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Christy Bieber Orris is an active investor and entrepreneur through Peak-to-Peak Investments. Her newest ventures are Peak to Peak Medical which specializes in unique supply chain and manufacturing solutions for medical device companies and Peak to Peak Leadership which empowers the next generation of values-based leaders.
Christy was the CEO of the ATEK Companies from 2001-2011, a privately-owned management company, that owned and ran various outsource and product-based companies. Employing over 700 people, ATEK Companies had six manufacturing facilities with revenues exceeding $140 million. Their anchor company, ATEK Medical, was purchased from Medtronic’s Cardiac Surgery business in 2003. Orris and her team developed ATEK Medical into one of the leading finished medical-device outsource suppliers in the world. ATEK Medical and its sister company, ATEK Plastics, were sold to KRG in 2011. Before ATEK, Christy was President of Regent Aviation, worked in operations at Baxter Healthcare and in brand management at General Mills. She received her MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth and BS at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
From 2008-2011, Christy chaired the board of University of Colorado, Leed’s School of Business and later transitioned onto the Dean’s CEO Cabinet. She was awarded the Alumni Service Award at the University and frequently speaks on campus and mentors students. Christy is an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow and prior board member, member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and is now bringing the Aspen Seminar concept to Leeds students via Peak to Peak Leadership.
She is a member and previous board member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), member of YPO Family Office Principals Network and the Committee of 200. She was one of Boulder’s 40 Under 40.
Christy and her family are avid travelers and spend 110 days every three years on Semester at Sea, a university study abroad program that sails around the world. In addition to investing and building a new series of companies, Christy is restoring a mountain guest ranch and loves to spend time biking, skiing and doing anything outdoors. Christy resides in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and two sons.