Meet Our Team

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


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.
Alex Busch
Investment Principal
Alex Busch
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.
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
President
Darryl Cobb
President
Darryl brings his entrepreneurial passion to lead all investment and impact support work at CSGF
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
Director, Investor Relations & Strategy
David Currid
Director, 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.
Rosie Emerson
Research Fellow
Rosie Emerson
Research Fellow
Rosie uses her research expertise to help portfolio members more effectively support their students' post-secondary experiences.
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.
Kevin Hall
CEO
Kevin Hall
CEO
Kevin has served as CEO of CSGF since 2009. He has worked as an educational investor, entrepreneur, and elementary school teacher.
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.
Madeline Hannigan
Director, Investor Relations
Madeline Hannigan
Director, Investor Relations
Madeline leverages her experiences supporting and evaluating charter networks to communicate the impact of our work to CSGF’s investors.
Andee Hendee
Investment Director
Andee Hendee
Investment Director
Andee combines her education and finance background to support schools as they navigate facility financing.
Maria Heredia
Executive in Residence
Maria Heredia
Executive in Residence
Maria supports primarily Seed portfolio networks in the areas of expansion, operations, governance, policy, and advocacy as they plan for growth.
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.
Lydia Hoffman
Partner
Lydia Hoffman
Partner
Lydia is a former education journalist who leads CSGF’s support of charter school growth in Colorado and Tennessee.
Soenda Howell
Partner
Soenda Howell
Partner
Soenda leads CSGF’s work to help launch the next generation of great charter networks
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.
Chioma Iheanacho
Social Media Coordinator
Chioma Iheanacho
Social Media Coordinator
Chioma plans and executes CSGF's social media strategy and uses her expertise to amplify and highlight stories from our portfolio.
Miriam Kamya
Director of Development
Miriam Kamya
Director of Development
Miriam’s passion for education began during her time working in Chicago Public Schools. That experience helps her share the stories of leaders, networks, and students with investors.
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.
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.
Libby Kindregan
Director, Structured Finance
Libby Kindregan
Director, Structured Finance
Libby uses her experience in both the education and banking spaces to help portfolio members tackle facilities financing challenges.
Abbie Klinghoffer
Vice President, Investor Relations
Abbie Klinghoffer
Vice President, Investor Relations
Abbie helped New Schools for New Orleans create new and innovative partnerships. She now does the same for CSGF.
Mabel Lajes-Guiteras
Investment Principal, Seed
Mabel Lajes-Guiteras
Investment Principal, Seed
Mabel helps identify and support education entrepreneurs in the early stages of creating, expanding, or replicating high-performing schools.
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.
Ebony Lee
Partner
Ebony Lee
Partner
Ebony oversees our work in policy, communications, and advocacy. She previously led policy and programs at the U.S. Department of Education.
Cindy Lung
Manager of Data and Visualizations
Cindy Lung
Manager of Data and Visualizations
Cindy manages our data collection process and helps others become active consumers of data.
Julie Maier
Partner - COO
Julie Maier
Partner - COO
Julie builds on her versatile background to lead CSGF's investor relations, finance, and operations teams.
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.
Aimee Martinez
Investment Manager
Aimee Martinez
Investment Manager
Aimee managed grant budgeting and payroll at DSST. She now uses her experience in data analysis and school finance to support the CSGF portfolio.
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
Staff Accountant
Rebecca Muench
Staff Accountant
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
Investment Principal, Seed
Alma Rico
Investment Principal, Seed
Alma identifies and supports single-site and early-stage entrepreneurs. She is the former chief operating officer at 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.
Elena Sanina
College Access & Alumni Success Practice Lead, Impact Team
Elena Sanina
College Access & Alumni Success Practice Lead, Impact Team
Elena scaled blended learning at Aspire. She now helps CSGF’s Impact team invest in solutions, insights, and connections for our portfolio.
Alicia Sewell
Legal Contract Specialist
Alicia Sewell
Legal Contract Specialist
Alicia uses her extensive knowledge and experience in contract administration to help CSGF process and complete contracts that support our portfolio of schools.
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.
Mindy Sjoblom
Executive in Residence
Mindy Sjoblom
Executive in Residence
Mindy leads the development and incubation of a virtual early literacy tutoring program called the Ignite! project.
Eric Thomas
Partner
Eric Thomas
Partner
Eric leads the CSGF impact team. Previously, he was the president of the Noble Network of Charter Schools.

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