Denver Business Resource Guide 2020




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The Colorado Business Resource Guide is a product of the Global Chamber’s Global Business Council to assist businesses relocating, starting and maintaining a successful business in Colorado. Colorado is one of the best places in the country to start, build and grow a small business locally and globally. Our guide provides invaluable companies that offer assistance and support as you progress through the various stages of your global business growth.

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Prudential Financial Helping people and businesses worldwide with their insurance and financial needs With operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America, we provide customers with a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. We strive to create long-term value for our stakeholders through strong business fundamentals, consistent with our mission guided by our vision and directed by our company's core values.

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Louise Pumphrey | Prudential Advisor | | 303.522.6659


Banking & Finance 

AUCTORIS– Architects of Wealth Preservation Strategies 

AUCTORIS assists families and business owners globally to preserve and protect their wealth and business assets for future generations. Specializing in estate tax reduction, succession planning, and strategic uses of life insurance. 

Kristin McGinnis Director of Communications | | 303-531-2240 


Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

Every day, companies and communities are working together to create economic, social, and environmental sustainability that will last for generations to come. We share their commitment to shaping a better future by ensuring they have the capital and resources to reach their goals. Because when businesses grow and thrive, they impact positive change throughout the world. 

Toby Armitage Senior Vice President | | 


BOK Financial 

BOK Financial is a regional financial services company providing banking services to its clients. BOK’s, Denver based, international team provides a comprehensive suite of international banking services including FX payments, trade services, and foreign exchange risk mitigation. 

Jeffrey Nowakowski SVP Foreign Exchange | | 303-312-3405 


Business Services & Consulting 

Ahora Global 

Ahora Global’s cross-border consulting services facilitate business development strategies in Latin American countries. For companies with little direct presence in emerging markets, market entry can be highly problematic, with linguistic, cultural and organizational challenges aplenty. For companies that are unfamiliar with emerging markets, Ahora Global will support your international growth into Latin America by providing you with local know-how, contacts and strategic insights. 

Juan Garcia, CEO | | 956-367-0571 


Lynx Global Intelligence 

Lynx Global Intelligence provides consulting and technology solutions to help mitigate risks to people, projects and markets. The Lynx Mapping Platform allows decision makers to rapidly ingest, view and analyze data from any source, offering the user a comprehensive international risk profile. 

Trevor Jones CEO | |303-940-5900


Z-Choice International LLC

Z-Choice International LLC Z-Choice International LLC. is a US-China strategic business development firm based in Denver, USA. Our passion is to help connect small and medium size businesses in the US and in China by providing a series of strategic business services, from strategic planning to product innovation, supply chain, distribution and sales. We have decades of corporate executive track records with Fortune 500 companies and are experienced in international marketing strategy, brand building, product innovation, and business development.

Suzy Zeng | CEO & Co-Founder | | (303) 990-3659  


Capital Raise & Investors Relations Strategy

Aspen Capital Fund

Aspen Capital Fund connects their clients with capital by helping them understand the underlying process and requirements of building a successful capital raise strategy. The investor strategy provides customized resources to build a compelling and complete capital formation campaign strategy. Get direct feedback and resources on how to improve your chances of meetings and deals. Incorporate investors into your network on all levels using successful marketing automation strategies that will reduce that friction and speed up your flywheel.

Greg Tanner | Founder and Managing Partner | 303-243-2772 |


Aurum Capital Connect, LLC

Aurum Capital Connect is a Denver-based investment bank and strategic advisory group that specializes in capital formation and M&A for middle market companies. We believe that active involvement with our client companies is a key to success; we work closely with management teams to develop and execute strategy, open doors to capital, and ultimately create meaningful exits. Aurum offers M&A transaction advisory and private capital formation services. They provide guidance and counsel on a wide range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, private equity transactions, debt financing and succession structures and strategies.

Steve Donelson | Managing Partner |


Language Translations 

MH Multilingual Services 

At Mile High Multilingual Services, we are focused on providing the best linguistic services to the many communities we serve. We are a rapidly evolving business, keeping up to date with the latest technology and linguistic services. Founded in 2004 in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Denver, CO, as a woman and minority-owned certified firm, we demonstrate high standards of professionalism, integrity, honesty and respect. 

Pilar Camargo CEO | | 


HR & Health Care 

G & A Partners 

G & A Partners delivers outsourced HR solutions and support better than anyone can. We handle administrative HR tasks — human resources, payroll and employee benefits — in a way that allows you to focus on other areas of your business and provides you with more time to focus on what matters most to you. Whether you need full-service HR solutions and support, or just need help managing HR tasks and paperwork in a few key areas, G&A Partners provides the people, processes and HR technology you need to grow your business. 

Brad Johnston Business Advisor | | 720.216.9686 


Innovative Health Solutions, IHS 

IHS provides new innovative employer self-funded healthcare plans to small businesses that can significantly reduce total annual healthcare costs and provide employees no cost preventative wellness and primary care medical care visits. 

