Brian Chiappinelli is President and Founder of Impact Direct Advisors, LTD, (IDA), a capital raising and strategic business consulting firm. IDA seeks to provide assets and liquidity predominantly to Impact-oriented investment opportunities, leveraging a vast network of owners, operators and investors. Through strategic advisory services, IDA provides insight to and assists in effective marketing and distribution management.

Brian has over 20 years experience working with clients, consultants, and investors for both multinational and boutique asset management companies. He was a principal and head of business development for Boston Common Asset Management, a global public equity ESG/Impact manager, identifying new channels of distribution and vehicles for growth. Prior to that he spent over 5 years in private equity focused on capital raising, product/market development and distribution roles for Deutsche Asset and Wealth management’s Secondary Opportunities Fund, and Harbourvest Partners’ Primary, Secondary and Direct Co-investment offerings in the US, Canada and Japan.

Earlier in his career, he was a product specialist at Batterymarch, a quantitative global equity manager (affiliate of Legg Mason). He began his investment management career at General Electric Asset Management as a liaison with a Japanese subsidiary in Tokyo, and then as a director of consultant relations. Prior to that he held research and development positions at the Institutional Investor Institute. 

Brian was an assistant language teacher in Matsudo, Japan for 2 years on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program, and returned to work in economic and political research at the Consul General of Japan in NY. He remains deeply involved with and committed to US-Japan cultural exchange as an executive committee and board member of the Japan Society of Boston. 

Brian has a BA in Public Policy from Hamilton College, a Masters of Science in Investment Management from Boston University, and holds FINRA Registrations 7, 63, and 26.