Greg Greenwood (nicknamed “Woody” since childhood) is the co-Founder/CEO of Colorado Thought Leaders Forum (CTLF). A veteran Coloradan entrepreneur, Greg has founded several companies including those in technology, manufacturing, distribution, motorsports, retail, services and non-profit—and like all entrepreneurs, has seen a variety of successes and failures to keep him humble. Greg’s entrepreneurial energy was passed on to him by his father at the age of eight years old when he started his first business mowing yards and selling hanging baskets and bags of kindling firewood in his Little Rock, Arkansas, neighborhood. Most recently, Greg sold his technology manufacturing and distribution company in 2013 to The Audax Group, a multi-billion-dollar private equity firm based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Greg serves as the Executive Director of the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network of Colorado. He is the founder and CEO of Idella Wines, a boutique winery in Napa Valley, California. Greg serves as a board member and executive committee member of Colorado Companies to Watch and serves on several private company boards.
While Greg is passionate about his business endeavors, his other life interests include building community relationships, investing in inner-city-at-risk youth, mentoring young business professionals, reading, road and mountain biking, SUP surfing and enjoying wine.