Tre Cates

Keynote Speaker

Tre Cates


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Tré Cates is the Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer for the Savory Institute is a proven leader, innovator and social entrepreneur. Motivating and understanding people have proven to be indispensable while defining, developing, and communicating an organization’s vision for the future. His ability to create and lead high performing organizations is foundational to his success.

After graduating from Ouachita Baptist University in 1993, he focused his efforts in creating and growing faith-based community organizations. He also has served on the board of over 6 different non-profits during his professional career. After moving to Colorado in 1996, he fined tuned his skills as an entrepreneur through founding a technology company in 1997 and leading the organization’s growth to annual revenues of $36+ million, 100+ employees, and a publicly-traded company. His company was recognized two times as one of the fastest growing companies in the US on the INC 500/5000 list and won several top company awards in the state of Colorado.

He has received multiple awards including Entrepreneur of Distinction in Boulder, CO and two-time semi-finalist of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He is active in his community by serving on the board of several companies including multiple non-profits. Tré has a BA in Philosophy from Ouachita Baptist University and a MA in Theology from Southwestern seminary.

A video recording of Tre’s keynote speech is here.

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