Movers and Shakers Week Ending 09.11.20

White Construction Group Announces New Hires

Jesus Gutierrez
Allison Tobin

White Construction Group (WCG) announced two new staff hires to support its continued growth. Jesus Gutierrez has joined WCG as a project engineer. Gutierrez is a graduate of Colorado State University-Pueblo’s construction management program and brings nearly five years of industry experience to the company. Gutierrez is currently supporting the Vib Hotel team.

WCG also announced that Allison Tobin has been named project accountant. Tobin brings more than 30 years of construction accounting experience to the firm.

“We’re pleased to add talented professionals that share our core values of integrity, intelligence and innovation while supporting our client’s businesses and our continued growth,” said Chris Haugen, president of White Construction Group. WCG is expected to start several major projects before the end of the year, including Milepost Zero at McGregor Square and the redevelopment of The Mighty Argo.


SVN | Denver Commercial Announces New Vice President 

Jason Howe

SVN | Denver Commercial, one of Colorado’s top producing real estate investment brokerage firms, announced that Jason Howe joining as a vice president. With more than 10 years of experience, Howe has successfully supervised or participated in over $100 million in lease volume, $50 million in investment sales, and has developed over 40 acres of land across Colorado.

“We are excited to welcome Jason to our growing retail practice,” said Managing Director Brian McCririe. “His vast local and national retail market knowledge and relationships make up a unique set of skills that will be highly complementary to our existing team. The momentum around our retail business keeps intensifying, and our clients are benefiting from the value of working with our highly experienced, senior retail professionals at a time when the retail industry needs such experience and assistance as it repositions itself.

Howe specializes in investment sales, development, and commercial leasing and has completed multiple development projects, multimillion-dollar land/investment sales, and represented a wide variety of national and regional tenants.


China Califf Named New Director of Denver Metro SBDC

China Califf

China Califf has been named the new director of the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC), an affiliate of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Califf comes to the organization with nearly 20 years of experience helping entrepreneurs and small businesses start and grow. In her role at the Denver Metro SBDC, she will oversee a team committed to providing educational programming, one-on-one free consulting and virtual resources to Colorado entrepreneurs.

“We are excited to have China join our Denver Metro SBDC and the Chamber family at the time our small business community needs us most,” said Kelly Brough, Denver Metro Chamber president and CEO. “As a longtime partner of ours, China understands the strengths and changing needs of this community. We know China’s strong background and proven track record with entrepreneurs coupled with her passion for helping Colorado’s business community will make her successful in her new role as she works to expand the reach of our organization during this critical time. Her work with our team of small business professionals, consultants and partners will help rebuild Colorado’s economy and continue Colorado’s track record as one of the best places in the nation to start a business.”

Prior to being named Director of the Denver Metro SBDC, Califf spent 17 years at Colorado Lending Source, where she led branding and marketing strategies, worked with Colorado’s Congressional Delegation and oversaw operations for the organization.

“Particularly at this moment in time, the types of education and opportunities needed by entrepreneurs are shifting and I firmly believe the SBDC network is well-positioned to adapt to the changing environment of where and how we do business,” Califf said. “I feel honored to continue the work of helping small businesses and the visionary entrepreneurs behind them to start, grow and prosper through the Denver Metro SBDC.”


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