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STAFF

Maggie Lea - Program Coordinator

Maggie Lea joins SVP Denver as the Program Coordinator. She is excited to help improve the SVP experience for Partners and Investees, as well as, take the communications and operations to the next level. Read More »

Pat Landrum - Executive Director

Pat Landrum joined SVP as Executive Director in 2011. Prior to SVP she was Executive Director of The Healthy Community Consortium in Petaluma, California from 2003- 2011 where she facilitated a community wide youth development initiative. She was Executive Director of The Civic Forum in Grand Junction, Colorado from 1994-2000. Prior to 1994, Landrum helped develop a national network of specialized neuro-rehabilitation centers and facilitated development of practice standards in cognitive rehabilitation. Read More »

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Joanne Bennett, Secretary

Joanne Bennett is the Founder and Principal Recruiter of National Recruiting Solutions and has been an SVP Partner since 2014. She has been the Lead Partner on multiple Investee projects and is highly engaged as a Board member. Read More »

Justin Folkestad, Investment Selection Committee Chair

Justin Folkestad works as VP of Finance at Rocky Mountain Water Works. Having joined SVP in July 2013 with his wife, Ashley, Justin has provided invaluable assistance to many SVP Denver Investees over the years, as well as working with SVP Denver staff on strategic mapping and processes. Read More »

Matt Jordan, Education & Engagement Committee Chair

Matt Jordan started his career as an AmeriCorps volunteer in the Mississippi Delta, which ignited a passion for [...] Read More »

Andrew Marshall, Board Chair

J. Andrew Marshall is the Vice-President and Co-Owner of Solidyn Solutions, Inc. Solidyn is a software development company specializing in software systems development for the defense and intelligence community. Andrew and his wife, Dawn, joined SVP Denver in 2014 and have worked on the Investment Selection Committee and with Investees Elevate and Clothes to Kids Denver. Andy joined the Board of Directors in August 2015. Read More »

Mark Newhouse, Impact Investing Committee Chair

Mark has been a SVP Denver partner since 2015, and currently serves on our Board of Directors. He currently serves as a General Partner for the Innosphere Fund, a seed venture capital fund that focuses on investing in early exit technology startup companies. He is spearheaded SVP Denver's efforts in impact investing with local social enterprise organizations. Read More »

Linda Peotter, Development Committee Chair

Linda Peotter is a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader with a deep philanthropic passion. She founded a scrap metal trading company, where she served as the President. She also holds various board of director positions for organizations including The Alzheimer's Association, CU Leeds Business School, Colorado Succeeds, and SVP Denver. She is currently the Lead Partner for our Investee engagement with The Women's Bean Project, a social enterprise organization that helps chronically unemployed women get back on their feet. Read More »

Pierre Powell

Pierre is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel who currently serves as President of PAMCO Investments Corp., a multi-specialty asset management corporation with concentration in oil & gas exploration and equity investment. Pierre recently spearheaded SVP Denver's Lead Partner program, and is an active Board member. Read More »

Maura Ridge, The Denver Foundation Liaison

Maura Ridge is the Senior Philanthropic Officer and Director of Professional Advisor Programs at The Denver Foundation. A former SVP Denver Partner, Maura joined the SVP Denver Board of Directors in August 2015, where she served for a year, and has recently re-joined the SVP Board as The Denver Foundation liaison. Read More »

Christiano Sosa

Christiano Sosa is the Executive Director of The Arc of Colorado, where he leads the staff and board to influence public policy, increase public awareness, support local chapters, and collaborate with national, state and local organizations to ensure all people in Colorado with intellectual and developmental disabilities have choices in how they live, learn, work, worship, and play. Having been the Director of Capacity Building & Philanthropic Partnerships at The Denver Foundation for 12 years prior to The Arc, he has been in integral part of SVP Denver over the years. Read More »

Merrill Stillwell

Merrill is a managing partner at Blue Mountain Investments, a small real-estate firm with operations in Denver and Vail Valley. Prior to that role, he was an analyst for Denver Investments. He joined SVP Denver in 2015 and has served on the our Board ever since. He is the liaison between Denver Active 20-30, a Denver-based nonprofit organization that raises over $1 million each year for children in our community. Read More »

Reggie Vegliante, Treasurer

Reggie is a retired corporate Treasurer with over 35 years of experience in corporate finance, banking and treasury with public companies and financial institutions. Reggie joined SVP Denver in 2014 and became the Board Treasurer in 2017. She has led multiple Investee projects, and has provided financial support to many other Investees since she has been with us. Read More »