Rich Billings is currently a Partner at Charter School Growth Fund (CSGF). In this role, he leads CSGF’s west coast investment portfolio and its $70M Facility Fund. Before joining CSGF, Rich was the CFO of Rocketship Education and the Co-Founder and Board Chair of Launchpad Development Company, Rocketship’s real estate development subsidiary. During this time, he was responsible for all non-academic functions (finance, operations, legal, compliance, facilities, and governance) as Rocketship grew from 1 to 7 schools and began its national expansion. Before joining the CMO world, Rich began his career as an economic consultant to Fortune 500 energy companies and also spent two years as a high school math teacher and soccer coach in Washington DC. He earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a BA in mathematical economics from Haverford College and is a graduate of the Broad Residency Program and the Education Pioneers Fellowship.