On the Job September 28, 2012


Boulder-based BlogFrog Inc., a provider of influencer marketing technology, has hired Jay Wallingford as vice president for engineering. Wallingford has 20 years of experience in software development, architecture and SaaS applications.


Populus LLC, a Boulder-based energy efficiency company, has hired Seth Portner as chief operational officer. A University of Colorado graduate, Portner previously was national business development director for Masco’s energy efficiency businesses, where he worked in most major American markets on large-scale residential and commercial energy efficiency projects. He was deputy director of former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter’s energy office and operations director for The Center for ReSource Conservation, a Colorado-based nonprofit.


Andy Carlson recently joined Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. in Boulder. Carlson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in economics from the University of Puget Sound.

Certified financial planner Elizabeth “Liz” Jacques has joined Boulder-based Colorado Capital Management Inc., a boutique investment-management firm. Her experience includes private banking, managing and owning a family office advisory business and financial planning.

Flatirons Bank’s board of directors has elected Michael McDowell as its new chairman. McDowell, a Flatirons director since June 2011, succeeds O. Jay Tomson, who completed his term after having led the bank’s board of directors since October 2010. McDowell is a Boulder native and a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business. He served for 11 years as a managing partner of the Flatiron Companies in Boulder, where he oversaw real estate financing and financial forecasting for the companies’ office and industrial properties.


Licensed acupuncturist Dennis Weigel has joined Left Hand Community Acupuncture LLC in Lafayette. Previously, he was a health consultant at a health food store and ran a small private practice treating patients with acupuncture, shiatsu, and Acutonics.


Boulder-based Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has appointed Tim Harris vice president and general manager for national defense. Harris previously served as director of business development for defense programs and program director for the Space Based Space Surveillance program, launched in 2010 to track space debris.

Louisville-based Inovonics Corp., a provider of wireless sensor networks for commercial and life safety applications, has hired Eric Banghart as a senior business-development manager for health care, Dawn Wilson as senior product manager for the company’s enterprise mobile duress product line, and Todd Stanley as a senior product manager focusing on the senior-living market.


Marty Rosenthal has been named general manager of the Millennium Harvest House Boulder hotel and conference center, 1345 28th St., Boulder, where he had been director of operations since January 2011. He replaces Dan Pirrallo, a 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry who started June 1 as general manager of the Sheraton Steamboat Resort in Steamboat Springs. Rosenthal also has ties to Steamboat, having come to Boulder after serving for more than three years as food and beverage director at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel and Conference Center.

Jeff Griffith has been named head brewer at Boulder-based Fate Brewing Co. He previously was head brewer for Golden City Brewery in Golden.


Niwot-based shoemaker Crocs Inc. (Nasdaq: CROX) has promoted four senior executives, naming Scott Crutchfield chief operating officer, Doug Hayes president of the Americas market, Dale Bathum chief product officer and Mike DeBell chief sales officer.

Boulder-based Spyder Active Sports Inc., which manufactures technical ski and active mountain lifestyle apparel, has promoted merchandising director Joann Smith, an 11-year company veteran, to vice president for merchandising.


The University of Colorado Foundation has hired Dennis C. Piper as vice president and chief financial officer after a national search. Piper takes on responsibilities previously overseen by Richard W. Lawrence, who is now the foundation’s president and chief executive. Piper has more than 30 years of financial experience, most recently as senior vice president at Northern Trust in Chicago.

Edward Smith, a wealth-management adviser with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. in Boulder, has been appointed president of the nonprofit Audio Information Network of Colorado for the Blind.

WOW! Children’s Museum in Lafayette has named Jennifer Hinderliter as executive director effective in October. Hinderliter has more than 10 years’ experience with a variety of nonprofits, most recently as development director for Family Star Montessori school in Denver. WOW! also has elected Kena Gutteridge, co-owner of Ollin Farms in Longmont, and Leslie Mackenzie of Amgen Inc.’s corporate communications department, to its board of directors.

Bob Yates, Susan Osborne and Tom Galey Jr., joined the board of directors of the Boulder-based, 114-year-old nonprofit Colorado Chautauqua Association on Sept. 1. Yates recently retired as senior vice president at Level 3 Communications Inc. Osborne was a mayor of Boulder and a Boulder City Council member after a 23-year tenure in the city’s planning department. Galey’s experience includes leadership roles at Front Range Community College’s  Boulder Campus and TG Consulting LLC., as well as his prior service on the CCA board from 2000 to 2003. The three new board members will serve three-year terms.

Boulder-resident Dan Condon has been chosen to serves as one of 130 people from 42 states for Opportunity Nation, a national campaign launching in November that will work to restore access to the American Dream by increasing economic opportunity through a coalition of nonprofits, foundations, educators, business and political leaders.


The Longmont/Boulder office of Express Employment Professionals, part of Express Services Inc., has hired Amanda Hansen as a business development specialist. Hansen previously was an account manager for Journal Broadcast Group in Omaha, Nebraska, and was membership sales director for the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce.


Broomfield City Councilman Sam Taylor has been promoted to sales manager at Broomfield-based Source Communications LLP, where he has worked since 2003.

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