Charles Harris

Managing Director, Blue Meridian Partners

Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

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Chuck Harris became a Managing Director of Blue Meridian Partners in 2016.

He oversees partner relations and provides general strategic leadership and support to the initiative. In his previous role as an EMCF Portfolio Manager and its Director of Capital Aggregation, Harris managed relationships with various grantees and oversaw the Foundation’s capital aggregation activities, notably the True North Fund.

Before joining the Foundation in 2011, Harris co-founded and served for five years as Executive Partner of SeaChange Capital Partners, a financial intermediary designed to enhance the flows of capital to outstanding nonprofits serving children and youth in low-income communities in the United States.

Harris spent 23 years in the banking business before retiring in 2002 from his position as a partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs, where he served as co-head of the East Coast High Technology Group in the firm’s Investment Banking Division and as co-head of Corporate Finance in the Americas.

He sits on the boards of several nonprofit and philanthropic organizations and has served extensively on the boards of both private and public for-profit corporations. Harris has spoken broadly on the role of capital formation in advancing social change. He is a graduate of Harvard College and holds a master’s degree in finance from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.