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Colorado Technology Association announces 2015 celebrities for C-Level @ A Mile High

Monday, March 9, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Media Contact:  Megan Ryan, VP of Marketing & Events, 303.592.4069,


Colorado Technology Association announces 2015 celebrities for C-Level @ A Mile High

Arrow Electronics, ViaWest, CH2M Hill, Crocs, DaVita, Intrawest, Vail among featured companies for March 19th tech industry event


Denver, CO (March 8, 2015) – 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 innovative solutions.  More than  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 on March 19, 2015 at Denver’s Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium.


More than 55 executives, titled “celebrities“ for this event, will be in attendance representing companies such as Arrow Electronics, CH2M Hill, Crocs, DaVita, DigitalGlobe, HunterDouglas,  Intrawest, QEP Resources, Western Union, Vail Resorts, ViaWest and many more.  Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on time with the executives whose planned IT projects match their business objectives.  Each celebrity offers an outing of their choice to share with the winning bidder, which is an opportunity to create a lasting connection.


2015 Celebrities


acumen digital – Michael Marcotte, CEO
Air Methods – Doni Perry, VP, Information Technology
ARCADIS – Mark Endry, NA CIO & SVP Global Infrastructure
Arrow Electronics – Peter Koliopoulos, VP NA Marketing
BI Incorporated, A GEO Group Company – Andrea Young, CIO
Blue Ocean Enterprises – Rob Rhyne, Director, IT & Information Security
CH2M HILL – Craig Fletcher, CTO
CH2M HILL – David Anderson, SVP, CIO
Children's Hospital Colorado – Andrew Blackmon, CTO
CIO Source – Greg Sparks, President
Colorado Rockies Baseball Club – Bill Stephani, Sr.
Director, Information Systems
Crocs – Rob Grant, IT Sr Director
Crocs – Brian Horsman, VP – IT
Crocs – Stephen Katsirubas, SVP & CIO
DaVita Healthcare Partners – Alan Cullop, CIO & SVP
DaVita Healthcare Partners – Sibito Morley, VP, IT Operations
Denver Health Hospital – Jeffrey Pelot, CTO
Denver Health Hospital – Timothy Brannigan, Assoc. CIO
Dice Holdings – Klavs Miller, CTO
DigitalGlobe – Jeff Robertson, SVP & CIO
DISH – John Swieringa, SVP & CIO
Ebags – Mike Frazzini, VP of Technical Ops & Business Intelligence
Ebags – Rob Cassidy, President & COO (Interim CEO)
FirstBank – Albert Kendrick, CIO
Group Voyagers – Ken Migaki, CIO
Helix Education – John Vice, VP, IT Operations
HomeAdvisor – Brandon Ridenour, CTO/CPO
HOSTING – Darrell Hyde, CTO
HSS Inc. – Marina Johnson, CIO
HunterDouglas – Rob Meilen, VP & CIO Information Technology
Intrawest – Jeff Grayson, SVP, CIO
IQNavigator – Sherri Hammons, CTO
Jacobs Entertainment Inc. – Steve Edwards, IT Director
Level 3 Communications – Jack Waters, CTO
M.D.C. Holdings – Kelly Taga, VP & CIO
OtterBox – Mike Dalke, Sr Director of IT
PDC Energy – James Gaulke, VP Information Technology
Ping Identity – Andre Durand, CEO
Ping Identity – John Cannava, VP of Information Systems
Pinnacol Assurance – Robert Norris, VP of Strategic Development & CIO
QEP Resources – Jamie Cutler, CIO
Quark Software – Gavin Drake, VP of Marketing
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers – Chris Laping, CIO
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers – Evan Eakin, VP, Information Technology
SquareTwo Financial – Bill Weeks, SVP & CIO
Swiftpage – Amar Amarnath, CIO
Swiftpage – Bob Ogdon, Chairman & Founder
Swiftpage – John Oechsle, President & CEO
UDR – Scott Wesson, SVP, CIO
Urban Fulfillment Services – Michael Alden, Sr. VP HRO
Vail Resorts – Tim April, VP of IT
Vail Resorts – Robert Urwiler, EVP/CIO
ViaWest – Jason Carolan, CTO
ViaWest – Peter Strauss, COO
Western Union – Darius Jack, VP of IT Infrastructure & Operations
Zayo – Christian Teeft, VP of Cloud Architecture
ZOLL – Scott Ford, VP Operations & IT

View all celebrity profiles.


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

This event would not be possible with the sponsorship support of the following businesses: ViaWest, Hitachi Data Systems, Compri Consulting, Aspenware, CommVault, GTRI, Comcast Business, One Neck, ServiceNow, Veeam, Zayo, Delphix, Cloudera, ExaGrid, Software AG, Ping Identity, CGI, Dynatrace, Telesphere, Zunesis, Quantum, ReadyTalk, FORTRUST, ConnectandSell, Synoptek, Schomp BMW, Innovation & Tech Today, BizWest Media, ColoradoBiz Magazine, V3 Media, Wayin, Green House Data, and The Judge Group. View all sponsors.

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. Pre-registration is required. Contact Megan at 720.468.2244 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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