Elaine D. Bolle
Elaine D. Bolle is an experienced investor, entrepreneur, senior executive and board director leading domestic and global organizations from start-ups to $750M+ enterprises. She built and successfully exited several early stage venture backed companies including Achex, a payment processor, sold to First Data Corp. She currently serves as Director and past President of RTP Capital Associates, an angel investing network in the Triangle. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Council for Entrepreneurial Development and is a member of the Executive Committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Dress for Success Triangle NC, is an advisor to early stage companies and mentors a variety of companies under the CED VMS program, SOAR Triangle and the Citrix Accelerator. As the former chair of the CEO Network for the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives (Watermark), she has extensive experience working with early stage entrepreneurs. She has functional expertise in strategic marketing and brand management, business development and sales, e-commerce and internet applications, and fund-raising, mergers and acquisitions. Her industry expertise includes financial services, consumer goods and services, multi-channel retail sales, and internet end user applications and e-commerce. Ms. Bolle was the Senior Vice President and General Manager for Western Union, a global payment provider, leading the consumer payments businesses worldwide. She was a Vice President and Senior Director of Citicorp Global Payments and at Quaker Oats, she conceived, built and managed the new wholesome snack business “Quaker Chewy Granola Bars. Ms. Bolle has an MBA and a BA from the University of Michigan.