Betty E. Reed is a Principal at Abraxas Business Services, to which she brings over 20 years of experience in banking, business operations and financial management.
Reed has worked in a wide variety of capacities and industries during her career. She was most recently the interim CFO for a start-up company in the water industry, SecureWaters, Inc. and is currently a mentor for start-up companies through a Tennessee venture capital firm. Reed was the CFO/COO of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Florida where she was also a Board Member and Chair of its Audit Committee prior to becoming an executive of the company.
She spent six years with Resources Global Services, an international professional services firm that was spun-off from Deloitte, where she led business development and built RGP's first Tennessee office in Nashville.
Earlier in her career, Reed spent ten years with NationsBank, now Bank of America, in various roles. When she left the Bank, she was a Senior Vice President in Global Corporate Finance. During her time with the Bank, Reed provided a wide range of financing products from commercial loans to securitizations; her customers were diverse, from Fortune 500 companies to start-up enterprises, and served varied industries.
Reed holds two master degrees: a master in taxation (MTX) and a master in business administration (MBA) from Georgia State University in Atlanta and Nante, France. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (currently inactive).