Ben Deda has been named chief operating officer of Colorado Springs-based startup FoodMaven. He was vice president of marketing for Denver-based Vertafore, which develops software for independent insurance agents, and had been chief operating officer of Denver-based software and data engineering education provider Galvanize. He also held sales executive posts with FullContact and TruStile Doors. He spent seven years in the Marine Corps as an infantry and recruiting officer. Deda is a co-founder and board member of Denver Startup Week. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver.
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