Meet Our Team

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


Marcia Aaron
Partner
Marcia Aaron
Partner
Marcia oversees CSGF’s investments in TX, AZ, ID, and UT. She previously founded and led KIPP SoCal Public Schools.
Tim Abram
Director of Policy
Tim Abram
Director of Policy
Tim leads CSGF’s partnerships on policy and the development and execution of CSGF’s policy agenda.
Zainab Ali
Executive in Residence, Impact Team
Zainab Ali
Executive in Residence, Impact Team
Zainab supports leaders on work relating to charter school law, employee engagement, & org culture. She previously was chief of staff at Alliance College-Ready Public Schools.
Andrew Allen
Investment Manager
Andrew Allen
Investment Manager
Andrew is a former high school math teacher and education strategy consultant. He now leverages his prior work experience to support the CSGF portfolio.
Rachel Amankulor
Director of Advocacy
Rachel Amankulor
Director of Advocacy
Rachel leads CSGF’s work on developing and supporting the advocacy efforts of our portfolio of networks. She previously served as executive director of PennCAN.
Aden Avery
Investment Manager
Aden Avery
Investment Manager
Aden helps our portfolio members grow sustainably and deepen their positive impact in communities across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, & Puerto Rico.
Rich Billings
Partner
Rich Billings
Partner
Rich leads CSGF's finance, facilities, and governance support to portfolio networks. He also was CFO of Rocketship Education.
Kaycee Brock Ed.D.
Postsecondary Success Lead, Impact Team
Kaycee Brock Ed.D.
Postsecondary Success Lead, Impact Team
Kaycee supports postsecondary leaders in the CSGF portfolio by creating learning opportunities and investing in innovative, scalable solutions for college & career programs.
Alex Busch
Partner
Alex Busch
Partner
Alex leads CSGF's facility and finance supports and lending practice.
Jatziri Campos
Social Media Manager
Jatziri Campos
Social Media Manager
Jatziri contributes to and executes firm-wide social media strategies and is a proud graduate of Noble Network in Chicago.
Eric Chan
Partner
Eric Chan
Partner
Eric leads a new CSGF effort to support new ideas and innovations from and for the CSGF portfolio.
Aungar Chatterjee
Investment Director
Aungar Chatterjee
Investment Director
Aungar leads on cross-cutting initiatives that cover various topics and regions.
Darryl Cobb
President
Darryl Cobb
President
Darryl brings his entrepreneurial passion to lead all investment and impact support work at CSGF.
Ian Connell
Entrepreneur in Residence, Innovation & New Ventures
Ian Connell
Entrepreneur in Residence, Innovation & New Ventures
Ian cofounded a software company and is launching a new CSGF effort to support new ideas and innovations from and for the CSGF portfolio.
Oscar Contreras
Director, Insights
Oscar Contreras
Director, Insights
Oscar leverages his expertise in statistics, econometrics, and data science to generate actionable insights, empowering stakeholders inside and outside of CSGF.
David Currid
Director, Project Management
David Currid
Director, Project Management
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 CEO Retreat.
Jean De la Mata
Vice President, Project Management
Jean De la Mata
Vice President, Project Management
Jean led CSGF's talent strategy for nearly four years and is now taking on the challenge of developing a more formal project management capacity at CSGF.
Joe Ferguson
Partner
Joe Ferguson
Partner
Joe works with charter schools in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. He was also the COO of Mastery Charter Schools.
J. DeLano Ford
Partner
J. DeLano Ford
Partner
DeLano leads CSGF scale investments in the Southeast region. He also was the COO of KIPP New Orleans Schools.
Zoey Freedman
Manager, Investor Relations
Zoey Freedman
Manager, Investor Relations
Zoey leverages her writing skills to share CSGF’s story through grant proposals, reports, and our annual report.
Daniela Garcia
Managing Director, PCA
Daniela Garcia
Managing Director, PCA
Daniela oversees the Policy, Communications, and Advocacy Team. She is a former state legislator and has worked at the U.S. Department of Education.
