John Morrisroe is a busy man. He runs three companies in Colorado Springs (Gutter Helmet of Southern Colorado, Beauty Bath of the Rockies and Rocky Mountain Awnings), and is expanding into the Denver market. And despite what might seem like an impossible juggling act, he maintains the focus that quality delivery isn’t just expected, it’s required.
As director of the Catamount Institute, Eric Cefus is responsible for its teaching and conservation programs. The organization has a number of programs designed to reach students and teachers, because Cefus believes ecological stewardship will also help combat the nation’s obesity and diabetes epidemic.
Some of best advice newly elected Mayor Nick Gradisar has received came from the man at the helm in Colorado Springs. “Mayor [John] Suthers told me to make a strong effort to develop that cooperative, collaborative relationship with the city council as this new system of government takes off,” he said. “I think it’s important […]
Charlie Lucy came to Colorado Springs as a cadet at the Air Force Academy. Now, after retiring from the military, he’s using that experience to help companies grow and obtain government business. He was staff judge advocate at the academy — and went to work for Holland & Hart after his military service. Lucy recently took time to tell the CSBJ about himself and his business.
Colorado Springs native Niki Moore recently became the executive director of Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers. She has more than 10 years of experience in the criminal justice field and said the two things she enjoys most about her job is working through Colorado’s complex, multi-level justice system and the camaraderie that is present in the criminal justice field, which is not typically found in other professions.
While doctors often have privileges at both Colorado Springs hospitals, it’s rare for upper level administrative staff to make that leap. But Mike Scialdone has. After working at Penrose-St. Francis Health Center for three years, he moved earlier this month to Memorial Health System.
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.
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 group director of the Center for Creative Leadership, Joan Gurvis is responsible for developing tomorrow’s leaders and helping today’s leaders through a focus on education and research.<br> Gurvis is responsible for implementing programs that are specific to the city and its leadership.<br> She took time recently to tell the CSBJ about herself and her organization.<br>
Nine years ago, Alicia Archibald was a Business Journal Rising Star. Now she’s a leading light in the Colorado Springs recycling community. Raised on a farm in Navarro, Texas, Archibald moved to Colorado Springs with her family in December 1989. Archibald, who studied business administration at the University of Phoenix, joined the Clean Air Campaign […]
Ann King started working at BKD before she finished college. She now serves as the company’s health care leader and is involved in accounting and auditing, practice management, third-party reimbursement and other financial issues. King also is president of the Health Care Financial Management Association. HFMA has more than 34,000 members who work in the health care industry. The organization’s goal is to provide education, analysis and guidance to health care financial professionals.
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.