Chele chiavacci farley
Investment banker, private sector adviser
Chele Farley is Managing Director of Mistral Capital International, which has invested over $1.6 billion in equity since inception in 1991. Her past Mistral transactions include deals with Goldman, Sachs (GSEMREF), Starwood Capital (Star Resorts), and Royal Dutch Shell. Farley sits on the Management Committee and Board of Palmilla San Jose Inmobiliaria (a real estate resort development in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico). She formerly was with UBS Capital and Goldman, Sachs & Co. (Investment Banking Division).
Farley received both a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and sits on Stanford’s New York Alumni Board as well as the Archeology Center Advisory Board of the University. Along with former Senator Bill Bradley, she is Co-Chair of the East Coast Advisory Board of QuestBridge, the leading conduit for students with a family income below $60,000 annually to attend a university. She is also active with the Alzheimer’s Association and Co-Chaired the Association’s Rita Hayworth Gala in New York in October 2010 which raised over $1.7 million.
Farley ran as a Republican candidate against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in 2018, and has now announced her 2020 campaign against Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.
She hosted events at The Common Good in 2016: Commentary on the 2016 Presidential Election with Bill Kristol - September 22, 2016 and 2017: Rethinking the Afghanistan War with Erik Prince - October 3, 2017. She also presented the American Spirit Award for Distinguished Public Service to Senator John McCain at The Common Good Forum & American Spirit Awards 2017.