School Outreach Advisor
Chris was a key contributor during Charter Impact Fund’s (CIF’s) startup and currently serves as a School Outreach Advisor working with the lending team to source loans and evaluate potential charter school borrowers.
Chris has been involved in the start-up of 10 charter schools in multiple states over the last 14 years, including leading a charter high school in Chicago. For seven years Chris served as the COO and CEO of LEAD Public Schools, Nashville’s largest charter management organization. Under Chris’s leadership LEAD grew from a single charter school of 300 students into a network of six schools serving 2,400 students, including the state’s first district/charter turnaround school and two others conducted in partnership with the state department of education. He has extensive business and education experience having taught at the middle school and college levels, has held senior roles helping launch several organizations, and began his career as a CPA.