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Michael Strianese

Michael Strianese

Board Chair

Mike is the Chief Financial & Operating Officer for Northeast Charter School Network. Mike previously spent seven years as the CFO/COO of Invest in Education Foundation, a not-for-profit focused on school choice, where he managed efforts to secure an education tax credit at the national and state (NY) levels.

Prior to his time with Invest in Education Foundation, Mike was a Managing Director with Blue Slate Solutions, a management and technology consultancy, and previously worked as a business strategy consultant with the Harvard Computing Group and as a Six Sigma functional leader with General Electric Corporate.

Mike has over two decades in the school choice movement. In addition to his work on the Brighter Choice Foundation Board he also sits on the Board for the Albany Community Charter School. He has previously served on the boards of the Brighter Choice Charter Schools and the Henry Johnson Charter School. 

Mike received his MBA, from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College his BS from Siena College.

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