Tripp Baltz, Head of Research
Tripp Baltz is the Head of Research at Boomtown Accelerators.
Tripp uses his extensive experience as a writer, researcher, and interviewer to generate the platform’s strategic content for thought leadership in corporate innovation. Tripp looks around corners to examine and deconstruct trends, identifies those which are the most impactful and relevant, and creates analysis to help clients discern what’s really going on.
Tripp has led a more-than 35-year career as an award-winning journalist, writer, and teacher. As a reporter for Bloomberg Industry Group, he initiated new coverage areas in legal and regulatory affairs, writing about policy developments affecting law firms, major corporations, and small businesses, including startups. He also pioneered the company’s nationwide beat for state environmental policy and created a regular column about the vexing global problems associated with taxation of remote sales and ecommerce. He frequently represented Bloomberg and its subsidiary, BNA, at conferences on journalism ethics, standards, and practices, and is recognized as a thought leader in areas of business journalism and the creative economy.
Tripp teaches writing, media, politics, and international affairs at University College at the University of Denver, where he served as director of the Master of Liberal Studies program and the graduate certificate in Professional Writing. He revamped the college’s research and writing courseware and guidance, served as a master’s student capstone advisor, and represented the college on the Faculty Senate and admissions council. He designed courses in global affairs, writing, social media, and human geography, and has served as a speaker and presenter at conferences on global affairs, liberal arts, and the humanities.
Tripp has a Master of Liberal Studies with concentrations in Global Business and Culture, Spanish, and Italian. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame with concentrations in American Studies and German.
Tripp has authored 1,000s of articles covering topics in business, politics, and regulatory affairs. He published a biography of Warren Smith, 1973 PGA Golf Professional of the Year, and co-authored a book about three children adopted from Haiti. While on sabbatical in 2013, he provided communications and social media consulting to ecotourism businesses in Costa Rica.
An avid skier, fly-fisherman, and mountaineer, Tripp lives with his wife and three adopted children near Boulder, Colo.