Entrepreneur and Coach
Local Board Member, Colorado
Aaron Finch is an entrepreneur and coach. He started his first company, an athletic club in Fort Collins, CO, soon after graduating from Colorado State University with a B.S in Natural Resources and a brief professional football career. He followed this first venture with the acquisition and turnaround of a contract plastic injection molding company. After receiving his MBA from Stanford University, Aaron was a member of the founding team at Coinstar, where as VP Operations he was responsible for product engineering, manufacturing, field service and logistics. Coinstar completed an IPO in 1997 and today is the leader in automated remote retail having added the business lines of Redbox and EcoATM. Recently, Aaron was the COO of Otter Products and CEO of 1OAK Technologies, a technology development company affiliated with Otter Products. He just completed a year with Stanford SEED in West Africa, coaching the founders and leaders of small and medium enterprises. Aaron is married to Catherine and has two grown children. When the children were younger, Aaron took a leave from his business endeavors to coach the Steamboat Springs High School football team. Over six seasons, the team compiled a 52-18 record, earning two league titles and a State Championship Runner Up finish.