Staff & Board.
Joanne is the Founder and Principal Recruiter of National Recruiting Solutions. She works with clients in many industries and recruits talent for key positions across a variety of functional areas. Joanne started her recruiting career in New York and relocated to Denver in 2009. She has a BA in Psychology and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Joanne joined SVP Denver in 2014 and became a member of the Board of Directors in August 2015. Joanne is currently the Lead Partner for one of our Investee projects with the Second Chance Center, an organization that helps formerly incarcerated individuals transition back into their communities in ways that reduce recidivism rates, bring about lives of fulfillment and success, and protect future generations from continuing the cycle of incarceration.
Investment Selection Committee Chair
Justin works as the Vice President of Finance at Rocky Mountain Water Works, an excavation, utility construction and oilfield service company, servicing Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming. Justin has a passion for developing new products and technologies and enjoys working at the fault lines where business disciplines collide. He finds that these cracks between provide interesting challenges and are ripe grounds for improvement. Justin did his undergraduate work at Colorado State University, and received his MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Having joined SVP in July 2013 with his wife, Ashley, Justin has provided invaluable assistance to many SVP Denver Investees, as well as, working with SVP Denver staff on strategic mapping and processes.
Education & Engagement Committee Chair
Matt started his career as an AmeriCorps volunteer in the Mississippi Delta, which ignited a passion for bringing people together to tackle tough problems and build healthy communities. Through twenty years of community and organizational development experience, he brings expertise in engaging stakeholders, creating cross-sector collaborations and launching social enterprises. He currently serves as Director of Strategic Initiatives at Education Commission of the States, a leading national education policy center for state governments. Matt lives in Denver with his wife and son, where they indulge in books, chess, basketball and pizza.
J. Andrew Marshall
Andy graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder and has been in the Aerospace and Defense industry for over 30 years. As a co-founder of an aerospace software development company, he built an organization of 100 people with over $20 million in annual revenue. That firm was acquired by Parsons in 2018 and Andy remains as a senior vice-president in the organization. As a Colorado native, Andy is committed to giving back to the community. He is a Leadership Denver alum (class of 2014) and has been with Social Venture Partners for 5 years. He currently serves as the Board Chair of SVP.
Impact Investing Committee Chair
Mark has built his highly successful career delivering breakthrough products and businesses that have generated more than $2.0 billion in revenue in the telecommunications, consumer electronics, and cleantech markets. Mark came to Denver from Shanghai where he was a Senior Vice President of Corning Incorporated. Since coming to Colorado, Mark has been investing in and advising a variety of startup companies. He was on the board of Bioptigen (acquired by Danaher in 2016) and is currently on the board of SWIR Vision Systems. Since 2017 he has been the external General Partner of the Innosphere Fund. Mark is also focusing on developing new sources of capital for non-profits. He has made a number of impact investments in non-profits and was a Founding Circle Sponsor of Colorado Impact Days, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Denver Social Venture Partners and Colorado Pledge 1%.
Development Committee Chair
Linda has been an entrepreneur and business leader for over 30 years. She serves as President of Metal Trading Corporation, a privately held nonferrous scrap metal trading company, which she co-founded in 1995. Her prior experience includes positions at ACX Technologies, AT&T, and Eldorado Building Company. Linda’s philanthropic pursuits include fulfilling board of director positions at The Alzheimer’s Association, CU Leeds Business School, Colorado Succeeds, and SVP Denver. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign.
Pierre is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Department of Higher Education in Colorado. Pierre is also the president of a multi-specialty asset management corporation with concentration in oil and gas exploration and equity investment. Additionally, Pierre is a leadership consultant, trainer and coach. He helps leaders align purpose and action with a philosophy developed from the Adaptive Leadership Framework. He has certification and mastery in Strategic Intervention and is a recently certified Franklin Covey facilitator. Pierre is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and Fighter Pilot with 2,200 hours of F-15, AT-38 and RF-4C flight time and seven combat tours under his belt. Pierre has served on the SVP Denver Board of Directors for two years.
Merrill is a managing partner at Blue Mountain Investments, a boutique real-estate development firm with operations in Denver and the Vail Valley. Prior to that role, he was a financial analyst with Denver Investments. He joined SVP Denver in 2015 and has served on the the Board ever since. He is the liaison for SVP with Denver Active 20-30, a Denver-based volunteer foundation which raises over $1 million each year for at-risk children in the Denver community. He attended Claremont McKenna College where he majored in government and economics and has a CFA certification. Fluent in Spanish, for the past eight years he has served as a coach for Argentina’s national lacrosse team.
Reggie Vegliante has over 35 years of experience in corporate finance, banking and treasury with public companies and financial institutions. She worked as a Treasurer and Vice President of Finance for TW Telecom Inc. (now Level 3 Communications) here in Denver for 8 years. Prior to that, she was a SVP at UMB Bank, served as a Corporate Treasurer for a number of smaller institutions, and as an Investment Banker for JP Morgan Chase in New York. Reggie holds a BA in History from the University of Connecticut, and a MBA from Rutgers University. She joined SVP Denver in 2014 and became a member of the Board of Directors in 2017.