Meredith Parfet is an accomplished investor, ambitious entrepreneur, and a passionate 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. Meredith also co-founded Denali Venture Philanthropy, an investment organization that funds entrepreneurs who are committed to social change. She has led organizations of all sizes, including one with 600 reports as well as four start-ups.
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