Chief Operating Officer
Mike oversees EFF’s capital raising, finance, and operations functions and leads various strategic initiatives to support EFF’s vision that every high-impact public school operating in historically marginalized communities will have a pathway to accessing affordable facilities. He is leading the design and operationalization of EFF’s Fund II through which the team will invest a total of over $3B to scale educational excellence.
Mike is a mission-driven leader with deep experience in education, financial management, fundraising, and impact investing. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Great Oaks Foundation, where he oversaw the charter management organization’s business operations and led efforts to procure facilities, secure philanthropic revenues, and support Great Oaks’ expansion to serve over 3,000 students in New York City, Newark, Connecticut, and Delaware.
Prior to Great Oaks, Mike served as a school leader and humanities teacher at Match Public Charter School, which consistently performed amongst the best high schools in Massachusetts during his tenure. Mike earned an MBA with a concentration in finance and real estate from Columbia University and a BA in American History from the University of Pennsylvania.