President, Highwing

Erik Mitisek is the president of Highwing (formerly, Imagine Analytics), an IMA financial developed enterprise software company, focused on delivering digital solutions to improve insurance carrier and broker partnerships.

Erik is a seasoned business builder and innovator, having either served as the founder, CEO, or working directly for founders, building four companies from inception. Erik has led the development of the business, with a focus on product, in almost all his companies working to connect market opportunities to new products. Always following the trends in the market, he has created companies in the music, real estate, financial services and online travel industries. Insurance is next.

Erik’s passion outside of business is the innovation community. Erik previously led University of Denver’s Project XITE, which is now a leading innovation program in the region. He founded Denver Startup Week, the largest free entrepreneurial event in North America; created the Commons on Champa, an incubator for emerging start-ups and Denver’s hub for entrepreneurship; and led the launch of Startup Colorado and BuiltInColorado. In 2016, Erik was appointed Chief Innovation Officer of the State of Colorado by Governor John W. Hickenlooper, a role he held through January 2019.

Outside of Imagine Analytics, Erik also serves as Co-Chairman of Quarterly Forum/CiviCO and on the boards of the Mile High United Way, Colorado Technology Association, Good Wood Club and the National Cybersecurity Center.