Betty Francisco is an entrepreneur, angel investor, business executive, attorney and community leader.
Currently, Betty is the General Counsel at Compass Working Capital where she serves as the organization’s chief legal advisor. She has over 20 years of experience advising health and fitness businesses, life sciences, and technology companies in the areas of legal, compliance, risk management,
operations, and human resources. She is the co-founder of Latina Circle/Amplify Latinx, a Boston-based social venture focused on increasing Latinx civic engagement, economic opportunity and leadership representation. Previously, she served as EVP, General Counsel for Sports Club/LA and Reebok Sports Club/NY, a fitness brand acquired by Equinox Fitness. Betty began her legal career as a Senior Business Law Associate at Edwards Wildman, one of Boston’s largest law firms representing start-ups, corporations and investors.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of Beth Israel Lahey Health, the second largest health care system in Massachusetts, the Board of Directors of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, the largest philanthropy in New England dedicated exclusively to education, and the Investment Committee of Boston Impact Initiative Fund, which invests integrated capital in regenerative local enterprises.
She is also an entrepreneur and angel investor in a number of start-ups, giving her the ability to understand new businesses quickly, and guide strategy and growth. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Roxbury Community College, the Board of Corporators of Eastern Bank, and the Board of Directors of the Greater Boston YMCA. Betty obtained her J.D. and M.B.A. from Northeastern University, and her B.A. in History from Bard College. You can learn more about Betty at BettyFrancisco.com