Leaders of MapQuest, Arrow and Reed Join CTA’s Board of Directors
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Posted by: Catharine Lurie
MapQuest along with Arrow’s CEO and Reed Group’s CTO Join Colorado Technology Association’s Board of Directors
DENVER – April 4, 2012 – Colorado Technology Association (CTA) announced today that
Christian Dwyer, GM, MapQuest, Mike Jones, CEO, Arrow Holdings and David Roberts, CTO, Reed Group were named to CTA’s Board of Directors at their recent 2012 board meeting.
"With the appointment of Dwyer, Jones and Roberts, CTA was able to tap some of Colorado’s top influential business leaders that will create an even stronger and more influential
board to advise and represent Colorado’s technology community and interests,”
said Steve Foster, President and CEO of the Colorado Technology Association.
"I have been involved in the Colorado Technology Association as an advisor for years and am thrilled to join the CTA Board of Directors,” said Dwyer. "MapQuest has called Colorado home for more than 15 years and our success is due in part to staying tapped into our consumers, evolving with the industry, and keeping involved with the tech community through organizations who represent new and more veteran businesses such as CTA.”
Christian is MapQuest’s general manager, responsible for overall strategy and direction of the company. He oversees business operations including product management, business
development, marketing, sales, finance and planning. Previously, Dwyer served as MapQuest’s vice president of operations, responsible for strategic partnerships and the B2B business group, where he managed product, revenue and distribution of the web-service
technology platform. Prior to joining MapQuest, Dwyer was an original member of Driveoff.com, an online auto buying service, where he was vice president of business operations Dwyer also founded Navidec, a software development company focused on Internet applications and services. Prior to Navidec, Dwyer started ACI Components, a technology import and distribution firm for Japanese manufacturers. He holds a MS degree in finance from the University of Colorado, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics
from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Mike has been the technology leader for some of the country’s most innovative and dynamic companies. Most recently, Mike was CEO of datAvail and will continue his position as
Chairman of the Board. Prior to datAvail, Mike was the CEO of (i)Structure, now a Wipro company that offers a full range of IT outsourcing services to customers around the globe. Prior to his CEO roles, Mike was CIO for Level 3 Communications – a company supplying
Fortune 1000 companies with sophisticated, fiber-based IP communication services. His organization was responsible for the worldwide operations of all of Level 3’s information and network management systems, including Corporate and Network Security. Before
joining Level 3, Mike was Vice President and CIO for Corporate Express. As part of the executive team, he helped the company go public and successfully complete more than 100 mergers and acquisitions. Mike helped transform Corporate Express from a private,
regional office products company, with revenues of less than $300 million, to a $4 billion global corporation, providing essential business products and services to large organizations. Mike started his IT career at Andersen Consulting where he spent 12 years
working his way to Associate Partner in Andersen Consulting’s Advanced Technology Group. Mike is a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in accounting, with a minor in computer science, and completed his
CPA examination in 1984. He is an active leader in the IT community, serving on several Boards of Directors for emerging technology companies. Mike, his wife and two children live in the Boulder area and he likes to golf, ski and fish.
David Roberts leads Reed Group's software business. He is responsible for LeavePro product definition and development, client service, implementation, and system operations. Mr.
Roberts brings Reed Group and its clients twenty years of enterprise software experience including development, implementation and enterprise-wide change in large private and public sector organizations. Most recently, he was a top advisor to John Hickenlooper
as the Chief Services Officer for the City and County of Denver. In this role, he brought private sector management skills to improve the City's customer and business operations. Prior to the City, Mr. Roberts was a Partner with Accenture (formerly Andersen
Consulting), where he ran numerous consulting practices and Fortune 500 client engagements for 17 years. Mr. Roberts holds a BA in History from Dartmouth College.