In the Colorado business scene, CEO Steve Swinney is a standout finalist for the 2023 ColoradoBiz CEO of the Year award. Leading Kodiak Building Partners, Swinney orchestrated the acquisition of seven companies, growing the workforce to 6,000—an impressive 5% increase in a year.

Founded in 2011, Kodiak, under Swinney’s visionary leadership, doubled its staff and became a major employer in Colorado. Swinney’s strategy preserves the unique cultures of acquired companies, creating a decentralized yet successful business model.

Beyond business, Swinney’s philanthropic efforts are notable. The Kodiak Building Partners Foundation, established in 2017, surpassed $1 million in donations in 2022. Initiatives like the “Patriot Project” raised over $20,000 for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

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