In Chapter 1 of 23 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, charter school CFO Andrew Epstein answers "What is Getting Easier and What is Getting Harder in Your Life?" Epstein embraces the challenge of an increasingly demanding career while also preparing to become a father and start a family. Leading and managing teams - from working with teams to inspire confidence and cultivating talent - gets easier as he gains experience.
Andrew Epstein is CFO of the Ascend Learning Charter School Network. Previously, Epstein was a finance executive at Democracy Prep Public Schools and an operations executive at Universal Music Group's Island Def Jam Records. He is a former Teach for America corps member and middle-school science teacher. He holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Columbia Business School.