Our team is committed to the growth of Colorado businesses and the creation of jobs and wealth for entrepreneurs. With five administrative staff and over 20 consultants, we represent a broad range of diverse backgrounds, experience and expertise. As part of the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network, we also have access to more than 300 business consultants across Colorado.
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Abram Sloss is the executive director of the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a provider of entrepreneurial and business development services that plays a vital role in the metro Denver region. For 30 years, the Denver Metro SBDC has assisted tens of thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs by providing no-cost professional consultation, comprehensive trainings, and data necessary to make sound business decisions in a constantly changing marketplace.
Abram started his career working in large consultancy firms, including Cerner Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he implemented enterprise business solutions within the healthcare and telecommunication industries. He was responsible for project management and client relationships, as well as leading change management efforts for clients engaged in process improvement endeavors.
Prior to joining the SBDC network, he worked for the City and County of Denver focusing on continuous improvement efforts and streamlining service delivery for multiple departments throughout the city. In this role, Abram led significant changes within transportation maintenance programs, low priority crime management, and designed a lean manufacturing process that increased signs and markings capacity of the transportation division within Public Works.
Abram earned both a Master’s of Business Administration and Bachelor’s in Management Information Systems from the University of Iowa. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at Rocky Mountain Performance of Excellence, and is the Co-Chairman of Community College of Denver’s Business and Technology Advisory Board. He also serves on the Advisory Council of Mile High Connects, a non-profit that connects residents to affordable housing, jobs, education, and places that promote activity and health.
Rob Rose is the Director of Programs and Engagement for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. He manages personal and professional development programming for both members and nonmember’s alike. The programs range from basic leads group pipeline feeding opportunities to working with emerging leaders as well as programming specifically for business owners of all sizes.
Rob has been with the Chamber of Commerce for over 15 years, prior to joining the Chamber and the Denver Metro SBDC he was an assistant golf professional at Glenmoor Country Club in Englewood, Colorado where we worked with members through golf instruction and tournament production.
Rob received his BA from the University of Northern Colorado, his area of focus was Mass Communications with an emphasis in Advertising.
Rob has served the community as a Board member of the Autism Society of Colorado for over two years and currently serves on the Advisory Board for A Precious Child as well as a newly formed Development Group for Goodwill Industries of Denver. Rob is passionate about giving back to the Denver business and nonprofit community that has given him so much in return.
Rob and his wife, Veronica, live in Parker with their three children, Ashton, Jordan and Aidan.
Morgan Alu is Programs and Communications Manager at the Denver Metro SBDC and Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. He joined the team first as an intern in June 2015 and was brought on full time in January 2016.
Morgan graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in December 2015 with a B.S. in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. During his studies, Morgan gained valuable experience by working with multiple existing and start-up companies. His hobbies include snowboarding, golfing, and the Denver Broncos.
Kim Roberts serves as a customer service specialist for the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center and is the first point of contact for SBDC clients. She is responsible for managing consultant schedules and setting up appointments.
Prior to joining the Denver Metro SBDC, she served as front desk support for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Originally from Kansas, Kim brings 16 years of teaching experience. She also worked at Denver-based company Frontier Airlines for six years where she developed her strong customer service skills.
Kim enjoys gardening, travel, and reading.
Tatiana Lopez is a Programs Coordinator for the Denver Metro SBDC and Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. She joined the team January 2019.
Tatiana graduated from Colorado Mesa University in December 2018 with a B.A. in Mass Communications and studies in Political Science. While attending CMU Tatiana was active in multiple clubs and organizations including AAUW, Horizon Magazine, the campus Programming Activities Council (PAC), the Shimmer Sparkle Shine Project, and the 2017 Colorado Capital Conference.