Ralph Armijo, CEO | 303-907-6519 | 



Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC 

Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC is a full-service business law firm with a dedicated international practice. Our international practice group encompasses a cross-disciplinary team of professionals with a range of capabilities and experience tailored to meet the needs of clients in cross-border and multi-national transactions. We regularly deal with complex cross-border issues such as payments to foreign ownership, foreign investments and acquisitions, inter-company cross-border agreements (with transfer pricing considerations), US export controls, FCPA, technology transfers, US-foreign corporate restructuring, and other complex cross-border issues. | 303-309-2366 


Polsinelli Law Offices 

Polsinelli’s Denver office continues to flourish as our clients benefit from Colorado’s highly educated workforce and exploding entrepreneurial scene. Established in 1998, the Denver office has more than double in size in recent years to better serve our clients. 

Richard Levin, Fintech & Regulation Practice | | 201-486-8787 


Swenson Law Office, PC 

Swenson Law Office, PC, is a U.S. immigration law firm that works with employers, investors, families, and individuals to help immigrants enter, remain, live, and work anywhere in the U.S. legally. 

Christine Swenson, Esq. Owner & Principal Attorney | 

720-414-2027 | 


Marketing & PR 

Elite Advantage 

Elite Advantage is a full-service global Marketing and PR agency that positions itself as an extension of your business. We are innovators, movers and shakers. Elite Advantage partners with businesses big and small, from established brands to edgy startups, from emerging corporations, to global corporations and non-profit institutions, all to help them in their strategic marketing goals. 

Jeffrey Campos, CEO | | 720-475-6725 |


Pushkin PR

Founded in 1997, Pushkin PR is a result driven agency specializing in healthcare, nonprofit, professional services and crisis communications. We help organizations grow and prosper by communicating clearly and consistently with diverse target audiences. We believe in authentic, straightforward communication, and our success is a direct reflection of the long-term partnerships we develop with many of our clients.

Jon Pushkin | APR | |303-733-3441 | 

Public Accounting & Tax 

JF Global CPA 

JF Global CPA is based in Denver, Colorado where it was founded by Jordan Friedman CPA. Since 2009 Jordan has been serving clients with assets around the globe needing assistance in satisfying their tax reporting and compliance obligations in the United States. Over the years, Jordan has emerged as sought-after counsel in this realm as a speaker at consulates, trade groups, and professional associations. 

Jordon Friedman CPA | | 


Plante Moran 

Plante Moran is among the nation's largest accounting, tax and consulting firms andprovides a full line of services to organizations in the following industries: manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, service, health care, private equity, energy, public sector and real estate and construction. Plante Moran has a staff of more than 3,000 professionals throughout Colorado, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey,Mexico; Mumbai, India; and Tokyo, Japan. 

Sean Nohavec, Rocky Mountain Region Business Developer | 


Municipalities & Offices of Economic Development 

City of Aurora - OIIA 

The Office of International and Immigrant Affairs was created to facilitate the successful integration of immigrants and refugees into Aurora's civic, economic and cultural life. The office oversees the development and implementation of a strategic citywide plan regarding policy, programs and initiatives toward the local immigrant and refugee populations. 

Ricardo Gambetta Manager International & Immigrant Affairs | 


City of Broomfield 

Nestled in one of the nation’s strongest metropolitan economies, Broomfield is home to global powerhouses, start-ups and homegrown companies leading the way in all sectors of innovation. The City and County is lo-cated equidistant between Denver and Boulder and within a 15-minute drive to four major education hubs; Broomfield is central to the expanding business networks of the future. 

Jill Mendoza Director | | 


City of Denver - DEDO

The Denver Office of Economic Development & Opoortunity (DEDO) is dedicated to advancing economic prosperity for the City of Denver, its businesses, neighborhoods and residents. Our purposeful and intentional approach to economic development is designed to broaden the tax base, stimulate balanced growth, increase the availability and affordability of housing, revitalize neighborhoods, and develop a skilled workforce for our region’s employers. Working with a wide variety of community partners, we work to build and sustain an economic culture that reflects values of innovation and sustainability. 

Tim Martinez Manager Global Business Development | 


Denver International Airport - DEN

Denver International Airport is the fifth-busiest airport in the United States. With over 69 million passengers traveling through the airport each year, DEN is one of the busiest airline hubs in the world’s largest aviation market. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $33.5 billion for the region annually.

303-342-2000 | 

Visit Denver 

VISIT DENVER is a private, nonprofit trade association that is responsible for marketing metro Denver as a convention and leisure destination. The Bureau is contracted by the City & County of Denver to act as the official marketing agency for Denver. It is governed by a board of directors and employs a staff of more than 60 professionals. 

800-233-6837 | | 


Export Assistance & Resource 

Small Business Administration 

The US Small Business Administration has several loan programs, each with a specific purpose. A full description of the following programs can be found on the SBA website. 

Bryson Patterson | | 


US Commercial Service, Colorado 

The US Commercial Services office in Denver is part of a network of export specialists in more than 100 cities in the US, and in over 80 countries worldwide. The organization is focused on helping US companies export. Trade professionals provide counseling and services to assist small and midsized US businesses export their products. 

Paul Bergman Director US Commerce | |


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