Betsy joined the Green Alpha team in January 2015 and oversees all aspects of the firm’s operations, ensuring they are as efficient and effective as possible. She also oversees all business development activities, coordinating progress on strategic and tactical objectives with internal and external team members.
She was most recently the Senior Vice President and a Managing Member of First Affirmative Financial Network, LLC. At First Affirmative, Betsy was responsible for building the firm’s third-party platform business and institutional account investment capabilities. She spoke often at industry conferences and worked with many organizations to promote the sustainable, responsible, impact (SRI) investing industry, and the SRI Conference.
Prior to First Affirmative, Betsy was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of TAMRO Capital Partners, LLC in Alexandria, VA. Having joined TAMRO in 2004 when the firm managed $200 million, she participated in all aspects of the firm’s growth to $2 billion. While she was there, TAMRO’s asset management business grew to include five mutual funds, a collective investment trust fund (CIT), institutional accounts, and separate accounts for high-net-worth clients, as well as separately managed wrap accounts and UMA programs where TAMRO served as an asset manager.
She began her investment management career at Harbor Capital Management in Boston, MA, in 1999, where she did everything from portfolio administration to new client due diligence meetings, attribution analysis, earnings calls, trading support, and FX communications.
Originally from Eugene, OR, Betsy earned a B.S. from the University of Oregon’s Charles H. Lundquist College of Business. She received her MBA from The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia through the MBA for Executives program, working full-time at TAMRO on the firm’s daily operations and participating in a management-led buyout of the firm—all while completing the advanced degree in 18 months. She is now a proud member of Darden’s Alumni Board of Directors.
Betsy moved from Washington, DC to Boulder in 2013, because of her love of hiking and the great outdoors. While that’s proved to be as great as expected, she has also been thrilled to find Boulder’s investment industry thriving, and to join locals in their well-known love of road biking.