June 2020

Stephanie Amend

Stephanie Amend is the founder of Arrowhead Solutions, LLC; a full service solutions provider for government contracting and SBIR/STTR grants. Ms. Amend founded Arrowhead Solutions in 2009 after holding contract management positions in both government and private industry for nearly nine years. Arrowhead was formed with the goal of providing companies with the extra knowledge and manpower they need to succeed in the world of government contracting and innovation grants. Specializing in capture management, proposal preparation, contract management, subcontracts, accounting and compliance; Arrowhead provides skill sets not commonly available to many smaller government contractors and smaller technology ventures. Stephanie is a specialist speaker and consultant for SBDC TechSource, Colorado Emerging Ventures and the Technology Ventures Series on a variety of SBIR and Contracting topics including SBIR/STTR Basics, Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid in the SBIR/STTR World. Arrowhead Solutions, SBDC TechSource and other organizations partner on www.coloradosbir.com to increase timely information and education for Colorado’s SBIR and government contracting companies.

Courtney Berg

Courtney is a highly credentialed and gifted public speaker, with over three decades of experience in Human Resources and Operations Management.  During that time, she has held many management positions, from front-line supervisor to senior executive positions in both HR and operations. Courtney has worked with for-profit, not-for-profit clients in a myriad of industries including healthcare, insurance, hospitality, retail, education, technology, and manufacturing. She is passionate about HR issues, leading people, and designing management systems and philosophies to improve employee engagement, performance, and productivity. Courtney is a member of the Colorado Small Business Advisory Council was featured in “How to Conduct Annual Employee Reviews” in Inc. Magazine, a published author and a national speaker.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Management and both SHRM-SCP and SPHR professional certifications.  

Mark Casey

With over 30 years of experience in the commercial and investment real estate field, Mark Casey has assisted a wide range of entrepreneurs, private and public companies, as well as non-profit organizations, in successfully leasing over 1-million square feet of commercial and industrial space. Mark began his real estate career with Trammell Crow Company as a leasing agent in Charlotte, NC. Currently, Mark heads-up Tenant Wisdom, LLC an independent commercial brokerage providing tenant representation to companies throughout Denver/Boulder. Companies he has assisted included Twisted Pine Brewing, Boulder Ice Cream, Data Network Group, Botanical Interests, Haystack Mountain Goat Cheese and The Aquaponics Source. Mark holds an MBA degree from the Colgate Darden School at the University of Virginia and a BS Degree from the University of Missouri.

Cori Chavez

As a digital media producer and business consultant, I help small and medium businesses grow and thrive by:

1. Providing valuable and relevant design and digital marketing expertise in order to quickly get their online presence and brand running smoothly and productively.
2. Empowering business owners with the knowledge, tools, and ability to manage their online content, including e-commerce stores, video, interactive and social media.

My strong design and aesthetic capabilities allow me provide entrepreneurs with the branding, user experience, and digital design that reflects the heart and soul of their business. I dig deep to understand each company’s point of view, identity, and business goals so that the design and content are aligned with their identity, potential market and customer base.

Specializing in the Agile approach, I put my 20+ years of digital design experience and online business expertise to practical use so that companies can see a return from their online investment quickly, measured by engagement, lead generation, customer experience, and retention.

I am actively involved in the digital content ecosystem and have led meetups, participate in professional conferences, and volunteered to help integrate digital trends and best practices with community organizations.

Allie M. Clark, Esq.

Allie Clark is an Associate Attorney at Sage Law Group LLC. Her practice focuses on both the representation of early stage and mature private companies in connection with general corporate matters, capital raises and complex national and international M&A transactions, as well as the representation of venture capital investors in connection with equity and debt financing transactions and recapitalizations. Allie is licensed in Colorado and Massachusetts. Before joining Sage Law Group, she represented emerging growth and mature private companies in Boston, MA.

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