About Canopy Advisory

Canopy Advisory Group connects businesses and nonprofits with top talent to assist their teams on a short-term basis. In the fall of 2009, our founders Brooke Borgen and Griffen O’Shaughnessy saw a need in Denver’s corporate and nonprofit world for greater access to project-based professionals. In an economic environment where continuously adding full-time employees to accomplish a company’s short and long-term goals is not always feasible, bringing on independent consultants is a win-win for both parties. Read More >

Industry Trends

How The Startup Economy is Creating $1 Billion Freelance Paychecks: Forbes Magazine: What do stubbornly high unemployment numbers, booming startup communities and the new “task-based” economy have in common? They’re all part of the collision of trends that have made freelancers the kings and queens of the new workforce. According to new research from freelance marketplace Elance.com, 2012 was a record-breaking year for the part-time or project-based workforce... Read More >

Client in Focus

Front Range Bank is a relationship-based financial services organization specializing in private banking and private wealth management. They saw middle-market companies and their executives ignored by other financial institutions. National banks were increasing their focus on larger corporations and retail customers, leaving an underserved segment in between. FRB sought out to fill that gap. To attract the right talent, as well as clients, FRB engaged Canopy Advisory Group’s Liesa Taylor... Read More >

Advisor in Focus

JEN ASBURY  is a veteran strategic communications and marketing practitioner with the ability to boil down complex issues, identify differentiators and communicate messages to the right audiences.  For 15 years, Jen has effectively connected brands with consumers and customers, while quickly earning the trust of leadership and colleagues through patient listening, strategic recommendations and hard work. Prior to joining Canopy, she spent seven years at Edelman Chicago, cutting her teeth on the world’s biggest and most innovative brands, still calling on those skills and media relationships on a daily basis.  Jen has extensive travel, tech, healthcare and lifestyle experience, having held positions in agency, quasi-governmental and Fortune 50 companies ...    Read More > 


Interim Leaders Offer Value During Organizational Transitions

The writing on the cake reads Congratulations! Or, Best Wishes! It is all smiles at the office going-away party.  Or, maybe it is a baby shower hosted by co-workers.  But, what happens when the party is over?  Work must carry on despite the void left by an executive moving on or an employee taking maternity leave.  This time of transition can bring uncertainty and added stress to co-workers who feel the burden of additional responsibility or unclear leadership.  Bringing on the right interim leader to your team can ensure a smooth transition for the return of an employee on-leave or the hiring of a new executive.   Read More >