A native of Kalamazoo in Western Michigan, Robert "Bo" Parfet is the co-founder and CEO of Denali Venture Philanthropy, an impact investment organization founded to fuse Robert's love of business and support of positive world change. The organization works with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists committed to creating social change.
Robert has a passion for mountain climbing and is one out of just 127 people in the U.S. to have completed the Seven Summits, reaching the highest peak on each of the seven continents. He shares these experiences in his book, Die Trying: One Man’s Quest to Conquer the Seven Summits. He also contributed his stories to the book, They Lived To Tell The Tale: True Stories of Modern Adventure from the Legendary Explorers Club.
Robert holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan, a Master in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Chicago’s Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Colorado State University.