Nicholas Parrish, CFA, CAIA
Co-Head of Business Development & Investor Relations
Nick Parrish is Co-Head of Business Development & Investor Relations. Nick focuses on building and developing co-investment partnerships with family offices and institutions for direct private equity and real estate transactions sourced by Cresset Partners. He also shares responsibility for setting the overall distribution strategy for investment products and strategies executed or managed by Cresset Partners.
Nick joins Cresset after spending 14 years with GCM Grosvenor, a global leader in alternative investments. During his time at GCM Grosvenor, Nick was responsible for managing the firms relationships with a variety of investors, including family offices, endowments, family foundations, and pension funds. At GCM Grosvenor, Nick helped develop a variety of new market segments for the firm, including regional distribution in both Latin America and Canada. He also previously held a variety of internal roles focused on strategy, product development, client service operations and marketing. Prior to GCM Grosvenor, Nick spent time with both Northwestern Mutual and U.S. Bancorp Fund Services.
Nick graduated from Marquette University with a Double Major in Business Economics and Finance. Nick holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation, and is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and CAIA Society of Chicago. Nick also maintains FINRA Series 7, 63, 22, and 39 licenses.
Nick has been involved with a number of philanthropic organizations. He is currently a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs ‘Young Leaders’ program. He previously held board positions with The American Ireland Fund and the Global Alliance for Africa. Nick is married to Meredith and they live in Wilmette with their two young children.