Ethan Furtek Aligns with Clients to Revolutionize the Marketplace
Managing director of Integris Partners honored as most influential young professional
ETHAN FURTEK, 35
MANAGING DIRECTOR, INTEGRIS PARTNERS, Denver
Ask Furtek, and he’ll tell you that his company’s goal is to beat national and global investment banking firms — not become them.
“We’ve been rewarded with the faith of some tremendous entrepreneurs who share our view of the world,” he says. “After all, most of them started their businesses because they weren’t satisfied with the way the industry’s largest companies were doing business.”
Furtek’s passion for natural foods and recreation is reflected in his firm’s clientele, which includes companies such as Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Blue Moose of Boulder, noosa Yoghurt and Boa Technology.
“The most rewarding part of my job is getting the opportunity to engage with high growth middle-market companies,” he says. “It’s really invigorating to be a part of the energy and purpose that drives companies that are truly dedicated to changing the marketplace.”
As a member of the ACE Scholarships Associate Board, Furtek helps raise awareness for the organization’s mission and generates millions of dollars in donations each year. In 2016, ACE provided more than 1,800 underprivileged Colorado students with scholarships to pursue private primary and secondary education.
As vice chair of the City Year Denver Associate Board, Furtek provides hands-on support for the public school system. He has mentored several City Year Corps members, recent college graduates who serve in at-risk Denver schools to provide academic and emotional support for students.