rodrigues
Director, Structured Finance
Ryan Rodrigues
Director, Structured Finance
Ryan uses his past experiences in commercial banking and consulting to help charter networks solve challenges around facilities expansion and financing.
Elena Sanina
Director, Impact Team
Elena Sanina
Director, Impact Team
Elena scaled blended learning at Aspire. She now helps CSGF’s Impact team invest in solutions, insights, and connections for our portfolio.
Jeremy Serna
Manager of Systems & Analytics
Jeremy Serna
Manager of Systems & Analytics
Jeremy has a passion for making a big impact and loves doing his part to help charter schools succeed.
Jason Shaad
Finance & Operations Director, Impact Team
Jason Shaad
Finance & Operations Director, Impact Team
Jason supports charter schools and networks by providing solutions and best practices within operations and finance.
Alex Silverman
Investment Principal
Alex Silverman
Investment Principal
Alex leads both CSGF's Memphis Fund and early-stage investments, which supports the growth of early-stage public charter schools across the country.
Brianna Terrell
Investment Director
Brianna Terrell
Investment Director
Brianna has spent time in both the corporate and the charter sectors. She now helps schools and networks within the CSGF portfolio grow effectively and responsibly.

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