Directors and Advisors


Gordon Nuttall
President, CEO

A Denver native, Gordon developed an early interest in electronics and attended the engineering program at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering.  He then enjoyed a successful and rewarding career at HP, where he was involved in engineering, innovation management, new business creation, and strategic planning, serving as a Program Director. He was selected for an HP Fellowship program and earned a Masters Degree in the Management of Technology from National Technical University, administered through the Center for Innovation Management Studies at Lehigh University.  A published author, innovation presenter, and highly driven entrepreneur, he has founded two other small businesses and three non-profits.  He currently serves on the Steering Committee for the Electronics Key Industry Network within the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). His vision from the inception of an intentional purpose-based enterprise based on the five core values continues to shape the Company's operation, performance, and work environment going forward.

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Lisa Milner
Secretary, Director of Marketing and Sales

Lisa is the driving force behind the Company's robust and wide-ranging marketing efforts, which continues to expand beyond online ordering to include traditional retail channels, social marketing, event marketing, and other channels, resulting in increased year-over-year revenue.  She launched her career in 1989 as Services Marketing Manager for Solbourne Computer and later served as Internet Market Development Manager for CADIS Inc., Channel Development Manager for Aspect Development, and Marketing Manager for StorageTek.  In 2005, she joined Sun Microsystems as Product Marketing Manager and served in that role for three years before joining QLogic as Product Marketing Manager Consultant. 

Overall, she has enjoyed consistent success in marketing products and services for enterprises ranging from non-profits and startups, to small businesses, to global technology corporations.  Ms. Milner studied Business, Marketing, and Psychology at Front Range Community College

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Gene Miksch
Director of Engineering

Gene has more than 30 years of experience in the electronics industry, with about a third of that time spent developing imaging products.  His skilled design work has placed more than 20 products into production (including seven imaging devices), spanning the consumer, commercial, and enterprise-class segments.   He holds 18 U.S. patents on his work, along with several foreign patents and defensive publications, and is also experienced in production and process engineering, tool and fixture design, quality engineering, and OEM product support, among other areas.  Gene served as an Imaging Products R&D Engineer in the Imaging Product Group at HP from 1989 to 1999, and as a Product Design Engineer in the Critical Solutions Group of HP.  He has also owned and operated a small business for more than two decades.  He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska as well as a Masters Degree in the same field from the University of Michigan.

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Mike Codd
Marketing and Business Strategist

Mike is a Senior Brand Manager and Global Product Marketing Manager specializing in managing entire product life cycles for technology solutions, consumer products, and medical devices.  He brings a unique perspective to Couragent due to his collective professional responsibilities as a marketer and buyer for a major retail chain, Walgreens, and manufacturers including HP and Teledyne Water Pik.  Over 30 years of experience in developing Strategic and Tactical Marketing and Sales Plans that target the needs of a broad range of customer segments and distribution channels has been foundational in Couragent's passion for exceeding our target customers' expectations.


Advisors

Gus Lee
Chair of Character Development, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Chief Learning Officer at Integware,  Fort Collins

Gus Lee's book "Courage - The Backbone of Leadership" is the foundation on which the Couragent values of C I C I C were derived.