Stuart Ellis

President and CEO (Co-founder)

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Stuart Ellis

President and CEO (Co-founder)

Yesterday’s lemonade-stand kid is today’s edupreneur. It’s a unique moniker for a the company’s President, CEO and co-founder, that blends together his 30+ years of financial entrepreneurship, proven success in raising capital for high growth organizations, and penchant for solving complex business problems, especially those he’s told can’t be solved.

He received his degree in Political Economies of Industrial Societies from University of California at Berkeley, which is also where he befriended his future co-founder Brad Coburn. Working closely with Brad, they developed a solution charter schools faced in accessing capital.  Since founding Charter School Capital in 2006, the company has provided in excess of $1.6 billion in financing to 600+ schools serving more than 800,000 students. Stuart lives in Portland, moving from California after compiling an extremely detailed spreadsheet analyzing the most livable cities in America. Portland came out on top of the complex analysis…and he’s happy to tell you that story in person.