Director of Operations | Core Ventures
Alli Horst is the Director of Operations at Core Ventures, a Colorado-based recruiting firm that prioritizes culture fit for candidates and client organizations. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations, Alli is responsible for executing the business’s near-term goals and long-term vision. She started at Core as a Staffing Consultant, then as a Recruiting Manager. Now, as Director of Operations, she strategically guides the people and processes within the organization.
Alli and her husband, Chris, live in Centennial with their four adventurous kiddos. They are both proud Taylor University graduates. As a family, you can find the Horsts playing outside, trotting the globe, or enjoying an alfresco meal with neighbors and friends.
President | B&M Construction
Barbara Myrick is the President of B&M Construction and has grown the company to become one of the most respected construction companies in Colorado. With over twenty years of experience in Construction Management, she has developed strong relationships with other industry leaders – architects, engineers, government officials, vendors, and clients. The challenge of creating solutions that offer win-win outcomes for everyone involved is at the heart of what Myrick loves about her business.
Barbara has played a key role in the development of Small and Minority Business rules and regulations over her career. Most recently Ms. Myrick has been recognized for the following certifications; successful completion of all requirements of Building a High Performing Minority Business recognized by Tuck University School of Business at Dartmouth 2015, successful completion of all requirements in the CVS Health Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers at Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies Professional Education Center in 2015 and is authorized to execute and fulfill the duties of the office for the State of Colorado’s Minority Business Advisory Council for a term ending on January 31, 2018, WBENC Energy Program 2018, Robert Half Leadership Program 2019, and Tuck IBM/WBENC School of Business 2019.
Director of Downtown Development | Evansville Regional Economic Partnership
Candace serves as Director of Downtown Development for the Evansville, Indiana Regional Economic Partnership, a 4-county initiative promoting business growth and retention, community development, workforce development, and regional planning in southwest Indiana. Through her leadership over $70 million in public support has been secured for over $300 million in development since the start of the pandemic. Candace is also a CPA with a background in tax and corporate finance.
Founder | Spur LLC
Dan builds coaching cultures in companies and teams around the Denver metro area. He longs to see as many employers as possible spurring their employees on toward love and good work in Denver and beyond.
Prior to founding Spur, he was the founding COO of Activate Workforce Solutions, PBC, a people-centered recruiting agency. He architected a workforce development model focused on coaching — and succeeded where others hadn’t in producing wins for workers, employers, and the community. ActivateWork continues to thrive and be recognized as a top brand in workforce development in Denver, launching the careers of many in our Denver community who are ready for a first opportunity or second chance, while tripling incomes, creating value for companies, building wealth, and leading to dignity through work.
Executive Director | Branches Worldwide
As Branches Worldwide’s Executive Director, Dan leads a global network of high-impact, faith-driven entrepreneurs. He has extensive experience helping faith-driven business leaders develop influence with customers, colleagues, and their community. Prior to becoming Branches’ founding director, he served as a pastor at a megachurch in Ohio. Dan is the author of Authentic Leadership: How to Lead with Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Prove, and Nothing to Lose, and is the co-founder of Owolabi Leadership.
Owner & Realtor | The Umphress Group
Dave runs businesses in the real estate space all gathered around their internal 501c3, Flourish Alliance. Coming out of a non-profit and education background, building impact-driven businesses has always been important to Dave, and in an industry full of brokenness, opportunities to partner with and/or contribute to human flourishing causes both locally and internationally, seem to show up every day.
President | 11 Ten Leadership
David Spickard is passionate about helping leaders thrive so that their people thrive and ultimately their communities thrive. He is the founder and President of 11 Ten Leadership, a leadership development company based in Raleigh, NC, that works with CEOs and their leadership teams in companies with revenues up to $250 million per year to strengthen their leadership, culture, strategy, and impact. In addition, 11 Ten Leadership facilitates Just Leadership groups which are small cohorts of CEOs and leaders of influence that meet regularly to learn how to navigate issues of justice to strengthen their leadership and create a lasting impact.
