MEET THE PEAKCHANGE TEAM
Jim Davidson created PeakChange to promote positive impacts of early stage investment companies and funds. With over 20 years of internet technology and entrepreneurial experience, Jim is currently focused on early stage impact-investing, providing capital and serving as an advisor, board member for companies in clean tech, education, environment and international development that leverage innovation and technology to further their social benefit and sustainability missions. Jim serves on the boards of CauseLabs, Girls for a Change, Impact HUB Boulder, Investor's Circle, ThinkImpact, and Unleesh. Jim's memberships include: Rocky Mountain Venture Club, Toniic, Investor's Circle (Lifetime Member), Impact HUB Boulder (Lifetime Member).
In her work with PeakChange, Melanie is a strong social advocate and investor focused on supporting organizations that are dedicated to poverty alleviation, food stability and economic security through empowerment of women and investing in leading women entrepreneurs. Melanie is a veteran marketer and serves as President of the Denver-based digital marketing agency, Fruition. She is a member of the Women Donors Network, serves as an advisory board member for Excelsior Youth Foundation helping rehabilitate young girls who are victims to trauma and has recently produced a movie titled Madame Presidente which highlights and exposes the conditions in other countries able to elect a female president.
VP of Operations
Emily Winslow joined PeakChange in 2014 and works with Jim to develop special projects to further the PeakChange mission. Emily’s experience includes capacity building, partnership and funding development, and creating and implementing web/social media strategy for global organizations in the social enterprise and non-profit sectors. In addition to PeakChange portfolio management, Emily is responsible for business development, sales and marketing for PeakChange's management consulting services that enhance the early-stage social venture experience.
Annie Carruthers joined PeakChange in January 2017 as a Graduate Student Consultant. She is assisting Emily on portfolio management projects and providing insight on financial performance best practices. Annie graduated from the University of Denver in May of 2017 with an M.B.A./M.A. in International and Intercultural Communications.