Jordan and Henry form a dynamic consulting team, combining their unique strengths and experiences to deliver exceptional results. Jordan's ability to see the big picture while managing details, coupled with his expertise in operations and branding, brings a holistic approach to their projects. Henry's sales and marketing background, along with his strategic thinking and startup experience, adds a valuable perspective. Together, they offer a comprehensive skill set, a passion for excellence, and a problem-solving attitude that allows them to deliver outstanding value to their clients.
Henry has six years of experience in Sales and Marketing. Henry started his career working in strategy and account management at Crispin Porter Bogusky’s London office, supporting new creative campaign launches and brand strategy for clients in the airline and hospitality industries. He spent five years at MVF, a global lead generation company, in a variety of sales and leadership roles. At MVF, Henry helped clients across B2B SaaS, Senior/Healthcare and Home Services verticals. He built custom lead generation solutions for his clients and helped drive new vertical growth for MVF.
Henry is now pursuing an MBA at CU Boulder, Leeds School of Business with a focus on Finance and Entrepreneurship. He has had the opportunity to work within the startup community as a member of the Venture Capital Investment Competition Team, as well as working with local startups in the CPG, Outdoor Industry and Health/Wellness industries, consulting on market fit, financial analysis and sales process.
In his free time Henry loves to take advantage of everything Colorado has to offer. Henry loves to go see live music in Denver, Cheer on the Avalanche and play in the mountains. He is excited to bring his wide range of experience to the ES team in 2023!
Jordan was described by a former employer as “one of the unusual people who is able to see the forest and the trees at the same time.” Managing all the details while maintaining focus on the big picture enables him to deliver outstanding value as a consultant.
For roughly a decade, Jordan was the Operations Manager at a small company in Chicago that produced communications equipment and associated metal and electronic accessories. His primary responsibilities were to manage people, projects, and processes, which all became strengths through years of on-the-job training. Under his guidance, the company grew 3x to become the market leader within the niche emergency communications sector of the security industry. This included overseeing development of a new generation of equipment which won both product and marketing awards.
Jordan graduated college with an English degree and has always had a talent and love for precision in language. This led to him leading branding and marketing efforts at the manufacturing company where he oversaw a complete transformation of written and visual materials.
Outside of work, Jordan can often be found running around Denver’s many trails or in the kitchen baking high-carb treats to fuel his marathon training. Having worn many hats at a company in the process of re-inventing itself, Jordan brings a wide range of skills and a problem-solving attitude to the consulting process. While championing excellence, he knows when not to let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
Our Advisory Board is a group of accomplished professionals who bring immense value to our firm. With their extensive expertise and diverse backgrounds, our advisors contribute a wealth of insights and strategic guidance that enrich our consulting services. Their collective wisdom and industry knowledge empower us to provide comprehensive solutions, navigate complex challenges, and drive sustainable growth for our clients. Together, we form a dynamic partnership that combines academic excellence with real-world experience, ensuring our clients receive the highest level of strategic guidance and business acumen.
Erick Mueller has founded four businesses. Three have done OK and one was a flaming failure. His current venture, Funovation, has 332 locations in 29 countries around the world. He’s survived to share his experiences with others and is a teacher at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado. He helps with programs that inspire and empower disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the slums of Africa, South America and Europe. He truly believes entrepreneurship can change the world! He loves adventuring in the mountains with his family and lab. Oh, and he has 11 siblings…
Betsy Klein joined the Deming Center in February 2022, and manages the Center's graduate student co-curricular entrepreneurship programming. She has over seven years of experience in higher education, focusing on executive education and entrepreneurial leadership program development at Stanford University. She has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee. Betsy loves spending her free time hiking the Flatirons and biking to local breweries.
Marcy is a leading Healthcare Technology expert and community leader. Marcy helps companies quickly identify and navigate the critical path to growth through fast paced, complex digital transformation. She makes the strategic decisions and risk observations needed for business continuity and proposes plans for immediate implementation to help companies quickly reinvent themselves to ensure continued success.
She is an established executive leader serving in both public and private companies who creates transformation through innovation, new revenue models and operational redesign. Marcy has led multi-product portfolio businesses and managed $50- $350M software P&Ls while expanding the addressable market for these businesses and driving innovation. She actively mentors leadership and helps leaders develop winning cultures.
Michael Szymanski is a seasoned business professional with expertise in entrepreneurship, consulting, and business development. With a background spanning diverse sectors, including finance, education, and technology, he has excelled in driving growth and innovation. As an Expert Consultant in Entrepreneurship at the World Bank Group, Michael provides guidance to entrepreneurs and conducts trainings on fundraising, sales strategies, and more. He also serves as a part-time faculty member at the University of Colorado Boulder, teaching courses on Entrepreneurial Finance and Business Planning. With experience as a business owner, firefighter, and senior consultant, Michael's impactful contributions have made a lasting impression.
Liz has 8 years of experience as an entrepreneur and consultant. Liz got her start working with an early-stage Ag-tech start-up company in Valparaiso, Chile as the Chief Creative Officer, where she supervised the marketing and branding team. She has experience working directly with start-up accelerator programs and government funded economic development programs. She was a founder at Truth Consultants, a boutique consulting firm, specializing in business development for CBD-hemp and cannabis firms in the agriculture industry. Liz is an experienced project manager. She has consulting experience leading small to medium sized teams specializing in business planning, product development and branding, and operational development training for employees. In her spare time Liz enjoys creating and showing her art, including oil paintings, watercolors, and murals.
Josh spent the last 9 years in a variety of leadership roles in a variety of companies ranging from 15 to 5,000 employees. He started his career as a mergers and acquisitions valuation analyst, providing modeling and transaction advisory services. Josh then transitioned to the startup world, where he worked with a rapidly scaling company and refined his skills in leading a team, managing operations, implementing change, building lasting partnerships, and rolling out marketing plans. Josh graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Finance and recently completed his MBA at the University of Colorado - Boulder. In his free time, Josh enjoys hiking with his dog, training jiu jitsu, snowboarding, and making pizza.