Board Members


Ms. Gallegos brings to Palladium 25 years of investment experience having managed over $100 billion i assets over the course of her career. She previously served as Chief Investment Officer for the New York City Comptroller, Deputy State Investment Officer for the New Mexico State Investment Council, and Director of Manager Research for Strategic Investment Solutions, now Verus Investments. Most recently, she was a Senior Investment manager at CSAA Insurance Group, an AAA insurer. Ms. Gallegos began her career in the Emerging Markets Equity Group at JP Morgan Asset Management.

Palladium’s Chairman and CEO, Marcos Rodriguez, said, “Deborah’s breadth of investment experience matched only by the depth of her dedication to fostering economic growth and generating great outcome for employees, communities, as well as investors. She has been at the vanguard of integrating financial and social returns throughout her career. We welcome her thoughtful, process-oriented approach to the investments we plan to make as well as to our current 14 portfolio companies and their 12,000 employees.

Ms. Gallegos said, “I am thrilled to be joining Palladium, one of the oldest minority-owned private equity firms in the country. I have long admired Marcos and the commitment the firm has consistently demonstrated to diversity, equity and inclusion.”

Ms. Gallegos has held a number of board positions, including the Robert Toigo Foundation, The New Mexico Community Foundation and served as Board Treasurer for the Stern Grove Festival Association. She holds both a BA and MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.