Kenneth Monfort is a fifth-generation Colorado business owner committed to enriching the lives of all Coloradans. As owner and EVP of Monfort Companies, Kenneth invests in ventures and develops commercial properties that serve as economic drivers and growth engines for both rural and urban communities.
Born in Greeley, Kenneth has deep roots in Colorado and is committed to building a next-generation company that honors his family’s legacy in agriculture, real estate and energy.
Kenneth began his career developing commercial real estate in rural communities throughout the Colorado region with the goal of creating local gathering places that would spur economic growth to create jobs and sales tax revenue. In 2017, he started expanding the company’s portfolio to include highly visible properties near Coors Field in the heart of Denver’s LoDo neighborhood. Leveraging this ‘final frontier’ in Downtown Denver, Kenneth’s goal is to create a world-class stadium district with year-round activation that appeals to audiences of all ages.
Kenneth graduated from the University of Denver with degrees in finance and real estate. Passionate about helping other entrepreneurs, Kenneth is co-founder of the Denver Angels investment group and Equity Capital Groupe (a YPO-like organization). He is also a partner at local private equity firm, Blake Street Partners.
As a business and civic leader, Kenneth believes in creating strong public/private partnerships to catalyze sustainable economic growth in Colorado. He currently serves as a board member of the Colorado Business Roundtable, the University of Denver Advancement Committee, the Colorado Restaurant Association, the Colorado Women’s Alliance, the Mile High Five Foundation, and is the Capital Campaign Chair for the Butterfly Pavilion.
Kenneth is also deeply involved with the National Western Stock Show, the Denver Energy Network, Colorado Concern, the Downtown Denver Partnership, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Denver Ballpark Neighborhood Association and the Denver Athletic Club.
In addition to his efforts to drive economic growth, Kenneth is passionate about addressing homelessness and supporting youth in Colorado. He volunteers for the Stronger Cord program at the Denver Rescue Mission and the YESS Children’s Institute within Denver Public Schools. He also serves on the board for the Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation, which annually raises and grants over $1.5 million to local children’s charities.