Deepening the bench: Meet Colorado tech's 6 newest leaders

April Bohnert

Colorado tech has seen a lot of exciting leadership changes this summer as companies ramp up for the busiest part of the year. In the past few weeks alone, several companies have made major strategic hires, with one firm adding three new members to its executive suite. These are Colorado tech’s latest leadership additions.

 

Cyber risk management provider CyberGRX announced the addition of three new senior leaders to its team earlier this month. The hires come hot on the heels of a $20 million Series B funding, closed in April to help the company drive continued growth.

CyberGRX added Bryan Gale as chief product officer. Gale brings 20 years of enterprise product management and security experience. He formerly served as VP of product and technical marketing for Cylance, an AI-based endpoint security provider. Gale has also held product leadership roles at cybersecurity firms like McAfee and Webroot.

Justin Bryant came on to serve as the new VP of engineering at CyberGRX. He led the development of AT&T’s big data platform and managed the company’s international big data engineering team. He has also led engineering teams at major corporations like Walmart, before launching and exiting his own IoT startup.

Liesl Geier joined CyberGRX as senior director of marketing. Before joining the team, she led go-to-market efforts for the IBM i2 intelligence analysis portfolio as part of the IBM Security business unit. She leverages nearly 20 years of experience as a marketing strategist who has developed national and international marketing campaigns.


Customer loyalty and marketing app Thanx — which just opened an office in Denver — announced the addition of Dave Collier as its VP of sales. Collier has served in senior sales roles at companies like Oracle and HotSchedules. He will manage Thanx’s new Denver office and help accelerate the growth of its sales team.

 

In July, on-demand video platform Intelivideo announced the appointment of Scott Heinemann as its new chief operations officer and chief financial officer. Heinemann has been a member of Intelivideo’s board of directors since 2016 and played a critical role in coordinating the $5.6 million round of funding the company closed in April. He will focus on growing revenue, overcoming key operating challenges and eventually leading the company to an acquisition.


 

Centerline Solutions, the Golden-based provider of turnkey wireless infrastructure services, recently brought on Tom Prestwood as its new chief executive officer. Prestwood is a 30-year veteran of the wireless and broadband telecom industry. Most recently, he served as CEO and board member for TrueNet Communications, where he helped double revenues and triple EBITDA within 15 months. He replaces former CEO Benjamin Little, who held the position at Centerline for six years and stepped down citing health and personal reasons.


 

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