Providing Innovation a Path to Success

About Us

Founded in January 2017, Vation noticed inefficiency in how innovative companies were reaching end customers. The reality is that yesterday’s models for cooperation and competition were shifting, and the real opportunity was driving better outcomes for the entire ecosystem with tools and services that enable rapid success at scale through innovation. Vation’s platform (VIP) and services encourage collaboration, education and open communication to improve time-to-market and profitability for our members.

Meet the Leadership Team

Dave O'Callaghan

Managing Partner

Focused on building a dynamic firm with the high tech value channel of strategic manufactures, distributers and resellers. Dave is a professor at the University of Denver.

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Joe O’Callaghan

Founder & Partner

Focused on delivering an innovative platform across the value chain of high tech. Joe has an MBA focused on Business Intelligence from The University of Denver.

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Matthew Friel


Focused on Vation Consultative Services, Matthew is a fifteen-year strategy consultant having advised hundreds of companies across the technology ecosystem. Matthew is a graduate of Yale University.

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Focused on creating a strong community of Technology Executives across the country. Jessica is a super-connector who holds an MBA focused in Customer Experience Management from the University of Denver.

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In May 2019, Konnexe became a part of Vation Ventures. Konnexe joining the Vation family has strengthened our ecosystem with CIOs and IT executives -- and connects them directly with emerging technologies and solution providers. By sharing thought leadership, customer success and expertise across the high tech ecosystem, Vation with Konnexe has increased access to innovation and amplified the voice of the end customer. Vation will continue the successful Konnexe roundtables across the country and has added new events that bridge the gap between the IT executive community and innovative tech from Silicon Valley and beyond.

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Learn more about how Vation can help your organization

by contacting us today!

+1 (720) 280-4031

615 S. Williams St.
Denver, CO 80209

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