Quarterly Forum Announces Leadership Transition

  Quarterly Forum Announces Leadership Transition

Denver’s Premier Leadership Organization Celebrates Its 15-Year History as It
                      Prepares for Next Phase of Growth

Business Wire

DENVER -- January 13, 2014

Carolyne Hyde, founder of Quarterly Forum, announced that Ryan Heckman has
been appointed Executive Director, effective January 1, 2014.

Ryan Heckman, Executive Director of Quarterly Forum (Photo: Business Wire)

Ryan Heckman, Executive Director of Quarterly Forum (Photo: Business Wire)

Formed by Hyde in 1999, Denver-based Quarterly Forum is a community of
influential, executive-level business leaders who are shaping the future of
Colorado. For 15 years, this premier, non-partisan leadership organization has
been committed to connecting, informing and enriching the lives of Colorado
business executives while cultivating the next generation of leaders in the

Heckman joined Quarterly Forum as a member in September 2013. He succeeded
Hyde, who transitioned to the new role of Chairman on January 1st. Heckman
will lead Quarterly Forum into its next phase of growth and build upon its
core mission of connecting, informing and enriching the lives of Colorado

“Ryan is an outstanding businessman, and will assure Quarterly Forum’s legacy
of business and civic leadership in Colorado,” said Hyde. “Our members will
benefit greatly from Ryan’s experience building successful businesses and his
connections with the next generation of Colorado business leaders.”

Heckman is a former managing partner and co-founder of Excellere Partners, a
Denver-based, middle market, private equity firm with approximately $730
million of capital under management. His 17-year career as a private equity
investor reflects his passion for entrepreneurship and his commitment to
developing successful leaders.

Heckman grew up in Colorado. His early years of skiing led him to become the
youngest member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Team. After a successful athletic
career, he graduated with honors from the University of Colorado and embarked
on a career of supporting entrepreneurs as a private equity investor.

“Thanks to Carolyne’s tremendous vision and passion for bringing leaders
together, Quarterly Forum plays a unique and vital role in Colorado’s business
community,” Heckman said. “I’m honored to lead an organization that was
created for our state’s most influential executives – I am driven to help our
members do amazing things together.”

Among Quarterly Forum’s esteemed membership, two business leaders have had a
particularly significant impact on Quarterly Forum since its inception: Scott
Reiman, President of Hexagon and the Reiman Foundation, and Mike Fries,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Global, Inc. These prominent
Denver executives have supported the organization since it began in 1999.
Their loyalty and generosity have helped Quarterly Forum become the
outstanding and respected business and civic institution it is today.

“Quarterly Forum is an important leadership organization for our community and
I’m proud to be a founding sponsor,” Reiman said. “Like every great leader,
Carolyne has been very deliberate in selecting her successor and I’m confident
that Ryan will serve the Quarterly Forum membership and our community
exceedingly well.”

Executives interested in learning more about Quarterly Forum can contact
Heckman through the organization’s website, www.quarterlyforum.org.


Founded in 1999, Quarterly Forum is Denver’s premier leadership organization.
Through its core breakfast programs and other distinctive events, Quarterly
Forum provides opportunities for Colorado’s most respected executives and
companies to connect with their peers, become informed on the most relevant
issues, topics and trends affecting commerce, and enrich their lives through
meaningful business, civic and social engagement. For more information on the
organization, please visit www.quarterlyforum.org.

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