About Us

Invest in Your Future

Without Compromising

Your Values

Our Origins

A well-established Boulder area Company, the History of RMHI extends to the 1990s

The history of Rocky Mountain Humane Investing dates back to 1995 in Boulder, Colorado. Before that, while at A.G. Edwards and Sons. Brad Pappas came to national prominence when he developed the first effective social screening system for humane, cruelty-free, and environmentally oriented investors. During this time, the late Gretchen Wyler of The Ark Trust and the Genesis Awards chose RMHI to provide a humane screening process for the foundation’s investment portfolio.

By 1995, he had formed Rocky Mountain Humane Investing, Corp., an independent Boulder investment advisory firm that caters exclusively to humane, Vegan, and Socially Responsible Investing.

RMHI was the first investment adviser in the United States to focus exclusively on animal cruelty screening. Recently, we have added screening for companies with anti-LGBTQ policies or statements.

After extensive testing and incubation, we publicized our proprietary ranking and trading systems public on Collective2.com in 2013. You can access a snapshot of our RMHI Quality Portfolio Model Data Tests and Results.

Brad Pappas

Managing Partner

Brad is a 1983 graduate of Northeastern University in Boston with a B.S in Investment Finance. While at Northeastern as an undergrad, he was mentored at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb from 1982 to 1984 in Boston and Los Angeles.

Upon graduation Brad, was the youngest recruit in 1984 at EF Hutton and Co. in Los Angeles, CA. He became the head of Option Trading for EF Hutton in Beverly Hills, CA.

In 1987, Brad developed his first quantitative investment model for options trading and, using his models, ranked second in the U.S. Investing Championship.

Brad is a native of Boston, MA but as an early teenager was motivated by a love of history and Vardis Fisher’s “The Mountain Man” (book version of Jeremiah Johnson). He left his East coast roots and moved to the Boulder county over 30 years ago.   His love of Western history and geography where the prairies appear like oceans has never wavered. Now at his mountain office ranch and home in Boulder County, he provides permanent homes for giant dog breeds, including Akbash, Great Pyrenees and Great Danes.

Rocky Mountain Humane Investing.

For over 25 years, Rocky Mountain Humane Investing has been providing clients with cruelty-free, socially responsible investment management.