Meet the Instructors

Instructors for the Venture Attractor: Scale to $1M Boot-Up Camp
Terry Boult, Instructor

Terrance (Terry) Boult, PhD

Distinguished El Pomar professor of innovation and security – experienced serial entrepreneur and world-class researcher in computer vision, machine learning, and security.

Andrew Czaplewski, Instructor

Andrew Czaplewski, PhD

Marketing Professor, Consultant, Professional Speaker & Trainer

Tom Duening, Mentor

Tom Duening, PhD

El Pomar Chair for Business & Entrepreneurship, Research Director, and Entrepreneur

Jim Holley, Mentor

James (Jim) Holley

Startup CEO and inventor of innovative consumer products

Martin Key, Instructor

Martin Key, PhD

Associate Professor of Digital Strategy & Marketing, Entrepreneur

Dave Kocsis, Instructor

Dave Kocsis, PhD

Assistant Professor of Information Systems, College of Business, UCCS

Michael Lechter, Instructor

Michael A. Lechter, Esq., CLP Emeritus

Attorney, electrical engineer, certified licensing professional emeritus, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and owner of the Arizona Guest Ranch, Cherry Creek Lodge. His experience in representing both venture capitalists and start up and emerging businesses, and Fortune 100 companies as well as his own experience as an angel investor, provides a unique perspective to the subject of building a business.

Sharon Lechter, Instructor

Sharon Lechter, CGMA- Founder & CEO, Pay Your Family First

Sharon is internationally recognized as a financial literacy expert, keynote speaker and business mentor. She is a New York Times Bestselling author, successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, and has enjoyed a 35 year career as a licensed CPA.  Sharon shares her experience building and scaling global brands as well as an investor to support entrepreneurs in positioning themselves in the place of greatest potential.

Brian McDevitt, Instructor

Brian McDevitt

As President of Sandler Training in Denver, Brian advises, trains and coaches executives, salespeople and professionals in both large and small enterprises. He teaches them to develop stronger sales teams, create better hiring practices and lead their organizations more effectively.

Scott Van Ness, Instructor

Scott Van Ness, MBA

CEO/Owner; Instructor in Production Operations and Supply Chain Management courses; Professional Development Facilitator; Retired Lt. Col, USAF

Jim Waldrop, Mentor

James (Jim) Waldrop

Early-Stage Investor, Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor & Advisor.  I use my extensive startup and leadership experience across multiple industries to help other companies grow their business and achieve their desired goals. 

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