Peter Adams is the Executive Director of the Rockies Venture Club and Managing Partner of the Rockies Venture Fund and Rockies Impact Fund. His role includes thought leadership for angel and VC investing throughout the U.S. through blogs, speaking and writing. He has also created the HyperAccelerator one-week accelerator program as well as angel and corporate innovation accelerator programs. Peter has over thirty years of business experience in corporate leadership roles as CIO and economics director and as a CEO/serial entrepreneur. Peter is also the founder of The Rockies Venture Institute and BizGirls.org, a non-profit CEO Development Program for young women. Peter serves on the Board of the Angel Capital Association, a national leadership organization for angel investing in the U.S. Adams is a co-author of “Venture Capital for Dummies,” John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
Dave Harris is the Director of Operations for Rockies Venture Club (RVC), and is a Managing Partner with Rockies Venture Fund (RVF) and Rockies Impact Fund (RIF); two Colorado-centric venture funds. RVC is the longest running angel investor group in the US and has led investments of $37M+ to Colorado start-ups since 2014. In addition, Dave is an active Board Member for the non-profit orgs, Biz Girls CEO Accelerator and LaunchNo.CO.
Prior to joining RVC, Dave worked with several dozen companies as a collaborative start-up consultant specializing in capital strategy and fund raising, business development, and marketing. He also has 7+ years experience in international finance and project management at Thomson Reuters and Lipper, covering the financial markets for Latin America, Europe, and Canada.
Dave is a graduate of CU Boulder, and he enjoys climbing 14ers, backpacking, mtn biking, and cooking; often all simultaneously, while still answering RVC emails.
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Program Manager, RVC
Ian McConville started working with Rockies Venture Club (RVC) in October 2014. He started at RVC as the communications and events manager where he organized the 100 events that RVC hosts every year including: the 300 person Angel Capital Summit, the University Startup Challenge, and a host of other education and pitching events. In addition to organizing these events Ian has managed the communications to RVC’s community of over 5000 entrepreneurs, investors and service providers. He is currently transitioning into the role as the Online Program and Event Developer where he is designing an online platform for entrepreneur and investor engagement and education.
Previously Ian interned in Kathmandu for the Nepal Youth Foundation where he designed a playground for the Nutritional Rehabilitation Home outside of the city. This facility is designed for kids to recover from malnutrition while their caregivers are educated on proper nutritional practices.
Ian graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lehigh University with B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. In his spare time he enjoys hiking the mountains of Colorado and playing Rugby.
Barbara is an experienced international business leader with a current focus on impact investing and social enterprise. She has just completed several years as the Executive Director, Myanmar, for Partnership for Change (PfC), a Norwegian impact investment and international development organization. Barbara worked closely with community, state and national Myanmar leaders to identify, plan and implement programs and development models that improve economic opportunities, and that can be replicated or scaled up, increasing benefit and community skills.
Prior to this position, Barbara was a Princeton in Asia Senior Fellow, working in Myanmar and Thailand on projects supporting opportunities for Myanmar refugees. She has also started two boutique businesses: GlobalSight Partners, an international management consulting organization, and Silk and Stones Travel, a boutique travel company specializing in custom designed sustainable tourism tours to Southeast Asia. Barbara also developed and led the innovative Center for Women Entrepreneurs at the University of Denver. During her career she held executive positions at Sun Microsystems, StorageTek, US West, Raynet, and Bell Laboratories. Her academic credentials include a B.S. and M.S. in Physics, and the Stanford Summer Executive Program.