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 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.
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.
Eric Drennan is Shareholder and Board Secretary at Denver law firm, Holzer Patel Drennan. Eric combines his technical background in mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology with 10+ years of intellectual property (IP) legal experience to effectively and efficiently develop his clients’ IP assets. Eric’s practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, patent analysis, IP due diligence, and IP portfolio management. Eric works in a variety of technical areas including, for example, mechanical devices, manufacturing technology, propulsion systems, materials science, data storage systems, semiconductor devices, telecommunications, electronics, consumer goods, and Internet-based technology.
Reagan Freed, owner/founder at Solvere HR Consulting, is an accomplished HR executive with extensive experience supporting small, mid- and large businesses as they develop people strategies that support organizational goals. Her experience ranges across a wide variety of industries including engineering, construction, telecommunications and business process outsourcing (BPO). Reagan has experience working in the United States and internationally in Europe, Middle East, Australia/New Zealand, Liberia and many countries in Asia. She earned her Bachelor’s in Business Management from the University of Colorado, Denver and is a certified SHRM-SCP.