In Chapter 16 of 19 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, charter school executive Andrew Epstein shares how he has learned to build more effective teams. Before his current charter school role, Epstein worked at Island Def Jam records where he learned how structure and communication style impact team building. He applies lessons learned there, including top-down and lateral communication as well as meeting facilitation to improve collaboration at Democracy Prep Charter School. Epstein is currently Senior Director for Finance at Democracy Prep Public Schools in New York City. Previously, he was a finance executive at Universal Music Group's Island Def Jam Records and, previous to that, a schoolteacher in the Teach for America Corps program. He holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Columbia Business School.