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Colorado Technology Association announces 2014 celebrities for C-Level @ A Mile High

Monday, February 24, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Media Contact: Megan Ryan, Marketing & Events Director,

Colorado Technology Association announces 2014 celebrities for C-Level @ A Mile High
CH2M Hill, Arrow Electronics, Gates Corporation, ViaWest, Hunter Douglas, DaVita, OtterBox among featured companies

Denver, CO (February 24, 2014) –The Colorado Technology Association (CTA) hosts the annual C-Level @ A Mile High, which connects technology solution providers of all sizes with technology executives who have budgets to spend on innnovative solutions. On March 6, 2014, at Denver’s Sports Authority Field, over 1,200 industry leaders will connect on a personal and professional level at the largest technology business exchange in Colorado and CTA’s largest annual fundraiser.

More than 80 executives, titled "celebrities" for this event, will be in attendance representing more than 70 companies such asArrow Electronics, CH2M Hill, DaVita, Gates Corporation, Hitachi Data Systems, Hunter Douglas, National Jewish Health, OtterBox, ViaWestand many more. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on time with the executives whose planned projects match their business objectives. Each celebrity offers an outing oftheir choice to share with the winning bidder, which is an opportunity to create a lasting connection.

2014 Celebrities

AIMCO – Richard Brennan, SVP of IT

Ajubeo – Chuck Price, President &CEO

Ajubeo – Tom Whitcomb, CTO

Arapahoe County Government – David Bessen, Director and CIO

Arrow Electronics, Inc. – Peter Koliopoulos, VP NA Marketing Arrow ECS

Arrow Electronics, Inc. – Vincent Melvin, CIO

BI Incorporated, A GEO Group Company – Andrea Young, CIO/CTO, VP of Engineering and Development

Blue Ocean Enterprises – Greg Sparks, CIO

Center Partners Inc. – Jim Dunn, CEO

Center Partners Inc. – Scott Prater, VP of IT

CH2M HILL – David Anderson, Sr. VP and CIO

CH2M HILL – Craig Fletcher, CTO

Charter Communications – Charlie Bernard, VP of Commercial Service Delivery

Ciber – Mike Casullo, CIO

City & County of Denver – Scott Cardenas, CTO

City of Arvada – Michele Hovet, Deputy City Manager

Colorado Rockies Baseball Club – Bill Stephani, Sr. Director of Information Systems

Convercent – Philip Winterburn, Chief Product Officer & CTO

Convercent – Rex Young, VP of Technical Operations & Quality Assurance

Crocs Inc. – Rob Grant, Sr. Director of Global Technology

Crocs Inc. – Brian Horsman, VP of IT

Crocs Inc. – Stephen Katsirubas, SVP & CIO

DaVita, Inc. – Alan Cullop, CTO

DaVita, Inc. – Steve Oberg, CISO

DB Schenker – Geoff Mansell, VP, Headof Infrastructure,Americas Region

Denver Health Hospital – Jeffrey Pelot, CTO

Dice Holdings, Inc. – Klavs Miller, SVP of Technology

DigitalGlobe – Scott Hicar, SVP Global Technology Services, CIO

Dizzion, Inc. – Manny Ladis, Co-Founder & SVP

Dizzion, Inc. – Steve Prather, Co-Founder & CEO

EchoStar Corporation – Mike Marcotte, Global Chief Digital Officer

Enabled Energy – Jon DeRidder, CEO

FirstBank – Albert Kendrick, CTO

Front Porch Digital – Geoff Tognetti, SVP Engineering

Front Porch Digital – Mark Pougnet, CFO

Gates Corporation – Steve Dills, Global IT Director

Gates Corporation – Kishore Nayak, SVP & CIO

Green House Data – Shawn Mills, President & CEO

GTRI – Steve Foster, COO

HSS Inc. – Marina Johnson, CIO

Hunter Douglas – Rob Meilen, VP & CIO

Intrawest – JeffGrayson, SVP & CIO

IQ Navigator – Sherri Hammons, CTO

LabAnswer – Mark Everding, CEO

Lightstream – Jim Cassell, CEO

National Jewish Health – Judy McCarthy, CTO

NCM Media Networks – Chuck Frederick, CIO

NCM Media Networks – Al Rosabal, COO

Open Scan – Nadine Lange, CEO

OtterBox– Mike Dalke, Interim IT Director

PDC Energy – James Gaulke, VP of IT

Pearson – Aref Matin, EVP/CTO

Ping Identity – Andre Durand, CEO

Pinnacol Assurance – Robert Norris, CIO

Probuild – Dom Maddalone, VP of IT Infrastructure & CTO

QEP Resources – Jamie Culter, CIO

Qwikcart – Chris Poelma, CEO

ReadyTalk – Dan Cunningham, CTO

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. – Chris Laping, CIO

SendGrid – Jim Franklin, CEO

SharpShooter Imaging – Sean McGrane, Dir of IT

Sports Authority – Alan McCrary, Dir Infrastructure and Operations

Square Two Financial – Dan Parks, VP IT Operations and Infrastructure

Square Two Financial – Bill Weeks, SVP and CIO

Stream Communications – Xavier Coto, VP of Global Infrastructure

Swiftpage – Amar Amarnath, CIO

Swiftpage – John Oechsle, President & CEO

Swiftpage – Bob Ogdon, Chairman

TELUS International – Michael Ringman, CTO

TrackVia – Marc Haverland, CTO

TrackVia – Pete Khanna, CEO

TUFFSHED – Lorin Cook, CIO

Urban Lending Solutions – Michael Alden, Sr. VP of Home Retention Operations

ViaSat, Inc. – Jim Elliot, VP Technical Operations

ViaWest, Inc. – Jason Carolan, CTO

ViaWest, Inc. – Mike Krza, CFO

ViaWest, Inc. – Nancy Phillips, CEO

ZOLL – Scott Ford, VP Operations and IT

Hundreds of millions of dollars in potential business is available for attendees offering technology solutions to C-level celebrities – that is business that could stay in Colorado as a result of this event. Celebrities volunteer their time at C-Level @ A Mile High, which is the association’s largest fundraising activity each year.

This event would not be possible with the sponsorship support of the following businesses:

ViaWest, Comcast Business Class, CommVault , Compri Consulting, GTRI, Oracle, Zunesis, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, ServiceNow, Ping Identity, Aspenware, Financial Force, Juniper, Virtual Armor, Code42, Kovarus, Veeam Software, Neudesic, Bradsby Group, Zayo Group, Windstream,, Green House Data, Compuware, Level 3 Communications, Accuvant, Judge Group, Innovar Group, Palo Alto Network, Aerohive, OCx, KPMG, DISYS, ColoradoBiz Magazine, and BizWest Media.

Learn more about the event and view celebrity profiles at

Note to the media:Please contact Megan Ryan at 303.592.4069 or for a complimentary media pass to attend. Preregistration is required. Contact Megan at 505.321.7367 the night of the event.


About Colorado Technology Association:The Colorado Technology Association (CTA) leads the network of companies and professionals fueling Colorado's economy, through technology. Since 1994, the association has represented Colorado’s technology industry, one of the fastest growing industries in the state.The CTA leads an inclusive network that benefits our member community, advocates for a pro-business and technology-friendly climate, influences the development of a robust talent pipeline and leads initiatives to help companies grow. For more information on Colorado Technology Association, please call 303.592.4070 or visit

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