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Nancy Valiakis - Ancram Founder

Nancy Vailakis


Nancy Vailakis has 17 years of alternative asset management industry experience as a business development, marketing and investor relations professional, and over 20 years of experience in financial services overall.

Previously, Ms. Vailakis was a Business Development Director at IQ-EQ, a Vice President of Investor Relations at Cerberus Capital and a Sales + Client Relations Specialist at BlueMountain Capital, among other roles.

She earned her MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business and her BA in English Literature from Binghamton University. Ms. Vailakis continues to serve the Stern community as an Alumni Advisory Board Member of the Stern Private Equity / Venture Capital Club.

Ms. Vailakis is engaged with many non-profit and professional organizations in New York, including, but not limited to Women in Funds, Portfolios With Purpose, 100 Women in Finance, and Binghamton Women in Business.

She is a regular speaker at events like SuperReturn Private Credit US, LPGP Connect’s 5th Annual Women in Private Debt and a Contributing Writer to industry publications including Alternatives Watch, Worth, and Emerging Manager Monthly. She is also the host of the podcast Ignite, a Women in Funds production geared toward discussions with prominent women in the industry.

Ms. Vailakis won the prestigious Worthy 100 award 2022, for her support of women in the alternative asset management industry.

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