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Akasha Absher is the Chief Consulting Officer for Syntrinsic Investment Counsel, a national investment consulting firm exclusively focused on nonprofit organizations and philanthropic private clients. Akasha leads the firm’s efforts to create enduring strategic partnerships with clients and craft best in class stewardship platforms. She also is the Principal for Syntrinsic Social Capital, which provides impact strategy engagement, investment manager selection, deal advisory services, and acts as a connector, educator, convener, facilitator, and contributor to the broader ecosystem. Akasha’s background includes investment consulting, investment banking, fixed income trading, risk management and nonprofit leadership, which gives her a unique blend of expertise and experience to work with clients to invest all resources with mission and business strategy. Prior to joining Syntrinsic, she spent many years as a portfolio manager and research analyst at Lucidus Capital Partners and Caxton Associates. Prior to that, she was VP and senior publishing analyst at JP Morgan. Akasha earned her BA in Finance from Clark Atlanta University and her MBA from the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan. In 2017 and 2018, Akasha was awarded DBJ’s Who’s Who in Impact Investing in the Rocky Mountain Region. Akasha currently is serving as a Board Member of The Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, the Secretary of the Board of Colorado Charter Facility Solutions, a Board of Advisors Member of Colorado Succeeds, and a Member of Rose Community Foundation’s Professional Advisors Council.


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