Syntrinsic Announces Jim Brauer as Director, Consultant

by | May 13, 2020 | Commentary

Denver (May 13, 2020) — Syntrinsic announces that Jim Brauer is joining the company as Director, Consulting. In his new role, he will work closely with Syntrinsic’s clientele of community foundations, private foundations, public charities, and other philanthropic entities and families, providing investment advice and strategic guidance to support their missions. 

Brauer is joining Syntrinsic after almost 20 years at TIAA in Denver where most recently he served as Director of Endowment and Philanthropic Services. 

“Jim’s extensive experience in investment management and philanthropic services, coupled with his heart-felt engagement in the community, make him the ideal person to join our growing firm at this exciting time,” said Ben Valore-Caplan, CEO and founder. The firm’s Chief Consulting Officer, Akasha Absher, noted that, “Jim’s commitment to educating and empowering clients aligns well with our culture. We know he will be a valuable colleague and consultant.”

Brauer graduated from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He has earned many licenses over the years, including his FINRA Series 66, as well as his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) certifications. 

Active in the Denver community, Brauer serves on Mile High United Way’s Finance/Investment committee; volunteers as a mentor and mentor ambassador with City Year Denver; is an alum of the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Leadership Program; and is a member of the Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable and the Colorado Nonprofit Association. 

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About Syntrinsic

Founded in 2008, Syntrinsic is co-creating a sustainable and generative world that empowers all people by providing investment advice and strategic consulting to community foundations, private foundations, public charities, and private clients interested in using assets for good and for growth. The firm offers a full suite of services including impact investing, stakeholder education, operational support, business strategy and structure, and client stakeholder relations. More information can be found at