J. DeLano Ford
Executive in Residence, Finance and Operations Practice Lead, Impact Team

J. DeLano Ford leads the finance and operations practice on the Impact Team. In this role, DeLano invests in solutions and services that help charter networks collaborate around best practices in finance and operations. Collectively, this community tackles shared challenges and accelerates successes in the K-12 education sector.

Prior to joining CSGF, DeLano was executive director of Teach For America Metro Atlanta, deputy superintendent of operations and services for The Louisiana Recovery School District, and chief operating officer of KIPP New Orleans Schools. He spent his early career as a management consultant helping Fortune 100 businesses improve the way they do business through implementation, strategy, and change management consulting. DeLano holds an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and a BA in Business Administration-Finance from Morehouse College.

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