Board of Directors

Travis R. Metz, Chairman of the Board

Travis Metz is Managing Director of Monitor Clipper Partners (MCP). Mr. Metz joined MCP in 1999. Previously, he was a principal at Jupiter Partners L.P., a private equity fund. Earlier, Mr. Metz was an analyst at Lazard Frères & Co. Mr. Metz is a graduate of Harvard College.

 

Steve Halstedt

Steve Halstedt is the Managing Director and co-founder of Centennial Ventures with 25 years of venture experience. He received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1999 in the category of Supporter of Entrepreneurship, which recognizes a standard of entrepreneurial excellence. Mr. Halstedt was the founding President of the Venture Capital Association of Colorado and previously served on the board of the National Venture Capital Association. He is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College (named Edward Tuck Scholar).

 

Paul Berberian, Founder

Paul Berberian is an experienced chief executive and entrepreneur who has founded and run high-tech companies over the last 12 years. Mr. Berberian is the former CEO and co-founder of Raindance Communications, a web and phone conferencing services company acquired by West Corporation in 2006. Before founding Raindance, Mr. Berberian was co-founder and CEO of LINK-VTC, a video teleconferencing company, which was sold in 1995 to Frontier Communications. Prior to LINK-VTC, Mr. Berberian was co-owner of a plastic badge manufacturer in Long Beach CA. Mr. Berberian is a distinguished graduate of the US Air Force Academy.

 

Rand Lewis

Rand Lewis is Managing Director of Centennial Ventures with seven years of venture experience. Mr. Lewis is a former Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company in Atlanta GA and Sao Paulo, Brazil, having served clients across multiple industries with an emphasis in telecommunications. Mr. Lewis is a graduate of Brigham Young University, University of Colorado and the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

 

Kyle Lefkoff

Kyle Lefkoff is Founder and General Partner of Boulder Ventures Ltd. which provides venture capital and decades of start-up experience to help exceptional entrepreneurs achieve their goals. Mr. Lefkoff joined the Advisory Board in September of 2011. In his 26 year career as a venture capitalist, Mr. Lefkoff has invested in 60 Colorado companies, resulting in 12 IPOs and 15 trade sales. Mr. Lefkoff holds a B.A. (summa cum laude) in Economics from Vassar College (1981) and a M.B.A. from University of Chicago (1985). He also completed a Fellowship in Economic History at the London School of Economics.

 

Karl Maier, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

See Leadership Team