Syntrinsic Announces Akasha Absher as Equity Owner

by | Jul 10, 2020 | Commentary

Syntrinsic is pleased to announce that long-time team member, Akasha Absher, has been promoted to President and became an equity owner in the company. Absher joined Syntrinsic in 2013 and oversees the firm’s efforts to provide investment advice and strategic consulting to private foundations, public charities and philanthropic private clients.

“Ever since Akasha joined our team, she has embodied the intensity, dependability, and initiative that defines who we are and how we empower our clients, colleagues, and community,” said Ben Valore-Caplan, Syntrinsic’s founder and CEO. “The promotion to President, along with equity ownership, is a well-deserved recognition of Akasha’s efforts thus far and her commitment to growing our impact in the years ahead.”

Absher’s background includes investment consulting, investment banking, fixed-income trading, risk management, and nonprofit leadership. Prior to joining Syntrinsic, she spent many years as a portfolio manager and research analyst at Lucidus Capital Partners and Caxton Associates. She was also a vice president and senior publishing analyst at JP Morgan.  

“I’m excited about this next chapter in my career at Syntrinsic,” said Absher. “I’ve loved the seven years I’ve spent at Syntrinsic, and I’m proud of the work we do with our clients to create an inclusive, sustainable, and generative world.”

Active in the Denver community since moving to Colorado from New York City in 2013, Absher was recently voted one of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s Top 25 Most Powerful Women. A 2015 graduate of the Denver Metro Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Denver class, she now serves on the board of the Leadership Foundation. She also serves as the secretary of the board of Colorado Charter Facility Solutions and on the Denver College Success Corporation. Additionally, she is a board of advisors member of Colorado Succeeds and serves on the Pinnacol Assurance Investment Committee. 

Originally from New York, Absher earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from Clark Atlanta University and her MBA from the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan.