The president and co-founder of Denver-based Northstar Investment Advisors majored in history and education in college, but it was only natural that he’d pivot to finance eventually; it’s in his blood.
Tanner McGraw started Apto in 2012 to provide a cloud-based CRM and deal management platform for commercial real estate brokers. Five years later, Apto holds enterprise agreements with five of commercial real estate’s top seven brands, and has 85 full-time employees — up from 27 in 2015.
Geologist-turned-brewer-turned-politician, Hickenlooper is the first governor with a brewing background since Sam Adams.
Money helps, but wealth by itself doesn’t connote power if the willingness to wield it is absent.
As Secretary of Technology and CIO for Colorado, Nallapati is responsible for a team of more than 900 people who deliver IT services to the executive branch agencies.
With an estimated net worth north of $10 billion, Anschutz has had a hand in just about every major industry in Colorado, from railroads to agriculture to music to tourism, since he bought out his father's oil drilling company in 1961.
Hancock's tenure at the city's helm has been marked by Denver's ascendance.
As one of the "Gang of Four" with Tim Gill, Jared Polis and Rutt Bridges, she spearheaded a progressive push that helped turn Colorado blue.
As chief innovation officer to Gov. John Hickenlooper, former Colorado Technology Association CEO Erik Mitisek works to advance entrepreneurship and innovation in the state, overseeing the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN), which hosts innovation summits and other events.
Kroenke is one of the most notable sports moguls on the planet. His Denver empire includes the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, the Pepsi Center, the Colorado Rapids, Dick's Sporting Goods Park and the Colorado Mammoth.
With a net worth of $7.2 billion, Malone is one of the giants of the cable industry. He served as CEO of Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI), the pioneering Denver company for more than 20 years before its 1999 acquisition by AT&T.
He's focused much of his energy on philanthropy since the company's 2011 sale, serving on the boards of Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Public Schools Foundation and University of Colorado Hospital.