A MESSAGE FROM GAIL KLAPPER
MEMBER/PRESIDENT 

We are very privileged to live in Colorado and members of the Colorado Forum care deeply about the future of our State.  The Colorado Forum was formed in 1978 with a diverse membership of business and civic leaders who work to achieve good public policy results for Colorado. The Forum has a long history of positive engagement on issues of importance to the State and because the Forum has no term limits, our consistency of purpose allows us to address issues for as long as it takes to make important change happen. More >

 


 

40th ANNIVERSARY VIDEO

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Brad Greenwald

Managing Partner, Hilltop Venture Partners

 

Brad Greenwald is the Founder and Managing Partner of Hilltop Venture Partners. Over the past 30 years, Brad has successfully launched and operated innovative technology start-up and corporate businesses.  

Brad began his career at management consulting firm Bain & Co then went on to senior management roles (marketing, sales and operations) in several global businesses including Time Warner Cable, Polaroid, and WildBlue Communications. He has helped raise over $200 million to fund start-ups including First To File, Springridge Development Corp, Flextrip and WildBlue. Brad conceived and founded several Colorado-based businesses including consumer media tech company TidBitts and education services firm Education Funding Partners (a “doing well by doing good” BCorps that won the 2013 Harvard Business School New Venture Contest). 

Brad currently manages Hilltop Venture Partners (www.hilltopventurepartners.com) which invests in and helps manage early stage technology businesses in Colorado including TekDry, Content Boulevard and LeaseQ. He is an invited speaker at several national venture capital conferences, and a judge for the annual Aspen Institute/Bezos Foundation Aspen Challenge to promote community involvement among DPS students.

Since 2010, Brad has been an Adjunct Professor of Executive MBA Strategy and Entrepreneurial programs at the University of Denver’s Daniels School of Business. He founded the Denver Angel Club in 2009.  Brad was a member of the Downtown Denver Partnership and an organizer of Denver Startup Week.  He has served on the Board of Directors for Oxfam America, Food Bank of the Rockies and Share Our Strength’s “Cooking Matters”, as well as currently serving on the Jewish Colorado Investment Committee. Brad was named a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, and received the 2006 Share Our Strength National Community Leader Award.

Brad received a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He speaks fluent Spanish and French and has lived in Venezuela, Brazil, France, England and Spain. He resides in Denver, CO with his wife and three children.