Jesus Salazar is a Colorado native and entrepreneur who loves bringing exceptional people together to do exceptional things. He is the co-founder and CEO of Prosono, a business strategy and social impact consulting firm who was named the 2019 Startup of the Year by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. The company helps organizations either achieve agility at scale or explore business opportunities within the social impact sector. Throughout his professional career, Jesus has worked in a variety of capacities on large projects for over 275 of the largest companies in North America.
In addition to his professional career, Jesus Salazar is heavily involved in education reform and economic development within Colorado. In 2009, at the request of Lt. Governor Barbara O’Brien, he co-chaired the “Turning Around Struggling Schools” sub-committee for Colorado’s Race to the Top application in hopes of being awarded 300-500 million dollars to apply toward innovative education reform. Jesus was a commissioner of the Business Experiential Learning Commission, appointed by Governor Hickenlooper. He also sits on the Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees. Jesus is the Chairperson of the Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting System, whose mission is to strengthen the civic fabric of Colorado through public media. Jesus is also the co-chair of Colorado Succeeds, a membership organization of business leaders focused on improving public education. Jesus has a BS in Math and Computer Science and a MS in Engineering and Technology Management from the Colorado School of Mines.