The Jake Jabs Center’s advisory council includes some of Denver’s – and Colorado’s – most recognized entrepreneurs, innovators, business leaders and attorneys.
Owner & CEO, Launchpad Ventures
Partner, Holland and Hart
Co-Founder & President, Foundation for Global Scholars
President, SAF Tehnika North America
Kelly Quann Bianucci
Managing Principal, Discover Capital LLC
President & CEO, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Crestone Capital LLC – Retired
Doug has more than 38 years of experience in global financial and business management. He recently retired as the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) and Chief Operating Officer of Crestone Capital LLC (“Crestone”), a Boulder-based independent wealth management firm with over $2.2 billion in client capital under management. Doug was a founding partner of Crestone in 2001 and continues to serve on the Advisory Board for Crestone.
Doug received his BS degree in Accounting from Miami University. He held a FINRA Series 27 license as the Financial Operations Principal for Crestone. Doug is a CPA licensed (inactive) in the State of Colorado.
President, Standard Alcohol
Partner & Senior Client Advisor, Crestone
Founder & CEO, U-Fulfilled
Robert brings 29 years of medical device-related strategic and tactical marketing experience from Abbott Laboratories, Kodak®/Amersham® Diagnostics, 3M®/Terumo® Healthcare, and nine years in a senior marketing leadership role at Medtronic® Cardiovascular. Having been involved with two medical device startups, he is well versed in product development, regulatory and reimbursement, as well as strategies for initial product commercialization and sales success. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the Healthcare Finance Managers Association (HFMA) and the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM).
Co-Managing Partner, Michael Best
Co-Founder and CEO, Oakbay LLC
Corporate Attorney, Cooley, LLP
CEO & Founder of BASE Education
James is an accomplished U.S. and international healthcare business executive with over 25 years of experience. He has held leadership positions in several medical device and technology startups as well as global companies, such as Johnson & Johnson®, Cordis®, Guidant Corporation®, Edwards Lifesciences® and Sorin Group®. With a strong background in executive roles such as sales, global training, corporate accounts and healthcare economics, he created his first consulting company in 2008 and has built several others since. In addition to his consulting engagements, James also sits on several boards of medical and digital health companies as an advisor.
Chief Operating Officer, Wazee Street Capital Management
Founder, Strativity Partners, Co.
Founder, Ball Dynamic International, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer, University of Colorado Foundation
Associate Professor & MS International Business Director, CU Denver
Chester N. Winter
Co-Founder, New West Capital Partners