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Drew Waddell

Director, Charter School Finance

  • Biography

Drew is a Director at Afton with more than 20 years of experience working in education, finance, and operations management. Before joining Afton, Drew was the Chief Financial Officer for The Kindezi Schools, a network of public charter schools in Atlanta, Georgia. During his time with Kindezi, Drew focused on improving the network’s operating cash reserves, implementing a transparent annual budget process, and strategic planning around issues of pay equity long-term growth. Earlier in his career, Drew worked as a freelance writer, editor, and strategic advisor to e-commerce companies. He worked in progressive management roles with McMaster-Carr in operations, marketing, and customer support.

Drew holds a BA in History from Davidson College, an MBA from Emory University, and an M.Ed in Education Leadership from the Broad Center. Drew resides in Atlanta with his wife and three daughters.