Betty Salanic is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Accelerate Investors and the host of the CIO Conversations Podcast. She interviews leading chief investment officers on their backgrounds, investment portfolios, and global outlook on the podcast. In her roles, Betty enjoys partnering with pension funds, endowments, foundations, asset managers, and other investment industry stakeholders who are disrupting the status quo.

Formerly, Betty conducted research and due diligence on multi-million dollar private equity and venture capital investments for Rice University’s $6.5 billion endowment. Previously, she was at an impact investment fund, Root Capital, in investor relations – raising capital from foundations, government agencies, and socially responsible investors. Betty began her career as an analyst at J.P. Morgan Asset Management in New York. Betty graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance and a BS in Corporate Communication. 

Betty serves on the NYC Comptroller’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth through Diversity and Inclusion and on the Financial Advisory Committee for the New York Junior League, one of the oldest non-profit organizations in New York City. She also served on The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business BBA Advisory Board for six years and founded Women of McCombs. Betty is fluent in Spanish, enjoys swimming and hiking, and has traveled to 45 countries.