In Pursuit of Entrepreneurship

In Pursuit of Entrepreneurship
Jan 04, 2018 7:00 AM
Victor Mitchell
In Pursuit of Entrepreneurship

Vic Mitchell has successfully started at least six new businesses in his career and turned around just as many to a profitable position.  He has sold at least three of those businesses for a profit.  Vic will share his secrets of successfully starting a business including a list of what to do right, what not to do wrong and how to nurture and grow other budding entrepreneurs.  Vic will also speak to perseverance and the benefits of big concepts, This is a great opportunity to use his advice on your own business or if you are considering starting a new one. 

Victor Mitchell is a successful businessman and life-long entrepreneur who has founded or turned around varied companies ranging from wireless to technology to real estate services to finance. Currently, Mitchell is the founder and CEO of Lead Funding, a specialty lending organization that provides innovative private financing solutions for homebuilders and developers, reducing their red tape and speeding up loan decisions. The company has experienced near-100% annual growth since its inception in 2009, and serves clientele in Colorado, Nevada, and Arizona with expansion plans for Texas, Georgia, Minnesota, and Washington. Lead Funding is one of the most successful private companies in Colorado.

Prior to entering the real estate sector, Mitchell founded several successful wireless communications companies and turned around several others that were failing before he took them over.  His innovative management strategies allowed numerous “mom-and-pop” wireless retailers to achieve financial success by aggregating their selling power to bargain successfully for favorable rights from national wireless service providers. In 2000, one of his companies was named “Colorado Small Business of the Year” by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. The Denver Business Journal placed Mitchell on its coveted “top 40 under 40” list of business executives, and he was a finalist in Ernst and Young’s nationally recognized “Entrepreneur of the Year” contest. Mitchell has also been featured in Entrepreneur magazine. 

From 2007 to 2009, Mitchell served in the Colorado General Assembly, representing a House District which included portions of Douglas and Teller Counties. As a legislator, he passed and secured funding for an inventive program that provides tracking devices for Alzheimer’s patients, providing comfort for care-giving family members and cost savings for law enforcement agencies. Feeling he could accomplish more for Colorado and the business community outside the legislature, he turned his attention to heading an organization, Save Colorado Jobs, that lead the statewide campaign to defeat Prop 103 in 2011, a ballot measure that would have increased both the state income and sales tax rates, and would have been the largest tax increase in Colorado’s history. Mitchell, along with his wife of 27 years, Amy, have been active in numerous civic and community organizations, including Meals on Wheels. He has served as an adjunct faculty member in the College of Business at Colorado State University, and completed his undergraduate degree at San Diego State University and earned his Masters degree at The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, graduating at the top of his class.