Nicole Barbera is the Operations Director at the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network (BEN). Nicole started with BEN in the Fall of 2017 and has moved up rapidly, going from Events & Operations Fellow to Operations Director in a little over two years. Nicole graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in May of 2016 with a double degree in Advertising and Sociology. She started her career at ELLE magazine in New York City, the world’s #1 fashion magazine. While acquiring many useful skills working and living in New York, she realized the endless business possibilities in the rising city of Denver and moved back home. Throughout her three years at BEN she has served as Events & Operations Fellow, Event Coordinator, Head of Operations, and Operations Director. She is actively pursuing a career in business and is eager to continue to add great value to Colorado’s scaling business ecosystem.
Nicole has a passion for helping the less fortunate, being the former President of the National Charity League Denver chapter. She is also an avid traveler, having been to over 21 countries around the world. In her free time Nicole enjoys skiing, hiking, blogging, music, and the Denver Broncos.