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Staying Nimble / Avoiding Bureaucracy

January 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Staying Nimble / Avoiding Bureaucracy

The more your company grows, the more layers of process are necessary, which can keep you from being the nimble business you once were. How can you grow AND stay nimble to keep from becoming the bureaucratic business that no one wants to work for or with? Hear from our panel of business owners who were able to scale without getting stale.

Our Panelists


Debbie Balch: As the CEO of Elevated Insights, Debbie drives the company’s strategy, culture, and growth while fostering key client partnerships. With over 25 years of marketing research and brand management experience, Debbie is passionate about training and developing research strategists while challenging the status quo to deliver a higher level of insights.

Elevated Insights has received Colorado Springs’ Fastest Growing Company award for the past two years, now providing 360° research solutions with boutique-level service. Prior to founding Elevated Insights, Debbie was trained on the client side, working in both brand management and marketing research for Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo. For the past 20 years, Debbie has independently provided custom research for Fortune 100 companies, helping a variety of brands and companies take smart action based on consumer desires.

In addition to research, Debbie is also passionate about music, dogs, and giving back. She shares knowledge, man-power, and profits through pro-bono research, supporting Colorado Springs area causes, and by leading annual teams of volunteers to make a difference in impoverished villages in Northern Nicaragua.

Steve Bigari: Synq3 Restaurant Solutions is a leading provider of remote ordering for restaurant take-out and delivery orders. Prior to launching Stellar, Mr. Bigari owned and operated 12 McDonald’s restaurants and served as the innovation chairman at McDonald’s. Bigari is also the founder and CEO of Mr. Biggs Family Fun Center in Colorado Springs, where he was The Chambers Business Citizen of the year in 2006. Mr. Bigari founded America’s Family to provide low-income families with access to capital, financial education, and financial coaching relationships to help move individuals out of working poverty. As a result, he was inducted as an Ashoka Fellow in 2004.”





Mark Tomasulo: With an ever-changing healthcare system and frustration among both doctors and patients Dr. Tomasulo founded PeakMed Direct Primary Care with the goal of redefining access and decreasing healthcare costs. The business of healthcare has rapidly changed over the last 15 years, and as a result, the doctor-patient relationship has suffered. Doctors are reluctant to enter the specialty of Family Medicine, and senior mentoring physicians are retiring early.The restructuring of the healthcare system has increased costs to the patient as well as to the employer, creating a barrier to true healthcare. PeakMed’s disruptive approach in healthcare has created a platform allowing doctors and patients to communicate, manage, and collaborate individualized care plans without the constraints of a broken system.PeakMed is redefining healthcare transparency, costs, technology, care coordination, and has created a continuum that is doctor-centered and patient-focused.Prior to Dr. Tomasulo’s current role he held multiple positions as:- US Army Regional Medical Director for Aviation Medicine








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January 16
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Mining Exchange
8 South Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
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