Managing Director, Business Development
Nick Parrish is a Partner and Managing Director for Cresset Partners. Nick focuses on building and developing partnerships with family offices and institutions around private equity, credit and real estate investments. He also has responsibility for setting the overall distribution strategy for investment products and strategies executed or managed by Cresset Partners. Most recently he has helped to lead the firm’s efforts to build a $500 million Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund in partnership with Diversified Real Estate capital. Nick is also a member of the Cresset Partners Investment Committee.
Nick joined 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. These relationships covered a wide variety of assets classes, including hedge fund, private equity, real estate, credit and infrastructure. 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 hold 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 is married to Meredith and they live in Wilmette with their two children.