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.
Michelle Yi Alexander
Director of Communications
Michelle Yi Alexander
Director of Communications
Michelle leads the development and execution of CSGF's public and media relations strategies.
Shalonda Alleyne
Executive Assistant
Shalonda Alleyne
Executive Assistant
Shalonda is a proud Chicago native and supports CSGF’s president and the portfolio investment team.
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
Vice President
Alex Busch
Vice President
Alex leads CSGF's facility and finance supports and lending practice.
Eric Chan
Partner
Eric Chan
Partner
Eric leads a new CSGF effort to support new ideas and innovations from and for the CSGF portfolio.
Darryl Cobb
President
Darryl Cobb
President
Darryl brings his entrepreneurial passion to lead all investment and impact support work at CSGF.
Ian Connell
Vice President
Ian Connell
Vice President
Ian cofounded a software company and is launching a new CSGF effort to support new ideas and innovations from and for the CSGF portfolio.
Jennifer Corzine
Financial Controller
Jennifer Corzine
Financial Controller
Jennifer supports CSGF's accounting operations and financial reporting.
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.
Demetrius Daltirus
Investment Manager
Demetrius Daltirus
Investment Manager
Demetrius supports the overall investment process for the scale team across the East Coast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest regions and partners with portfolio members to increase their overall impact.
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.
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
Vice President, Investor Relations
Madeline Hannigan
Vice President, Investor Relations
Madeline leverages her experiences supporting and evaluating charter networks to communicate the impact of our work to CSGF’s investors.
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 of Insights
Kevin Hesla
Director of 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.
Dan Hess
Director of Engineering
Dan Hess
Director of Engineering
Dan is dedicated to making CSGF’s analytics infrastructure scalable, reliable, easy to use, and highly impactful across the organization and its portfolio.
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 the Seed team which is focused on all early-stage investments at CSGF.
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.
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.
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
Vice President, Impact Team
Caroline Kemp Lopez
Vice President, 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 and Practice Leader, Academics and Character
Julie Kennedy
Executive in Residence and Practice Leader, Academics and Character
Julie is a former middle school principal and science teacher. She leads the academic and character practice on the 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
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
Director of Data Products
Cindy Lung
Director of Data Products
Cindy manages our data collection process and helps others become active consumers of data.
Nath Mahalingam
Operator in Residence
Nath Mahalingam
Operator in Residence
Nath uses his education and finance background to help portfolio members solve their strategic finance and real estate challenges. He previously was the CFOO of ACE Charter Schools in the Bay Area.
Julie Maier
Chief Strategy/Investor Relations Officer
Julie Maier
Chief Strategy/Investor Relations Officer
Julie builds on her versatile background to lead CSGF’s investor relations and project management teams.
Sudhanshu Malani
Director
Sudhanshu Malani
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reid Phillips
Vice President
Reid Phillips
Vice President
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
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.
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.
Elena Sanina
Vice President and Practice Leader, College Access and Alumni Success
Elena Sanina
Vice President and Practice Leader, College Access and Alumni Success
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
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.
Mindy Sjoblom
Entrepreneur in Residence
Mindy Sjoblom
Entrepreneur in Residence
Mindy leads the development and incubation of a virtual early literacy tutoring program called OnYourMark.
Eric Thomas
Partner
Eric Thomas
Partner
Eric leads the CSGF impact team. Previously, he was the president of the Noble Network of Charter Schools.
Lena Vye
Education Pioneers Analyst Fellow
Lena Vye
Education Pioneers Analyst Fellow
Lena is an Education Pioneers analyst fellow for the CSGF Analytics team and is dedicated to utilizing data to develop more equitable education systems.
Christy Walker
Vice President, Analytics
Christy Walker
Vice President, Analytics
Christy leads the Analytics team at CSGF. She formerly established the Data & Analytics team at KIPP SoCal Public Schools.

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