About Us : Our Team

It takes a high quality team to develop and deliver a high quality product. So we search out only the greatest talents. Those restless experts who are equally dedicated to delivering stellar results. Then we blend their considerable abilities with our time-tested and continuously improved methods, analytical tools, and institutional assets. Because these exacting standards and resources are well-ingrained throughout AngelousEconomics, you can rest assured that your project will be nothing short of a complete success.

  • Angelos Angelou

    Angelos Angelou

    Angelos Angelou is the Founder and Principal Executive Officer of AngelouEconomics, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in economic & business development and site location consulting.

    Angelos is also the Founder and Chairman of the Board of the International Accelerator in Austin, Texas, which is focused exclusively on foreign born entrepreneurs and launching their technology startup businesses in the US. Angelos is an angel investor in half a dozen startups in Texas.

    Angelos is also a founding member of the Site Selector’s Guild, the top site selector consultants group in the world.

    AngelouEconomics is a leading economic development consultancy in the US. The firm has an impressive list of clients in both the private and public sector, having conducted over 650 economic development strategies for its clients and the location of nearly $18 billion in capital investments projects throughout the world.

    Prior to starting AngelouEconomics, Angelos spent nearly 12 years with the Austin Chamber of Commerce as Vice President of Economic Development & Chief Economist, and brings a practitioner’s approach to AE’s economic development consulting practice. During his time at the chamber, Angelos was responsible for the recruitment of 800 technology companies and some 70,000 employees. Including, IBM, Apple, Samsung, Motorola, AMD, Cypress Semiconductor, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, and Sematech.

    A highly visible leader in the field of economic development, Angelos is widely regarded as an expert on technology based economic development, public policy, investment attraction, marketing and entrepreneurship. The national and international media regularly seek his comments and insights in the technology sector and on economic development issues. He is also widely regarded as the chief architect in the establishment of Austin as a nationally recognized high tech center.

    He holds an M.A. in Economics Summa Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has also completed 1 year towards his Ph. D. in Economics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

    Angelos recently received a Proclamation from the Texas Governor and the Mayor of Austin in recognition for his 30-year leadership and contribution to economic development in the State of Texas and Austin.

    Mr. Angelou is the Governor’s appointee to The CPRIT Oversight Committee (Texas Governor Appointee), a $3 billion Texas Grant Program specializing in Cancer Prevention, Research and Commercialization. He is a fellow at the IC2, an international think tank on venture capital and entrepreneurship. Current Board appointments include Advisory Board of The College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin (largest college at UT).
    Angelos is also President of Schoox.com, and President of Gridmates, member companies of the International Accelerator. Past appointments include board and advisory posts at the International Economic Development Council, the Social Sciences Department at St. Edwards University and the World Information Technology Conference.

    Angelos was awarded the US Economic Development of the Year award by Site Selection Magazine.

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  • William Mellor

    William Mellor

    As Vice President, William coordinates with the executive leadership of the firm to ensure the continued success of all departments, including Business Development, Economic Impact, Economic Development Strategy, Product Development and Site Selection and Incentives Negotiation.

    As the General Manager of Economic Impact and Research, William oversees all departmental responsibilities relating to economic impact assessments, feasibility studies, cost/benefit analyses, ROI analyses, and various other economic studies.

    William has devoted his career to economic development, becoming a leader in the field. He has successfully managed over 40 projects and has amassed a portfolio worth millions. A hallmark of his work is his ability to answer tough questions with data. William analyzes all factors that might affect a situation to offer a clear path of action. Clients can attest to his professionalism, positive outlook and flexibility in providing quality research and strategies that exceed client expectations.

    William holds an M.A. in Applied Economics from the University of Houston and B.S. degrees in International Business, Economics, and Finance from Illinois State University.

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  • Elizabeth Quintanilla

    As the Marketing and Business Development Manager, Elizabeth and her team dedicate themselves to the growth of AngelouEconomics through sales and marketing initiatives as well as bring opportunities via partnerships and programs to drive profitable revenue.

    Elizabeth spearheads all efforts on lead generation, both inbound and outbound. Those would include email campaigns, media collaborations, public relations and webinars. She also coordinates content marketing, placement in media publications, exposure for the firm and its work, website and search engine optimization, as well as social media activity. Elizabeth is also responsible for researching and writing proposals that are tailored to the client’s needs and aspirations.

