The membership directory now lists more than 600 companies and the board represents companies that employ 75,000 people – or half of the IT work force in Colorado.
Usry started as a driver for the fledgling craft brewery in 1991 and became director of brewing operations in 1995.
After operating several restaurants on the famous block, Hermanson led the group that bought Larimer Square in 1993.
Robbins has led the Lamar sunflower oil refinery since 2004. After buying a partner out of a joint venture, sales have boomed, with forecasts of $15 million in 2015 and $20 million in 2016.
Born from an act of Congress in 1916, the 68-employee Farm Credit of Southern Colorado will hit $1 billion in assets by the end of 2015.
“For the 15th year in a row, we’ve had our best clinical outcomes ever,” says Thiry of the company’s benchmarks. It’s no coincidence that this run started immediately after Thiry joined in 1999.
Leading the 501(c)4 dental insurance provider since 2001, Paul helped Delta Dental grow in Colorado with small and mid-sized companies as customers in 2015.
Opting to participate in the Affordable Care Act was a gamble, she notes, but the chance came in the form of growth: Kaiser Permanente Colorado has signed up 75,000 new customers since January 2014.
Working the phones for 24 of the past 30 years, Clark has overseen Denver’s economic development ascendance.
Cherian started Spirae in 2002 to make the technology for the smart, renewable-heavy, decentralized power grid of the future. Thirteen years later, that future has arrived.
Paul Berberian has steered the consumer robotics startup from Techstars Boulder to the Disney Accelerator last fall.
Brian Coppom worked corporate jobs in product development, industrial design and telecom before planting roots in an entirely new industry in October 2013: local agriculture.