December 13, 2021
Denver Business Journal
Greg Avery

Lots of father-daughter relationships are close, but few have the connection to running tech startups that Chris Romer and Rachel Carlson can claim.

Carlson is co-founder and CEO of Denver-based Guild Education, a nearly 1,300-employee company that “up skills” front-line workers by helping businesses make access to higher education an employee benefit.

Romer, CEO of Denver’s Project Canary, is her father. He was one of the earliest employees at Guild Education and now credits working there as teaching him a lot of what’s needed to run a growing startup.

“I’m probably the only tech CEO in America that was trained by his oldest daughter to be a CEO,” Romer says.

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