Meredith Parfet


Meredith Parfet is an accomplished investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She has nearly two decades of asset management and hedge fund experience, including acting as the Chief Operating Officer for two alternative investment funds.  She also co-founded Denali Venture Philanthropy, an investment organization that funds entrepreneurs who are committed to social change. Meredith has led organizations of all sizes, from small start-ups to complex, global operations. 


For better and worse, Meredith has experienced crises across all areas of her life, including the tragic loss of her sister in 2006, her own near death in 2011, and a significant business crisis in 2018. She believes in the inevitability of suffering for all people, and the ability to survive it in transformative, meaningful ways. Meredith has applied her learnings – personal and professional – to help leaders manage, survive, and even thrive through crisis.


Meredith holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA in Political Science, also from Northwestern.



Masters Candidate, Chaplaincy, Iliff School of Theology, 2021


End of Life Doula Certificate, Larner College  of Medicine, University of Vermont, 2019


Rocky Mountain Who's Who in Impact Investing, Denver Business Journal 2018


Hospice Volunteer, 2016 to present


Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt, 2012

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