SVP Denver is pleased to announce that we’ve hired a new Director of Partner Engagement, Dave Koken!

Dave is a Colorado native who has been working to grow innovative nonprofits and social enterprises for the past 10+ years. He co-founded multiple impact startups, including Lokal (a global marketplace for community-based ecotourism) and Rise Community Solar (a Denver-based company making clean energy accessible to nonprofits and low-income residents). Previously, he worked at the financial inclusion nonprofit Kiva.org where he helped build the Global Fellows Program and served as the Portfolio Manager for Asia-Pacific region.

Dave is passionate about building a more just, empathetic world and loves working with local leaders to help them get the resources they need to better serve their communities. 

After many years away, he moved back to Denver in 2020 with his wife and 1-year-old son. He’s excited to be back in the Rocky Mountains and looking forward to working with the SVP Denver community to make this a city where everyone can thrive. 

Welcome to SVP Denver, Dave!