Venture Builder, Scale Operator, Community Connector, and Investor
2022 Guest Speaker

Taylor is a venture builder, scale operator, community connector, and investor. He is the Managing Director of the Techstars Workforce Development Accelerator. Previously, he was Managing Director of Able, a venture and product studio. Taylor was responsible for Able’s new venture and investing practice and all finance, legal, operations, and human resources functions for three offices on two continents while the company achieved 15x+ growth. While at Able, he was a co-founder and investment lead for Codeable, a coding school in Latin America. Taylor serves on the Colorado Banking Board. Taylor is the founder and a board director for Patriot Boot Camp, a nonprofit that supports military veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs. Patriot Boot Camp programs have worked with more than 1,000 military veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs to build technology companies of impact and scale. These companies have raised more than $110 million in venture capital and created more than 2,000 jobs. Prior to that, Taylor worked in investment banking assisting in the arrangement of more than $12 billion in financing for leveraged buyouts, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions. Taylor worked as a Vice President at Bank of America analyzing the more than $500 million of annual real estate occupancy expense for the Global Operations Council. Early in his career he was a venture capital analyst and hedge fund analyst. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Spanish, Phi Beta Kappa from Davidson College.