Remy Spreeuw has been an inspiring leader at Denver’s 5280 Magazine for 16 years—a period of sustained business success despite the challenges facing print media. As publisher, she is responsible for 85 percent of the company's revenue, while strategically driving dynamic growth and building several superior brands.
Spreeuw consistently outperforms industry standards with regard to business metrics, and serves as mentor for the dozens of employees she has managed over the years. She has touched the lives of many who say she has had a direct impact on their careers or helped shape their personal growth. Spreeuw has an uncanny knack for identifying and fostering the best attributes and drivers of each member of her team, and then steering them to a higher level in both their professional and personal lives.
Currently she oversees an eclectic department whose experience ranges from just days on the job to employees who have been working with her for 12 years. Despite the heterogeneous mix within her team, Spreeuw has built a cohesive team spirit. When you ask those individuals how she has mentored them, they offer incredible stories that give tribute to her dedication to both her team and the larger company, and showcase her role as an inspiring leader.
Teammates Andrea Bott and Kate Dean, for example, have worked for Spreeuw for over a decade. They describe how she has shown them how to succeed in high-pressure, high-intensity careers, while also fostering a fulfilling family life. Both will attest that they would not be the successful women they are today without Spreeuw’s mentorship.