COO Spotlight: Q&A With Ruth Garcia Of fear free pets

Ruth Garcia serves as the COO of Fear Free Pets. Fear Free provides online and in-person education to veterinary professionals, the pet professional community, and pet owners. Their courses are developed and written by the most respected veterinarians in the world and they have become one of the most transformative initiatives in the history of companion animal practice. Ruth’s passion for animals combined with her track record of building successful businesses and her business and academic acumen brought her to Fear Free. In her role as COO, Ruth is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Fear Free, including sponsor relations, strategic alliances, sales, strategy and CE course development. She manages a team of ten out of the Denver-based Fear Free office.

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President Spotlight: Q&A With Collin Jones Of Living As One

Collin Jones serves as the President of Living As One. Founded in 2014, Living As One fills a void in the professional video market for a highly resilient live streaming solution unlike any other. They now serve a growing number of multi-location nonprofit and for-profit organizations across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia through their Multisite Platform. The Multisite Platform is a turnkey streaming solution designed from the ground up to deliver video to remote locations with unprecedented reliability and quality. The complete offering includes Multisite Encoders for realtime video capture, LAN and Cloud distribution for scalable delivery, Multisite Decoders for live/DVR playback, and weekend support.

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CEO Spotlight: Q&A With Tod Earhart of Burlywood

Tod Earhart serves as Chief Executive Officer, President, and Manager at Burlywood Tech. They have proven ability to deliver innovative, customer-focused enterprise storage products to market; And a unique background in storage controller technology with HP, WD, AT&T, Micron, & InPhase. Burlywood’s history and IP stem from storage controller technology that was built to manage high defect and high error rate media. With decades of storage controller expertise, the Burlywood team has built an architecture that allows for rapid integration of customer specified requirements across interfaces, protocols, FTL, QoS, capacity, flash types, and form-factor.

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CEO Spotlight: Q&A With George Heinrichs of ANDE

George Heinrichs is the CEO of ANDE, the global leader in Rapid DNA. With a mission to use Rapid DNA to create a safer world, ANDE’s pioneering work is already having major impacts on a wide range of applications in the U.S. and internationally. They are the first firm to receive approval from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a rapid DNA identification platform that complies with new standards under the Rapid DNA Act of 2017.

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BEN Colorado Holiday Gift Guide

Our Network Companies have a lot to offer, and in an attempt to help with holiday shopping, we would like to present some gift ideas from growing companies in Colorado. Click here for some holiday inspiration!

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Convercent Drives Business Performance through Better Ethics

Poor ethical standards have crippled companies like Enron, Volkswagen, and Wells Fargo, which become examples of why it is necessary to maintain good business ethics. Patrick Quinlan, Co-Founder & CEO of Convercent, and Philip Winterburn, Co-Founder & CPO, saw promise in empowering companies by introducing an ethics platform that allowed companies to measure the ethical health of their organization.

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Evolve Vacation Rental Puts Homeowners First

While the vacation rental industry continues to grow at a breakneck pace, homeowners struggle with limited (and polarizing) options for listing their properties. Full-service property managers can be expensive, charging between 30% and 50% per booking. Managing your own vacation rental costs less but takes a lot of time and effort. To solve this dilemma, Brian Egan and Adam Sherry founded Evolve Vacation Rental in 2011…

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SecureSet is Preparing the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals

Cybersecurity became a nationwide concern in 2014 when Target and Home Depot security breaches became front-page news, and the demand for cybersecurity continues to increase—it is predicted there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity roles in 2021. Bret Fund, Founder & CEO of SecureSet, was formerly a professor when he recognized that traditional universities weren’t equipped to prepare students for roles in cybersecurity…

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CyberGRX Revolutionizes Third-Party Cyber Risk Management

Almost 66% of companies extensively or significantly rely on third-party vendors and 63% of data breaches are linked to a third party. As growing companies incorporate additional third parties, security risks become increasingly more difficult to manage. It was this challenge that brought Fred Kneip, Jay Leek, and other security professionals from companies like Aetna, ADP, and Blackstone together to design CyberGRX.

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Grand Junction's Bonsai Design Creates World-Class Outdoor Adventures

When Sarah and Thaddeus Shrader relocated to Grand Junction in 2004 for a job opportunity in aviation, they weren't expecting to find a passionate outdoor-focused community that would ignite their collective entrepreneurial spirit. Sarah started Bonsai Design in 2005 with her brother John, and a few years later, Thaddeus left his job as an airline pilot to join Bonsai Design as CEO. “Thad and I are married and business partners, and that can be tough,” Sarah said, describing how they have found a way to compliment one another’s leadership style…

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Notion Gives Homeowners Peace of Mind from a Distance

Brett Jurgens, CEO & Co-Founder of Notion, was inspired to create peace of mind for homeowners after receiving a call from Co-Founder & CTO, Ryan Margoles, who came home from work one day to find his dog spooked by a smoke alarm. During the call, Jurgens and Margoles resolved to create a smoke alarm that could send alerts to users anywhere. The two moved forward and conducted market research, which revealed that homeowners wanted to monitor other things…

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PeakMed Brings Back the Doctor-Patient Relationship with the help of Modern Tech

Mark Tomasulo, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of PeakMed, returned home after practicing medicine in the military and wasn’t certain how to continue his career in healthcare. Outside of the military, Tomasulo saw insurance creating barriers for individuals to afford and access healthcare, which made it difficult for patients to access their primary care doctor and prevented primary care doctors from practicing to their full ability. In 2014, Tomasulo founded PeakMed to focus on primary care and bring back the patient-doctor relationship.

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