ELAINE D. BOLLE is an active angel investor, board director and advisor leading domestic and global organizations from start-ups to $750M+ enterprises. She has built and successfully exited several early stage venture backed companies including Achex, a payment processor, sold to First Data Corp. She currently focuses on early stage entrepreneurial ventures serving on several boards including RTP Capital Associates, an angel investing network in North Carolina; the Angel Capital Association, the largest association for angel investors in North America; the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, a Triangle based ecosystem for entrepreneurs and investors; and Seal the Seasons a privately held local frozen food company She is an Entrepreneur in Residence at First Flight Venture Center one of the nation’s largest high science incubators. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Dress for Success Triangle NC.
Throughout her career she has held management roles 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, 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.