Christy Orris
Co-Founder, Peak to Peak Leadership

Christy Bieber Orris is an active investor and entrepreneur through Peak-to-Peak Investments.  She and her husband, Jay, launched Peak to Peak Leadership to empower the next generation of values-based leaders. 

From 2001 to 2011,Orris was CEO of the ATEK Companies, a privately owned management company that owned and ran various outsource and product-based companies. Employing over 700 people, ATEK Companies had six manufacturing facilities with revenues exceeding $140 million. Their anchor company, ATEK Medical, was purchased from Medtronic’s cardiac surgery business in 2003. Orris and her team developed ATEK Medical into one of the leading finished medical device outsource suppliers in the world. ATEK Medical and its sister company, ATEK Plastics, were sold to KRG Capital in 2011. Before ATEK, Orris was president of Regent Aviation, and worked in operations at Baxter Healthcare and in brand management at General Mills. She received her MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth and BS from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Orris is active at the University of Colorado, serving on the Center for Leadership & Leeds School of Business advisory board. She brings values-based leadership programming to 600+ CU students annually and recently introduced YPO-style forums to 80 first-year students. From 2008 to 2011, she chaired the board of the Leed’s School of Business and later transitioned onto the Dean’s CEO Cabinet. She received the Alumni Service Award and frequently speaks on campus and mentors students. Orris is an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow and former board member and member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

She is a member and board member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), education chair for YPO Boulder, and member of YPO Family Office Principals Network and the Committee of 200. She was one of Boulder’s 40 Under 40.

Orris and her family are avid travelers and spend 110 days every three years on Semester at Sea, a university study abroad program that sails around the world. She loves to bike, ski and do anything outdoors. She lives in Boulder with her husband and two sons.