About Us



Our Mission

Our mission is to make it easier, faster and less expensive for excellent charter schools to put down roots in sustainable facilities – ultimately allowing our partner schools to spend more time and money helping students achieve academic success and less on repaying loan costs.

Core Values

 

Rigor

We approach our work – from financial analysis to school partnerships – with rigor and dedication. We take pride in the sophistication of our product and the depth of our credit analysis. We are unapologetic in the high bar we hold for ourselves and our schools.

Delivering Value – Period

We create value that empowers schools, students, and investors alike. We are steadfast in our delivery of results because each success brings us closer to the day when all students have access to a high-quality education in a suitable learning space.

Doing the Right Thing

We are professionals who act with integrity. We tell the truth, stand up for what is right, honor our commitments, and ensure alignment between our actions and our beliefs.

The Yin and the Yang

Our uniqueness comes from our duality. Our team consists of both charter school veterans and financial experts, and we take pride in this diversity of thought and expertise.

Leadership Team

 

Anand Kesavan
Chief Executive Officer

Anand is the Founder and CEO of Charter Impact Fund. As an experienced former investment banker, charter school executive, and senior leader of a large philanthropic organization, Anand has developed a passion for creating efficient financial markets, optimizing school financial models to send more resources to classrooms, and using philanthropy to do so in a scalable and sustainable manner. Charter Impact Fund represents the intersection of these three fields.

Prior to founding Charter Impact Fund, Anand led the Structured Finance group and ran the Facility Fund for the Charter School Growth Fund, where he helped identify the nation’s best schools and invest in them. Before that, he served as Chief Financial Officer of KIPP Austin Public Schools. Through the use of unique credit structures and tax credits, and by bringing new lenders into the charter school market, Anand helped KIPP Austin finance more than $125 million in short-term loans and long term debt to save the schools several millions to reallocate to the classroom. Before joining KIPP, Anand spent more than a decade in senior investment banking roles, with experience financing more than $10 billion in public infrastructure projects, including K-12 public education, nonprofit hospitals, urban transit, and public works projects. His banking expertise is in long-term, fixed-rate, tax-exempt debt; credit ratings; quantitative modeling; and complex structured finance investments. Anand is a graduate of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the Education Pioneers Fellowship.

Investment Team

Michelle Getz, Mark Medema, Chris Reynolds, Renita Thukral, Brian Kates