Meet Our Team

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


Our Team

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.
Alex Hernandez
Partner
Alex Hernandez
Partner
Alex leads CSGF's Impact Team. He formerly was an area superintendent at Aspire Public Schools.
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
Julie Maier
Partner
Julie builds on her versatile background to lead CSGF's investor relations, finance, and operations teams.
Cynden Amrose
Development Coordinator
Cynden Amrose
Development Coordinator
Cynden is a former Peace Corps volunteer who supports our leadership and external relations teams.
Alesha Arscott
Senior Director, Talent
Alesha Arscott
Senior Director, Talent
Alesha draws from her experience working at Charter Schools USA to nurture the growth and development of the CSGF team.
Ann Collier
Director, Special Projects
Ann Collier
Director, Special Projects
Ann leads external relations projects, including the CSGF Portfolio Retreat. She is helping to found a new Aurora, Colorado, charter school.
Ian Connell
Investment Associate
Ian Connell
Investment Associate
Ian cofounded a software company and now leads CSGF's investment in next generation schools.
Jean de la Mata
Senior Director, Strategy & Investor Relations
Jean de la Mata
Senior Director, Strategy & Investor Relations
Jean supported the growth of innovative charter schools within Denver Public Schools. She now leads strategy initiatives for CSGF.
Heather Furman
Portfolio Manager
Heather Furman
Portfolio Manager
Heather supports CSGF’s internal operations initiatives. She recently helped run a gubernatorial campaign in Maine.
Madeline Hannigan
Investment Associate
Madeline Hannigan
Investment Associate
Madeline helps both early-stage charter school founders and well-established networks across the country grow sustainably.
Andee Hendee
Associate, Structured Finance
Andee Hendee
Associate, Structured Finance
Andee combines her education and finance background to support schools as they navigate facility financing.
Soenda Howell
Principal
Soenda Howell
Principal
Soenda leads the Emerging CMO Fund, which supports the growth of high-quality charter school networks led by entrepreneurs of color.
Kotrina Keichline
Data Analyst
Kotrina Keichline
Data Analyst
Kotrina has helped create data systems for organizations that increase public access to vital resources for the past 10 years.
Caroline Lopez
Impact Associate
Caroline Lopez
Impact Associate
Caroline is a former teacher and executive recruiter, and she is a founding member of the CSGF Impact Team.
Abbie Klinghoffer
Director of Development
Abbie Klinghoffer
Director of Development
Abbie helped New Schools for New Orleans create new and innovative partnerships. She now does the same for CSGF.
Abbey Ladwig
Staff Accountant
Abbey Ladwig
Staff Accountant
Abbey uses her background in accounting for health care and manufacturing companies to help CSGF manage its resources.
Ryan Lally
Director, Finance & Accounting
Ryan Lally
Director, Finance & Accounting
Ryan leads our financial compliance 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.
Katie Nord
Financial & Operations Coordinator
Katie Nord
Financial & Operations Coordinator
Katie is a graduate of CSGF-portfolio member DSST Public Schools, and supports our finance and operations team.
Tawnya Ramirez
Vice President, Finance & Administration
Tawnya Ramirez
Vice President, Finance & Administration
Tawnya leads our finance and administration function. She also helped found a Denver charter school.
Elena Sanina
Senior Manager, Impact Team
Elena Sanina
Senior Manager, Impact Team
Elena scaled blended learning at Aspire. She now helps CSGF’s Impact team invest in solutions, insights, and connections for our portfolio.
Jon Schwartz
Operator in Residence
Jon Schwartz
Operator in Residence
Jon is CSGF's first operator in residence. He uses his background in charter finance and operations to support our portfolio members.
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.
Alex Silverman
Investment Associate
Alex Silverman
Investment Associate
Alex uses her background in finance to help charter schools solve working-capital and facilities challenges.
Robert Wheatfall
Investment Associate
Robert Wheatfall
Investment Associate
Robert is a CSGF alumnus. His commitment to education reform led him to rejoin our team after business school.

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