After venturing more than 30 times from the U.S. to China, Eric Moraczewski is no amateur at doing business abroad. Establishing a resourceful network across borders, the 34-year-old CEO founded FDI Strategies LLC in November 2013 — getting mid-tier firms plugged into foreign markets, assisting foreign clients in establishing a U.S. presence and helping domestic […]
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Mary Coleman graduated in 2000 from Harrison High School — and hasn’t slowed down since. Starting as an administrative assistant at Memorial Hospital, she’s now the manager of network provider relations for Colorado Health Neighborhoods (CHN) at Centura Health. In this role, she manages provider relations strategy across Colorado for the largest integrated physician network […]
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Harris Kalofonos and the ancient Olympic Games didn’t start too far apart. Kalofonos, 33, was born and raised in Athens, Greece, near Olympia, where the Games originated. He earned an undergraduate degree in physical education from a Greek university, spent a couple of  years in the Greek army’s special forces, interned with the U.S. Olympic […]
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For the son of a summer camp director, the value of healthy living and outdoor experiences was never lost on Andrew VanDerWege. The Colorado Springs native went to camp each summer until leaving to attend University of Colorado at Boulder, where he graduated in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies. After more than […]
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Ian Johnson is a broad thinker with broad experience. As the sustainability director at Colorado College, he said he’s taken a sociological approach — giving students the information and tools, while letting them identify what’s important and needed on campus and in Colorado Springs. “Most of the change and drive for change on campus comes […]
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Jonathon Bell, 25, is the CEO of Colorado Springs-based Rainmaker, “the world’s most powerful fundraising automation software.” Bell’s company creates opportunities for organizations to attract and engage donors and supporters online more efficiently. The Arkansas native began his company in October 2014 and his client base has climbed more than five times over. Bell spoke […]
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Charlie Dunn and Mark Perrault entered the wealth management industry with Northwestern Mutual in Colorado Springs from different paths and backgrounds. They hail from separate states and came to the Pikes Peak region for different reasons. But eight years ago the two started their careers  at Northwestern Mutual and sparked a friendship that would eventually […]
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Lacie Richardson’s Colorado lineage runs deep. Going back four generations, she is one of the first of her kin to ever leave the state. While speaking with the Business Journal, Richardson recalls her first trip to Alaska as a college student, reciting the names of the exotic-sounding ports — Togiak, Egegik, Sitka — from which […]
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Craig Mount, owner of the digital marketing firm Classy Brain, never wanted to start his own company. He changed his mind when he recognized a critical need for change in the digital marketing industry. Originally from Rapid City, S.D., the 29-year-old journalism major dropped out of college and moved to Colorado to build a career […]
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Ian Lee experienced living and working in each region of the country before he discovered his true calling as an entrepreneur in his hometown of Colorado Springs. Lee, 30, grew up in the Springs before he attended school in Nebraska and Arkansas, and then worked in Los Angeles and New York. Finally, he returned home […]
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Who opens a restaurant on a dare? Sean Fitzgerald can answer that one. After a disappointing night out, Fitzgerald, 35, was running down a laundry list of complaints about the restaurant they’d just left, when his wife dared him to open his own. Forty days later, he signed a lease — and The Wobbly Olive […]
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Colorado Springs native Tiffany Colvert, 32, is a woman working in a realm dominated by men: commercial real estate sales and leasing. The only woman in the field at NAI Highland, Colvert said her gender has only helped her business career. With a bachelor’s degree in city planning and urban development, Colvert volunteers in six […]
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