Golden Software CEO Blakelee Mills

Fun Facts

  • Blakelee has a Sun Conure named Inde
  • She typically begins her day around 3:30am

As Chief Executive Officer of Golden Software, Blakelee Mills oversees the company’s strategic direction, global sales, growth, market expansion, and product direction.  Blakelee began her career as an intern for Golden Software co-founder Patrick Madison while attending the Colorado School of Mines.  Upon graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics, she began working fulltime with Golden Software.  Blakelee’s unique ability to understand both the scientific and technical aspects of the Golden Software products as well as the business development aspect of the business, led her into a leadership role with the company and the eventual position of CEO in 2014.  Today Blakelee oversees all aspects of the business from new product development, to customer service, to global sales.

Blakelee is a member of the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, GIS Colorado, American Water Resources Association, the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association, and the Colorado School of Mines Entrepreneurship and Innovation interest group. In her free time, Blakelee enjoys creating artwork with fused glass and alcohol inks, travel, and spending time with her family.

Golden Software, founded in Golden, Colorado in 1983, is a leading provider of scientific mapping and graphing software packages. The company specializes in creating programs which analyze complex data and convert this data into user-friendly visual tools such as maps, graphs and models. Golden Software products are used in mining, engineering, medicine, applied science and university settings. The company celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2018 with more than 250,000 software licenses sold, in nearly 190 countries and territories, on all seven continents.


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