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Tracy Palandjian

Tracy Palandjian is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Social Finance, a nonprofit organization which is leading the development of Pay for Success financing and Social Impact Bonds, an innovative public-private partnership that mobilizes capital to drive social progress.

For more than a decade, Tracy has committed to building a more impactful nonprofit sector by re-imagining the role of the capital markets in enabling social progress. Tracy co-founded Social Finance US in January 2011 to develop the Social Impact Bond and Pay for Success model in the United States. Prior to Social Finance, Tracy was a Managing Director for 11 years at The Parthenon Group where she established and led the Nonprofit Practice and worked with foundations and NGOs to accomplish their missions in the US and globally. Tracy also worked at Wellington Management Co. and McKinsey & Co.

Tracy is co-author of Investing for Impact: Case Studies Across Asset Classes, and serves as Vice-Chair of the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance. She is a member of the Board of Overseers at Harvard University, and serves on the boards of Facing History and Ourselves and the Surdna Foundation. She is also a Director of Affiliated Managers Group (NYSE: AMG).

A native of Hong Kong, Tracy is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, with a B.A. in Economics, and holds an M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School where she was a Baker Scholar.