10TH MARCH 2016

Colorado Tech Association's top 10 IT leaders named

Denver Business Journal

The Colorado Technology Association has ranked the 10 most influential local technology and IT executives ahead of the tenth edition of the association’s giant annual fundraising schmoozefest Thursday.

The CTA’s C-Level at Mile High event packs the conference space within the Denver football stadium this evening, raising money for the association’s programs.

More than 1,200 people attend to network, eat and find business opportunities. Many bid for one-on-one time with executive “celebrities” of the local tech and corporate IT world who volunteer their time to help the CTA raise money.

“The community’s support and continued support for C-Level over the years has been incredible,” said Erik Mitisek, the outgoing CEO of CTA. “Ten years in, the organization is more determined than ever to carry out its mission of advancing Colorado’s tech industry.”

The organization assessed which of the executives in the Denver metro area rank as the most influential.

The list is based on the size of the executives’ companies, the size of their IT departments and annual budget, the geographic scope of their business, how much business is done in Colorado and the executives’ talent and community impact.

The top technology business leaders for 2016 are:

  • - David Anderson, senior vice president & CIO, CH2M
  • - Scott Cardenas, CIO, City and County of Denver
  • - Alan Cullop, CIO, DaVita Healthcare Partners
  • - Mark Endry, Global CTO, Arcadis
  • - Jeff Grayson, senior vice president & CIO, Intrawest
  • - Michael Marcotte, CEO, Acumen Digital
  • - Rob Meilen, vice president & CIO, Hunter Douglas
  • - Vincent Melvin, CIO, Arrow Electronics
  • - John Swieringa, executive vice president of operations, Dish Network
  • - Robert Urwiler, executive vice president & CIO, Vail Resorts

Greg Avery covers tech, telecom, aerospace, bioscience and media for the Denver Business Journal and writes for the "TechFlash" blog. Phone: 303-803-9222.