Rich Effress

Rich Effress is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of CoastEdge Partners, an independent private investment office that designs and implements global investment strategies for high net‐worth individuals, families, and foundations. Since 1992, Rich has been an entrepreneur, operator and investor having founded or co-founded businesses in the medical device, telecommunications, healthcare services, real estate and financial services markets. He was also a senior executive of an alternative asset management firm. Rich received a Bachelor's in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. A member of Young Presidents’ Organization, Rich has served in leadership and board roles with several non-profit organizations. He currently serves as a member of the Parker Finance Committee. Rich and his wife Jessica have three children, including Sarah, Class of 2020, and Benjamin, Class of 2022.
Francis Parker School is a private, independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 from across San Diego County. Founded in 1912, the Lower School is located on the Mission Hills Campus with the Upper and Middle Schools on the Linda Vista Campus. Parker's mission is to inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world.

Mission Hills Campus Lower School

4201 Randolph Street
San Diego, CA 92103

Linda Vista Campus Middle/Upper School

6501 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
858 / 569-7900