Alana Aldag AckersonManaging Partner and President of Signum Investments
Alana Aldag Ackerson is Managing Partner and President of Signum Investments, a quantitative and fundamental equity investment firm based in San Francisco, has been a strong supporter of Opportunity International for nearly 15 years. During that time she has worked at Opportunity’s branch offices in India, served on the national board of Young Ambassadors for Opportunity, been an active member of the Board of Governors and its committee on Colombia, and led Opportunity’s Technology and Innovation roundtable.
Previously, Ackerson served as CEO of The Thiel Foundation and as President and Founding Partner of Cabezon Investment Group. She has also served as Vice President of Social Engagement for SoFi Inc. and as a Director of Clarium Capital Management. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for Opportunity International, she is on the Board for the Association of Women in Alternative Investing and has been a board member of Stanford Student Enterprises, the Executive Committee of Breakout Labs and the San Francisco Committee for the International Justice Mission.
Ackerson earned a B.A. with Honors in Science, Technology and Society from Stanford University and an M.A. in Philosophical and Systematic Theology from the Graduate Theological Union. She also earned a Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction from San Francisco Theological Seminary, where she is currently a candidate for a Doctorate of Ministry degree. She serves as a Senior Fellow at the Newbigin House of Studies.