John Backlund

John Backlund, Board MemberJohn is a business financing consultant focusing on entrepreneurial and small growing companies based in the Denver area. His career includes stints in state government, commercial banking, investment banking, and public finance. He has been on the Board of the Denver Association of Business Economists, a local affiliate of The National Association for Business Economists. And for many years, he was on the Board of the Rockies Venture Club, a local group focused on developing companies raising capital.

John is also one of the founders of the Colorado Cleantech Initiative, a monthly forum for entrepreneurs, investors, and other business support organizations. John received an MBA and CPA designation while studying at Northwestern’s Kellogg School. His undergraduate degree is in economics and political science from Southern Methodist University. His hobbies include golf, yoga, bike riding and being a political junkie.