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Sima Griffith Managing Principal

Sima Griffith Aethlon Capital
Sima Griffith Aethlon Capital

Sima Griffith is founder and Managing Principal of Aethlon Capital. During her 25 year career, she has successfully structured and completed mergers, acquisitions and capital raises for entrepreneurs, private and public companies and family businesses.

Sima was the recipient of the National Association of Women Business Owners (Minnesota chapter) “Luminary Award” and the Women on Boards “Non-Profit Director of the Year.” She received the National Association of Women Business Owners Vision award and Finance and Commerce named Sima a “Top Women in Finance.” The Minneapolis, St. Paul Business Journal selected her as one of the Twin Cities “Women to Watch.”

She is a frequent speaker on issues and trends in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital. Sima serves as a judge for the Minnesota Cup, a statewide contest for Minnesota’s newest and most innovative business idea and as a judge for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

Sima Griffith has been featured in the Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Twin Cities Business Monthly, and the Minneapolis, St. Paul Business Journal.

Sima is a registered Principal with FINRA and holds Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses. She is a graduate of Amherst College.

Current Board Affiliations

Walker Art Center – one of the nation’s "big-five" museums for modern art.
InnerCity Tennis – a non-profit organization that aims to develop and unleash the potential of youth on and off the tennis court by engaging a supportive community.
Salo – a leading finance, accounting, and HR consulting and staffing company.
American Public Media Group and Minnesota Public Radio – MPR is one of the nation's premier public radio stations producing programming for radio, digital and live audiences, and operates a 45-station radio network. American Public Media, MPR's national programming division, is one of the largest producers and distributors of public radio programming in the world and the distributor of several public radio programs--including "A Prairie Home Companion" and "Marketplace" reaching 19 million listeners on nearly 1,000 radio stations nationwide each week.

Past Board Affiliations

The Minneapolis Foundation – a statewide center for philanthropy.
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics – the largest pediatric health-care organization in the Upper Midwest.
PACER – a non-profit organization serving families of children and young adults with disabilities.
Engineering America – a provider of tanks and process equipment for the water industry.
The Children’s Theater Company – one of the world’s foremost theaters for young people.
Investor Relations Section of The Public Relations Society of America – a trade association for investor relations professionals.
The Minneapolis Club – a premier gathering place for business, civic, and community leaders.