Benjamin Valore-Caplan
Chief Executive Officer Syntrinsic Investment Counsel, LLC

Benjamin Valore-Caplan

Ben Valore-Caplan is Founder & CEO of Syntrinsic Investment Counsel, an independent Denver-based investment advisor and co-fiduciary to foundations, endowments, philanthropic private clients, and others committed to making a meaningful impact. Prior to launching Syntrinsic, Ben was Senior Vice President and leader of BVC Institutional Consulting Group at UBS. Ben earned his Bachelor’s degree from Brown University and his MBA from the University of Denver. 

Before becoming an investment advisor, Ben served as an educator and social entrepreneur. Chief among his efforts, Ben created Denver Summerbridge, an academically rigorous educational opportunity program enabling economically disadvantaged young people to attend and succeed in college and beyond while training talented high school and college students to become impactful educators and community leaders. The program served as a model and catalyst for several other youth opportunity programs, and it continues to thrive over twenty years later under its new name, Breakthrough Kent Denver.

Ben is the author of the award-winning book, Leadership Magic. In addition to his many Syntrinsic Commentaries and research pieces, Ben’s articles and insights have been featured in numerous media, including the Financial Times, Denver Business Journal, Denver Post, RIAbiz, and American Public Media’s Marketplace. He is a former editorial board member and author for the Investment and Wealth Monitor. Ben has been a frequent speaker on fiduciary duty, behavioral finance, and investment management at conferences throughout the country hosted by Exponent Philanthropy, the Society of CPAs, and several other affinity groups.

From 2012-15, Ben served as a Trustee, Board Vice Chair, and Investment Committee member of Colorado’s $40+ billion Public Employee’s Retirement Association (PERA). He remains actively engaged in striving to make the Plan financially sustainable through the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and other channels. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Colorado Succeeds and the Colorado Zoological Trust, is an active member of The Colorado Forum, serves on the Rose Community Foundation Education Committee, the Investment Advisory Committee of the City and County of Denver, and as Chair of The Logan School’s Investment Committee. He has served as an officer of the Board for Denver Jewish Day School, The Logan School, and Denver Urban Gardens. Ben was named Coach of the Year by the Colorado Rapids Youth Academy. He has earned his Series 66 through FINRA.

Ben, his wife, and children enjoy the outdoors. They travel, play music, make stuff, write, cook, play games, and generally enjoy each other’s company from their home in Denver, Colorado.

Colorado Concern Board
of Directors

Stanton Dodge – Executive Vice President & General Counsel DISH Network Corporation

Steve Farber
President – Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Tim Gill
Chairman – Scytus

Pat Hamill
Chairman and CEO – Oakwood Homes

A. Barry Hirschfeld
President – A B Hirschfeld & Sons

Bill Hybl
Vice Chairman – The Broadmoor Hotel

John Ikard
FirstBank Holding Company

Walter Isenberg
President and CEO – Sage Hospitality

David McReynolds
President – Columbine Health Plan

Larry A. Mizel
Chairman and CEO – M.D.C. Holdings, Inc.

Blair Richardson
Managing Partner – Bow River Capital Partners

Chip Rimer
Senior Vice President – US Onshore Noble Energy

Dan Ritchie
Chairman, Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation

Richard M. Sapkin
Managing Principal – Edgemark Development, LLC

Sylvia Young
President and CEO – HealthONE

*Colorado Concern Leadership

John Ikard – Chairman
Roger Hutson – Treasurer
Chip Rimer – Vice-Chair