Ryan Heckman President, ICON and Co-Founder, Colorado Impact Fund Linkedin

Ryan Heckman

President, ICON and Co-Founder, Colorado Impact Fund

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Mr. Heckman has nearly 17 years of private equity investing experience. Prior to forming Excellere Partners in 2006, Mr. Heckman served as a Principal of KRG Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm. Prior to KRG Capital Partners, Mr. Heckman was an investment professional at Booth Creek Management Corporation (“Booth Creek”), a private equity firm focused on a buy and build strategy, primarily within the food and transportation industries.

Throughout his career, Mr. Heckman has participated in numerous consolidations in the food products, transportation, healthcare, life sciences, building products, recreation and leisure and government services industries.

In 2014, Mr. Heckman co-founded the Colorado Impact Fund, a Denver-based private equity fund that provides growth capital to emerging Colorado companies and entrepreneurs.

Also in 2014, Mr. Heckman became the executive director of Quarterly Forum, a Denver-based leadership organization and President of ICON, an emerging regional provider of surgical eye care.

Specialties: Business Services | Food | Industrial Technology and Services | Education | Healthcare