Chase is a Financial Advisor at Baird who focuses on small business, divorce, executive compensation, and emerging wealth planning. Having grown up in Pagosa Springs, CO, Chase is an avid cyclist, skier, and triathlete who has finished multiple half-ironman races. With his passion for cycling and wealth management experience, Chase is a great addition to the Juggernaut board.
Blair Whitaker is a financial executive with over twenty-five years of experience focused on high-growth business opportunities as a member of the executive team, an investor and board member. Most recently he was Chief Financial Officer of High West Distillery and led the company through its sale to Constellation Brands for $160M in cash in 2016. This is one off the highest prices paid for a North American craft distiller. He helped create High West’s initial business plan, led capital formation, and financial modeling for this startup whiskey distillery. High West’s products have won gold medals in the major US and international competitions.
He has successfully provided direction to startups, including initial business plan formation through financing and public offering or acquisition. In additional to executive roles with operating companies from health care and renewable energy to communications, he has spent over fifteen years in investment groups including as a General Partner of Norwest Venture Partners in Palo Alto, California. Blair also currently serves on nonprofit boards for CCAI, Rocky Mountain Region Porsche Club of America, and on the finance committee of St Anne’s Episcopal School.
Blair received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, a MS in Computer and Information Science from University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration of Dartmouth College.
Rahul Mohare has nearly two decades of experience in all phases of architecture, interior design and construction management. He has worked on a wide array of projects, including urban infill mixed-use developments, high-end residential, multi-family residential, commercial, adaptive reuse and urban design. Rahul has extensive computer modeling and visualization skills, and an enthusiasm for design and detail.
He has worked for Denver area firms, such as Davis Partnership, Andrea Lawrence Wood Interior Design, and Van Meter Williams Pollack, across all phases of architecture, interior design and construction management. In 2008, Rahul was awarded the AIA Young Architect Award for built Architecture for the Rail Yard Lofts projects. Personal passions include cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Peter Piccolo is executive director of Bicycle Colorado, where he is responsible for strategic planning, staff leadership and implementing initiatives and policies to advance Bicycle Colorado’s mission: Encouraging and promoting bicycling, increasing safety, improving conditions and providing a voice for bicyclists in Colorado. A theme through most of Peter’s life has been a love of riding bikes for both recreation and transportation, and these traits are now a big part of his family’s lifestyle. “Bicycling has helped me and my family live healthier and happier lives, and I believe it can do the same for other people, families and communities across Colorado”.
Peter is an executive with over 25 years of experience that includes launching and serving in leadership roles in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Peter began his career at a Fortune 50 financial services firm where he was promoted to the Vice President level. After earning a Masters in Business Administration, Peter pursued his passion for cycling and serving his community by launching Outdoor Adventures for Kids, Inc., a nonprofit that introduced disadvantaged youth to bicycling. Most recently, Peter served as Executive Director, Innovation for Denver Public Schools. In that role, he founded the Imaginarium, an innovation lab that aims to reinvent public education so that every student graduates prepared for college and career.
Nina has been an Attorney (private practice) for more than 25 years, specializing in startups and employment law. She is admitted to practice in Colorado, New York, and Washington D.C, as well as Federal District Courts in Colorado; North Dakota; Southern District of New York; Eastern District of New York, and the Federal Courts of Appeals: Second Circuit; Tenth Circuit.
Nina has a Bachelor’s degree in History with honors from Stanford University. Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law, and a Masters of Law from Stockholm University in European Economic Law and International Commercial Arbitration.
She is a native of Denver, Colorado, and is an avid cyclist for transportation and exercise. Nina has resided in Stockholm, Sweden (9 months per year) for the past five years. In her spare time she enjoys travel and the outdoors.
Since boyhood, Arthur has been keenly interested in cities, urbanism, and historic preservation. Arthur firmly believes that through quality urban development, new jobs, increased tax base, and a wide array of amenities can be afforded by and provided for urban residents. These varied interests are illustrated by the professional positions that he’s held with Detroit’s Planning and Development Department; MotorCities National Heritage Area; Mount Clemens DDA; Van Buren Township, his consultancy, and ongoing urban planning work at two private firms. His devotion to cities is also represented in the numerous non-profits he has volunteered for throughout his career. Currently, he is engaging in current and long-range municipal planning including developing master plans, non-motorized transportation plans, and recreation plans. Because cities are often how civilizations are judged, he knows that there is a great deal of more work to be done.
David Pedley’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law, including mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital. David has been involved in securities and mergers and acquisition transactions valued in aggregate at well over $1 billion. David has represented startups, technology companies, venture capital funds, merchant banks, and one of the world’s largest hedge funds. His clients have included businesses in industries as diverse as IPTV, digital marketing, clinical research, for-profit education and satellite services. Previously, David was a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig and an associate at the New York office of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae (subsequently part of Dewey & LeBouef). David is admitted to practice law in Connecticut, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, New Hampshire and New York. David obtained a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987 and his J.D. (with distinction) from the Emory University School of Law in 1991.
Mary Conway has over three decades of journalism experience covering the automotive industry as well as a wide range of topics in Detroit. Mary was an anchor for WXYZ Channel 7 in Detroit where she had the honor of interviewing people such as Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, and Pope John Paul II, as well as heads of industry. Mary retired to Denver in 2012 to be with her family, but is still called upon to report specifically on automotive journalism stories in Denver and Detroit. Her perspective and up-to-the-minute expertise on the automotive industry and media relations as it relates to all forms of transportation is vital asset to the Juggernaut team.
Peter Olivetti is owner and founder of Olivetti Bikes, which specializes in custom-made road and mountain bikes. Pete will be building and designing Juggernaut’s cargo bikes from his studio in Boulder, CO. “While most of my building happens in my studio, most of the design happens while I am out on my bikes. Figuring what's working, what might not be as well, what are other folks doing/riding, how are people and myself riding and tons of other ideas and calculations happening”. Juggernaut is excited to have this experienced and skillful bike builder on our team.