2024 Sponsors

Paired is Built on Partnerships

We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors who support this community and provide critical resources to help our members, and their companies, grow.
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Adam Oliver

Founder & CEO at Crafted
Product Design & Development
Adam is the Founder and CEO of Crafted, a product development consultancy that focuses on User-Centered Design, Lean Product Management, and Agile Development principles to deliver value for its clients. Adam has over a decade of experience in the product management space shipping software for startups, growth stage businesses, and enterprises. Prior to his time in product management, Adam was a software engineer working on enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and accounting systems. Adam earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 2004 (with a 4.0 GPA nonetheless) and an MBA from the University of Colorado Denver in 2012.  

Adam and the Crafted team not only enjoy shipping software for their partners but also love teaching their skills to their client’s teams. While they deliver value via products, they are also focused on helping clients grow their teams and hone their practices. 

Andrew Cox

Principal | Ecommerce and Digital Transformation at Nimble Gravity
Data Science & eCommerce Strategy

Cassandra Puhalla

Director, Client Advisory at Crestone Capital
Financial Advisement Services
​As a senior director of client advisory at Crestone Capital, Cassie works with entrepreneurs and founders, and their families, on a variety of customized and integrated wealth management strategies, including asset allocation and analysis, concentrated position management, portfolio planning and implementation, wealth preservation and transfer planning, and overall financial analysis.

Prior to joining Crestone, Cassie spent a decade at J.P. Morgan Asset Management in New York City, most recently working as an executive director and portfolio manager on the multi-asset solutions team. In this role, she was responsible for asset allocation, manager selection, and tactical decision making for over $100 billion dollars in retirement assets. Cassie received her Bachelor of Arts in commerce, organizations, and entrepreneurship from Brown University. She is a CFA® charter holder, and serves on the Crestone Impact Committee.

Apart from Crestone, Cassie serves on the board of directors for two nonprofits – Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (“BMoCA”), and Cents Ability, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to educating and empowering high school students to achieve their goals through prudent and informed management of their financial resources.
More to come soon!

Conor Swanson

Partner & Co-Owner at Code
Technical Hiring
I'm a co-owner at Code here in Denver. I love connecting great people and exciting companies. I'm a co-chair for Denver Startup Week, a Techstars Alum, and previously helped build companies like Self Financial, Three Cents, and Safetyweb (acquired by Experian). Amateur Dad and Lucky Husband.
Code's community involvement, attention to quality, and dedication to helping entrepreneurs hire great people and build valuable companies.

Jennifer Rosenthal

Partner at KO | Koenig, Oelsner, Taylor, Schoenfeld & Gaddis PC
Startup Law & Legal Support
Jennifer Rosenthal is a corporate partner in the Boulder office of KO Law Firm, an innovative corporate and commercial law firm with a team of highly experienced lawyers and a practical, efficient, and business-focused approach to practicing law. Jennifer’s practice focuses on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity investments, and company formations. She also serves as outside general counsel for many of her clients, acting as their first point of contact for legal assistance. Jennifer works with clients ranging from startups to public companies across all industries, with specific expertise in technology and consumer products. Jennifer also works closely with venture capital and other investors on their investments into portfolio companies. 

Jennifer has been recognized by her peers as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for multiple years, named as one of Boulder Valley’s 40 under Forty honorees and has been awarded the Silicon Flatirons Entrepreneurship Supporter of the Year recognition. Jennifer has also been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado Law School where she taught Venture Capital Drafting and served on the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board for the Silicon Flatirons Center.
Jenn’s unique combination of industry expertise coupled with her practical, efficient, business-focused approach helps companies achieve meaningful business outcomes. Her clients value her smart, practical counsel, and efficient approach that maximizes time and resources.

Jenn’s willingness to be a connector of our community and her passion for helping members find the right people and resources to successfully move their companies forward.

Ken Gooden

Managing Director, JLL
Commercial Real Estate

Matt Ranta

Partner, Head Of Practice - Digital & E-commerce at Nimble Gravity
Data Science & eCommerce Strategy
Matt Ranta is the Head of Practice for Digital Transformation, E-Commerce, and Strategy at Nimble Gravity. Matt is a Global Ecommerce, Marketing, and User Experience Executive with nearly a quarter century of digital experience spanning DTC, Bricks and Mortar, Electronics, AdTech and other industries.

Matt has worked within Fortune 500 organizations and private companies in both B2C and B2B. Matt's a growth hacker, a musician, an artist, a soccer player, and a technocratic digital savant. Matt's expertise ranges across E-Commerce, Digital Transformation, Business Development, Marketing, Sales, General Management, Strategy and more. Matt’s experience straddles industries from Electronic Components, to Telecommunications, to Consumer Electronics, to Mobile Ad Tech and Marketing, and even Retail.

Matt has launched global sales and marketing initiatives at numerous organizations, been a part of the leadership team for a company ranked number one by Consumer Reports for buying consumer electronics online, helped introduce the iPhone to pre-paid wireless, has consulted for multi-billion-dollar ecommerce companies, has driven triple digit growth of multiple websites, and has led digital teams in both B2C and B2B.

Mike Dill

Partner at Holland & Hart LLP
Startup Law & Legal Support
Mike leads the emerging growth group at Holland & Hart, helping to start, scale, and sell emerging companies and representing family offices and venture capital firms in early stage investments. He excels at helping clients raise capital, complete acquisitions and divestitures, and close strategic transactions. His practice includes serving as outside general counsel to clients across multiple industries, with a focus in providing services to consumer product, energy, outdoor recreation, services, and technology clients. Mike’s approach to the practice of law is to always put the client first.
Mike is an engaged member of his community, serving on numerous boards including the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Advisory Group and providing pro bono legal services to Project XITE at the University of Denver.

He loves how Paired helps supports entrepreneurs on their journey and shares his commitment to going above and beyond for his clients and the startup community.