Prior to starting 11 Ten Leadership, David was the CEO of Jobs for Life (JfL), a global non-profit organization which provides pathways for unemployed and underemployed men and women to experience the dignity of work. Under his 18 years of leadership, JfL grew from local work in Raleigh to a global network of churches, community organizations, and businesses in over 450 cities and 10 countries. Along the way, David mobilized thousands of leaders to provide practical solutions for poverty and joblessness in the U.S. and across the world.
Helen Young Hayes
CEO, Activate Work | Founder & Executive Sponsor
Helen is the founder and CEO of ActivateWork, whose mission is to connect diverse, qualified talent to leading employers through rigorous skills training, community resources, and professional and life skills coaching. By moving individuals to sustained economic mobility and professional success, ActivateWork creates triple wins for job seekers, employers, and the community.
Helen is also a 20-year veteran of the financial industry. She was the portfolio manager of the flagship Janus Worldwide Fund, Janus Overseas Fund, and related assets totaling approximately $50 billion at Janus Capital, a mutual fund company headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Helen is the author and executive sponsor of the Colorado Inclusive Economy Movement, a CEO-led movement using business to build equity and economic opportunity through job creation.
Chief Engagement Officer | ProsperBridge
Jervis DiCicco is the CEO and Co-Founder of ProsperBridge, a Public Benefit Corporation funded by nonprofits. ProsperBridge partners with employers to give EVERY employee the ability to thrive. In its short history, ProsperBridge has already helped eliminate hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, helped people save thousands on things they need, improved retirement savings, and helped people choose and use benefits more impactfully. The ProsperBridge model combines high-tech and high-touch to help organizations create a more equitable ecosystem where everyone has access to progress.
Jervis’s ultimate goal is to help redesign work to be an activity that empowers well-being instead of extracting it. He spent over 13 years working with individuals, families, and small businesses to create custom financial plans, increase retirement income, and optimize tax savings. Through personal and professional trials, Jervis learned how the financial system is failing nearly everybody and researched solutions on how to build a model that would empower more people to thrive. This work revealed that employers had the ability to leverage solutions–both for organizational and individual well-being–that could provide alternatives to the broken system.
Professor of Business Ethics | Seattle Pacific University
Kenman teaches and researches the areas of business ethics and market-based methods to alleviate global poverty. He is the co-author or editor of three books, most recently Business for the Common Good: A Christian Vision for the Marketplace. His articles have been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Markets & Morality and Christian Scholars Review. Prior to becoming a professor, he was employed with Accenture.
Wealth Advisor & Founder | Wealth Squared
Rachel is a Certified Financial PlannerTM professional and a Certified Kingdom Advisor. She is passionate about helping both investors and other financial advisors integrate their Christian values into their investment and financial decisions. Rachel founded Make Your Money Count, LLC in 2009, the year that she first learned about Faith-Based Investing, with the goal of helping Christian investors transform their investment portfolios into a tool that advances kingdom values and human flourishing.
From 2013-2021 she was listed as a “Five-Star Wealth Manager” and in 2009 was named one of the Top Women in Finance by Finance and Commerce Newspaper. In 2022 she was awarded the Larry Burkett Award by Kingdom Advisors, an annual award given to one advisor whose work displays Kingdom impact and professional excellence.
Chief Investment Officer | Brightlight
Tim is Chief Investment Officer of Brightlight, leading all aspects of Brightlight’s impact investment strategy across multi-manager and single sector portfolios and working with investors to help them allocate capital into impact and faith-driven investing. Tim led the formation of Brightlight as it spun out from Christian Super, an Australian Pension Fund, having joined Christian Super in 2005 and been responsible for managing the internal investment team and working with the Investment Committee and external specialists to oversee Investment Strategy.
Prior to working at Christian Super, Tim was an Actuarial Analyst at Aon Consulting. He holds a B Com (Actuarial Studies) from Macquarie University and a Masters of Divinity from the Australian College of Theology, and is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA).