Pamela A. Pantos is recognized as a visionary and entrepreneurial leader in the nonprofit arts and culture and for-profit industry. Her experience on the stage and in the boardroom has transformed organizations by creating new revenues streams, facilitating strategic partnerships and reducing costs. As vice president at Arts Consulting Group, Pantos led the executive search and transformed the division to become both an international and national competitor. During this time, she was named by Babson College as an Action Star Entrepreneur and is still featured in their global marketing campaign. When Pantos was executive director at Opera North, she revitalized the company, bringing it firmly into the black by creating and executing a robust strategic plan and designing a marketing plan that increased ticket sales. She also set a new standard for artistic excellence. New Hampshire Business Review Magazine named her one of New Hampshire’s four Outstanding Women in Business for 2014. Additionally, Pantos was a finance manager for Mergers & Acquisitions (North America) for W.R. Grace.
Previously an internationally acclaimed opera singer and fluent in five languages, Pantos has performed in many of the world’s most prestigious concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lyric Opera of Athens, and State Theater of Munich. Pantos earned an MBA at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, completed a Masters in Musicology from the University of Hamburg in Germany, and attained a bachelor of arts from Wellesley College, receiving all degrees with honors.