Colorado small businesses are less likely to change health insurers for the upcoming year, even as they anticipate continued price increases, according to the second-annual Delta Dental of Colorado Small Business Survey.
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Lynn M. Mitton, CPA, MT, MPA, has become a shareholder of Flewelling & Co. PC, a certified public accounting firm in Louisville. Mitton had been the tax manager of the firm for the past two years and will continue to concentrate her practice in tax preparation, tax planning and consultation.
Elyse Foster, founder of Boulder-based Harbor Financial Group Inc., was appointed to the advisory board for the Burridge Center for Finance at the University of Colorado-Boulder. The center is committed to educating and preparing competent, responsible and ethical investment managers. The advisory board is composed of members from a variety of industries within the financial services sector partnering with the center’s leadership to advance its mission.
Attorney Cindy Schonhaut has been appointed division director of the Office of Consumer Counsel at Colorado’s Department of Regulatory Agencies. Schonhaut has more than 25 years experience in telecommunications public policy. She will begin the new job on Jan. 2.
North Vista Medical Center, with offices in Longmont, Firestone and Boulder, added Dr. Carrie Wilcox to its team. Wilcox is a board-certified family medicine practitioner who received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed her residency at Denver’s Rose Family Medicine Residency. She specializes in full-spectrum family medicine, with interest in minor office procedures, sports medicine and pediatrics.
Louisville-based Envysion Inc., a provider of managed video as a service, hired Tim Dillon as vice president of sales. Dillon has 15 years experience in selling SaaS for startups and older companies. Prior to joining Envysion, Dillon was vice president of sales at Cision overseeing the growth, support and retention of more than 6,500 SaaS customers. Dillon was responsible for Cision’s U.S. client-base, managing all aspects of customer experience as well as growing the sales team.
Broomfield-based ForeignExchange Translations Inc. hired Dana Weiss, as director of linguistic validation. ForeignExchange provides linguistic validation, globalization consulting, software localization and medical translation solutions to clients for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Weiss will lead the expansion of ForeignExchange’s linguistic validation offering and brings 10 years of experience within patient reported outcomes. Weiss’ experience includes working with authors of internationally recognized instruments, as well as global teams of linguists and clinicians to validate them into more than 50 languages.
Boulder-based Rally Software Development Corp. (NYSE: RALY), named Angela T. Tucci as the company’s first chief marketing officer. Tucci will lead Rally’s worldwide marketing efforts, including strategy, branding and product marketing. Tucci has more than 17 years experience leading, developing and executing global marketing and strategy initiatives. She most recently served as chief strategy officer for Symantec Corp., and prior to that was chief strategy officer at NEON Enterprise Software. She co-founded cloud-computing company Terraspring in 1999, which was later acquired by Sun Microsystems Inc., and co-founded Indicative Software in 2003, which was acquired by CA/Nimsoft.
Attorney Carlos F. Cruz-Abrams has become a partner at Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC, a law firm with offices in Denver and Boulder. Cruz-Abrams will become a shareholder Jan. 1. His practice focuses on corporate finance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, private equity and venture capital. Cruz-Abrams has experience representing companies on Securities & Exchange Commission matters, and working with companies at all stages, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, on their general corporate matters. Prior to joining KKO in 2012, Cruz-Abrams was an associate in the New York City office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
Attorney Sarah Guske has become a partner at Cooley LLP’s office in Broomfield. Guske’s practice focuses on patent litigation with emphasis on software and electronics. She also has litigation experience involving trademarks, trade dress and unfair competition.
Longmont-based nonprofit First Nations Development Institute hired Sonya Todacheene as executive assistant, reporting to president Michael E. Roberts. Todacheene will coordinate First Nations’ board of directors’ meetings, serves as building/property manager, and provides administrative support to the president and staff. Todacheene, who is Navajo, previously was an executive assistant at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She has six years of experience working for a national, nonprofit educational organization, which included administration of scholarship and membership programs, meeting planning and coordination, and database management.
Bob Schisler and Amber Pelon have joined the board of directors of Longmont Humane Society. The humane society provides housing, care and services for animals in need of a home.
Louisville-based Gibbon Slacklines hired Derick Cole as vice president of sales. Cole will be leading sales efforts in retail, event sponsorship, park design and installation. He has 20 years of experience in the sporting goods industry. He recently spearheaded the startup of Webley & Scott firearms as president of North American operations. Prior to that, Cole worked for Maurice Sporting Goods for almost 13 years, leaving as vice president of sales for the Western USA and was instrumental in growing sales and developing relationships within the major national sporting goods retail chains.
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