Spencer Styles, C.P.A., M.P.A.
President & CEO
As President and CEO, Spencer spearheads Charter Impact’s initiatives and is responsible for the long-term growth and sustainability of the company. In addition to internal operations oversight, Spencer guides new schools through the start-up and grant application process, directs and manages the strategic growth of existing schools, and bolsters established schools in their navigation and execution of facility financing.
Prior to Charter Impact, Spencer was the Vice President of Finance for Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, a network of 28 free public high schools and middle schools serving over 12,000 students in low-income communities in California with historically under-performing schools. His primary areas of concentration included maintaining all accounting systems, designing and implementing the internal control framework, developing cash flow projections and forecasts for organizational growth, and providing guidance on fiscal best practices.
Before working in the charter school world, Spencer was a practitioner in public accounting for several years and has experience leading audits and reviews of privately-held companies, publicly-traded companies, governmental agencies, not-for-profit organizations and employee benefit plans. He has also provided a wide variety of technical consulting including litigation support, due diligence testing for mergers and acquisitions, internal control design and implementation, stock option valuation and Sarbanes Oxley Section 404 compliance and implementation.
Spencer earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting with a minor in Mathematics, and a Master of Professional Accountancy degree with an emphasis in Finance, both from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is an actively licensed CPA.