Betty Salanic, Chief Executive Officer
Betty is the chief executive officer and founder of Accelerate Investors. In this role, Betty partners with pension funds, endowments, foundations, asset managers and other investment industry stakeholders.
Betty began her career as an analyst at J.P. Morgan Asset Management in New York. She later joined an impact investment fund, Root Capital, in investor relations - raising capital from foundations, government agencies and socially responsible investors. Subsequently, she conducted research and due-diligence on multi-million dollar private equity and venture capital investments for Rice University's $6.3 billion endowment.
Betty graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance and a BS in Corporate Communication. In addition, she studied abroad in Milan at Bocconi University and in Hong Kong at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where she studied international economics and finance, and emerging markets respectively.
She serves as a financial advisory work group member for the New York Junior League, one of the oldest non-profit organizations in New York City. Additionally, she serves on The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business BBA Advisory Board. Betty is fluent in Spanish, enjoys swimming and hiking, and has traveled to 42 countries.