When Nate Olsen starts work at Centura Health next month, he will be responsible for overseeing an enormous task: moving Penrose Community Hospital to St. Francis Medical Center. Olsen recently took time to tell CSBJ about himself and his business.
Like the subject of a Jack Kerouac novel, Ed Rudolph has covered a lot of ground during his 47-year sports and business career. From winning a silver medal in the 1962 Olympics for speed skating, setting a world record in 1963 and being inducted into the U.S. Speed Skating Hall of Fame, to founding a successful commercial real estate marketing and development company in Colorado Springs, he’s made quite a mark.
A long-standing player in the downtown retail arena, Laszlo Palos primed his creative skills for more than a decade before making a recent career move. His 11-year stint as general manager of Terra Verde and his volunteer involvement with various retail committees provided him the background to take on a new role as marketing director for the Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership.
During his 18 months on the job, David Ervin has embraced the mission of The Resource Exchange, a nonprofit organization founded to provide services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since he’s been on board, the organization has helped more than 1,800 children and adults with developmental disabilities, a 21 percent increase compared to the previous year.
Vinnie Persichetti grew up in “a very close, very tight Italian family” in small-town Pennsylvania. He’s the second-youngest of seven kids — three sisters, three brothers — and the only one to join the military. “My dad was an electrician so he made decent money, but we did not grow up well-to-do,” he said. “And […]
Stockman Kast Ryan & Co. was started in 1985 by two former Deloitte and Touche employees. Ten years later, they added a third partner, Eric Ryan. With more than 50 employees, the accounting firm provides business services to a variety of corporate clients.
The hardest part of Kathryn Curry’s job hasn’t been overseeing 180 employees and 1,500 clients during the past 10 years — it’s convincing families that their aging loved ones can benefit from her services. As local franchise owner of Home Instead Senior Care, Curry’s staff is responsible for taking care of non-medical needs for senior citizens. They cook, they clean, they run errands — and they’re involved in personal hygiene care as well.
An integral part of the Colorado Springs downtown business community since the 1980s, Morey Bean’s background includes a broad spectrum of professional projects, volunteerism and community involvement. From serving as a member of the design team for Nor’Wood Development’s Pikes Peak Place to working with fellow Southern Colorado American Institute of Architecture members on the recent “Great Streets, Great Skyline” project, he continues to bring creative concepts together with practical application.
Dave Rose has been a staple of the mass communication community in Colorado Springs for half a century. The just-retired chief public information officer for El Paso County spent a decade spreading the news to one of the state’s most populated regions, having moved to public relations after a long and storied career as a […]
No matter what jobs Jeff Schneider has held, he’s always gravitated toward numbers. It’s that inclination that landed him a variety of positions in public accounting and banking, and his experience working with large public corporations and small start-up companies provided him with the background necessary to build his own company.
As president of the Colorado Springs Hispanic Business Council and program manager for Onward to Opportunity, a veterans career transition nonprofit, Joe Aldaz has made it his mission to create employment and business opportunities for all in the region. A native of Raton, N.M., Aldaz found himself in Colorado Springs following an appointment to the […]
Sixteen years ago, Chris Sondermann and her then-husband Gary launched Terra Verde, a new kind of downtown retailer catering to a young, upscale, fashionable and largely female clientele. The store, in a renovated Victorian building on Tejon Street, is open and airy, lit by natural light from half a dozen skylights. The venture was an immediate success, and Terra Verde was soon recognized as one of downtown’s most successful retailers.