As Principal of FinWater Advisors LLC, Mr. Ehrlich has provided operations and management consulting services to clients in various industries. Mr. Ehrlich’s clients have included the National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer, the Cities of Broomfield Colorado, Allen Texas and Independence Missouri, and the Theatres and Arenas division of the City and County of Denver. At FinWater, Mr. Ehrlich helped create and launch the Denver Theatre District, the first privately funded downtown arts district of its kind in the country and also founded and launched the youth sports web site SportZu.tv.
Prior to FinWater, Mr. Ehrlich was Executive Vice President of The Bonham Group, a premier sports marketing company based in Englewood, Colorado. At Bonham Group, Mr. Ehrlich helped lead the naming rights sales division. Mr. Ehrlich helped structure transactions that ultimately led to multi-million dollar naming rights agreements for Dicks Sporting Goods Park, the home venue to the Colorado Rapids, as well as Oracle Arena, the home of the Golden State Warriors.
Prior to that, Mr. Ehrlich was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kroenke Sports Enterprises (KSE), reporting directly to owner Stan Kroenke. KSE is the owner and operator of the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, the Colorado Mammoth, the Colorado Rapids, the Pepsi Center and the Altitude Sports and Entertainment cable television network.
Mr. Ehrlich, a Colorado Business Journal and National Sports Business Journal “40 under 40” award winner, oversaw the business operations and legal affairs of the KSE sports franchises and other properties. Mr. Ehrlich led KSE's acquisition of three new sports franchises: the Colorado Crush of the Arena Football League, the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League and the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. Mr. Ehrlich also led KSE’s involvement in the field of entertainment. Under his leadership, KSE formalized a booking and marketing partnership with Clear Channel Concerts that culminated in the building of the Universal Lending Pavilion, a 5,000 seat outdoor amphitheatre.
Mr. Ehrlich also led KSE’s purchase of the historic Paramount Theater located in downtown Denver and the purchase of over 900 acres of land in Commerce City, Colorado, which ultimately became the home of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Prior to acting as EVP and COO for KSE, Mr. Ehrlich served as General Counsel for the company.
Mr. Ehrlich is on the boards of the Metro Denver Sports Commission and Gold Crown Foundation.
DAVID MOKE - Consultant
Besides aiding Finwater Advisors, Moke co-founded the consulting group Communitas upon realizing a number of his projects needed an umbrella organization. After stints with major record labels (Warner Bros), national concert promoters (AEG Live), and managing musicians (DeVotchKa), it was time to focus on programming and activation. Moke currently works with the Denver Theatre District and sat on Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's Executive Leadership Team looking into the future of the Denver Performing Arts Complex.
Other current and past clients include the LoDo Historic District, History Colorado, Denver International Airport, Denver Arts and Venues, the Downtown Denver Partnership, and many more. Moke is also on the board of Denver's Art District on Santa Fe.
ANNIE GEIMER - CONSULTANT
An advisor to Finwater, Annie also co-founded Communitas after years of working in music festival operations for AEG Live and Superfly Presents. For the past several years Annie has made it her mission to strengthen the local art community by empowering creatives.
Her enthusiasm for organizing and executing bold, atypical and challenging ideas allows her to be the conduit between the artist and client. Currently she works with the Denver Theatre District, Meow Wolf and throws a monthly vinyl-only dance party called Weird Touch, among other clients. Ms. Geimer also sits on the board of Denver Art Museum's Culturehaus.