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Susan Spears

Atento Capital

Susan is an investment partner with Atento Capital, the early stage strategy of the George Kaiser Family Foundation, where she supports strategic management of the venture portfolio. Her primary responsibilities include sourcing and underwriting commitments into venture fund managers and reviewing coinvestment opportunities alongside those fund managers. Atento invests at the intersection of financial returns, economic development, and equity. Susan is passionate about bridging the gap between investing and economic development and looks to support mission-driven investments that drive impact for women and underrepresented populations.


Susan began her career as a CPA with Ernst and Young where she served enterprise clients operating in energy, consumer, and telecommunications. More recently, Mrs. Spears worked as an Associate with Argonaut Private Equity, a middle market buyout fund investing in the Industrial, Manufacturing, and Energy Services verticals across the Central United States.


Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Susan received an MS in Accountancy and BS in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame. She spends her free time building magnatile houses with her two young boys and husband.