Nancy Vailakis

Nancy Vailakis

Nancy Vailakis is the principal of Ancram IRBD, a boutique placement agency and investor relations, marketing, and publicity firm for the private funds industry.


Focused on business development for private funds and deals in the private credit, private equity (growth equity and buyout), hedge fund and real estate sectors, and service providers Nancy 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 and client relations specialist at BlueMountain Capital. She earned her Master of Business Administration from the New York University Stern School of Business and her Bachelor of Arts 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 Club.


Ms. Vailakis is engaged with many non-profit and professional organizations in New York, including Women in Funds (an organization through which she hosts the Ignite podcast, highlighting prominent women in the private funds industry), High Water Women, 100 Women in Finance, and Binghamton Women in Business. Nancy is a regular speaker and contributing writer to industry publications including Alternatives Watch, Worth, and Emerging Manager Monthly.

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