Tracy Palandjian

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Tracy Palandjian is Co-Founder and CEO of Social Finance, a nonprofit organization which is leading the development of the Social Impact Bond (also referred to as Pay for Success) market in the US.  Previously, she was a Managing Director at The Parthenon Group where she established and led the Nonprofit Practice. Prior to Parthenon, Tracy worked at Wellington Management Co. and McKinsey & Co. She is the 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. Tracy is a member of the Board of Overseers at Harvard University and a Director of Affiliated Managers Group. She is the Vice Chair of the U.S. National Advisory Board to the G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force. She also serves on the boards of the Surdna Foundation and 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. A native of Hong Kong, 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.