Steve Murchie: Chapter President Denver/Rockies of the Keiretu Forum. Steve has over twenty-five years experience in the software industry, starting as a programmer/analyst and progressing through a variety of roles in sales, marketing and general management. The companies he has worked with span the spectrum of the industry, including startups, turnarounds, a VC-backed roll-up and an eight-year stint at Microsoft, where he helped grow the SQL Server business from $300M to over $1B in under five years. In 2004, he left Microsoft to return to the start-up world as CEO of a fledgling company, and got his first taste of the angel investing process. While that initial exposure didn’t earn any financing for his business, he did gain a lot of insight from the Keiretsu Forum members, which was inevitably even more valuable. When Steve decided to relocate back to Colorado, he explored the possibility of bringing a chapter of the group to Denver, and the result is a very successful new chapter launched in March 2007.