    As the Marketing and Business Development Manager, Elizabeth and her team dedicate themselves to the growth of AngelouEconomics through sales and marketing initiatives as well as bring opportunities via partnerships and programs to drive profitable revenue.

    Elizabeth spearheads all efforts on lead generation, both inbound and outbound. Those would include email campaigns, media collaborations, public relations and webinars. She also coordinates content marketing, placement in media publications, exposure for the firm and its work, website and search engine optimization, as well as social media activity. Elizabeth is also responsible for researching and writing proposals that are tailored to the client’s needs and aspirations.

    Prior to joining the AngelouEconomics team, Elizabeth worked in several industries as a consultant, including aerospace, franchise, real estate, small business, government contracting, and high tech. From these past experiences, she brings a robust understanding of the ever-changing economic impacts on industry.

    During the week, Elizabeth enjoys applying her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. On the weekends, she enjoys spending time drinking coffee with her dog and going sailing as often as possible.

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  • Anthony Michael

    Anthony Michael

    Anthony conducts economic impact studies for clients which measure the economic contribution of a specific program, event, or business operation. Desired outcomes for these studies often include the enhancement of marketing efforts, supporting fundraising efforts, and relationship building between public and private entities.


    Anthony has previously worked on economic development projects in Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, and India, working with many non-profit organizations, universities, and private businesses along the way. He has also conducted numerous field research projects, covering topics such as International trade, development economics, and food security. Most recently, Anthony completed his Master’s thesis which evaluates trade liberalization’s impact on wage inequality within manufacturing firms in India.

    Anthony holds an M.S. in International and Development Economics from the University of San Francisco, and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Maurice Ondoy

    • Project Contributor

    Maurice enjoys working on a variety of projects and supports marketing as well as project implementation. He is a valued team member with a high sense of responsibility and excellent project contributor.

    Maurice enjoys working on a variety of projects and supports marketing as well as project implementation. He is a valued team member with a high sense of responsibility and excellent project contributor.

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  • Judecia "Judy" Ponio

    • Project Contributor

    Marketing professional with considerable experience in trade shows and events management, product launching and promotion and media relations along with various other administrative tasks.

    Marketing professional with considerable experience in trade shows and events management, product launching and promotion and media relations along with various other administrative tasks.

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  • Chris Dang

    Christopher Dang is an economic development intern this summer. He is a rising senior at The University of Texas at Austin majoring in Economics while also earning a Business Foundations certificate.

    Christopher Dang is an economic development intern this summer. He is a rising senior at The University of Texas at Austin majoring in Economics while also earning a Business Foundations certificate. Christopher is involved in a couple of different student organizations such as Longhorn Powerlifting, and Texas Economics Association where he serves as the Operations Officer. As an economic development intern, Christopher extensively researches, collects, and analyzes data for our clients' projects.

    Apart from his academics, extracurriculars, and time here at AngelouEconomics, Christopher enjoys photography, reading, binge watching YouTube videos, catching up on fashion, and of course, fitness. Whenever the opportunity presents itself, Christopher provides fitness advice and tailored workout programs, fashion and lifestyle advice, and unpaid photoshoots to his friends and peers. Though he may come from a background filled with diverse interests, they are all intertwined with his passion of improving the lives of others.

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  • Esther Angelou

    Esther Angelou

    Esther Angelou is the Principal Owner of AngelouEconomics. She is responsible for the financial and personal property management of the firm.

    Esther holds a B.A. in English from the University of Texas, San Antonio.

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  • AE Alumni

    • A Proud Heritage of Producing Top Leaders in Economic Development, Government and Industry

    Since its founding in 1995, AngelouEconomics has earned a reputation for being home to some of the most talented economic development and consulting professionals around. AE is equally proud of what these individuals have accomplished in their careers after their time with AE as they take on new challenges and explore new professional opportunities.

    The men and women who have passed through AE have gone on to rank among the very top in the economic development industry. Former AE professionals can be found leading ED activities for some of America’s largest and fastest growing cities, managing state-level business attraction efforts, serving as specialists in high-growth industries such as Clean Energy and IT, managing site location efforts for some of the nation’s largest corporations, and applying AE’s time-tested model for economic development strategy consulting to new markets and industry niches.

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