Liesel Pritzker Simmons

Co-Founder & Principal
Blue Haven Initiative

Liesel Pritzker Simmons is Co-Founder and Principal of Blue Haven Initiative, where she oversees, as an investment strategist, a portfolio focused on holdings that generate competitive financial returns and address social and environmental challenges. The portfolio spans asset classes, from traditional equities and direct investments to philanthropic programs. She works closely with entrepreneurs, nonprofits and co-investors on companies and initiatives that create social, environmental and financial value.

Liesel is also Co-Founder of IDP Foundation, a private Chicago-based foundation focused on achieving universal primary education. There, she helped create the IDP Rising Schools Program, which leverages microfinance networks to empower nearly 450 low-cost private schools, established and managed by local entrepreneurs.

She serves on the board of The ImPact, a network of families committed to the conscientious stewardship of wealth.