Greenhouse Scholars Alum Named CEO at Age 26

8z is proud to announce that J. Ivan Hernandez, Greenhouse Scholar Class of 2015, has been named president and CEO of Banner Signs & Decals, a custom signage solutions company based in Lakewood, CO.

Hernandez, a 26-year-old, partnered with Taylor Kirkpatrick, a Denver-area investor, to purchase the company. Kirkpatrick and his family are longtime supporters of Greenhouse Scholars, and the two partners met via the organization’s professional networking program, through which Kirkpatrick coached and advised Hernandez on his academics and career for over 8 years.

8z Real Estate sponsored Hernandez through the Greenhouse Scholars program, which serves low-income college students who are exceptionally high performing. 8z Founder and CEO, Lane Hornung, has joined the advisory board at Banner Signs & Decals.

Read the full press release HERE.


March 21, 2019

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