Len Norten is the Director of the North Metro Denver Small Business Development Center located on the Westminster Campus of Front Range Community College. Len’s passion is helping small businesses thrive and be successful. After a 30 year career in the corporate sector in operational and financial leadership roles with American Airlines, John Deere, Cisco and American Express, he joined Performance Mobility in Colorado where he championed the growth plan increasing the business more than 500% in five years and being named Top Stage II Colorado Company to Watch. After selling the company, Len has been a small business consultant focusing on helping companies grow and improve their performance, along with teaching business courses at Front Range Community College as a part-time Instructor.
Len has been recognized as a thought leader in business and financial planning throughout his career and has served on a number of industry councils and nonprofit boards. He holds an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago where he was a Keller Scholar. He received a BS in Economics and Political Science from Northern Illinois University. When he’s away from work, Len loves to travel, play tennis and hike the beautiful trails of Colorado with his wife Trish, daughter Kelsey and mini-boxer pup, Skye.