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
Program Manager, Emerging CMO/Memphis
Cynden Amrose
Program Manager, Emerging CMO/Memphis
Cynden is a former Peace Corps volunteer who supports our Emerging CMO and Memphis Funds.
Ryan Burton
Manager, Investor Relations
Ryan Burton
Manager, Investor Relations
Ryan draws on his experiences in social work, philanthropy, and urban education to create systems and reports that serve our philanthropic investors.
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 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
David Currid
Project Manager, Investor Relations
David led complex projects as an infantry officer in the US army. At CSGF, he manages cross-team initiatives such as our Annual Report and Portfolio Retreat.
Jean de la Mata
Director, Talent & Organizational Effectiveness
Jean de la Mata
Director, Talent & Organizational Effectiveness
Jean supported the growth of innovative charter schools within Denver Public Schools. She now leads our talent strategy.
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
Investment Associate
Andee Hendee
Investment Associate
Andee combines her education and finance background to support schools as they navigate facility financing.
Soenda Howell
Principal, Emerging CMO Fund
Soenda Howell
Principal, Emerging CMO Fund
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.
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.
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.
Caroline Lopez
Principal, Impact Team
Caroline Lopez
Principal, Impact Team
Caroline is a former teacher and executive recruiter, and she is a founding member of the CSGF Impact Team.
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.
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.
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
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.
Alex Silverman
Investment Associate
Alex Silverman
Investment Associate
Alex uses her background in finance to help charter schools solve working-capital and facilities challenges.
Karla Soto
Grants Administrator
Karla Soto
Grants Administrator
Karla is a law school graduate with a deep commitment to public service. She oversees our grant and legal agreements.
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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