Jose Gonzalez
Analytics Engineer
Jose Gonzalez
Analytics Engineer
Jose helps build the analytics infrastructure that lays the foundation for effective reporting and analysis across CSGF and our portfolio of schools.
Christy Green
Vice President, Analytics
Christy Green
Vice President, Analytics
Christy leads the Analytics team at CSGF. She formerly established the Data & Analytics team at KIPP SoCal Public Schools.
Dan Greenberg
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Dan Greenberg
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Dan supports the CSGF portfolio on finance, governance, and mergers/restarts. He previously held strategy and operations roles at KIPP SoCal and Valor Collegiate.
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.
Peter Hayward
Operator in Residence
Peter Hayward
Operator in Residence
Peter uses his experience in both the education and banking sectors to help portfolio members tackle finance, risk management, and facilities challenges. He previously was the senior finance director at Uncommon Schools.
Dan Hess
Vice President of Data Science & Engineering
Dan Hess
Vice President of Data Science & Engineering
Dan is dedicated to making CSGF’s analytics infrastructure scalable, reliable, easy to use, and highly impactful across the organization and its portfolio.
Althea Holford
Vice President, Seed
Althea Holford
Vice President, Seed
Althea identifies and supports single-site and early-stage entrepreneurs. She is the former senior advisor to the deputy mayor for education in DC.
Soenda Howell
Partner
Soenda Howell
Partner
Soenda leads the Seed team which is focused on all early-stage investments at CSGF.
Pamela Inbasekaran
Chief Operating Officer
Pamela Inbasekaran
Chief Operating Officer
Pamela leads all organizational effectiveness work for CSGF. She is the former executive vice president at Relay Graduate School of Education.
Rakhee Jain
Director, Structured Finance
Rakhee Jain
Director, Structured Finance
Rakhee uses her varied finance background to help portfolio members alleviate facilities financing challenges.
Caroline Kemp Lopez
Partner
Caroline Kemp Lopez
Partner
Caroline is a former teacher and executive recruiter, and she is a founding member of the CSGF Impact Team.
Libby Kindregan
Vice President
Libby Kindregan
Vice President
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
Vice President, Seed
Mabel Lajes-Guiteras
Vice President, 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
Chief External Affairs Officer
Ebony Lee
Chief External Affairs Officer
Ebony oversees our work in policy, communications, and advocacy. She previously led policy and programs at the U.S. Department of Education.
Brian Louie
Vice President, Investor Relations
Brian Louie
Vice President, Investor Relations
Brian leverages his experience in education from cradle to career to build close partnerships with CSGF's investors.
Cindy Lung
Director of Data Products
Cindy Lung
Director of Data Products
Cindy manages our data collection process and helps others become active consumers of data.
Sudhanshu Malani
Vice President, Structured Finance
Sudhanshu Malani
Vice President, Structured Finance
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 leverages her school operations background to support CSGF’s early-stage investment process.
Ana Martinez Shropshire
Partner
Ana Martinez Shropshire
Partner
Ana leads our west coast investments. She was previously the founding executive director of IDEA Public Schools in Tarrant County, Texas and founded Rowe Elementary in Chicago.
Jeff McGuire
Director of Communications
Jeff McGuire
Director of Communications
Jeff supports CSGF's portfolio members with their communications efforts and manages our external communication strategies.
Bridget Melancon Hoffman
Vice President, Investor Relations
Bridget Melancon Hoffman
Vice President, Investor Relations
Bridget draws on her experience as a fundraiser and a funder to engage new and current investors.
Dylan Merriman
Director, Structured Finance
Dylan Merriman
Director, Structured Finance
Dylan uses his experience in real estate and finance to help portfolio members tackle their facilities financing challenges.
Edwine Michel
Chief of Staff to the President
Edwine Michel
Chief of Staff to the President
Edwine supports CSGF’s portfolio to help increase its impact. He has previously held leadership roles in strategic planning, finance, talent, and operations.
Alicia Milner
Project Manager
Alicia Milner
Project 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.
