Movers and Shakers Week Ending 04.08.22

Mortenson Promotes 15 Denver Team Members

Jessica Ostoyich
Bruce LePage

Mortenson, a top-20 U.S. builder, developer and energy and engineering services provider with more than four decades of serving Colorado, is pleased to announce the recent promotions of 15 team members at the Denver office.

“These advancements highlight the caliber of our team, the emphasis we place on growth from within, and our commitment to crafting a stronger workforce,” said Brian Fitzpatrick, general manager and vice president at Mortenson. “These team members have demonstrated outstanding performance in their respective positions, but more than that, they exemplify our values here at Mortenson. We offer our thanks for their commitment to helping us redefine what’s possible for our clients and look forward to seeing all they accomplish in their new roles.”

Dave Espinosa
Jim Milam
  • Bruce LePage was promoted to Market Director – Healthcare
  • Jessica Ostoyich was promoted to Market Director – Corporate.
  • Dave Espinosa was promoted to Project Executive II.
  • Jim Milam was promoted to Senior Safety Manager.
  • Sean Wennerstrom was promoted to Estimating Manager.
  • Brian Baldwin was promoted to Senior Design Phase Manager II.
  • Ann Churlik was promoted to Senior Estimator II.
  • Darrin Ganzhorn was promoted to Senior Superintendent II.
  • Stephenie Beal was promoted to Superintendent II.
  • Kaia Noonan and Rees York were promoted to Project Engineer II.
  • Mike Ross was promoted to Project Executive I.
  • Luis Jaquez, Matt Wray, and Sam Kok were promoted to Project Engineer I.


Unico Properties Vice President and Market Leader Stepping Down

Austin Kane

Austin Kane, vice president and market leader at Unico Properties LLC, has announced that he will step down from his role effective June 30, 2022. Kane has been with Unico since 2013 and currently directs and executes leasing strategies for real estate portfolios in the Colorado and Utah markets.

“My time with Unico has been such a special period in my life and for my family,” said Kane. “I am incredibly proud of how we’ve built out Unico’s portfolio in these markets and particularly grateful for the opportunities to become involved in the communities we serve. I will always be thankful to Unico for the opportunity to be a part of such a talented and dedicated team. My friendships at Unico and love for the company will far outlive my tenure.”

Over Kane’s tenure, Unico has grown into one of Colorado’s largest office landlords, with a portfolio of properties totaling nearly 3 million square feet. An established leader in the Denver community, Kane served as chairman of the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District and the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS. He currently serves on the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Denver Civic Ventures Board of Directors and Upper Downtown Task Force.

“Austin has helped Unico build a foundation in Colorado that leaves us incredibly well-positioned for continued growth and long-term investing in the market,” said Unico Senior Vice President and Market Leader Andrew Cox. “We will miss his leadership and spirit and wish him nothing but the best as we look forward to the next chapter for Unico in Colorado and beyond.”

A fully integrated commercial real estate investment, management, and development company and leader in sustainable design and construction, Unico will launch a search for its next Colorado market leader in the coming weeks.  The Market Leader role at Unico serves as the local head of leasing, market intelligence sourcing, and community involvement in each of its core markets.

“With a talented, dedicated property management team supporting our Colorado properties, Unico’s future in this market is incredibly strong,” said Dawn Moore, manager of leasing and marketing at Unico. “We look forward to bringing on a market leader who will build upon Austin’s legacy and continue to grow Unico’s presence.”

Kane has not yet announced future plans.


Collegiate Peaks Bank Welcomes Mark Moore as Senior Vice President

Mark Moore

Colorado-based Collegiate Peaks Bank, a division of Glacier Bancorp, is pleased to welcome Mark Moore to its Buena Vista branch as senior vice president. Moore had been working at the bank’s Salida office and will continue to serve those customers during his transition to the Buena Vista office.

Moore has more than 35 years of banking experience and focuses primarily on commercial loans and takes great pride in helping his clients achieve their goals.  He is a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and also volunteers with the food pantry at his local community center.

In recent months, Collegiate Peaks Bank’s parent company, Glacier Bank, was ranked third on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Banks for 2021.  Forbes’ 12th annual look at America’s Best Banks ranks the 100 largest publicly-traded banks and thrifts based on their growth, credit quality and profitability.

Collegiate Peaks Bank has branch locations in Denver, RiNo (River North), the Denver Tech Center, Salida and Buena Vista.



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