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Civic Builders


David Umansky co-founded Civic Builders in 2002 to ensure real estate will never be a barrier to an excellent education. Through development services and lending products, Civic has invested nearly $1 billion in inspiring public charter school buildings across the coutry. As Chief Executive Officer, David is responsible for the overall strategy and direction of Civic Builders. Under David’s leadership, Civic Builders has been recognized with the Social Entrepreneurship Award from the Manhattan Institute, the Social Capitalist award from Fast Company/Monitor Group, and is the recipient of many design awards. Prior to Civic Builders, David co-founded Expert Ease Software, Inc., a developer of software products for the legal industry, where he also served on the company’s board of directors. David also worked at Republic National Bank as Vice President of Marketing in the asset management division. David serves as a board member of the National Charter School Resource Center, as a member of the Low-Income Investment Fund’s Eastern Region Advisory Committee, and as a member of the Goldman Sachs New Market Tax Credit Community Development Entity. David holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University, and a B.A. with Honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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