Michael Gellman
Michael GellmanExecutive Chairman at Kin + Carta

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”-Steve Jobs

Michael Gellman is Executive Chairman at Kin + Carta, which acquired
Spire Digital, the digital transformation firm he founded and operated
since 1998. In addition to his work supporting K+C, he is an active
investor, advisor, author, and indie rock dadfluencer.

At Spire, Gellman helped lay the foundation for the modern internet and
developed numerous innovation methodologies that are still being used
today. He was also one of the web’s earliest bloggers, publishing his
musings online for a daily audience of more than 10,000 readers three
years before the term “blog” was coined.

Gellman has been recognized by ColoradoBiz Magazine as a CEO of the Year
and by Ernst & Young as an Entrepreneur of the Year. He is an active
member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and has held a
variety of board posts with industry groups and non-profits. In
addition, he has been active on behalf of numerous philanthropic and
political causes. And, he has advised, invested in, and/or incubated
numerous technology startups.

Gellman is a sought-after speaker and has given lectures at The
University of Denver Daniels College of Business, The University of
Colorado Leeds School of Business, and South by Southwest among others.

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