Yoon-Sook Moon
Director, Structured Finance
Yoon-Sook Moon
Director, Structured Finance
Moon supports CSGF portfolio members to help alleviate their finance and facility challenges by leveraging her extensive background in public finance and charter school facilities financing.
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.
Aubrey Nelson
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Aubrey Nelson
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Aubrey leads efforts to systemize and scale engagement & knowledge sharing across our portfolio. She is a former kindergarten teacher & dean at Relay Graduate School of Education.
Donique Nobles Muhammad
Vice President, Seed
Donique Nobles Muhammad
Vice President, Seed
Donique supports single site and early stage charter networks advance and grow their impact.
Cherise Ortiz Cota
Vice President of Talent & Organizational Effectiveness
Cherise Ortiz Cota
Vice President of Talent & Organizational Effectiveness
Cherise uses her passion for people and equity to lead CSGF’s talent strategy and function.
Katie Patterson
Director of Learning & Community
Katie Patterson
Director of Learning & Community
Katie leverages her experience as a school and system leader to support CSGF’s Impact Team in designing programming that fosters connection and catalyzes improvement.
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
Vice President, Seed
Alma Rico
Vice President, Seed
Alma identifies and supports single-site and early-stage entrepreneurs. She is the former COO at Voices College-Bound Language Academies.
Edgar Rios
Director of Talent
Edgar Rios
Director of Talent
Edgar leads CSGF's recruitment strategies to ensure we are attracting and hiring high caliber talent.
Adara Robbins
Investment Manager
Adara Robbins
Investment Manager
Adara supports portfolio members in Texas, Arizona, Idaho, and Utah to expand their impact on students & families through thoughtful scaling.
Jamey Roberts
Executive in Residence and Practice Leader, Talent and Equity
Jamey Roberts
Executive in Residence and Practice Leader, Talent and Equity
Jamey leads the talent practice on the Impact Team. He previously was the Chief Human Assets Officer at IDEA Public Schools.
Amanda Salazar
Office Manager
Amanda Salazar
Office Manager
Amanda works to ensure the smooth operation of CSGF’s Denver office and provides support for the hiring and onboarding process for new team members.
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
Vice President and Practice Leader, Operations and Enrollment
Jason Shaad
Vice President and Practice Leader, Operations and Enrollment
Jason supports charter schools and networks by providing solutions and best practices within operations and finance.
Cannon Simmons
Investment Manager
Cannon Simmons
Investment Manager
Cannon supports CSGF's investment efforts in the Southeast, working with growth-focused public charter schools and organizations that strengthen the broader charter ecosystem.
Kiana Smith
Director of Character, Impact Team
Kiana Smith
Director of Character, Impact Team
Kiana supports CSGF portfolio members & partners in character development & student flourishing practices. She was previously an executive director of a PK-8 charter school.
Shalonda Stanton
Executive Assistant
Shalonda Stanton
Executive Assistant
Shalonda is a proud Chicago native and supports CSGF’s president and the portfolio investment team.
Eric Thomas
Partner
Eric Thomas
Partner
Eric leads the CSGF impact team. Previously, he was the president of the Noble Network of Charter Schools.
Elena Thurman
Director, Innovation Team
Elena Thurman
Director, Innovation Team
Elena supports new ideas from and for the CSGF portfolio. She is a former teacher and school operations leader.
Steven Villafuerte
Manager, Structured Finance
Steven Villafuerte
Manager, Structured Finance
Steven uses his experience in education and finance to support portfolio members and investment candidates.
Lena Vye
Evaluation and Insights Analyst
Lena Vye
Evaluation and Insights Analyst
As the evaluation and insights analyst, Lena supports the development, implementation, and refinement of CSGF’s approach to school evaluation.
Destiny Westbrook
Data Visualization Analyst
Destiny Westbrook
Data Visualization Analyst
Destiny designs engaging and user-friendly dashboards to present valuable insights, providing stakeholders with the tools they need to make data-informed decisions.

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