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Tracy Palandjian

CEO and Co-Founder, Social Finance

Tracy Palandjian is CEO and Co-Founder of Social Finance, a national nonprofit and registered investment advisor that builds innovative partnerships and investments to measurably improve lives. Since 2011, the firm has pioneered impact-first investments including the Social Impact Bond and the Career Impact Bond. To date, Social Finance has mobilized over $350 million in new investments to deliver measurable outcomes in workforce and economic mobility, health, and housing.

Prior to Social Finance, Tracy was a Managing Director for eleven years at The Parthenon Group, where she established and led the Nonprofit Practice and worked with foundations and NGOs both in the U.S. and globally. She also worked at Wellington Management Co. and McKinsey & Company. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, Tracy is a frequent speaker and writer on impact investing, social innovation, and results-oriented policymaking. She has served – and continues to serve - on numerous nonprofit and foundation boards, including the Harvard Corporation, the Surdna Foundation, Mass General Brigham, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and Facing History and Ourselves.

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