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David Umansky co-founded Civic Builders in 2002 to ensure real estate will never be a barrier to an excellent education. Annually, over 11,000 students learn in 20 inspiring Civic Builders school buildings in some of the most underserved communities in the country. 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. (1996-2001), a developer of software products for the legal industry, where he also served on the company's board of directors (1996-2004). 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. Additionally, David is a Leadership New York Coro Fellow. He is a Fellow of the 13th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.