Broncos VP of finance resigns

The Denver Broncos confirmed on Friday that their vice president of finance for the past seven years has left the organization.

 Jim Barlow, 51, had been vice president of finance for the Broncos since April 2003. Efforts Friday to reach Barlow were unsuccessful, but Patrick Smyth, the Broncos’ executive director of media relations, said Barlow’s departure became effective last week.

Barlow’s successor is Justin Webster.

“I don’t have any other comment other than just to confirm Jim is no longer with us,” Smyth said. “That’s the extent of it. Justin is the VP of finance.”

This move comes amid rumors of bigger changes within the Broncos. Early this year, rumors surfaced that Broncos owner Pat Bowlen might sell the team, with Stan Kroenke mentioned most often as a prospective suitor. Kroenke already owns the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, the Denver Nuggets and owns a minority share of the NFL’s St. Louis Rams.

Bowlen, however, said in February that rumors of a sale were false.

Prior to joining the Broncos, Barlow, a 1981 graduate of the University of Colorado, had served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for the University of Colorado Foundation from 1999 to 2002 and also served as independent counsel for several Denver corporations.

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