Tracy Palandjian

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

For more than a decade, Tracy has dedicated herself to building a more impactful nonprofit sector by re-imagining the role of the capital markets in enabling social progress. Inspired by her work with its sister organization in the UK, Tracy co-founded Social Finance, Inc. in January 2011. 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. She is co-author of Investing for Impact: Case Studies Across Asset Classes, a report that provides an important view on the evolution of the impact investing industry. Prior to Parthenon, Tracy worked at Wellington Management Co. and McKinsey & Co.

Tracy is the Co-Chair of the U.S. National Advisory Board to the G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force. She is a member of the Board of Overseers at Harvard University and a Director of Affiliated Managers Group. She also serves on the board of the Surdna Foundation and co-chairs the Board of Directors of Facing History and Ourselves.

Tracy is a frequent speaker and writer on impact investing and social innovation, having been covered in The Atlantic, The Economist, Forbes, and The New York Times. Tracy 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.