For more than 20 years, the CEO Forum has drawn the most influential business leaders in the region to gather, exchange ideas, and make the kind of powerful connections that propel their companies forward. Founded in 2000, and designed exclusively for leaders of companies with more than $3 million in sales and 15 or more employees, the CEO Forum is the foremost annual event of its kind—a world-class education and networking powerhouse attracting hundreds of owners, presidents, and CEOs each year.

Realizing the CEO Forum’s alignment with our mission and the profound impact this event has on the Colorado community, CTLF acquired the CEO Forum in 2019 as a powerful and seamless way to connect owners, presidents, and CEOs with high-quality programming in an exclusive peer environment of likeminded business leaders and partners.

Anchored by top-tier keynote speakers, thought-provoking round table discussions, and exclusive networking opportunities, the CEO Forum is made possible through our partnership program that has historically showcased many of the region’s most notable and successful companies who have proven extremely valuable to a gathering of business leaders of this caliber. Each year, the CEO Forum brings together the best of the best with the goal of not only connecting leaders with their peers, partners, and valuable resources (like last year’s Field Guide), but also elevating the entire business community across Colorado.

District Manager for Insperity, Gina Kaelin-Westcott, says:

We’ve been involved with the CEO Forum at a partner level for many years. It never fails to generate new relationships, new partnerships, and new opportunities to share more about Insperity and what we do with C-level leaders in our community.

Recent keynote speakers have included Matt Stinchcomb, Cofounder of Etsy, Paul Sarvadi, CEO of Insperity, and Brian Beaulieu, CEO of ITR Economics. This year, we are proud to welcome serial entrepreneur John Wood, the founder and former CEO of Room to Read, widely considered the most impactful education organization working in the developing world. He is a four-term member of the Clinton Global Initiative’s Advisory Board and a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Named by Goldman Sachs as one of the world’s 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, his award-winning memoir, Leaving Microsoft to Change the World, has been translated into over 20 languages and was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. John’s latest book, Purpose Incorporated: Turning Cause Into Your Competitive Advantage, explores how mom-and-pop shops and corporate giants like Google have embraced corporate social responsibility as more than just a buzzword, and successfully turned it into their new competitive advantage.

This year’s CEO Forum will be held at the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for Performing Arts from 8 am – 12 pm on October 4, 2022. Up to 12 sponsor/partners are invited to participate each year—several exciting opportunities are still available!

For more information about the CEO Forum, please contact Robert Ham, Vice President of Business Development for CTLF, at