ABOUT PETE and Nick
Two years after graduating from Western State College, Pete was hired by Mountain Bell which led to his public affairs career with US WEST (later Qwest) as a public policy manager. He advanced to Assistant Vice President of External Affairs, responsible for the company’s government, regulatory, community and rural community affairs in Colorado.
In 2004, Pete joined the executive team of the Credit Union Associations of Colorado and Wyoming as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs to handle state lobbying, political fundraising and grassroots organization. Three years after he left the Association, and after he had opened his own lobbying firm, Pete served as the organization’s interim President/CEO for a six month period.
In 2007 Pete founded Kirchhof Group, Inc. “Entrepreneurship runs in my family,” he explains, “and I always knew I would walk in those footsteps. Also, rather than only representing one group or industry, I wanted to take on a more diverse caseload.”
Pete is a Colorado native and the proud great-grandson of renowned building contractor Frank Kirchhof who is responsible for many of the iconic buildings in Denver such as the Denver Mint and the Paramount Theater.
Nick joined the firm in June of 2018. He spent 9 years as a college soccer coach and the last five years on the Stanford University Men's Soccer coaching staff. He was responsible for training development of student athletes, video analysis, scouting reports, managing the equipment budget, organizing alumni and community outreach events, as well as recruiting the top student athletes from around the country.
In addition, Nick managed the men’s soccer camp operations working with housing, dining, facilities, and human resources staff to organize one of the largest soccer camps in the country. He also hired and trained over 80 staff members, managed camp payroll, travel reimbursements, created camp curriculum, camp schedules, and age/skill appropriate sessions for over 800 youth players each summer.
On the field, Nick played an integral role in Stanford’s rise among the nation’s elite over five seasons. Stanford won the program’s first national championship in 2015 and the team repeated as national champions in 2016. Stanford also won the PAC12 Conference Championship three straight years. Nick previously held coaching positions at Colorado Mesa University from 2008 to 2010 and the University of Denver in 2011.
He has a degree in interdisciplinary studies from Fort Lewis College where he was awarded the Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2008 and won an NCAA Division II National Championship in 2005. He has a master's degree in sport management from California University of Pennsylvania.
Nick lives in Denver with his wife Angela and their daughter Hayden.