Managing Director, Head of Business Development
Nick Parrish is a Managing Director and Head of Business Development & Investor Relations for Cresset Partners. Nick has responsibility for the capital formation strategy for all Cresset Partners investment opportunities and for managing both the Business Development and Investor Relations teams. Over the past five years, Nick and his team have raised over $2.5 billion in commitments across more than 30 investment vehicles in private equity, credit, venture capital and real estate. Nick is also part of the Cresset Partners leadership team and serves on both the Cresset Partners Investment Committee and Cresset Partners Management Committee. In addition, Nick spends a significant portion of his time building and developing partnerships with family offices, institutions and advisors around their private market investments.
Nick joined Cresset in June 2018 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.