Date Joined: 1/22/20
Rotary Sponsor: Returning Member/Membership Team
Jeff brings more than 20 years in commercial furniture and over ten years as a real estate broker to his role as a Benchmark Commercial co-founder. Clients appreciate how this experience allows Jeff to quickly assess the space and layout needs of their businesses as well as his attention to detail and follow-up. Before Jeff’s five years at Rare Space, his previous experience includes work with Steelcase and OfficeScapes, where he was responsible for planning, ordering, delivery, installation, and overall project management and integration of the clients’ technology and business goals into each space through the use of furniture. Jeff has deep roots in the state of Colorado, beginning with his great-grandfather, who was a miner in Central City, Colo. True to that Wild West heritage, Jeff and his wife, Colleen, spend a portion of their free time on horseback. Jeff is a University of Colorado graduate with a degree in Finance, and he currently serves on the board of the CU Boulder Denver Area Alumni Association. Jeff is also an Eagle Scout and an avid outdoors-man, so not only are you in good hands working with Benchmark Commercial, the co-founders are likewise great to have around should you ever find yourself lost in the wild.
Director of Major Gifts
Date Joined: `1/22/20
Rotary Sponsor: Transferring Rotarian/Will Snider
Since joining Regis University in August, 2019, Mark’s enjoyed living in Lakewood with his wife Jane. Together they have five children ranging in age from 43 to 26 and five grandchildren who range in age from 10 to four months. Needless to say, they have quite a blended family who live near and now farther away. After growing up in Cleveland, OH, Mark returned after receiving his BA in History from St. Lawrence University in way upstate New York. For over 30 years, his career was spent in banking and investment management before joining Case Western Reserve University (where he received his MBA in 1990), as Director of Library Development. Trading a big city for a really small town, Mark joined Ohio Northern University in Ada, OH (home of the Wilson Football Factory) as Director of Development for the Getty College of Arts and Sciences.
In addition, Mark has spent summers in Norther Michigan on a beautiful lake sailing, swimming and spending time with lifelong friends. Having skied, hiked and camped for many years in Colorado, he is now enjoying being able to spend time in the mountains again. Mark is looking forward to continuing his 30+ years as a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Denver.
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