DENVER – October 10, 2017 – Colorado Technology Association (CTA) today announced the addition of four Board of Directors members who will bring new perspectives in the organization’s drive to advance the Colorado tech community, including our Founder and CEO, Joe Thurman.

Together, they represent the dynamic range of companies that call Colorado home and highlight tech’s omnipresence regardless of industry. The state’s strength comes in its economic diversity, which CTA has worked to represent through its Board and the initiatives it undertakes.

A central theme of marketing and human capital runs through the new Board members, which will be key in attracting and retaining the best talent to our state at a time when there aren’t enough workers to fill all the technical positions available.

“CTA is a key pillar of the technology community in Colorado,” says new Board Member and CEO of Jobber Group, Joe Thurman. “I’ve personally seen the reach and amazing influence of this organization grow over the last ten plus years and to now have the opportunity to join their board is an amazing honor.”

The new members bring the Board to 45 total, and together, represent more than 50 percent of Colorado’s tech workforce. The new members are:

  • Scott Heimes, CMO, Sendgrid
  • Vernon Irvin, SVP of Sales and Marketing, CenturyLink
  • Patrick Jehu, Principal, Deloitte Digital
  • Joe Thurman, Founder & CEO, Jobber Group

“Colorado’s remarkable growth has brought a wave of upstarts and established companies looking to grow their presence,” said Andrea Young, President and CEO at Colorado Technology Association. “These Board members can help us keep pace through a message that speaks to what makes Colorado a unique place to live and work.”


About Jobber Group

We believe the core of every smart company is the power of human ingenuity. The ability to connect the dots between the goals of the organization and the brainpower it needs to succeed is the most important strategy a company can implement. Companies need people who understand and embrace the elements and traits that align with the organization’s business goals to empower the employees to rapidly adapt to changing factors and markets. Visit or contact us to learn more. 


About Colorado Technology Association

We work to focus the incredible efforts of Colorado’s tech community, accelerate collaboration and tell its story of innovation. Founded in 1994, we advance the tech ecosystem across the state and solidify Colorado’s place as the definitive tech hub between the coasts. Learn more:

UB Ciminieri

About UB Ciminieri

UB has worn many hats in his career - business development, client development, solutions consultant, marketing, training - and it's clear that these different roles have given him the passion for changing how companies attract, retain and develop talent. UB is an independent thinker, taking the initiative to think outside the box. He’s an early adopter of technology and social media and always thinking about how to engage and educate his peers and the community.