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Josh Hanfling


Josh has been active in the Colorado political, business and nonprofit communities for 20 years. Prior to co-founding Sewald Hanfling, Josh served as the founding CEO of an international foundation focused on health, education and culture. Prior to that, he was CEO of Qube Visual, a Denver-based sign and graphics company, which he founded in 2001 and which sold in 2012. He stepped down as foundation CEO to run for the Colorado State House in 2008. Since moving to Denver from Washington, D.C., in 1992, Josh has been active with a number of nonprofits, political organizations and committees. He chaired the Denver Justice Council and Friends of the Denver Fire Department, and worked with The Denver Hospice, National Jewish Health, Concerts for Kids, the American Transplant Foundation and a number of other community organizations.

Josh founded his first business, a wood recycling company, while in college, and has built or revitalized a number of companies since that time. He is the founder of and has been involved in many other companies in Colorado, Washington, D.C., and London. He was appointed as the Honorary Consul to Colorado for the Kingdom of Morocco in 2010. Josh was named one of Denver’s 25 most powerful people by 5280 Magazine, elected to the “Forty under 40” by the Denver Business Journal, called one of Colorado’s “Hottest Politicos” by Face the State, voted one of Denver’s “Movers & Shakers” by The Colorado Statesman, and recognized as one of Colorado’s top philanthropists by Colorado Company Magazine.

Josh spent 2012 living and working in London to focus on the global work of the Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation while working with a private equity firm based there. He also set up the UK operations for Silver Bullet Water Treatment, a Colorado-based commercial water treatment company that received the "2012 Best Venture Award" from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Josh grew up in Washington, D.C., and has a BS in management with a major in entrepreneurial studies from Babson College.