The story behind The Boardroom Workplaces actually begins in Los Angeles in 1988. After having moved to L.A. from Denver just the year prior, our company founders, Charles & Carol Jansch, realized that they wanted nothing more than to be back in Colorado. So they quit their jobs, packed everything up, sold their home and moved back to Denver in the spring of 1989.
After their move, Charles & Carol looked into a number of business opportunities, when they came across the idea of “executive suites.” This niche market of providing serviced office space to small businesses had been steadily growing since the late 1960’s and presented an intriguing opportunity for the two. To learn more about the industry, Charles & Carol attended an executive suite industry association convention and were hooked – the idea of creating a business based on the idea of helping others build their own companies was immediately infectious. Soon after that conference in fall 1989, Charles & Carol found an ideal space for an executive suite in the Ptarmigan at Cherry Creek building.
In June 1990, the doors of The Boardroom at Cherry Creek (as our company was known until 2010) opened for business. In 1994, with a little help of a fortune cookie (feel free to ask our owner about this story, if you’re interested), our suite was expanded by 3,000 sq ft. In 2004, the Boardroom enlarged its Cherry Creek suite once again, becoming the 14,300 sq ft office suite that it currently is. In 2004, Nathan Jansch, son of Charles & Carol Jansch, took over ownership of the executive suite business. Since acquiring the business, Nathan has added to the services and amenities offered by the Boardroom Workplaces, such as cloud computing options, 100 Mbps fiber optic internet access, digital mailbox services and enhanced meeting room facilities.
Over the years, over a thousand companies have used the office space, virtual office, conference room and administrative services offered by The Boardroom Executive Suites. While some of those clients have used our space on a short-term basis – making use of the short-term agreements that our company offers – a great many have been with us for five years or more, with some having joined our suite more than a two decades ago.
Nathan Jansch, Owner & General Manager
Nathan Jansch is a Denver native who attended Smoky Hill High School and CU – Boulder. While in college, he obtained degrees in Business Management and Economics and worked at the Marriott Hotel in Boulder. Following graduation, Nathan worked as the safety directory for a distribution company that operated more than a million square feet of warehouse space and a commercial fleet. During his first six months in that position, Nathan instituted measures that reduced the employee injury rate by 50%.
By 2002, though, Nathan realized that the distribution industry didn’t offer the customer interaction that he had enjoyed in the hospitality industry. At the same time, his parents were looking to retire from their executive suite business. This provided the opportunity for Nathan to enter the shared office space industry and once again work with customers on a daily basis. He started managing the Boardroom Workplaces in September 2002 and took over ownership on January 1, 2004.
Nathan currently lives in Aurora with his wonderful and beautiful wife and four adorable children. When not at the office, he enjoys tickling his kids, coaching his sons’ sports teams, brewing (and drinking) his own beer, and running.
Christopher Anderson, Member Support Specialist
Christopher Anderson is an area native, having moved to Colorado from Wyoming in 2003. Having attended school for International Affairs at CU-Boulder, he worked for many Washington DC-based non-profit organizations and local Colorado businesses, gaining extensive knowledge of social media marketing strategies and office administration. Prior to the Boardroom, Chris served as Office Manager for Ampro Fire Extinguisher Service.
Christopher answers incoming phone calls for our the Boardroom Workplaces and for our members and enjoys providing high-quality service to everyone he comes in contact with. Fun fact about Chris: he is multi-lingual and can speak English, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, & Japanese.
Charlotte Coburn, Member Support Specialist
Charlotte Coburn is a Colorado native who attended Fairview High school in South Boulder. She has a long history of dance and was a captain of her dance team in high school. Charlotte attended Oregon State University to study Merchandising Management and also attended Metro State University in Denver studying Hospitality and Tourism.
The highlight of her work experience during her college career was working at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium in California between semesters. Before joining the team at Boardroom Workplaces she spent many years learning the ins and outs of her family’s t-shirt business EMI Sportswear. Charlotte recently moved to the beautiful Cherry Creek neighborhood and happily resides there with her Pomeranian Maggie.