Founder & Board Chair

Jim Davidson created PeakChange to promote positive impacts of early stage investment companies and funds.  With leveraging 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 drive innovation and technology to further their social benefit and sustainability missions.  Jim serves on the boards of Girls for a ChangeInvestor's Circle, ThinkImpact, and Unleesh. Jim's memberships include: Rockies Venture Club, Toniic, Investor's Circle (Lifetime Member), Impact HUB Boulder (Lifetime Member).

MELANIE Davidson

Managing Director

In her work with PeakChange, Melanie is focused on social advocacy and investment to support organizations that are dedicated to poverty alleviation, food stability and economic security through empowerment of women and investment in female-led enterprises. Melanie is a veteran marketer who served 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 to help 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.



Emily Winslow joined PeakChange in 2014 and works with Jim to further the PeakChange mission and vision as CEO. In this role, Emily promotes PeakChange's services that enhance and improve the early stage investing experience. Emily’s expertise includes investor relations, 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. Her organizational memberships include Ellevate and World Denver Young Professionals, she serves on the advisory board of the Global Fund for Women, co-chairs the World Denver Ambassador Committee, and works with female entrepreneurs as a SheEO Activator. 

Annie Carruthers

Account Executive  |  Product

Annie Carruthers joined PeakChange in January 2017 as a Graduate Student Consultant. As an Account Executive, Annie works with our clients on portfolio management, and is responsible for product development and portfolio projects. Annie graduated from the University of Denver in May of 2017 with an M.B.A./M.A. in International and Intercultural Communications and a Certificate in Global Business and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Molly Ganley

Account Executive  |  Operations

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Molly Ganley works to make sure that PeakChange is operationally sound. She uses her experience of starting and building a variety of early stage social ventures to support our client needs. Molly is also a Partner with the Boulder Social Venture Partners, and serves as Curator of the Boulder Global Shapers Hub.


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