Kristen Bayazitoglu

Chief Operating Officer

Kristen Bayazitoglu is the chief operating officer at Salient. She is responsible for directing and overseeing day-to-day back and middle office operations. In addition, she works closely with the president to define and implement new business processes and systems.

Since joining Salient in 2004, Kristen has served in numerous capacities, including investments analyst, assistant portfolio manager and director of investment operations & technology.

Kristen earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematical economic analysis and managerial studies from Rice University in Houston. She serves as a board member for the “R” Association, an organization committed to supporting Rice University’s current and former letterwinners.